Patrick Ward

Key Figure In Metra Scandal Gets Specially Crafted State JobA key figure in last summer's Metra transit scandal is now working for the state of Illinois in a recrafted job after a referral from Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan.
Ex-Metra CEO To Testify About Madigan Patronage ClaimEx-Metra CEO Alex Clifford will testify to the Regional Transportation Authority about how House Speaker Michael Madigan asked him to raise the pay of a Madigan campaign worker and to hire another friend of the powerful Southwest Side Democrat.
Madigan Asked Metra To Give Pay Raise To AssociatePowerful 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.
Girl's Suicide Raises Question About Home For Troubled YouthA teenage girl who took her life on railroad tracks in Naperville last month was a resident of a home that is supposed to protect some of the state’s most vulnerable young people. CBS 2's Dave Savini investigated allegations the home was out of control.