Metra Appointment Down to Four Finalists



 GENEVA – The 41 Metra Board hopefuls have been whittled down to four finalists, according to a task force charged with putting forth a new appointee.
The finalists are Michael McCoy, a former county board chairman; Philip Bus, the county’s former development director; Sue Klinkhamer, a former St. Charles mayor and Joseph Galvan, a former regional director of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and principal of Galvan and Associates, a business consulting firm.
The Kane County Task Force on the Metra Appointment will have to make a recommendation of one of the four to the full county board July 12.



Pena, Ramirez back Garza with 2 HRs apiece

Cubs open huge week on right foot


By Phil Rogers, Chicago Tribune reporter

8:51 p.m. CDT, June 27, 2011

Mike Quade has the backs of his Cubs players, and many of his friends are watching out for him. One recent text message got his attention.
“Someone texted me with a Winston Churchill quote — ‘If you’re going through hell, just keep going,’” Quade said. “I like that. It’s short and sweet. I’d like to think we have a chance to walk out of hell in the second half.”The cynic says dream on, and history says the cynic will probably be right. But optimism was the feeling of the day Monday at Wrigley Field, when one of the biggest weeks of the Cubs’ season opened with a 7-3 victory over the Rockies.