Cook County is on track to issue its 10,000th same-sex marriage license this summer, according to a Chicago Tribune report.
More than 9,200 same-sex couples have obtained marriage licenses in Cook County since availability began in February 2014.
Illinois' marriage equality bill became law in June 2014. A federal judge, however, ruled in February 2014 that same-sex couples in Cook County did not have to wait for the law to take effect to receive marriage licenses. Last year, the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage nationwide.
Equality Illinois' Michael Ziri celebrated the 10,000 marriage license mark that is expected to be met this summer.
"It's not just historic but it's exciting, it's affirming of the relationship and the desire to have a family for same-sex couples. In turn, it shows the importance of marriage equality and the law passed here in Illinois," Ziri told the newspaper.