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posted: 8/29/2013 5:00 AM

Many questions not asked about Metra scandal

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In your Sports section, a writer recently used the phrase "that leaves a lot of questions unanswered." In the case of the muddled mess at Metra there are so many questions that have not even been asked. How much are the board members paid, and what extras like retirement benefits are they getting for their superb service?

When was the insurance policy to cover Metra's liability to a whistle-blower purchased? Why would you buy a policy like this if you weren't pretty sure there was some exposure there? How could the board not be aware of the purchase of a policy such as that with a premium of $97,000? Is there possibly a limit of $100,000 for purchases needing the board's approval?

Who was the insurance agent that sold the policy to Metra? Any possible political ties to that agency? Does Metra carry an officers and directors policy to cover them being sued for incompetence?

And the biggest question of all is why are the Republicans not all over this scandal? Come on, Daily Herald, let's do some good old fashioned investigative reporting.

Jack Halpin

Arlington Heights

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