“We’ll take it all the way to the Supreme Court.” So say the anti-tax crackerjacks who just cost Oak Park taxpayers $52K so District 97 could fight their absurd lawsuit dating back to last year’s tax referendum.
The Illinois appellate court dismissed the suit, which charged that school officials had consciously misled voters on the ballot question. In truth, bad legal advice about a weak state law led to a misstatement of the dollar impact of the referendum in the ballot wording. The entire campaign, however, was based on accurate numbers.
Now Taxpayers United and former Oak Parker Noel Kuriakos say they will fight on, and they inexplicably blame teacher pensions for local taxpayers woes. The most immediate woe is that we’re out $52,235.