Despite opposition, Illiana stays in Illinois’ long-term road plans

By Susan DeMar Lafferty slafferty@southtownstar.com Updated: September 11, 2014 2:11AM Despite overwhelming opposition to the proposed Illiana Tollway, members of a regional transportation panel on Wednesday kept the project in its long-term plan against opponents’ wishes. The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning discussed the revisions to its regional transportation plan,…

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Reform bill aims to tighten transit agency scrutiny

By Richard Wronski, Tribune reporter 10:00 p.m. CDT, June 7, 2014 Spurred by the uproar over the potential $871,000 severance payout awarded last summer to ousted Metra CEO Alex Clifford, state lawmakers have approved a measure requiring tighter scrutiny over future payouts for transit agency employees. The so-called Clifford clause…

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