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Metra: Trouble on the tracks

Read ongoing Tribune reports on the political fallout from the ousting of Metra CEO Alex Clifford.

  • Metra says settlement with ousted CEO totaled $1.3 million

    Metra says settlement with ousted CEO totaled $1.3 million

    The costs associated with Metra's controversial 2013 settlement with ousted CEO Alex Clifford totaled about $1.3 million, with about half going to outside lawyers, officials said Thursday.Clifford ended up leaving Metra with a package worth about $652,000, in salary, severance pay, medical insurance,...

  • State watchdog faults Metra for falsifying work logs

    State watchdog faults Metra for falsifying work logs

    The state's top watchdog issued the results Monday of two investigations at Metra, including a case that found a long-standing practice of falsifying work logs intended to ensure safety by limiting train crews' hours. The other investigation determined that a Metra Police Department lieutenant...

  • Another Metra board member asked to quit

    Another Metra board member asked to quit

    Preckwinkle appointee lives in Chicago, not suburbs as required by law

  • Metra chairman resigns

    Metra chairman resigns in wake of patronage allegations

    Embattled Metra Chairman Brad O'Halloran has resigned his post, becoming the third board member to quit amid allegations of political back-scratching at the commuter rail agency. O'Halloran, 58, served as the face of the ongoing scandal as he spent much of July trying to explain a $718,000 severance...

  • Light shed on Rush's role in Metra scandal

    Light shed on Rush's role in Metra scandal

    Congressman unsuccessfully urged rail agency to pay $50,000 to little-known organization

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