Chicago Tonight first learned that Alex Clifford would like his old job back at Metra, and his lawyer says that giving it to him is the only way to undo the controversial severance package that is now estimated to pay him close to $900,000. Clifford’s attorney Michael Shakman confirmed that Clifford’s number one goal is to keep his job at the embattled agency, despite the firestorm that has erupted since his severance.
Today’s news comes in response to the scathing RTA report that found Metra could have avoided a hefty taxpayer-funded severance by using an insurance policy with a $150,000 deductible to fight a lawsuit that Clifford threatened to bring. On Chicago Tonight at 7:00 pm, Paris Schutz will have the latest on this news. Then, Eddie Arruza and his guests have analysis.