Updated 08/16/13 – 11:19 a.m.
CHICAGO (CBS) — Plagued by scandal and a series of resignations, the Metra board met Friday, with barely enough members to get any work done.
It was the first board meeting since former CEO Alex Clifford left Metra, and claimed he was forced out for resisting political patronage requests from House Speaker Michael Madigan and others.
Clifford was given a lucrative severance package – worth up to $750,000 – raising questions of whether the deal was hush money. Two state inspectors general are investigating Clifford’s allegations.