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September – December 2013
August 21 -Congresswoman Duckworth Safeguards Her DD-214 with CCRD- Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth (IL-08) recently visited the Office of the Cook County Recorder of Deeds (CCRD) to tour their new Veterans Service Office and record her own DD-214 military discharge papers, ensuring that she will always be able to quickly retrieve a copy in case the original is ever lost or destroyed.
July 19 -Recorder Yarbrough’s Anti-Fraud Agenda Signed Into Law - Victims of property and recording fraud will have new tools to fight back against criminals thanks to two new laws authored by Cook County Recorder of Deeds Karen A. Yarbrough. Because of her efforts, victims will no longer need to spend thousands of dollars on an attorney and their cases will be expedited.
June 19 - CCRD Opens New Veterans Service Office - To better serve military veterans who visit the Cook County Recorder of Deeds to record or retrieve their discharge records, Recorder Karen A. Yarbrough dedicated the new Cook County Recorder of Deeds Veterans Service Office on June 14, 2013. This event was attended by elected officials and various veterans groups.
June 14 - CCRD to Dedicate Veterans Service Office on Flag Day - On Flag Day, June 14, the Cook County Recorder of Deeds will dedicate a new Veterans Service Office.
May 31 - Yarbrough 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.
April 24 – Recorder Yarbrough Ready to Put “Robo-signing” Settlement Funds to Work - With Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s announcement on Wednesday that $3.3 million from a “robo-signing” settlement would be distributed to County Recorders, Cook County Recorder Karen A. Yarbrough reaffirmed her commitment to using those funds to clean up the public record in the aftermath of the housing crisis.
April 19 - Legislative Agenda Clears House of Representatives - With the passage of a bill on Thursday that would take the costs and burdens of property fraud off the victims, Cook County Recorder of Deeds Karen A. Yarbrough announced that her entire legislative agenda had cleared the Illinois House of Representatives, and now awaits further action in the Senate.
March 11 - 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.
February 8 - Press Release – SB 16 signing 02.08.13 - Cook County Recorder of Deeds Karen A. Yarbrough looked on Friday as Governor Pat Quinn signed into law a new tool for municipalities to deal with the blight of abandoned properties, a measure that also includes help for those about to lose their homes.
January 9 - Recorder Yarbrough Reacts to Latest Foreclose Settlement - While Recorder of Deeds Karen Yarbrough is pleased that some families will receive deserved compensation, she is disappointed that the latest settlement reached with 11 large mortgage lenders does not order the lenders to publicly restore an accurate chain of title from an internal system they used to skirt public accountability.
January 2 - Smoke Free 5 Year Anniversary - Cook County Recorder of Deeds Karen Yarbrough, the lead House sponsor of the Smoke-Free Illinois law, talked about widespread support for the measure at a Fifth Anniversary commemoration with the American Lung Association (Illinois) on Wednesday in Chicago.