Saturday, May 8, 2010
Third Chicago political figure to commit suicide in 8 months
Philip Pagano walked in front of a speeding train Friday morning and left a note explaining his action. He was executive director of the Chicago Metra suburban rail service and faced charges of financial irregularities. "Pagano was 60 years old....in the last eight months, two other Chicago political figures under investigation for corruption have also killed themselves. Former Blagojevich aide Christopher Kelly overdosed on painkillers last September after pleading guilty to charges of fraud. And in November, Chicago school board president Michael Scott shot himself after being subpoenaed in a grand jury investigation."