Wilmette School Board Objects to Saving Taxpayers’ Money

CHICAGO–Yesterday, the Wilmette School District 39 Board successfully objected to a move by Taxpayers United of America (TUA) which would have saved the taxpayers thousands of dollars.

TUA had moved to consolidate two of the referendum cases it has filed so they could be heard as one case.  The lawsuits involve both Wilmette School District 39 and Oak Park School District 97.  Attorneys for both Boards objected to the consolidation.

In a hearing yesterday before Judge Moshe Jacobious at the Richard J. Daley Center, TUA argued that consolidation was in the interest of judicial economy and should be consolidated in order to avoid confusion that could result from two different Judges coming to conflicting decisions in the two cases.

The attorney for Wilmette School District 39 argued the Wilmette case was on an expedited schedule and was set for a dispositive ruling on June 23rd.  The attorney for Oak Park School District 97 argued that consolidation would not be efficient and would delay proceedings.

The Wilmette case is set for a hearing on the Petition for Temporary Restraining Order and the Motion to Dismiss on June 23, 2011, at 11:15 a.m. before Judge Novak in Room 2402 of the Daley Center.  The Oak Park case is set for a hearing on the Motion to Dismiss before Judge Mikva on June 30, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in Room 2508 of the Daley Center.

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