Great, and this from the spokesperson for the Teachers Unions in Springfield.
Taxpayers could be left holding the bag in a legal feud involving the Chicago Board of Education, Cook County and state Rep. Monique Davis over more than $1 million in unpaid rent, taxes, interest and penalties.
In a recent filing in claims court, the city's Board of Education alleges that Davis has not paid rent to Chicago Public Schools for eight years, failed to pay taxes on her lease with the county for more than 20 years and has time and again fought eviction from a South Side office building that has housed her legislative offices since 1988.
The Board of Education is suing the state and Davis, seeking $617,683, a tally that includes more than $100,000 in unpaid rent, compounding interest, penalties, utilities payments and court costs. Meanwhile, the Cook County treasurer's office last week referred Davis' case to the state's attorney in an effort to recover about $456,000 in overdue leasehold taxes, fines and interest dating back to 1988.