County clerks around Illinois are gearing up for the start of same-sex marriages June 1, but there's just one problem. That's a Sunday and offices are closed.
Some clerks have decided to open. Others aren't sure.
To fix the logistical issue, state Sen. Don Harmon has filed legislation to move up the effective date. But that isn't expected for a vote this week while lawmakers are in session.
After being undecided, a spokeswoman for Cook County Clerk David Orr office said Wednesday that their facilities will be open June 1 to issue marriage licenses. That's the first time they'll do so on a Sunday.
Champaign County Clerk Gordy Hulten says his office will open that Sunday. Madison County Clerk Debra Ming-Mendoza says they'll be closed Sunday but open Monday.
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