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Phil Pagano (AP Photo)

FBI Files Shed Light On Late Metra CEO’s Secret Life

Recently disclosed FBI files might answer the question of why late Metra executive Phil Pagano allegedly stole nearly a half million dollars from the commuter rail agency, before ultimately taking his own life.

04/03/2014

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Metra Board Approves Steep Fare Increase

The Metra board has approved the largest fare increase in the agency’s history.

CBS Chicago–11/11/2011

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State Inspector General To Assume Oversight Of Transit Agencies

The executive inspector general of the State of Illinois is about to gain oversight power over Chicago area transit agencies.

CBS Chicago–06/06/2011

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Two Reports Conclude Metra’s Pagano Acted Alone

Two newly-completed reports to Metra’s board of directors concluded that the commuter rail agency’s late executive director was secretive, managed in an inconsistent style, used his authority to circumvent controls and benefit himself and chosen subordinates — but was an autocratic lone wolf.

WBBM Newsradio–02/12/2011

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New Metra Boss Won’t Be Like Old Boss Pagano

Metra’s board is narrowing the list of candidates to become the agency’s executive director, replacing the late Phil Pagano, who committed suicide in May amid allegations of financial improprieties.

CBS 2–12/15/2010

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Metra Narrows Candidates To Replace Former Boss

Metra’s board is narrowing the list of candidates to become the agency’s executive director, replacing the late Phil Pagano, who committed suicide in Mary amid allegations of financial improprieties.

12/14/2010

Phil Pagano (AP Photo)

Metra Chief Was Supporting 3 Households

There are some startling revelations about the life of Phil Pagano, the Metra chief who committed suicide stepping in front of a train earlier this year.

12/07/2010

Phil Pagano (AP Photo)

Pagano Widow Seeks Bankruptcy

He made $240K a year before committing suicide. The widow of Metra exec Phil Pagano says he left her broke and more than $1 million in debt.

12/02/2010

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State Senator Slams Metra Leadership

Illinois State Sen. Martin Sandoval (D-Chicago) slammed Metra in a letter, as he withdrew his name from consideration as executive director of the commuter train agency.

CBS Chicago–11/24/2010

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RTA Moves To Stop Pension Abuse

Comes one day after the release of the latest report to document irregularities at Metra under its late executive director, Phil Pagano.

WBBM Newsradio–10/22/2010

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RTA Takes Action On Pension Abuses

Members of the RTA board took action to curb pension abuses, one day after the release of the latest report to document irregularities at Metra.

WBBM Newsradio–10/21/2010

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Metra Pay Policies Hit In Audit

CHICAGO (WBBM) — A review of executive compensation policies at Metra under the late Executive Director Phil Pagano found that top executives disregarded rules that applied to those outside the executive suite. Newsradio 780’s Bob […]

WBBM Newsradio–10/21/2010