CHICAGO (AP) — A lawyer representing former Metra CEO Alex Clifford says his client would like to return to work at the embattled suburban Chicago transit agency.
Michael Shakman says Clifford would be willing to change his separation agreement with Metra — under certain circumstances — to come back to the post.READ MORE: Derek Chauvin Verdict: Gov. JB Pritzker Says Murder Conviction 'Marks An Important Milestone On The Journey To Justice'
Metra leaders say they’re considering rescinding Clifford’s buyout package that’s been valued at more than $718,000. It led to a series of resignations and investigations at the scandal-plagued agency.READ MORE: Mayor Lightfoot Says Justice Has Been Served As Derek Chauvin Is Convicted On All Counts In Death Of George Floyd
Clifford claimed he was pushed out for resisting pressure on hiring and salary issues from politicians, including House Speaker Michael Madigan.
A state inspector general and a legislative ethics panel are investigating. Since Clifford’s departure in June, five Metra board members have resigned.MORE NEWS: Derek Chauvin Guilty On All 3 Counts In George Floyd’s Death
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