Karen A. Yarbrough

Karen A. Yarbrough The Cook County Clerk serves as the chief election authority for the entire county, one of the largest election jurisdictions in the nation.

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Starting a new business? Illinois law requires that you register your assumed business name with the Cook County Clerk’s...
01/12/2021

Starting a new business?

Illinois law requires that you register your assumed business name with the Cook County Clerk’s Bureau of Vital Records.

So, stop by and we’ll help you legally license your new endeavor! For more information visit: http://cookcountyclerk.com/business. #twill

Getting married soon? You will need your marriage license. We’ve got all the info you need, just visit:  cookcountyclerk...
01/08/2021

Getting married soon? You will need your marriage license. We’ve got all the info you need, just visit: cookcountyclerk.com/marriage

The February & April Consolidated Elections are right around the corner! #RegisterToVote today to make your voice heard ...
01/07/2021

The February & April Consolidated Elections are right around the corner! #RegisterToVote today to make your voice heard tomorrow!

Visit http://cookcountyclerk.com/RTV to register online in just a few minutes. #twill

Have a new addition to the #family?Order a #BirthCertificate today!If you're not sure where to begin – visit http://cook...
01/07/2021

Have a new addition to the #family?

Order a #BirthCertificate today!

If you're not sure where to begin – visit http://cookcountyclerk.com/birth for important information, FAQs & more to help you with your child’s birth certificate! #twill

#ICYMI: Earlier this week I had the pleasure of marrying Ashley & Undra – the #FirstCouple to get a #CookCounty marriage...
01/06/2021

#ICYMI: Earlier this week I had the pleasure of marrying Ashley & Undra – the #FirstCouple to get a #CookCounty marriage license in 2021!

I'd like to thank the wonderful newlyweds & all of this year's donors for a fantastic #FirstMarriage of 2021! #twill

The Cook County Clerk’s office reminds you to #register online today!For more information visit: cookcountyclerk.com/RTV
01/05/2021

The Cook County Clerk’s office reminds you to #register online today!

For more information visit: cookcountyclerk.com/RTV

It’s official – they're hitched! Congratulations to Ashley & Undra, Cook County’s #FirstMarriage License of 2021!The Cle...
01/04/2021

It’s official – they're hitched! Congratulations to Ashley & Undra, Cook County’s #FirstMarriage License of 2021!

The Clerk's office wishes you many happy years to come! #twill

It’s official – they're hitched! Congratulations to Ashley & Undra, Cook County’s #FirstMarriage License of 2021!The Cle...
01/04/2021

It’s official – they're hitched! Congratulations to Ashley & Undra, Cook County’s #FirstMarriage License of 2021!

The Clerk's office wishes you many happy years to come! #twill

01/04/2021
Cook County's First Marriage of 2021

Clerk Karen A. Yarbrough weds Ashley and Undra – the first couple in 2021 to receive a marriage license in Cook County and the first time the ceremony has been conducted through Zoom!

Congratulations to Ashley and Undra on your big day – the Clerk’s office wishes you a lifetime of happiness.

The Clerk’s office would like to wish everyone a happy, and healthy New Year!All #CookCounty offices will be closed toda...
01/01/2021

The Clerk’s office would like to wish everyone a happy, and healthy New Year!

All #CookCounty offices will be closed today in observance of the New Year.

We will be open on Monday, January 4 for normal business hours. Be sure to watch our annual #FirstMarriage License of 2021 on Facebook live! #twill #FinalFirstMarriage #love #wedding

As a reminder: All Cook County Clerk's office locations will be closed tomorrow on Friday, January 1 in observance of Ne...
12/31/2020

As a reminder: All Cook County Clerk's office locations will be closed tomorrow on Friday, January 1 in observance of New Year holiday.

We apologize for any inconvenience & will resume normal hours on Monday, January 4.

12/30/2020

Watch live as Cook County Clerk Karen A. Yarbrough selects the lucky couple for the upcoming first marriage license of the new year!

The winning pair will be wed by the Clerk in the office’s first ever Zoom wedding on Monday, January 4 and will receive gifts from: Whittingham Meats, Coopers Hawk Winery & Restaurant, Eli’s Cheesecake, Duet Dance Studio, The Chopping Block, Lasalle Flower Group and Jackbox Games and more!

Starting a new business?  Illinois law requires that you register your assumed business name with the Cook County Clerk’...
12/30/2020

Starting a new business? Illinois law requires that you register your assumed business name with the Cook County Clerk’s Bureau of Vital Records. So, stop by and we’ll help you legally license your new endeavor!

Want to find out if you live in a TIF district? Our office provides many tools to find more information about TIFs.For m...
12/29/2020

Want to find out if you live in a TIF district? Our office provides many tools to find more information about TIFs.

For more information visit: cookcountyclerk.com/TIFs

Jackbox Games is one of our generous sponsors for this year's First Marriage, donating a free download of the latest par...
12/29/2020

Jackbox Games is one of our generous sponsors for this year's First Marriage, donating a free download of the latest party pack of digital games!

Check out our other sponsors & enter for your chance to win the first (Zoom) wedding of the year at cookcountyclerk.com/FirstMarriage.

12/28/2020

Welcome to the Cook County Clerk’s live feed of the Ballot Position Lottery for the April 6, 2021 Consolidated Election.

This random drawing will secure the ballot order on the April ballot for school board candidates running for office in suburban Cook County.

If you encounter any issues with the feed, simply refresh the page. This stream will be also available on the Clerk’s page after the lottery has concluded.

The Chopping Block is one of our generous sponsors for this year's First Marriage, donating a virtual cooking lesson!Che...
12/28/2020

The Chopping Block is one of our generous sponsors for this year's First Marriage, donating a virtual cooking lesson!

Check out our other sponsors & enter for your chance to win the first (Zoom) wedding of the year at http://cookcountyclerk.com/FirstMarriage.

Not sure if your new business name needs to be registered?  Learn more at the Cook County Clerk’s Bureau of Vital Record...
12/28/2020

Not sure if your new business name needs to be registered? Learn more at the Cook County Clerk’s Bureau of Vital Records.

For more information visit: cookcountyclerk.com/business

Today begins the celebration of the seven principles of Kwanzaa: unity, self-determination, collective work and responsi...
12/26/2020

Today begins the celebration of the seven principles of Kwanzaa: unity, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperate economics, purpose, creativity and faith.

Happy Kwanzaa!

The Cook County Clerk’s Office would like to wish you and your family happy holidays!
12/25/2020

The Cook County Clerk’s Office would like to wish you and your family happy holidays!

The Clerk’s office would like to wish everybody Happy Holidays!All County offices, including the Cook County Clerk, will...
12/25/2020

The Clerk’s office would like to wish everybody Happy Holidays!

All County offices, including the Cook County Clerk, will be closed today in observance of Christmas Day.

We would like to remind you that the Cook County Clerk’s office will be closed on December 25, Christmas Day. We’ll reop...
12/24/2020

We would like to remind you that the Cook County Clerk’s office will be closed on December 25, Christmas Day. We’ll reopen on Monday, December 28, at 8:30 AM.

Eli's Cheesecake Company is one of our generous sponsors for this year's First Marriage, donating a gift card!Check out ...
12/24/2020

Eli's Cheesecake Company is one of our generous sponsors for this year's First Marriage, donating a gift card!

Check out our other sponsors & enter for your chance to win the first (Zoom) wedding of the year at cookcountyclerk.com/FirstMarriage.

Save time: #register online!
12/23/2020

Save time: #register online!

We would like to remind you that the Cook County Clerk’s office will be closed on December 25, Christmas Day.  We will, ...
12/23/2020

We would like to remind you that the Cook County Clerk’s office will be closed on December 25, Christmas Day. We will, however, be open on Christmas Eve. If you have any questions during the holiday, please visit our website at: http://www.cookcountyclerk.com/

Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant is one of our generous sponsors for this year's First Marriage, donating a sparkling w...
12/23/2020

Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant is one of our generous sponsors for this year's First Marriage, donating a sparkling wine basket and champagne flutes!

Check out our other sponsors & enter for your chance to win the first (Zoom) wedding of the year at cookcountyclerk.com/FirstMarriage.

Have a new addition to the family? Order a birth certificate today! Here’s how to get your child’s birth certificate: co...
12/22/2020

Have a new addition to the family? Order a birth certificate today! Here’s how to get your child’s birth certificate: cookcountyclerk.com/birth

LaSalle Flowers is one of our generous sponsors for this year's First Marriage, donating wedding flower arrangements!Che...
12/22/2020

LaSalle Flowers is one of our generous sponsors for this year's First Marriage, donating wedding flower arrangements!

Check out our other sponsors & enter for your chance to win the first (Zoom) wedding of the year at http://cookcountyclerk.com/FirstMarriage.

The filing period for the April 6 Consolidated Election has now ended. For more information: https://bit.ly/3gHnB5I
12/21/2020

The filing period for the April 6 Consolidated Election has now ended. For more information: https://bit.ly/3gHnB5I

Whittingham Meats is one of our generous sponsors for this year's First Marriage, donating a Gift Box Wedding Dinner del...
12/21/2020

Whittingham Meats is one of our generous sponsors for this year's First Marriage, donating a Gift Box Wedding Dinner delivered to the couple’s home!

Check out our other sponsors & enter for your chance to win the first (Zoom) wedding of the year at http://cookcountyclerk.com/FirstMarriage.

ATTENTION Candidates: The filing period for the April 6 Consolidated Election ends Today at 5:00pm. For more information...
12/21/2020

ATTENTION Candidates: The filing period for the April 6 Consolidated Election ends Today at 5:00pm.

For more information: https://bit.ly/3gHnB5I

Candidates: The filing period for the April 6, 2021 Consolidated Election began Monday, December 14 & runs through Monda...
12/18/2020

Candidates: The filing period for the April 6, 2021 Consolidated Election began Monday, December 14 & runs through Monday, December 21 at 5:00pm.

For more candidate information, visit: https://bit.ly/3gHnB5I

The Cook County Clerk's annual First Marriage of the year will take place on Monday, January 4! Will you & your loved on...
12/17/2020

The Cook County Clerk's annual First Marriage of the year will take place on Monday, January 4!

Will you & your loved one be 2021's lucky couple?

Here’s a shot of 2020’s first couple - Jasmin and Damarco!

Submit your entry for 2021 before Dec. 29 at cookcountyclerk.com/FirstMarriage!

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69 W. Washington Street
Chicago, IL
60602

Opening Hours

Monday 08:30 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:30 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:30 - 17:00
Thursday 08:30 - 17:00
Friday 08:30 - 17:00

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(312) 603-0900

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The Cook County Clerk serves as the chief election authority for the entire county, one of the largest election jurisdictions in the nation. Along with administering elections in suburban Cook County, the Clerk's office maintains birth, marriage and death records, assists property owners in redeeming delinquent taxes, and records the activity of the Cook County Board of Commissioners.

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How long does it take to get a certified marriage certificate once the form & check are received?
Hi - I'm trying to reach someone in the Cook County Clerk's office regarding registering an assumed business name. The user name and password link DOES NOT WORK and Miss Brown's mail box is full so I can't leave a mesasge. I have attempted to change my password 4 times. I've gotten the link followed your directions but keep getting message username and/or password does not work. These are my tax dollars at work obviously. Who do I call to get this handled?
Madame Clerk - Can you please tell me why I have yet to be paid for working as an Election Judge on November 3, 2020? I have been paid for working Early Voting for the election. Calls and emails to the County have gone unanswered. Even though I filled out employment paperwork previously, I completed it again and faxed it to the County (It seems irresponsible to me that the County actually suggested the information be emailed, personal information should never go through email). Wouldn't you agree that waiting 45 days to be paid is too long?
Will you open website to request mail-in ballot for February 23, 2021 consolidated election?
How do I request a mail in ballot for the Consolidated Primary Election - February 23, 2021 in Orland Park?
Please tell me why my vote never made it to the proper location and why it didnt get counted... you guys have surpressed my right to vote
Why are we not getting notified that are voted counted? All the site shows is my district.
I just voted in Dixmoor. They asked for no name and the machines were down. Only what town I lived in. They asked me to declare myself on a piece of paper to be handed in with my paper ballot. This is so unconstitutional. Anyone can go in and vote. And they gave us sharpies to fill in the circles. Had to do mine over because it says no added markings on the ballot. Used a pen then. Told everyone there that this is uncalled for. The most important election in my 60 yrs and its a circus in cook county.
Please send help to polling place 260 E Dulles in Des Plaines. This is a voting site for three precincts and all computers are down.
Shame on you Karen Yarbrough for the disrespect you show voters and poll workers. First you made the bad decision to extend workers hours later the night before election day. Then you made us the bad guys by forcing poll workers to turn away voters in line at 7pm without advance warning. Many had waited an hour to vote! We workers were as shocked as those who were turned away. Thank you to the Palatine police for their peaceful response, diffusing anger and keeping us workers safe.
Extremely disappointed that the Hoffman Estates branch was is closing at 7pm. Lots of people have waited 2 hours to vote
My wife and I put our mail ballots in the Streamwood Village drop box. Her ballot was received and she was notified. My information on the CC Clerk site says there is no information on my ballot being sent out, or received. Called the CC Clerk office today, no answer. Understandable, but what do I do tomorrow?