Uh oh.

The weirdness of the Cook County marriage license.

Directly from the site:

Applying For A Marriage License

Before getting married in Chicago or suburban Cook County, couples must obtain a marriage license from the Cook County Clerk’s office.

We can do that!  My notes in italics.


Under Illinois law, only eligible persons can marry. Both the bride and groom must:

  • be 18 years of age or older Check.
  • be of opposite sex Check.
  • not be blood relatives I am still a little worried about this, no biggie.
But don’t worry, there are exceptions!


  • Under state law, first cousins older than 50 years of age may marry. Goody!
  • Under state law, applicants who are 16 and 17 years old may obtain a marriage license with parental consent.  Sick.
    The End.

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