Metra Puts $1.3M Pricetag On Former CEO Clifford's DepartureMetra has released a list of the money it has paid out in connection with the controversial departure of former CEO Alex Clifford, along with a number of reforms it has enacted as a result.
Former Metra Boss Lands New Job With California Bus SystemFormer Metra CEO Alex Clifford has a new job, and his former transit agency is off the hook for more than $200,000 of the compensation promised in the controversial severance agreement that sent him packing.
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.
Mayor Nominates Former Alderman Martin Oberman For Metra BoardOberman fought machine politics in his days at City Hall, and frequently clashed with former Mayors Richard J. Daley, Michael Bilandic, and Jane Byrne. He was also an ally of former Mayor Harold Washington before Oberman resigned in 1987.
Ousted Metra CEO Wants Job BackA lawyer representing former Metra CEO Alex Clifford says his client would like to return to work at the embattled suburban Chicago transit agency.
RTA Board Slams Metra Board's Severance Deal For Former CEORegional Transportation Authority board member William Coulson said former Metra chair Brad O'Halloran and director Larry Huggins sparked a clash with former CEO Alex Clifford over political hires at the agency.
RTA Audit Says Settlement With Former CEO "Flawed"The Regional Transportation Authority is putting the finishing touches on a sharply critical audit of former Metra CEO Alex Clifford’s severance agreement – and says the commuter rail agency could have gotten out of the contract for a fraction of the potential $718,000 cost.
Metra Board Meets For First Time Since CEO's OusterPlagued by scandal and a series of resignations, the Metra board met Friday, with barely enough members to get any work done.
Rep. Bobby Rush Denies Allegations Made By Former Metra CEO Alex CliffordCongressman Bobby Rush is trying to counter what he calls innuendo and lies concerning his dealings with the embattled Metra commuter rail agency, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Metra Board Chairman Resigns Amid Payout, Patronage ScandalsBrad O’Halloran sent his letter of resignation to Cook County board members Thursday afternoon. He was among board members who OK’d a more than $700,000 severance deal with former Metra CEO Alex Clifford.
Metra Cancels Meeting To Appoint InvestigatorA 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.
Metra Wants Former Federal Prosecutor To Probe Clifford's Patronage ClaimsMetra has asked former federal prosecutor Patrick Collins to conduct an independent investigation of former CEO Alex Clifford’s patronage hiring allegations.
Former Metra CEO Calls Madigan's Requests 'Moral Character Flaw'Former Metra CEO Alex Clifford said Wednesday he does not believe House Speaker Michael Madigan broke any laws by requesting a pay raise for a political supporter, but believes it was “an ethical and moral character flaw.”
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.
Gov. Quinn Denies Strain With Lisa MadiganGovernor Quinn and Lisa Madigan were together today at an event in Melrose Park, but the two had little to say to or about each other, reports WBBM's Regine Schlesinger.