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Court dismisses 2011 case against Riverside-Brookfield High School District 208

Published: Friday, Nov. 1, 2013 7:30 p.m. CDT

RIVERSIDE – The Illinois Appellate Court has dismissed a 2011 lawsuit against Riverside Brookfield High School District 208 over alleged violations in connection with a tax referendum.

The lawsuit, filed by Anthony Peraica and Taxpayers United of America, contended that the district violated provisions of the Illinois Property Tax Code, the Illinois Election Code and free speech provisions of the U.S. Constitution in an educational fund tax rate referendum rejected by voters in the spring of 2011.

A Cook County judge dismissed the lawsuit on July 17, 2012, but the plaintiffs appealed the free speech portion. The Illinois Appellate Court found there was no legal basis for the claim and dismissed the case Nov. 1. 

The plaintiffs could seek a re-hearing before the Appellate Court or petition the Illinois Supreme Court. 

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