Cook County Clerk Karen A. Yarbrough

Karen A. Yarbrough is the first African American and woman to serve as the Clerk of Cook County. As Clerk, she oversees one of the largest consolidated Clerk’s offices in the United States and serves as the Chief Election Authority for suburban Cook County. In December of 2020, Clerk Yarbrough’s Office assumed all official duties of the former Recorder of Deeds Office and now manages the recording of all deeds, property documents, and business forms for all of Cook County.