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Appeals panel: Taxpayer can retry nepotism suit vs Rich Township HS District over principal vote

By Scott Holland | Jul 26, 2016

A state appeals panel has found a Cook County judge misapplied state law in dismissing a taxpayer’s nepotism complaint against a suburban high school district, saying the judge was too hasty in determining the Rich Township taxpayer lacked the ability to sue the district over the school board’s decision to reinstate a principal, with the principal’s husband casting the deciding vote. 

Dolton recall ordinance struck down, appeals panel says must first be OK'd by voters

By Scott Holland | Jan 18, 2016

A trio of Dolton village trustees scored a victory in their dispute with the mayor and clerk over the legality of the town’s recall ordinance, as an appeals panel found the Illinois state constitution requires municipalities, like Dolton, must first secure the approval of voters at referendum for such recall powers.

Bronzeville charter school sues CPS over vote to not renew contract, close its doors

By Jonathan Bilyk | Nov 19, 2015

A charter school in the Bronzeville neighborhood on Chicago’s South Side has asked a court to intervene to prevent the Chicago Public Schools from acting to close its doors at the end of this school year. On Nov. 18, the Chicago Lighthouse Charter School sued the CPS Board of Education, asking a Cook County judge to overrule CPS’ decision to close the school.

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