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Taxpayers’ legal tab for Metra mess adds up to more than $250K — so far

$110,000 man: Madigan crony was collecting city pension when he sought Metra raise

State budget cuts could cost CTA millions of dollars, transit officials say

Emanuel questions RTA oversight in Metra patronage mess

Former federal prosecutor backs out of Metra inquiry

Day after IG announces probe, Madigan asks for investigation

Metra could hire ex-federal prosecutor Collins for probe

Mell to urge Metra board to resign

Little clarified in marathon RTA session on Clifford resignation

In a six-hour hearing on Wednesday, Alex Clifford, the recently departed executive director of Metra, testified that Metra Board chairman Brad O’Halloran and board member Larry Huggins forced Clifford out of his job for not playing ball on several alleged instances of political patronage. O’Halloran and Huggins, meanwhile, offered a completely different version of events in their own lengthy testimony before the Regional Transportation Authority board.

Ex-Metra CEO raps Madigan 'character flaw' as new charges fly