Gov. Quinn's CTA board appointee Frank Zuccarelli resigns after 1 week on job

August 13, 2013 2:41:02 PM PDT
Less than one week after being appointed to the CTA board, south suburban politician Frank Zuccarelli has resigned.

Zuccarelli was named to the board by Governor Pat Quinn.

That drew fire from Bill Daley, a democratic challenger in the race for governor.

He called the appointment political cronyism and said Zuccarelli was a double-dipper because he already holds his supervisor post in Thornton Township.

In a statement issued Tuesday afternoon, Gov. Quinn said: "I felt he would have brought an important perspective to the CTA Board, which has all too often left this region behind when it came to important transportation access issues. I accept Frank's decision and will soon announce his replacement."