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posted: 9/10/2012 6:10 PM

Sherman hopes Supreme Court hears library case

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Daily Herald staff report

Buffalo Grove resident Rob Sherman will ask the Illinois Supreme Court to hear an appeal of a recent appellate court ruling that the voters' decision to increase property taxes for the Indian Trails Public Library should stand.

The appellate court upheld a decision by a Cook County judge permitting the tax hike, narrowly approved by voters in April 2011.

Walter Salganik, president of the library board, said Monday he respects Sherman's right to sue, but added that the district has probably spent more than $100,000 fighting the litigation, which the board views as groundless.

"The money that he cost the library would have been more productively spent providing services to residents," said Salganik. Some of the legal costs will be reimbursed by insurance, he added. Sherman and four other Buffalo Grove residents argue library officials improperly used public funds in 2011 to electioneer in favor of the tax increase.

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