Court to Hear Oral Arguments in Suit Against Riverside-Brookfield Dist 208
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) and former Cook County Commissioner, Anthony Peraica.
“We are confident that Judge Martin will again rule in our favor. This is the district’s second attempt to have this case dismissed, but fortunately, illegal electioneering is still illegal,” stated TUA president, Jim Tobin.
In his March 2 ruling on the first motion to dismiss, the judge expressed his concern regarding the gravity of the alleged electioneering activities of the school board and allowed for an amended complaint to be filed.
The suit challenged the electioneering activities used by Riverside-Brookfield School District 208 school board in its unsuccessful attempt to have the voters approve a property tax increase referendum on April 5, 2011. Attorney Andrew B. Spiegel is representing the plaintiffs in this case.