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Ex Metra CEO: Speaker Madigan has "moral character flaw"

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 09.17.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

WHO'S GOT THE "MORAL CHARACTER FLAW?" Ex Metra CEO Alex Clifford says House Speaker Michael Madigan has that big character deficit. Wait, who? Only hi...

Metra Chief Throws Himself In Front Of Train Amidst Bonus Scandal

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Embattled Metra chief Phil Pagano was killed Friday morning in an apparent suicide, hours after the Cook County State's Attorney announced a criminal ...

Phil Pagano, Metra Director Who Jumped In Front Of Train, Improperly Took At Least $475,000

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Late Metra executive director Phil Pagano, who killed himself last Friday, had taken at least $475,000 in unauthorized payments, at times forging the ...

Phil Pagano Metra Scandal: Criminal Investigation Launched By Cook County State's Attorney

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Cook County state's attorney's office said Thursday it has launched a criminal probe into possible financial irregularities by Metra's longtime ex...

Phil Pagano Metra Scandal: At Sen. Durbin's Behest, Feds Increase Oversight Of Metra Spending

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Federal officials are imposing stricter oversight on how Metra spends millions of dollars in U.S. funds amid allegations of possible financial irregul...

Metra Chief Phil Pagano Suspended During Bonus Probe

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

After weeks of media needling, Metra has publicly confirmed that its executive director, Phil Pagano, is being investigated over "potential financial ...

Phil Pagano Suicide Note: 'I Love Metra'

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A note left by Metra Executive Director Phil Pagano before he committed suicide May 7 said he had done nothing wrong and that he loved Metra, accordin...

After Phil Pagano's Death, Metra Will Increase Oversight

Chicago Public Radio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Metra board members are focusing on greater oversight as they mourn the death of the agency's former leader. The head of the commuter rail service d...

How Metra Lost a New Rider

Mike Doyle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Mike Doyle

For all the recent crowing from Metra about the transit agency's nifty new homepage, the site's online contact form limits written complaints to 500 characters. Not words. Characters.

Metra Not Raising Fares In 2009

Chicago Public Radio | Tasha Flournoy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The board of Metra commuter rail has approved its 2009 budget without any fare hikes. The agency already raised fares earlier this year by 10 percent....