Riverside-Brookfield

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 [...]


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 [...]


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) [...]


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 [...]


Courts Grant Taxpayers United of America’s Motions in Three April 5th Referenda Irregularity Cases

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 [...]


Taxpayers Continue to Battle Invalid Property Taxes

The property taxpayers in three school districts continue to battle the property tax increases resulting from the April 5th referenda. In Oak Park School District 97 and in Wilmette School District 39, the initiatives were adopted by the Voters. In Riverside Brookfield District 208, the voters overwhelmingly rejected it, but the lawsuit is seeking damages [...]


Taxpayers Fight Back in Oak Park and Riverside-Brookfield

CHICAGO- Two lawsuits were filed today in Illinois by disgruntled taxpayers and Taxpayers United of America (TUA). The suits attack the way in which the property tax increase referenda were placed on the April 5th ballot in Oak Park School District 97 and in Riverside-Brookfield District 208. Both of those districts as well as at [...]


Taxpayers File Complaint Concerning Improper Actions of Riverside-Brookfield School Dist. 208

The President of Taxpayers United of America (TUA) today filed a complaint with Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan and Cook County States Attorney Anita Alvarez alleging that Riverside-Brookfield School Dist. 208 violated the election code provision against election interference (10 ILCS 5/9-25.1) by improperly spending public funds to advocate raising property taxes in the April [...]