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Oct 23

Candidate filing set for Monday

Earliest filing period ever for statewide election, Clerk Orr says

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Oct 22

2006 tax rates released

Cook County Clerk David Orr’s office on Monday released the 2006 property tax rates for more than 1,200 taxing agencies in Chicago and suburban Cook County.

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Sep 18

Orr releases 2007 Directory of Elected Officials

Every two years, the Cook County Clerk’s office publishes and distributes a comprehensive directory of contact information for all federal, state, county, municipal and local elected officials in Chicago and suburban Cook County.

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Sep 6

Clerk Orr unveils Sweet Home Cook County

Tucked within the 23 million records at the Cook County Clerk’s office is a treasure of names. Birth certificates for people such as Harrison Ford, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Ernest Hemingway, Herbie Hancock, and Raquel Welch are kept on file in the Clerk’s Vital Records Division.

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Aug 16

Clerk Orr’s election reforms approved by lawmakers

Three key pieces of election legislation created by Cook County Clerk David Orr were approved Wednesday by the Illinois State Legislature.

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Jul 27

Lobbyists file earnings for first half of 2007

Lobbyists hired to influence Cook County government officials received $872,778 in compensation during the first six months of 2007, according to figures released by Cook County Clerk David Orr’s office on Thursday.

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Jul 27

Lobbyists file earnings for first half of 2007

Lobbyists hired to influence Cook County government officials received $872,778 in compensation during the first six months of 2007, according to figures released by Cook County Clerk David Orr’s office on Thursday.

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May 11

Exit survey finds satisfied voters

Voters are pleased with touch screen and optical scan voting in suburban Cook County, according to an exit poll held during the April 17, 2007 Consolidated Election.

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May 2

Race to be decided by coin flip

A coin toss, conducted by Cook County Clerk David Orr on Thursday, May 3, 2007 will determine the winner of the Bedford Park Village Trustee race.

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Apr 20

Orr's election legislation advances

Illinois House passes two key election reforms bill to allow more youth election judges advances

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