Wilmette School District 39 Fails To Provide Evidence That Its April 2011 Referendum Ballot Language “Followed Illinois Law”Illinois, Latest, Lawsuits, Oak Park-Wilmette

by admin on January 28, 2013 with 1 comment

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 …

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Wilmette School District 39 Continues to Mislead Public, Cover Up Illegal Ballot LanguageIllinois, Items of Interest, Latest, Lawsuits, News Advisory, Oak Park-Wilmette

by admin on December 6, 2012 with 0 comment

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 …

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Illinois Courts Bully TaxpayersIllinois, Latest, Lawsuits, News Releases, Oak Park-Wilmette

by admin on November 28, 2012 with 0 comment

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, …

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Taxpayers United Files Petition With Ill. Supreme Court in Oak Park Dist. 97 CaseLatest, Lawsuits, Oak Park-Wilmette

by admin on June 13, 2012 with 0 comment

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 …

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Does Truth Matter?Latest, Lawsuits, Oak Park-Wilmette

by admin on May 2, 2012 with 0 comment

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 …

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Courts Grant Taxpayers United of America’s Motions in Three April 5th Referenda Irregularity CasesNews Releases, Oak Park-Wilmette, Riverside-Brookfield

by admin on August 25, 2011 with 2 comments

On August 24, 2011 the Circuit Court of Cook County, by Judge LeRoy K. Martin, Jr., granted Anthony Peraica, former Cook County Commissioner and a concerned taxpayer in Riverside-Brookfield and Taxpayers United of America, (“TUA”) one of the largest taxpayer organizations in America, left to file an amended complaint in their case against the Riverside-Brookfield …

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Taxpayers Appeal Wilmette and Oak Park Referenda RulingsNews Releases, Oak Park-Wilmette

by admin on July 12, 2011 with 0 comment

CHICAGO–Local taxpayer groups filed appeals to contest two judicial decisions allowing property tax increase referenda wording to stand in the April 5, 2011 elections in Oak Park School Dist. 97 and Wilmette School District 39. In two separate court decisions, judges ruled that both school districts were within the law when their ballot descriptions of …

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Legal Battle Continues Over Ballot LanguageNews Releases, Oak Park-Wilmette

by admin on June 29, 2011 with 0 comment

CHICAGO- Taxpayers United of America (TUA) and voters continue the legal battle against illegal and unconstitutional property tax increases in Wilmette School District 39 and Oak Park School District 97. In Wilmette School District 39, Judge Rita Novak of the Circuit Court of Cook County, ruled against both TUA and Herb Sorock, dismissing their lawsuit.  …

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Wilmette School Board 39 Violated the LawNews Releases, Oak Park-Wilmette

by admin on June 13, 2011 with 0 comment

Taxpayers United of America (“TUA”) and Wilmette resident Herbert Sorock filed papers with the Circuit Court of Cook County June 7, 2011 claiming Wilmette School District 39 violated the U.S. Constitution, the Illinois Constitution, and the Illinois Property Tax Code by using ballot language in its April 5th property tax increase referendum that significantly failed …

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