Livestreamed weddings in Cook County starting Monday

Telephone and in-person ceremonies are also being held — although ceremonies for the latter are currently booked through May.

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A couple holding hands.

A couple holding hands.

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Couples looking to tie the knot before a Cook County judge can do so starting Monday via livestreamed ceremonies, Chief Judge Timothy Evans’ office announced Friday.

Ceremonies conducted via telephone are also an option for couples without access to Zoom.

Couples can also get married in person, but they might have to wait since ceremonies are currently booked through May.

Zoom ceremonies in Cook County will take place every 15 minutes between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays, except on holidays, as well as on Saturdays between 9 a.m. and noon.

Couples will need to have to get a marriage or civil union certificate from the Cook County clerk’s office — available for a $10 fee — at least 48 hours before the ceremonies. The couples must also tell the clerk what kind of ceremony they want and schedule it by calling 312-603-4550.

For in-person ceremonies — held Wednesday through Saturday — couples are required to use the LaSalle or Clark streets entrances to enter marriage court, at 118 N. Clark St. Only the couple and two guests are permitted to attend due to social distancing protocols.

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