Honor King’s legacy by continuing the voting rights fight

We are facing a critical time for voting rights in our country. On [Jan. 16], I spoke to the Southland Ministerial Health Network at their Martin Luther King Day Spirit of Excellence Awards about the need to continue the fight for voting rights as the best way to honor Dr. King’s legacy. Not that long …

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Talking Politics about 2016 Presidential Election

Recently spoke with Paul Lisnek on CLTV’s “Politics Tonight” about youth voter registration in suburban Cook County, Politics in Chicago and in the presidential election.  Watch the segment below – Look at Politics in Chicagoland 2016 Presidential Election With David Orr CLTV interview with Cook County Clerk David Orr. Discussing topics that include voter registration in Cook …

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Encouraging Youth Participation in Presidential Election

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

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 …

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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 …

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Marriage Equality for All

Marriage equality will now be the law of the land, and there is no turning back! I am thrilled that the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in favor of marriage equality, agreeing with the majority of Americans that same-sex couples throughout the United States should enjoy the right to marry. Justice delayed is justice denied. …

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Truth about TIFs in Chicago & exposing pay to play politics

Truth about TIF or Tax increment financing. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMLMHBzvq5M TIF stands for Tax Increment Financing. It is something that has become very big in Chicago and is a creative economic tool. The problem in Chicago, is that it has unfortunately been misused. You have to understand what TIF money is. It is tax increment financing, that is …

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David Orr response to Sun-Times editorial – Chuy’s floating blimp springs a leak

By David Orr, Co-Chair of Garcia for Chicago Mayoral Campaign in response Sun-Times editorial: Chuy’s floating blimp springs a leak The owners of the Sun-Times have made it clear that Chicago should solve its financial crisis by slashing pensions, jobs, and benefits — without a policy to share the pain or gain — and certainly …

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2013 Chicago & Suburban Cook TIF Report

2013 TIF revenue in Chicago is down 7.65%, 2% dip in suburbs July 16, 2014 The Cook County Clerk’s office proud to announce new online TIF mapping tool On Wednesday, Cook County Clerk’s office and David Orr released the annual TIF report for Chicago and suburban Cook County. There are 435 active TIF districts in …

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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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