George Ryan is back at his family home in Kankakee where he'll be under home confinement. The former Illinois governor was released from an Indiana prison Wednesday after serving more than five years for corruption.
Former Illinois Governor George Ryan could get out of federal prison early on a work release program. His lawyer, former Illinois Governor Jim Thompson, says he’ll still appeal Ryan’s corruption convictions.
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.
Defense lawyer Albert Alschuler said the high court asked the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago to reconsider Ryan's appeal. The high court found the appellate judges erred by not considering aspects of the appeal on their merits.
Former governor Rod Blagojevich made his last public speech Wednesday before heading off to federal prison. He may want to change his tune if he’s looking to get out of prison before his 14 year sentence is completed. That’s according to P.S. Ruckman, a Rock Valley College political science professor and expert on presidential pardons.