Tag: Terry Peterson

Former Daley insider takes over as chief of staff for CTA board chair

After Mayor Rahm Emanuel plucked his own chief of staff out from under his pal Terry Peterson, the CTA’s board chairman, Peterson has hired a former Daley insider as a replacement. Call it the city hall revolving door? Joan Coogan, director of former Mayor Richard M. Daley’s Office of Intergovernmental Affairs (IGA) , took over... Read more »

Welcome! New board chair Peterson has $300 million hole to fill

Terry Peterson hasn’t even started his new job as chairman of the CTA board, and already he may be facing his biggest challenge. As he told a City Council committee yesterday, the CTA is facing a $300 million budget gap for next year. The CTA will release its busget at next Wednesday’s board meeting. Peterson... Read more »

Peterson tapped as CTA chair as Daley keeps shuffling the deck

Mayor Daley showed he likes to recycle leaders he can trust in high-level jobs by naming Terry Peterson, his former chief of the Chicago Housing Authority, as the next chairman of the CTA board. CTA board members first must elect him as a director; then they can vote him into the chairman spot. Peterson currently... Read more »