About this Office: The Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County is the keeper of the records of the court. The clerk is responsible for serving the court, the legal profession and the general public by recording court decisions and events; handling fines, bail bonds and other financial transactions; and supporting the court system with record storage, microfilming, automation and other services.

Iris Y. Martinez - D

Iris Y. Martinez

“I pledge to end the neglect, mismanagement, and corruption that has plagued the Court Clerk’s office for decades and will usher in a new era rooted in government reforms.”

Barbara Bellar - R

Barbara Bellar

“I have chosen to run for this office because for far too long the office of the clerk of cook county circuit court has had a pervading persona of deception, secrecy and investigations regarding corruption.”