Lawsuit against West Richland School District dismissed


RICHLAND COUNTY, Ill. (WTHI) – A lawsuit filed against the West Richland School District has been dismissed.

The suit was filed on behalf of citizens of West Richland in an effort to stop West Richland from annexing with East Richland.

The school district was hit hard by Illinois’ budget crunch on education.

This led West Richland officials to view annexation into East Richland as a viable solution. The Plaintiffs have decided not to appeal the judge’s ruling.

The annexation between East Richland and West Richland will take place on July 1. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you confirm your email address and acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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