appeals court http://northernpublicradio.org en Ex-Dixon Comptroller's 20-Year Sentence Upheld http://northernpublicradio.org/post/ex-dixon-comptrollers-20-year-sentence-upheld <p>Bad news for former Dixon Comptroller Rita Crundwell today: a federal appeals court upheld her nearly 20-year prison sentence.</p><p> Sat, 16 Nov 2013 00:12:59 +0000 Susan Stephens 39155 at http://northernpublicradio.org Ex-Dixon Comptroller's 20-Year Sentence Upheld Ex.-Gov. Ryan may get a new trial http://northernpublicradio.org/post/ex-gov-ryan-may-get-new-trial <p>Attorneys for imprisoned former Illinois Gov. George Ryan say a U.S. Supreme Court decision today could eventually lead to a new trial for their client.</p><p>Defense lawyer Albert Alschuler said the high court asked the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago to reconsider Ryan&#39;s appeal. The high court found the appellate judges erred by not considering aspects of the appeal on their merits.</p><p> Mon, 30 Apr 2012 15:12:27 +0000 Victor Yehling 10917 at http://northernpublicradio.org Ex.-Gov. Ryan may get a new trial