Zachary Fardon’s nomination now moves to the full Senate after Thursday’s approval. No date has been fixed for the Senate vote.
A south suburban political powerbroker who was appointed to the CTA board by Gov. Pat Quinn earlier this year has withdrawn his nomination, amid a controversy that had become the focus of the Democratic primary race for governor.
Democratic candidate for governor Bill Daley continued his attack on incumbent Gov. Pat Quinn to rescind his controversial pick for the CTA board, but ducked questions about patronage hiring under his brother and father, both former mayors.
He had a good enough year to earn his first producer nod on the upcoming awards ceremony.
If candidates in Chicago’s municipal elections want to knock the competition off the ballot, 69 West Washington is the place to be for the next several days.