5th Metra board member resigns

Metra board member Stanley Rakestraw has submitted his letter of resignation to Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, making him the fifth Metra board member to

He was appointed by Preckwinkle to represent the county’s suburbs on the board.

On Wednesday, Preckwinkle called upon Rakestraw to resign after a Chicago Tribune investigation revealed that he lives in a luxury condo in Chicago. Therefore, he’s ineligible for the Metra post.

Preckwinkle said Rakestraw used to live in Flossmoor.

He moved to Chicago two years ago when his house burned down.

The Chicago Tribune contributed to this report.

Photo caption: Stan Rakestraw, pictured at Metra headquarters in the Chicago Loop last year. (Alex Garcia, Chicago Tribune / November 2, 2012)

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