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George Ryan Pardons

Welcome Home, Governor Ryan

David Protess | Posted 04.01.2013 | Chicago
David Protess

Many will say that George Ryan's legacy will be the stain of scandal. Count me among the many others who say otherwise. George Ryan is a good man, a profile in courage who saved countless innocent lives.

Pardon Doesn't Clear Convict's Record: Court

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Governors can issue pardons but they can't automatically clear a convict's criminal record, according to a new Illinois Supreme Court ruling. The rul...