Lobbyists paid $2.4 million in 2012 to influence Cook County officials

Lobbyists paid $2.4 million in 2012 to influence Cook County officials  Tobacco lobby prominent in 2012   Lobbyists were paid nearly $2.4 million in 2012 as they attempted to influence Cook County officials on issues including the county’s new land bank, driver’s licenses for immigrants, and the landfill moratorium, according to reports submitted to Clerk …

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Civil Union Wallet-Sized Certificates

We are always trying to innovate at my office and here’s the latest new item. These smaller marriage and civil union certificates are proof in your pocket — particularly helpful for gay couples or couples with different last names. $15 for a set of two wallet-sized certificates. Same sex couples can now carry around proof …

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Gay Marriage Long Overdue in Illinois

ORR: Gay marriage long overdue in Illinois   As the clerk in Illinois’ most populous county, I urge all legislators to support the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act sponsored by Representative Greg Harris and Senator Heather Steans. This measure will provide all committed couples with the same legalprotections under Illinois law – a step that is …

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