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Aug 8

Voting Rights Act still needed

Letter to the Editor, Chicago Defender

Jul 29

Lobbyists file earnings for first half of 2005

Lobbyists hired to influence Cook County government officials received $646,493 in compensation during the first six months of 2005, according to figures released by Cook County Clerk David Orr’s office.

Jul 7

Identifying suburban Cook County voters

Clerk looks at voting from November and April elections

Jun 9

Voter turnout higher for top races

Suburban Cook County voters turned out in higher numbers in April in municipalities where races for mayor and village president appeared on the ballot, according to a review of election data by Cook County Clerk David Orr’s office.

Jun 2

Legislature approves Early Voting

Bill goes to governor; would take effect in 2006

May 26
May 17

Bill extending absentee ballot counting passes

Orr urges governor to continue support of election reforms

Apr 8

Early voting bill passes Senate

Legislation that would allow voters to cast ballots in person before Election Day without having to provide a reason unanimously passed the Illinois Senate today, said Cook County Clerk David Orr.

Apr 8

Referendum approval down from 10-yr average

Clerk’s office compares April 5 approval rates to those in 10-year study