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  • Schakowsky only Illinois 'no' vote on budget deal

    Schakowsky only Illinois 'no' vote on budget deal
    WASHINGTON -- Fifteen of the 18 House members from Illinois voted today in favor of the federal budget deal, which passed 332-94. One Illinois Democrat voted no and two others skipped the vote. The two who did not vote were Reps. Bobby Rush and...
  • Top Democrats rally around CTA Red Line completion

    Top Democrats rally around CTA Red Line completion
    Top Illinois Democrats on Thursday used the completion of two major transportation projects to contrast what they say is Chicago's progress against the partisan gridlock of Washington that left the federal government partially shut down for 16 days....
  • Rush takes leave from Congress because of wife's illness

    Rush takes leave from Congress because of wife's illness
    WASHINGTON — Rep. Bobby Rush of Chicago began a leave of absence from Congress on Sept. 12 because his wife, Carolyn, is ill, a Rush spokeswoman said today. In mid-August, Rep. Rush attended a conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and had planned to...
  • Metra boss slams ousted CEO, denies 'hush money'

    Metra boss slams ousted CEO, denies 'hush money'
    Metra's chairman, under fire for giving a cushy severance package to the agency's top executive, on Tuesday criticized Alex Clifford's leadership and said the ousted CEO only leveled corruption allegations after learning his contract might not be renewed....
  • Ex-Metra CEO accused board members of pressing him to hire pals

    Ex-Metra CEO accused board members of pressing him to hire pals
    Ousted Metra CEO Alex Clifford implicated at least two board members in a patronage complaint shortly before he began negotiating a generous severance package with the commuter rail system, officials publicly acknowledged for the first time Wednesday....
  • 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-...
  • Memo by former Metra CEO alleges proliferation of patronage requests

    Memo by former Metra CEO alleges proliferation of patronage requests
    When Metra CEO Alex Clifford asked about his chances for keeping his job, he received a bruising reply from the rail agency's board chairman, according to a memo that offers a snapshot of political clout as allegedly practiced in Illinois. Clifford...
  • Ousted Metra chief gives new details on patronage allegations

    Ousted Metra chief gives new details on patronage allegations
    Former Metra CEO Alex Clifford offered an insider's look at Illinois' culture of political back-scratching yesterday as he provided the most detailed accounting yet of patronage allegations that he says led to his departure from the commuter rail agency....
  • Light shed on Rush's role in Metra scandal

    Light shed on Rush's role in Metra scandal
    After pressuring a Metra contractor to hire more African-American companies for a crucial South Side rail project, U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush recommended that the commuter rail agency pay $50,000 to a little-known Washington, D.C., group to monitor minority...
  • 2 Chicago men charged in Zimbabwe plot

    2 Chicago men charged in Zimbabwe plot
    They called themselves the "Chicago connection" and appeared confident that their contacts with Illinois politicians would help persuade newly elected President Barack Obama to lift longtime economic sanctions against leaders in Zimbabwe, according to...
  • U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush defends controversial rail project

    U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush defends controversial rail project
    U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush defended his role in a controversial South Side rail project Tuesday, saying racially biased reporting unfairly characterized his recommendation that Metra pay $50,000 to a little-known Washington, D.C., group to monitor minority...