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Metra poised to end special programs that benefited Pagano

Metra Executive Director Phi Pagano, shown in 2008, committed suicide by stepping in front of a Metra train May 7, 2010, just as Metra's board was poised to fire him. (Antonio Perez, Chicago Tribune / October 17, 2008)

Metra Executive Director Phi Pagano, shown in 2008, committed suicide by stepping in front of a Metra train May 7, 2010, just as Metra's board was poised to fire him. (Antonio Perez, Chicago Tribune / October 17, 2008)

In the first five months of 2010, former Metra Executive Director Phil Pagano took home more than $1 million in pay, most of it from a deferred compensation program and an insurance policy aimed at rewarding only himself and his top deputy.

On Friday, nearly two years since Pagano committed suicide, Metra is expected to formally end the special programs, which were created between 1988 and 1994.

Read more at the Chicago Tribune.

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