Obama taps former Riverdale mayor for position

March 27, 2009 4:59:24 PM PDT
President Obama is ready to tap another person from Illinois to head a federal agency.Joseph Szabo, the former mayor of Riverdale, has been nominated to head the Federal Railroad Administration.

Szabo served as mayor of Riverdale from 1997 until 2000. He is the Illinois director of the United Transportation Union, which has about 125,000 members.

Szabo's appointment will have to be confirmed by the Senate.