An appeal filed by a group to overturn the results of ’s was dismissed by the First District Appellate Court, according to a press release.
“We are pleased that this lawsuit is finally behind us. District 39 prevailed on all of the issues at the Circuit Court and we were confident that the judgments of the lower court would stand,” Karen Donnan, president of the District 39 Board of Education said in a statement.
The filed by Wilmette resident Herbet Sorock and TUA alleged that language appearing on the tax-hike referendum misled voters. . Sorock and TUA filed an appeal in July 2011 and the case was combined with a similar TUA lawsuit against Oak Park School District 97. Both appeals were dismissed March 15, and a motion to reinstate the cases was rejected April 11.
“The decision by Herbert Sorock and TUA to appeal meant the District had to spend additional dollars on legal fees,” Donnan said in a statement. “The District has spent more than $45,000 in defense of this lawsuit. Fortunately, we can now put all our financial resources where they belong, toward the education of the children in our community.”