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  • Metra Board of Directors has added a former suburban Chicago transportation director from DuPage County.
  • Metra Board of Directors has added a former suburban Chicago transportation director from DuPage County.
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  • Gov. Pat Quinn says scandals may have prompted a task force to look at Metra, but it's a chance to improve public transportation in northeastern Illinois.
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  • Four Cook County board members are asking the three Metra board members from Cook County to submit letters of resignation.
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  • A lawyer representing former Metra CEO Alex Clifford says his client would like to return to work at the embattled suburban Chicago transit agency.
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  • RTA documents indicate the Metra board's decision to give its former CEO a $718,000 buyout was ''flawed'' and not ''financially prudent.''
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  • Metra board meeting after 5th member resigns
  • An independent panel including former U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald will suggest reforms for scandal-plagued Metra and other Chicago-area transit agencies, under an executive order issued Thursday by Gov. Pat Quinn.
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  • 5th Metra board member, Stanley Rakestraw, resigns under pressure from Toni Preckwinkle
  • An independent panel including former U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald will recommend reforms for Metra and other Chicago-area transit agencies, Governor Pat Quinn announced Thursday, the same day a fifth Metra board member resigned.
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  • Stanley Rakestraw was appointed as a member from suburban Cook County, but it was revealed this week that he moved to Chicago after his home in Flossmoor was destroyed by fire.
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  • U.S. Senator Dick Durbin says the Federal Railroad Administration will increase safety oversight of Metra operations by making sure safety rules and regulations are being followed
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  • Larry Huggins resigns from Metra Board
  • On Friday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Larry Huggins spoke and agreed he would resign from the Metra Board, the mayor's office said.
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  • Metra scandal leads to new calls for chairman to resign
  • Brad O'Halloran may have been inappropriately collecting paychecks from two government agencies.
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  •   The Milwaukee West Line train had just left Elgins Chicago Street station at a slow speed when it struck the woman.
  • The Milwaukee West Line train had just left Elgin's Chicago Street station at a slow speed when it struck the woman.
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  • A Metra BNSF train struck and killed a person near Columbia Avenue in west suburban Naperville, the DuPage County Coroner said Friday evening.
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  • Metra is considering hiring a former assistant U.S. attorney to investigate allegations that prominent politicians pressured staff in personnel and contract decisions.
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  • The former CEO of Metra is denying the commuter rail's assertion that he only brought forward political patronage allegations after being told his contract might not be renewed.
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  • Down wires have Metra Electric riders commutes being delayed Wednesday morning.
  • Service has been restored Wednesday after several trains on the Metra Electric Line were stopped on the tracks because of a problem that began at around 8 a.m.
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  • Ousted Metra chief Alex Clifford is expected to face questions about his controversial departure from the commuter rail agency Tuesday, and the large severance package he received.
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  • Metra chairman Brad O'Halloran said threats of a lawsuit from Alex Clifford forced the transit agency to settle with its ex-CEO.
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  • Questions surrounding the hefty departure payout given to Metra's ousted executive director intensified Friday night with the release of an eight-page memo.
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  • Trains on Metra's SouthWest Service Line should run on schedule Friday morning.
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  • Inbound and outbound Metra trains on the Milwaukee District West Line are moving Wednesday night after power lines on the tracks caused inbound and outbound trains to stop west of Hanover Park.
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  • Alex Clifford, the CEO of metropolitan rail agency Metra since 2011, is leaving his job.
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  • Alex Clifford, the CEO of metropolitan rail agency Metra since 2011, is leaving his job.
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  • Metra will offer a special one-day only $5 unlimited ride ticket for fans traveling downtown for the Blackhawks rally Friday.
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  • Heavy rains Wednesday morning lead to flash floods and even shut down the McHenry branch of the UP-Northwest Metra.
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  • Heavy rains Wednesday morning lead to flash floods and even shut down the McHenry branch of the UP-Northwest Metra.
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  • Many Blackhawks fans listened to advice and took public transportation, but that created big problems for the ride back home.
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  • Many Blackhawks fans listened to advice and took public transportation, but that created big problems for the ride back home.
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  • One person was struck by Metra Electric train at 71st and Chappelle.
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  • A Metra Electric train struck and killed a worker on Chicagos South Side Friday afternoon near 43rd and Lake Park.
  • A Metra Electric train struck and killed a Metra employee, Luis Mercado, who was performing track maintenance in the area.
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