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Former Illinois Governor A Free Man After 5 Years In Prison

AP | Posted 09.02.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Former Illinois Gov. George Ryan is officially a free man. The 79-year-old spent more than five years in prison for corruption, and i...

Supreme Court Denies Ex-Illinois Governor's Appeal

Posted 02.19.2013 | Chicago

Feb 19 (Reuters) - The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to hear former Illinois Governor George Ryan's appeal of his conviction and 6 1/2-year pri...

George Ryan Out Of Prison, Moved To Kankakee Home

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 04.01.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Former Illinois Gov. George Ryan was released from prison before dawn Wednesday, stopping only briefly at a halfway house before he wa...

Ex-Gov. George Ryan Heads To Halfway House

Posted 01.29.2013 | Chicago

Ex-Illinois Gov. George Ryan is halfway home. Ryan is nearing the end of his six-and-a-half year sentence after serving out the majority in a fede...

Good News For George Ryan

AP | Posted 08.08.2012 | Chicago

KANKAKEE, Ill. -- Former Illinois Gov. George Ryan has qualified for a work release program that will allow him to leave prison five months before his...

Private Funeral Held For Wife Of Imprisoned Former Governor

AP | KAREN HAWKINS | Posted 08.30.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Private funeral services were held Wednesday for former Illinois first lady Lura Lynn Ryan, but her imprisoned husband did not attend,...

George Ryan Denied Bail: Former Illinois Governor Must Stay In Prison

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — A federal appeals court in Chicago has denied imprisoned former Illinois Gov. George Ryan's request to be freed on bail so he can spen...

George Ryan Asks To Visit Gravely Ill Wife, Lura Lynn

AP | KAREN HAWKINS and MICHAEL TARM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

KANKAKEE, Ill. — While former Illinois Gov. George Ryan and his family await word on whether he might be released from prison to visit his grave...

Ryan To Stay In Jail, Despite Wife's Illness

AP | KAREN HAWKINS and TAMMY WEBBER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

KANKAKEE, Ill. — Former Illinois Gov. George Ryan's family, gathered around his cancer-stricken wife Lura Lynn, had high hopes early Tuesday whe...

George Ryan, Convicted Ex-Governor, Must Forfeit Entire Pension, Supreme Court Says

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Illinois pension system may be tens of billions in the red, but as of Friday it has one fewer check to write: convicted ex-Governor George Ryan wo...