Visitation service held for late Cook County Clerk Karen Yarbrough in Westchester

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Saturday, April 13, 2024
Visitation held for Cook County Clerk Karen Yarbrough in west suburbs
The late Cook County Clerk Karen Yarbrough was honored Friday with a visitation service in Westchester before a public memorial on Sunday in Chicago.

WESTCHESTER, Ill. (WLS) -- People paid tribute Friday to Cook County Clerk Karen Yarbrough.

Visitation was held at Grace Central Church in Westchester.

On Sunday at 3 p.m. there will be a public memorial at the Rockefeller Chapel at the University of Chicago. Governor JB Pritzker is scheduled to speak, along with Senators Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth.

Yarbrough died last weekend from an undisclosed illness.

She was the first woman and first African-American to serve as Cook County Clerk.

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