ILLINOIS SUPREME COURT RULES IN FAVOR OF LEMONT-BROMBEREK COMBINED SCHOOL DISTRICT 113A IN WORKING CASH FUND CASE
Today, the Illinois Supreme Court issued its decision in Lutkauskas, et al. v. Ricker, et al. The lawsuit was filed in 2010 by four resident-taxpayers of the School District and alleged that there had been improper transfers of money from the School District’s Working Cash Fund. The Plaintiffs did not allege that the money had been used for any purpose other than legitimate School District expenditures, but only that the transfers had been made without a proper board resolution.
In 2012, the Circuit Court dismissed the taxpayers’ claims against the School District. Subsequently, in 2013, the Appellate Court affirmed that decision. Today, the Supreme Court, in a 7-0 decision, agreed with both of these lower courts and affirmed dismissal of the lawsuit. The School District is very pleased that the Supreme Court’s decision will allow the District to shift the significant resources devoted to this litigation to the important job of educating our students.