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  • Metra CEO memo alleges more Madigan influences

    Metra CEO memo alleges more Madigan influences
    Former Metra CEO Alex Clifford contends his refusal to capitulate to House Speaker Michael Madigan's patronage demands angered some agency board members and ultimately led to his downfall, according to a memorandum obtained by the Tribune. The eight-...
  • It's end of the line for Metra CEO

    It's end of the line for Metra CEO
    Metra CEO Alex Clifford, the former Marine brought in to clean up the agency after the scandal and suicide of former boss Phil Pagano, resigned Friday, leaving with a potential $740,000 payout after protracted buyout negotiations with the commuter rail...
  • Person struck, killed by Metra train near Des Plaines station

    Person struck, killed by Metra train near Des Plaines station
    All trains were stopped on the Union Pacific Northwest Line this morning after a train bound for Chicago struck and killed a 54-year-old man near the Des Plaines station at about 7:30 a.m., officials said. The man, who was from Des Plaines, was struck by...
  • Train hitting pedestrian disrupts BNSF Metra service

    Train hitting pedestrian disrupts BNSF Metra service
    A pedestrian was hit by a train tonight, causing BNSF Metra trains to be delayed for hours. The pedestrian was hit by the train near Cass Avenue in Westmont, said Tom Miller, a Metra spokesman. He did not know the condition of the pedestrian. The...
  • Homewood fosters a strong sense of community

    Homewood fosters a strong sense of community
    When former Chicagoan Anne Colton learned a friend had bought a house in Homewood, she and her girlfriends staged a tongue-in-cheek intervention. "No culture, no diversity, no arts," was Colton's impression of the south suburb 25 miles from the Loop....
  • Illinois lawmakers approve concealed carry gun bill

    Illinois lawmakers approve concealed carry gun bill
    SPRINGFIELD --- State lawmakers today approved compromise legislation to set up rules on who can carry concealed guns and where they can be carried. Illinois is the last state in the nation not to have some form of concealed carry on the books, but a...
  • Madigan asks for 30 more days on concealed carry law

    Madigan asks for 30 more days on concealed carry law
    Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has filed a request with a federal appeals court asking for an additional 30 days to put in place a law that would allow citizens to carry guns in public. The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals gave the state...
  • Speaker Madigan not worried about Quinn on gun control measure

    Speaker Madigan not worried about Quinn on gun control measure
    SPRINGFIELD — House Speaker Michael Madigan today dismissed any concern that Gov. Pat Quinn may veto the delicately negotiated concealed weapons legislation passed last month, saying he expected that lawmakers would overwhelmingly reject an...
  • Quinn CTA appointee drops out after Daley criticism

    Quinn CTA appointee drops out after Daley criticism
    Gov. Pat Quinn's contentious choice for the CTA board resigned Tuesday, a casualty of party politics on the eve of a Democratic gathering where the governor is expected to be put on the defensive. Thornton Township Supervisor Frank Zuccarelli stepped...
  • Quinn vetoes bill to loosen transit agency contracting rules

    Quinn vetoes bill to loosen transit agency contracting rules
    Gov. Pat Quinn vetoed a measure Tuesday that would have expanded the Regional Transportation’s Authority to issue no-bid contracts, arguing the agency should not be given more powers until a panel he formed can review operations following the...
  • New law bans Metra board pensions, health coverage

    New law bans Metra board pensions, health coverage
    SPRINGFIELD — Generous health care and pensions will go by the wayside for future political appointees overseeing the Chicago area's local bus and train service, but the current officeholders will get to keep the benefits until they are...
  • Quinn vague on details of panel to look at RTA oversight of Metra

    Quinn vague on details of panel to look at RTA oversight of Metra
    Gov. Pat Quinn on Monday accused the Regional Transportation Authority of failing to properly oversee operations at Metra, saying he will appoint a panel to come up with recommendations on how to revamp the agency amid accusations of political patronage...