George Ryan

CHICAGO - APRIL 17:  Former Illinois Governor George Ryan speaks to the news media at the federal courthouse following a verdict of guilty on all counts in his corruption trial April 17, 2006 in Chicago, Illinois. This new jury deliberated for ten days before handing down the verdict. Two previous jurors were removed from the trial during the deliberation process for lying on their jury applications causing deliberations to start over.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Ex-Ill. Gov. Ryan Faces Changed World after Prison

Illinois Gov. George Ryan steps out of prison on Wednesday after serving five-plus years.

01/29/2013

CHICAGO - APRIL 17:  Former Illinois Governor George Ryan dodges cameras as he leaves federal court April 17, 2006 in Chicago, Illinois. Ryan was found guilty in his corruption trial after ten days of deliberations.  (Getty/Tim Boyle)

Appeals Court Denies Rehearing on Ryan Appeal

A federal appeals court in Chicago has refused a request by imprisoned former Gov. George Ryan that all the court’s judges rehear his appeal seeking an earlier release from prison.

09/24/2012

George Ryan

Federal Appeals Court Denies Ryan’s Appeal

A ruling in his favor could have led to Ryan’s release from an Indiana prison. It was widely seen as his last chance to get out of prison early.

08/06/2012

George Ryan

Ray of Hope for Imprisoned Ex-Gov. Ryan’s Appeal

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ordered a lower court to again look at former Illinois Gov. George Ryan’s bid to overturn his corruption convictions

04/30/2012

CHICAGO - APRIL 17:  Former Illinois Governor George Ryan dodges cameras as he leaves federal court April 17, 2006 in Chicago, Illinois. Ryan was found guilty in his corruption trial after ten days of deliberations.  (Getty/Tim Boyle)

Court Sends Back Former Illinois Gov. Ryan’s Appeal

George Ryan has served more than three years of his 6 1/2-year sentence.

04/30/2012

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Former Illinois First Lady Dies while Husband in Jail

Lura Lynn Ryan, the former Illinois first lady who spent the waning years of her life seeking freedom for her imprisoned husband, has died after a long bout with cancer.

06/28/2011

Prison

Study: Wrongful Convictions Have Cost Illinois Taxpayers $214M

Groups predict the cost of wrongful convictions will rise because 16 civil lawsuits filed by exonerated individuals still need to be settled or go to trial.

06/20/2011

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn

Illinois Governor Quinn Still Mulling Death Penalty Decision

On the governor’s desk sits legislation to repeal capital punishment, passed by the General Assembly in January.

03/04/2011

Jailed former Ill. governor visits gravely ill wife

CHICAGO (AP) — Former Illinois Gov. George Ryan was quietly let out of prison this week and spent two hours visiting his gravely ill wife, federal prosecutors revealed in a court filing Friday.

01/07/2011

Ex Gov. Ryan to remain in federal prison

CHICAGO (AP) —  A federal judge has ruled that former Illinois Gov. George Ryan must remain in prison. 

12/21/2010

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