Taxpayers Might Have To Pay State Rep’s Bills

CHICAGO (WBBM/CBS) — Taxpayers could be left footing the bill in a costly legal battle involving a Chicago state representative.

As WBBM Newsradio 780’s Dave Marsett reports, Rep. Monique Davis (D-Chicago) reportedly owes the Chicago Board of Education and Cook County more than $1 million in unpaid rent, taxes, interest and penalties.

LISTEN: Newsradio 780’s Dave Marsett reports

According to 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 Chicago Tribune says the Board of Education is suing the state and Davis for nearly $618,000, and the Cook County Treasurer’s office 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.

Each side says the other is to blame.

  • Mr Voter

    ….just another day of coruption in Il.
    Now where is Lisa,Anita, and the Feds…..
    IL. Land of Corruption……………

  • Jim

    Illinois…Land of Lincoln? It’s more like Illinois…Land of the Cons! with our politicians!

  • KickMoniqueDavisOutNow

    This woman spends twenty plus years lying to her constitutes while being a deadbeat renter. What a state!

  • KE

    She needs to be in jail!!!

  • jaycee

    Give her ten yrs in cook county jail she`ll pay her bills another worth less politician

  • SpecialK

    Only in Illinois can this happen. This has to be a totally gross neglect of tax payers money yet to come. Noone is doing anything about it either. SAD SAD SAD

  • Dan

    The crime here is they never evicted her! Do you think you or I would be able to skip rent for 20 yrs? Not a chance, COOK COUNTY would be here in no time to put our stuff out on the curb.

  • Bill

    If you or I did not pay taxes / rent or anything else to the state or city we would find ourselves in jail or standing on the sidewalk looking in. Isn’t it about time we got rid of the deadbeat selfserving polititions in this state and get someone in that will do the right things. Coruption in this state has to stop. We cannot afford them anymore.

  • JoJo

    If was one of us they would have thrown the book at us and would be in jail at this very moment. You gotta love our government. Ship them all out. They are not representing us one bit just making themselves richer off our tax dollars.

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