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CCRD Releases Annual Report for 2013

In the spirit of transparency and open government, Recorder of Deeds Karen A. Yarbrough released her first Annual Report since taking office just over one year ago. This follows a Transition Report and last year’s 100 Day Report. Though CCRD has a “Statement of Purpose” that outlines our duties and mission, Recorder Yarbrough likes to […]

Dirty Deeds: NBC Shows How Loophole Could Cost You Your Home

NBC 5’s Lisa Parker gets at the heart of the problem with property and recording fraud: criminals and bad actors abusing the open recording system and a collective sense of honesty on which we all rely. [evp_embed_video url=”https://www.cookrecorder.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/NBCdirtydeedsVideo.mp4″ width=”450″ height=”250″] Because homeowner’s can’t “freeze” their property titles and because County Recorders aren’t allowed by law […]

Yarbrough’s Anti-Fraud Legislative Agenda Headed to Governor

Victims of property and recording fraud could soon have new tools to fight back and clear their titles thanks to the Illinois General Assembly’s recent passage of Cook County Recorder Karen A. Yarbrough’s anti-fraud legislative agenda. Recording fraud is the recordation of a document known to be fraudulent in an attempt to create a “cloud […]

Recorder Yarbrough Unveils Aggressive Legislative Agenda to Fight Fraud

Cook County Recorder of Deeds Karen A. Yarbrough promised the property owners of Cook County that she’d be their chief advocate and she is making good on that promise by authoring three pieces of state legislation to allow the Recorder’s Office to fight property fraud. “I knew coming into this office that the Recorder of […]