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Patrick Collins

UP West Metra Train

Metra Cancels Meeting To Appoint Investigator

A special Metra board meeting to vote on whether to launch an independent investigation into accusations raised by the agency’s former director has been canceled.

07/22/2013

Former Metra CEO Alex Clifford testifies before the RTA Board about political patronage allegations involving House Speaker Michael Madigan. (Credit: CBS)

Metra Wants Former Federal Prosecutor To Probe Clifford’s Patronage Claims

Metra has asked former federal prosecutor Patrick Collins to conduct an independent investigation of former CEO Alex Clifford’s patronage hiring allegations.

07/19/2013

A statue of ancient Greek philosopher Socrates in the center of Athens (Photo credit: ARIS MESSINIS/AFP/GettyImages)

All-Star Lawyers To Re-Try 2,400-Year-Old Socrates Case

A pair of former federal prosecutors will be re-trying a 2,400-year-old case, and they won’t just be trying to convict one of the world’s most beloved philosophers, but they’ll be going up against two prominent Chicago attorneys.

WBBM Newsradio–01/31/2013

Drew Peterson

Peterson Judge Opens Door For Previously Barred Hearsay Testimony

The judge in the Drew Peterson murder trial said Wednesday he is not bound by rulings by the previous judge regarding hearsay evidence in the case, and is allowing previously barred testimony that Peterson allegedly threatened to kill Kathleen Savio and made it look like an accident.

CBS Chicago–08/08/2012

Drew Peterson Sketch

Investigators Who Probed Savio’s Death Testify At Peterson Trial

They never even interviewed Drew Peterson while investigating his third wife’s death, and on Tuesday at Peterson’s murder trial, the two investigators who handled the case back in 2004 will have to explain why not.

CBS Chicago–08/07/2012