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Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan

Madigan Asked Metra To Give Pay Raise To Associate

Powerful Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan said Thursday he asked senior staff at Metra to consider a pay raise for an associate who was employed at the commuter rail agency, but withdrew the recommendation after Metra’s then-CEO expressed discomfort over it.

07/12/2013

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Metra Move Scutinized As Patronage Grab

Metra’s new chairman wants to give the commuter rail agency’s board the power to hire top employees, but some on its board see it as a patronage grab.

12/15/2012