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  • 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....
  • Local memorials for Mandela set for Friday, Sunday

    Local memorials for Mandela set for Friday, Sunday
    Chicagoans will have a chance to sing, dance and pay respects to former South African President Nelson Mandela at services on Friday and Sunday. Chicago's South African Consulate announced a Friday memorial for the anti-apartheid leader at 7 p.m. at the...
  • 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...
  • Emanuel, Preckwinkle back candidate in West Side County Board contest

    Emanuel, Preckwinkle back candidate in West Side County Board contest
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today endorsed a young, first-time candidate in a crowded West Side county commissioner contest that includes a former alderman who did time for political corruption. The rare public...
  • Campaign accounts fund luxuries for some lawmakers

     Campaign accounts fund luxuries for some lawmakers
    Rep. Luis Gutierrez's campaign committee spent more than $130,000 on hotels, airfare and other travel expenses to destinations like Las Vegas, New York, Puerto Rico and Mexico over the past five years. One out of every 4 dollars raised by Rep. Bobby...
  • 'Whose schools? Our schools!'

     
    By Jessica Reynolds I attended the Chicago Teachers Union rally and march yesterday — as an objective spectator — along with the new editorial board intern David Uberti. Those of you who have read the Tribune's editorials on CPS closings......
  • Give reason back her scepter. Abolish the 'town-hall' congressional meeting

     
    Wednesday's print column Emcee: Are you going to be on your best behavior? Crowd: No! This moment, from an NPR report on last weekend's Fancy Farm picnic, the traditional kickoff for political campaigns in Kentucky, was yet another illustration of......
  • There's a core of substance in Mark Kirk's `empty, simplistic' crime-fighting proposal

     
    Friday's print column It's an arresting idea, so to speak. Round up 18,000 members of the Gangster Disciples street gang and put them behind bars awaiting trial. On what charges? "Drug dealing," said U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., when he......