Patrick Fitzgerald http://wuis.org en Vote On New U.S. Attorney Set For Thursday http://wuis.org/post/vote-new-us-attorney-set-thursday <p>Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin's office says the Senate Judiciary Committee plans to vote next Thursday on President Barack Obama's nominee to be the next chief federal prosecutor in Chicago. &nbsp;<br>Obama chose Zachary Fardon in May to head the U.S. Attorney's Office for northern Illinois. After more than a decade in the high-profile post, Patrick Fitzgerald resigned last year to enter private practice. &nbsp; Sat, 21 Sep 2013 04:42:00 +0000 Associated Press 9360 at http://wuis.org Vote On New U.S. Attorney Set For Thursday Quinn Appoints Panel To Investigate Metra http://wuis.org/post/quinn-appoints-panel-investigate-metra <p>Gov. Pat Quinn has appointed a 15-member independent panel including former U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald to investigate fraud and overhaul Chicago-area public transportation. &nbsp;<br>The move follows allegations of political hiring at Metra and calls for change at its overseeing board, the Regional Transportation Authority. &nbsp;<br>The Chicago Democrat issued an executive order Thursday creating the Northeastern Illinois Public Transit Task Force. Quinn previewed the idea last week. &nbsp; Thu, 15 Aug 2013 16:26:46 +0000 Sean Crawford 7345 at http://wuis.org Quinn Appoints Panel To Investigate Metra