Lutkauskas v. Ricker

Illinois Appellate Court
Civil Court
Citation
Case Number: 
2013 IL App (1st) 121112
Decision Date: 
September 30, 2013
District: 
1st Dist.
Division/County: 
Cook Co., 4th Div.
Justice: 
EPSTEIN
Holding: 
Affirmed.
Five taxpayers, on behalf of School District, sued district employees, school board members, and district's accounting firm and surety, under Article 20 of School Code, alleging that they allowed spending money from district's working cash fund without school board resolution approving transfer of funds. Plaintiffs lacked standing to seek forfeiture of office or to impose fines in a civil suit. Plaintiffs cannot recover monetary award, as they did not allege that money was put toward improper purpose. (FITZGERALD SMITH, concurring;PUCINSKI, dissenting.)