Metra board to release confidential information on Alex Clifford

Metra’s board has agreed to turn over information, regarding the ouster of CEO Alex Clifford.

The state’s executive inspector general is investigating Clifford’s claims, he lost his job because he refused house speaker Mike Madigan’s patronage demands.

The information turned over to the inspector general includes audio recordings from meetings about Clifford’s separation deal.

According to the Chicago Tribune, Metra’s board pledged to cooperate fully with the investigation and hand over records that would ordinarily be considered confidential — those covered by attorney-client privilege, officials said.

Chairman Jack Partelow said the action indicated Metra’s willingness to “be as open and forthcoming as we can.” The information could include audio recordings from closed meetings of Metra’s board in which Clifford’s six-figure separation deal with Metra was discussed.

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