Gov. Pat Quinn has appointed former U.S. Atty. Patrick Fitzgerald and former CTA Board chair Carole Brown to a panel tasked with recommending reforms for the Chicago area’s public transit agencies, in the wake of patronage allegations at Metra.
Tax-increment financing, or TIF, is a controversial economic development tool that has been abused in Chicago. Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Monday vowed again to add oversight to the program.