February 7, 2008
ROBERT M. BONO, ) Appeal from the Circuit Court
) of Cook County, Illinois.
v. ) No. 06 CH 05109
CHICAGO TRANSIT AUTHORITY, a Municipal ) Honorable Peter Flynn,
Corporation, THE CHICAGO TRANSIT BOARD, ) Judge Presiding.
and CAROLE L. BROWN, Chicago Transit Board )
(John Plante, Carlos Campos, Hugh Muller, )
Kathleen Herrmann, Michael Bobko, and Roxanne )
JUSTICE MURPHY delivered the opinion of the court:
Petitioner, Robert M. Bono, was discharged from his position as a supervisor with
respondent, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), on September 16, 2005, for misconduct regarding
improper personal use of the telephone for a call he made to a customer while working.
Petitioner requested a “for cause” hearing before respondent Chicago Transit Board (Board)
pursuant to section 28 of the Metropolitan Transit Authority Act (Act) (70 ILCS 3605/28 (West
2004)). Following a full hearing on the matter, respondent chairperson of the Board, Carole L.