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  • Metra releases names from its 'patronage files'

    Metra releases names from its 'patronage files'
    Hand-written index cards reflecting patronage hiring at Metra dating back 30 years contain recommendations from dozens of politicians—a virtual who’s who of clout ranging from Chicago aldermen to state legislators and even a well-respected former U.S. senator.
  • Metra board approves anti-patronage policy

    Metra board approves anti-patronage policy
    All outside requests to hire or promote employees at Metra will be publicly disclosed under a new policy the commuter rail service approved Friday — a move aimed at discouraging politicians from trying to wield clout. The effort is "another nail...

    Legislative watchdog found no ethics violation, Madigan's office says

    Legislative watchdog found no ethics violation, Madigan's office says
    An investigation by Illinois' legislative watchdog into allegations of political pressure at Metra found that House Speaker Michael Madigan did not violate the state's ethics act, Madigan's office said Wednesday. Heather Wier Vaught, Madigan's top...

    Carothers, ex-alderman and convicted felon, fails to make comeback

    Carothers, ex-alderman and convicted felon, fails to make comeback
    Former Ald. Isaac “Ike” Carothers' fell short Tuesday in his attempt at a political comeback following a public corruption conviction, finishing third in a five-way Democratic primary contest for Cook County Board that drew the attention of...

    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....