Urged Arlington Heights Village Board To Stand With Workers

Cook County Clerk David Orr, who also attended the meeting, cited statistics that 65 percent of Arlington Heights voters supported a higher state minimum wage and 75 percent favored paid sick days in nonbinding referendums. “There’s nothing wrong with treating people who do some of the toughest work in the world with a little bit of dignity and respect,” Orr …

Move Cook County Tax Sale to August

Moving Cook County’s Annual Tax Sale to April 3, 2017 is causing thousands of homeowners to panic at the prospect of losing their homes.  A legislative change made in 2014 moved the annual tax sale ahead by several months from August to April. The accelerated schedule has taken homeowners by surprise due to the shortened period to remit payment for …

Clerk David Orr talking to high school students in Evanston Feb 2016.

Encouraging Youth Participation in Presidential Election

With next Tuesday’s voter registration deadline quickly approaching for the March 15 Illinois primary election, Cook County Clerk David Orr is reaching out to young people about the importance of voting and how they can register. Orr spoke to Evanston Township High School students Thursday morning, and his staff helped eligible teens register to vote before the regular registration period …

2016 Election Judge Appreciation Day

Cook County Clerk David Orr honored the top election judges in suburban Cook County Thursday at the ninth annual Judge Recognition Ceremony. Nearly 65 election judges throughout suburban Cook County received special recognition for their continued excellence and dedication serving voters on Election Day. One of the dedicated honorees was 52-year Election Day veteran Mary Ann Anifer of Palos Hills. …

Cook County Clerk David Orr, County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, and Chicago Board of Elections Commissioner Jonathan Swain

Voter Registration Drive in Suburban Cook for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

“We believe one of the great ways to honor Martin Luther King Jr. is to understand we can make our society better, our government more accountable if people register and vote,” Cook County Clerk David Orr said. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=XtY4I_1sYyM CHICAGO (January 11, 2016) – Cook County Clerk David Orr, County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, and Chicago Board of Elections Commissioner Jonathan …

To restore democracy, overturn Citizens United ruling

To restore democracy, overturn Citizens United ruling   “Money changes everything,” the saying goes, and its disastrous effect is being felt throughout American politics. Our democracy is under siege since the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision gave free rein to SuperPACs and dark money, elongating an already-lengthy election cycle and further discouraging voter participation in elections. We are more than …