Unraveling Metra Allegations

Rep. Mike Tryon is Republican
Spokesperson for the committee 
hearing testimony on Metra
News coverage of the fiasco at Metra continues to heat up. We've pulled together several articles that best explain the issues:

Controversy surrounding the departure of Metra Chairman Alex Clifford is emblematic of one of several key things wrong with Illinois government, and a thorough probe could be an opportunity for a thorough scrubbing. Read the opinion piece in the Northwest Herald.

A shake-up is needed on Metra's board of directors, state lawmakers say, as a scandal over political meddling in the agency continues to snowball. Marni Pyke has the story in the Daily Herald.

This Metra mess is wrong on so many different levels, it’s hard to know where it will end or where to begin. Reboot Illinois' Matt Dietrich and Madeleine Doubek get to the bottom of the issue.

More on the Metra Mess:
Ousted Metra chief hits Madigan's 'moral character flaw' in the Chicago Tribune
Former Metra CEO says Mike Madigan’s requests show ‘a moral and ethical flaw’ in the SunTimes
Franks, Tryon differ on what Clifford hearing would bring in the Northwest Herald