Cook County Clerk David Orr issued his final first marriage licenses of the year ( to opposite- and same-sex couples ) on Jan. 2.
He was announced that he will not seek re-election.
The clerk's office issued 1,689 marriage licenses to same-sex couples in 2017, according to the office. ( In 2016, it was 2,004. ) The total number of marriage licenses issued in 2017 ( all couples ) was 35,802.
Through the end of 2017, the Cook County clerk's office has issued 12,456 marriage licenses to same-sex couples. In 2018 ( through Jan. 5 ), approximately 20 licenses were issued to LGBT couples.