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.


Slow Preckwinkle fundraising boosts Emanuel’s allies

Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s camp is more convinced than ever that Toni Preckwinkle is not planning to run for mayor after perusing the Cook County Board president’s latest campaign financing report.

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      For Bob Saget, telling all was ‘really hard’ at times

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      If the Motion Picture Association of America were to rate Bob Saget the stand-up comic, he’d easily earn an R — a hard R. But … Read More