Lawsuits

Power Structure Turns Back Riverside-Brookfield School District 208 Electioneering Lawsuit

View Release as PDF CHICAGO—The president of Taxpayers United of America (TUA) condemned the unresponsiveness of the legal system in Illinois, which denied an appeal by taxpayers who sued Riverside-Brookfield Sch. Dist. 208 for illegal electioneering. “It’s mindboggling the extent to which local judges protect the status quo, even in the face of convincing evidence [...]


Wilmette School District 39 Fails To Provide Evidence That Its April 2011 Referendum Ballot Language “Followed Illinois Law”

View as PDF CONTACT: Herbert Sorock (847) 251-8955 (h) email: h.sorock@gmail.com WILMETTE, IL –Wilmette School District 39 has failed to substantiate its December 3, 2012, claim in a media release that its April 2011 referendum ballot language “correctly followed Illinois law as it existed at that time.” On January 18, 2013, Sorock submitted a written [...]


Wilmette School District 39 Continues to Mislead Public, Cover Up Illegal Ballot Language

View release as a PDF WILMETTE, IL – Despite a recent change to the property tax code that clarifies how property tax increases are calculated, Wilmette School District 39 is choosing to continue its campaign to mislead residents over the illegal ballot language they used in a recent referendum that underestimated tax increases by more [...]


AG Lisa Madigan Provides Strong Arm in Commuter Shakedown

View release as a PDF Chicago – Taxpayers United of America (TUA) today submitted notice to the Illinois Court of Appeals 1st District, of its intent to withdraw its complaint against the Illinois Toll Authority for the allegedly illegal continuation and increase of the Illinois toll tax. “The law that originally permitted this toll tax [...]


Illinois Courts Bully Taxpayers

View release as a PDF Chicago – Taxpayers United of America (TUA), today submitted notice to the Illinois Court of Appeals 1st District, of their intent to withdraw their complaints against Oak Park SD 97 and Wilmette SD 39. The complaints had alleged that the two school districts intentionally understated by at least two thirds, [...]


Appeal Filed in Illegal Electioneering Suit Against Riverside Brookfield SD208

View release as a PDF Chicago – Anthony J Peraica & Associates is appealing Judge Leroy K. Martin’s July 17, 2012 ruling to dismiss with prejudice, a lawsuit they filed against Riverside Brookfield School District 208. The suit, in which Peraica and Taxpayers United of America (TUA) are plaintiffs, charges the school district with illegal [...]


Atty. General Lisa Madigan Continues Fight to Protect Highway Robbery

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View release as a PDF CHICAGO–Taxpayers United of America (TUA) filed an appeal to Judge Rita M. Novak’s dismissal with prejudice in its suit to repeal the 2012 toll tax increase of 87%. “Attorney General Lisa Madigan is doing her best to sustain the toll tax increase that is tantamount to highway robbery,” stated Jim [...]


Illegal Electioneering OK in Crook County

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View release as a PDF CHICAGO – Judge Leroy K. Martin, Jr, today granted Riverside Brookfield SD 208’s motion to dismiss the case against them filed by Taxpayers United of America (TUA) and Anthony Peraica for illegal electioneering in the April 5, 2011 election to pass a property tax referendum. Despite the admission of the [...]


Court to Hear Oral Arguments in Suit Against Riverside-Brookfield Dist 208

View release as a PDF CHICAGO–A hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at 10:45 am in Room 2008 of the Daley Center. Judge Leroy K. Martin, Jr. will hear arguments on Riverside Brookfield School Dist 208’s motion to dismiss the complaint of illegal electioneering levied against them by Taxpayers United of America (TUA) [...]


Lisa Madigan Again Opposes Toll-Tax Rollback

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View release as a PDF The office of Ill. Attorney General Lisa Madigan (D) again is asking Judge Rita M. Novak of the Circuit Court of Cook County to grant Madigan’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit that would roll back the toll-tax increase that went in to effect on January 1st. The suit, brought by [...]


Taxpayers United Files Petition With Ill. Supreme Court in Oak Park Dist. 97 Case

View release as a PDF On June 5, 2012, plaintiffs Taxpayers United of America (TUA) and Noel Kuriakos filed a “Petition for Leave to Appeal” with the Illinois Supreme Court regarding its lawsuit against Oak Park Dist. 97, which places the petition in the Court’s hamper of cases, whereby the Court will decide whether or [...]


Does Truth Matter?

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OAK PARK—On Thursday, May 3, Taxpayers United of America (TUA) will canvass the streets of Oak Park with flyers in order to raise awareness about the deceptive referenda ballot language used by the Oak Park Government School District 97 in 2011. The district’s tactics resulted in a successful property tax increase. TUA later filed suit [...]


Who’s There? Justice for Oak Park Taxpayers!

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View release as a PDF OAK PARK—Taxpayers United of America (TUA) is taking their demand for justice to the streets of Oak Park. In a canvass blitz of Oak Park Government School District 97, TUA is pedaling awareness of the status of its lawsuit against the district. “Every resident in the district needs to be [...]


Illegal Electioneering Is Not OK!

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View release as a PDF CHICAGO—Jim Tobin, president of Taxpayers United of America (TUA) announced today that representatives of the taxpayer organization are going to canvas in the communities of the Riverside-Brookfield Government School District 208, to raise awareness about the organization’s lawsuit regarding illegal electioneering by the school district in 2011. “When we challenged [...]


Court Decision Allows TUA Suit Against Riverside-Brookfield Dist 208 To Proceed

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 Click here to view as a PDF. CHICAGO–A decision on Friday, March 2, by Judge Leroy K. Martin Jr. of the Cook County Circuit Court, Chancery Division, allowed the lawsuit of plaintiffs Anthony Peraica, former Cook County Commissioner and concerned taxpayer in Riverside-Brookfield, and Taxpayers United of America, (“TUA”) one of the largest taxpayer organizations [...]


Riverside Brookfield SD 208 Tries To Dismiss Taxpayers’ Concerns

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Click here to view as a PDF. Judge LeRoy Martin, Jr. will hear arguments today on Riverside-Brookfield’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed by Anthony Peraica, former Cook County Commissioner and concerned taxpayer in Riverside-Brookfield, and Taxpayers United of America, (“TUA”) one of the largest taxpayer organizations in America. The suit challenges the electioneering activities [...]


Taxpayers Try To Stop Lisa Madigan’s “Highway Robbery”

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CHICAGO–Plaintiffs against the Ill. State Toll Highway Authority filed an amended complaint today in Cook County Circuit Court. Plaintiffs consist of James L. Tobin, Christina Marie Tobin, Kenneth Malo, John Guild, Rae Ann McNeilly, Paul Cassidy, Glenn Westphal and Carol Westphal. Plaintiffs are seeking a Declaratory Judgment, injunctive relief, and redress for the violation of [...]


TUA vs. Illinois Tollway Authority & AG Madigan: The Sequel – February 7th!

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February 7, 2012: Judge Rita Novak, of the Cook County Circuit Court, will hear arguments to roll back the 90 percent January 1st toll tax increase, and end the tollway system in Illinois. In its amended complaint, Taxpayers United of America, (“TUA”), claims the Tollway Authority violated several statuatory requirements.  If the court agrees, it [...]


Spit on the Law

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Click here to view as a PDF                         Click here to view $100,000-plus salaries each year from tolls CHICAGO–Taxpayers United of America (TUA) President Jim Tobin called Tuesday’s hearing of his lawsuit against the Illinois Tollway Authority a “spectacle,” and labeled Judge Rita Novak’s decision yesterday rejecting an attempt to block the 90% percent tollway tax [...]


No Thanks, Lisa! A Madigan Christmas Gift: 90% Toll-Tax Increase on January 1st!

Click here to view as a PDF Judge Rita Novak, of the Cook County Circuit Court, granted Lisa Madigan’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit that would have stopped the January 1st toll/tax increase. The suit, brought by Jim Tobin, President of Taxpayers United of America, (“TUA”), also sought Court declarations that the Tollway Authority is [...]


Judge To Rule On Illegal Toll Tax Increase Defended By AG Lisa Madigan On Tuesday

Click here to view as a PDF CHICAGO–On December 20, 2011, Judge Rita Novak of the Cook County Circuit Court will hear arguments by Taxpayers United of Illinois (TUA) and other plaintiffs aimed at stopping the impending January 1, 2012 toll tax increase. TUA President Jim Tobin has filed suit to stop the increase, order [...]


Court To Rule On Giant Toll Tax Increase December 20th!

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December 20, 2011: Judge Rita Novak, of the Cook County Circuit Court, will hear arguments to stop the impending January 1st toll tax increase. Jim Tobin, President of Taxpayers United of America, (“TUA”), has filed suit to: 1) stop the increase 2) order the Tollway Authority to comply with the law that requires it to [...]


Hearing Against Illinois Tollway Authority Postponed Until Monday October 31st

CHICAGO–Circuit Court Judge Rita M. Novak has postponed the hearing for a restraining order against the Ill. Tollway Authority and Electronic Transaction Consultants Corporation, a Texas corporation. The motion, filed by Taxpayers United of America, was originally scheduled to be heard on Oct. 26, 2011, but will now take place on Monday, October 31, 2011, [...]


Taxpayers United of America Seeking Plaintiffs in Suit Against Illinois Tollway Authority

CHICAGO–Taxpayers United of America is going to court to seek a temporary restraining order against the Illinois Tollway Authority to prevent the unconscionable, 90 percent hike in tollway taxes that are due to take effect January, 2012. Our efforts will be helped greatly if you would agree to join as a plaintiff. The tollways were [...]