Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Love Wins: Uptown Has More Same-Sex Marriages Than Anywhere Else In Illinois

The Tribune has a story breaking down the number of same-sex marriages performed in Cook County since it became legal in 2014. Same-sex unions account for about 7% of all marriage licenses issued in Cook County since that time.

What caught our eye was the graphic on where same-sex couples who got married in Cook County come from. Unsurprisingly, most are from Illinois, and from Chicago. The county clerk's office categorizes them by zip code.

Here's the surprise: 554 couples are from 60640 and 296 are from 60613, far exceeding the numbers generated by any other part of the city.

By comparison, "Since June 2014, Lake County has issued a total of 382 same-sex marriage licenses while Kane County handed out 360."

Guess we're just the marryin' kind here in Uptown.

To read the whole story, click here.

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