Ryan was sent to a halfway house early Wednesday morning, the Chicago Tribune reports.
Updated at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 30. Just hours after his release from prison, former Gov. George Ryan, 79, was released from a halfway house and sent to his home in Kankakee, the Chicago Tribune reports. Ryan is under house arrest but reportedly will not have to wear an electric monitor. He was allowed to bypass the halfway house due to his age, according to his attorney, former Gov. Jim Thompson. Original story: Written by Morgan Delack Illinois residents can no longer say there are two former governors in prison. George Ryan arrived at a halfway house on Chicago’s west side early Wednesday morning after being released from an Indiana federal prison, the Chicago Tribune reports. WMAQ-TV reports Ryan was silent and dressed in a suit and tie as …
Blago's sentence will put him on ice. How did Illinois voters elect him twice?
- Jim Pokin
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Two of Illinois' last three governors have been sentenced on federal corruption charges. George Ryan was convicted in 2006 on charges of racketeering and fraud during his time as Illinois governor and secretary of state, receiving money and vacations in exchange for offers of state business and political favors. He was sentenced to more than six years. Rod Blagojevich was convicted in June on a variety of counts, including attempted extortion and soliciting bribes, notably a plan to sell an appointment to the U.S. Senate, following Barack Obama's election as president. He was sentenced today, Dec. 7, to 14 years. So what do you think? Is Illinois political "culture of corruption" finally going to change? Take our Patch poll and feel free …