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Yarbrough to be Honored with First Ever National Death Penalty Leadership Award

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In 2011, Recorder Karen Yarbrough (then State Representative), helped make history by guidingĀ  Illinois’ death penalty abolition legislation from introduction into law. Her work has earned her a Nobel Peace Prize nomination, and recently, the first-ever Hugo Adam Bedau Visionary Leadership Award from the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, which will be presented […]

CCRD Legislative Update – New Legislation Moving in Springfield

In keeping with the Office’s Statement of Purpose – “Accuracy – Efficiency – Advocacy” – Recorder Karen Yarbrough is again pushing legislation in Springfield to improve the lives of the Cook County residents she serves. Many thanks to our sponsors – Senator Bill Cunningham, Senator Dan Kotowski, Representative Chris Welch, Representative Marcus Evans, and Representative […]

CCRD Expands Satellite Office Services to Include Certified Copies and Veterans Discount Card

Customers of the Cook County Recorder of Deeds’ four satellite offices (located in the courthouses of Markham, Bridgeview, Skokie and Rolling Meadows) will soon have an additional service – the ability to purchase certified copies of recorded documents back to 1985. Additionally, veterans who safeguard their DD-214 discharge records at a CCRD Satellite Office will […]

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 […]

CCRD and Greater Chatham Alliance Team Up for Fraud Prevention Event

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On Saturday, November 9, 2013, Cook County Recorder Karen A. Yarbrough and top members of her staff will join with the Greater Chatham Alliance community organization to offer a Free Property and Deed Fraud Awareness Seminar. The event will take place at Crerar Presbyterian Church, 8100 S. Calumet, in Chicago, from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. […]

Recorder Yarbrough’s New Anti-Fraud Law Featured in Chicago Daily Law Bulletin

The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin recently featured a front-page story on Recorder Karen Yarbrough’s Public Act 98-0099 (HB 2832). Some key excerpts from the article “House Bills 2832 and 2905 establish an expedited review process for fraudulent liens and make it a Class 4 felony to knowingly file one, respectively. The bills were initiatives of […]

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 […]