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Did you know you can marry your first cousin? Yes, in Illinois (even Chicago), you can marry your first cousin if you are both 50 years old or older.
(4) a marriage between cousins of the first degree; however, a marriage between first cousins is not prohibited if:
(i) both parties are 50 years of age or older;
By the way, a better question might be: Would you want to marry your first cousin?
See the Illinois Compiled Statutes 750 ILCS 5/212 (a)(4)(i) and (ii).
If you are in need of family law or marriage advice, please call the knowledgeable Illinois lawyers of Martoccio & Martoccio at 630-920-8855.