Metra Board meets with barely a quorum

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The Metra Board met Friday for the time since dumping the agency’s CEO.

But with several other board members resigning in the fallout, the board barely has enough members to function.

The six remaining members attended, but the board needs eight to name a new chairman or CEO.

Former CEO Alex Clifford was let go and given a six-figure severance after saying he refused a patronage request by IL. House Speaker Michael Madigan.

Five other members subsequently resigned.

Gov. Pat Quinn named a 15-member commission Thursday to review oversight at the Regional Transportation Authority and recommend ways to prevent fraud and abuse after the recent accusations of political patronage at Metra.

The panel includes former U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald

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