CHICAGO
08/02/2013 05:22 pm ET

4th Metra Board Resigns Amid Patronage Allegations

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Embattled Metra board member Larry Huggins resigned today, becoming the fourth person to quit the board following allegations of political interference at the commuter rail agency.

Huggins, who represented the City of Chicago on the panel, made the decision after speaking with Mayor Rahm Emanuel today.

“I spoke with Larry today and we both agreed that he will step down from the Metra board,” Emanuel said in a statement. “Larry has a lifetime of service to our city and its neighborhoods. His decision to leave the Metra board demonstrates his commitment and will allow the agency to begin a new chapter.”

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