Yarbrough visits local schools
In 2002, Illinois State Representative Karen Yarbrough was a familiar face in District 91, visiting many of the schools in town. Not only did she explain how a bill becomes a law she took the time to recognize the African American inventors she admired, as part of Black History Month.

  Karen Yarbrough would go on to become the Cook County Recorder of Deeds and now serves as the Cook County Clerk. She has a long history of elected service to our communities.

She oversees vital records, maintains real estate maps, issues property tax rates and administers elections.  Karen Yarbrough is Cook County’s first African American and female clerk.

Photo:  State Representative Karen Yarbrough congratulates a listens as Sasha Williams presents at the Forest Park Middle School event honoring Black History month.