• Election Reform in America






    Clerk Orr invited to bipartisan coalition in DC to discuss the Pres. Commission on election reform. Here is a picture with Republican chair Ben Ginsberg.


  • Martin Sheen & Clerk David Orr






    March 13, 2014, actor Martin Sheen and David Orr came out to support raising the minimum wage for workers in Illinois along with Governor Pat Quinn.


  • Orr & Suffredin Support Esrig






    David Orr and County Commissioner Larry Suffredin pose with Judge Jerry Esrig, who they endorsed for Illinois Circuit Court 9th Judicial Subcircuit race in the March 2014 primary.


  • Cesar Chavez & David Orr






    David Orr and County Commissioner Jesus 'Chuy' Garcia stand and listen in solidarity while Cesar Chavez speaks to the media.


  • Marriage Equality come to Illinois!






    "It's time to stop planning rallies and start planning weddings!" -Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon

Clerk Office unveils TIF information on tax bills, releases tax rates

Property tax bill TIF info for Cook / Chicago

Cook County property owners located in a tax increment financing district will now see how much of their tax bill is going into a TIF fund, Cook County Clerk David Orr announced Thursday as he released the 2013 tax rates. “When tax bills arrive soon in mailboxes, more than 200,000 property owners will have a …

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2014 Ballot lottery positions for Illinois

2014-chicago-election-ballot-lottery

Democratic candidates running in the November 4, 2014 Gubernatorial Election will take the top spot on the ballot in Cook County. Their card was picked in a ballot position lottery held by Cook County Clerk David Orr on Tuesday. David Orr and the Director of Elections Noah Praetz, folded two note cards – one with …

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David Orr’s Chicago TIF proposal sparks discussion in the media

David Orr's TIF reform proposal helps Chicago Public Schools and costs taxpayers nothing

PHOTO: NANCY STONE/CHICAGO TRIBUNE Recent article from the Chicago Magazine.  Full article can be found here. Last week David Orr, the Cook County Clerk who’s long been a constructive critic of how the city deals with its tax-increment finance districts, made a couple new suggestions for additional reforms of the TIF program. One’s new, the …

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Interview with Ben Joravsky on old Chicago machine politics and new TIF reforms

TIF reforms in chicago and old Chicago machine politics

PHOTO: RICH HEIN/SUN-TIMES MEDIA Talking TIFs and old Chicago Politics with Ben Joravsky @joravben. In honor of his 35th year as an elected official, Cook County clerk David Orr did what he does best: he irritated the hell out of a powerful mayor. In this case, the mayor was Rahm Emanuel, though in the past it’s …

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