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Elected Officials


U.S. Senators

Richard Durbin (D)
U. S. Senator
332 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Phone #: 202-224-2152
Fax #: 202-228-0400
John C. Kluczynski Federal Office Building
230 S. Dearborn Street, Ste. 3892 (38th Floor)
Chicago, IL 60604
Phone #: 312-353-4952
Fax #: 312-353-0150

U.S. Representatives:

7th Congressional District: 

Danny K. Davis (D)
1526 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone #: 202-225-5006
Fax #: 202-225-5641

2301 W. Roosevelt Road
Broadview, IL 60155
Phone #: 708-345-6857

4th Congressional District:

Note: To email the congressman, constituents are asked to use the contact page on website.

Capitol Hill Office:
2266 Rayburn House Office Bldg.
Washington, DC 20515
Phone #: 202-225-8203
Fax #: 202-225-7810

District Office:
2201 W. North Avenue
Chicago, IL 60647
Phone #: 773-342-0774
Fax #: 773-342-0776

State Executive Branch Officials: 

JB Pritzker
Office of the Governor 

Juliana Stratton
Office of Lt. Governor

Susana Z. Mendoza
State of Illinois Comptroller

Jesse White
Secretary of State

State Senator - 4th District

Kimberly A. Lightford (D)
1998 - President State Senate
Senate Majority Leader
M114 Capitol Building
Springfield, IL 62706
Phone #: 217-782-8505
1127 S. Mannheim Road
Westchester, IL 60154
phone #: 708-343-7444

State Representative - 7th District

Emanuel Christopher Welch (D)
266-S Stratton Office Building
Springfield, IL 62706
Phone #: 217-782-8120
10055 W. Roosevelt Road, Suite E
Phone #: 708-450-1000
Fax #: 708-450-1104

Michael W. Frerichs
Illinois State Treasurer

Kwame Raoul
Illinois Attorney General

County Officials:

Cook County Clerk - Karen Yarbrough

The following excerpts from Cook County Clerk's website are designed to enhance your understanding of the duties of the Clerk and the services provided.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Cook County Clerk serves as the chief election authority for the entire county, the third largest election jurisdiction 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.


The Cook County Clerk maintains seven offices, two located in Downtown Chicago, and five located in various suburbs, including one in Maywood.

Cook County Building
118 N. Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60602
Hours: 8:30am - 5:00pm (M-F)
Vital Records Division - Phone #: 312-603-7790
Real Estate & Tax Services - Phone #: 312-603-5656
Clerk of the Board - Phone #: 312-603-6566

Cook County Clerk's Office in Maywood
1311 Maybrook Square, Room 109
Maywood, IL 60153
Phone #: 708-865-6010


The Cook County Clerk's Office is organized with the following departments: Vital Records, Real Estate and Tax Services, Clerk of the Board, and Ethics and Campaign Disclosure

Vital Records

The Cook County Clerk's office serves as the official record keeper for births, marriages and deaths that occur in Chicago and suburban Cook County. The Clerk's Bureau of Vital Statistics division provides copies of these documents for eligible individuals upon request.

Real Estate And Tax Services

The Cook County Clerk's office has a variety of property tax responsibilities. When delinquent or unpaid taxes are sold by the Cook County Treasurer's office, the Clerk's office handles the redemption process, which allows taxpayers to redeem, or pay, their taxes to remove the risk of losing their property. Records for delinquent taxes for prior years (currently defined as tax year 2004 and earlier) are the responsibility of the Clerk's office. The Clerk's office also maintains the county's property tax maps and calculates tax rates based on the tax levies submitted by the county's taxing districts and the valuation of properties within those districts.

Clerk Of The Board

The Clerk of the Board records the activity of the Cook County Board of Commissioners by preparing bi-weekly agendas and post-meeting reports and maintaining county board records.

Ethics And Campaign Disclosure

The Cook County Clerk's Ethics and Campaign Disclosure Department accepts and records documents detailing the financial activities of public officials, candidates, certain government officials and lobbyists.

To learn more, visit the Cook County Clerk's website at, or call 312-603-5656.