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

A former governor who went to prison. The chief judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County. A U.S. senator who ran for president. 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.

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