Metra clout cards include who’s who of pols as job references

A who’s who of Illinois politicians — from folks since shrouded in shame to names chiseled on the side of government buildings — were listed as Metra job references on nearly 800 index cards kept over an eight-year period at Metra headquarters.


CTA narrows possible routes for proposed Red Line expansion

Two possible routes emerged Tuesday for a proposed $2 billion extension of the Red Line from 95th Street south to 130th Street. Ald. Anthony Beale (9th), whose ward would be most affected, favors a route running along existing freight tracks.

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