CHICAGO — Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn appointed a 15-member task force to reform the Chicago area's troubled mass transit network, which has been mired in controversy over a severance package awarded to ousted Metra CEO Alex Clifford and the allegations Clifford raised of political interference at the agency, according to The Chicago Tribune.

Gov. Quinn asked the group to develop ways to eliminate waste, fraud and abuse at the CTA, Metra and Pace, as well as the oversight agency, the Regional Transportation Authority, and to streamline overall system operations, the report said. For the full story, click here.

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