Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Against D39 Referendum
A Cook County judge in Chicago ruled to throw out the lawsuit on Thursday.
A Cook County judge dismissed a lawsuit filed against Wilmette's School District 39's tax referendum Thursday afternoon.
"Of course I'm happy, the judge dismissed the lawsuit with prejudice, which is exactly how we thought it would end up," Superintendent Ray Lechner told Patch following Thursday's hearing at the Richard J. Daley Center.
The complaint was filed in May by Wilmette resident Herbert Sorock and the Oak Park-based Taxpayers United of America, and alleged that language appearing on the April 5 ballot question misled voters.
"We thought we had a very powerful argument that proved there was a mistake made with the ballot language." Sorock said.
When asked if they will be filing an appeal, he added "I think we will be discussing it amongst ourselves."
Stay tuned to Patch for a full story on the judge's decision tomorrow.