Memo Claims Madigan Improperly Pressured Metra - NBC Chicago

    Memo Claims Madigan Improperly Pressured Metra

    A newly-released memo from former Metra CEO Alex Clifford outlines the political pressure he says he received from Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan to give a Metra employee a raise -- an employee who happened to be one of his political donors. Clifford claims his refusal to comply helped lead to his ouster from the transportation agency. (Published Friday, Jul 12, 2013) A newly-released memo from former Metra CEO Alex Clifford outlines the political pressure he says he received from Illinois House Speaker Michael... See More