News

George Ryan Finishes Supervision

George Ryan Finishes Supervision

Photo: Associated Press

Former Illinois Gov. George Ryan has finished a year of supervision following his release from home confinement last summer after a prison sentence for corruption convictions.

Ryan was released from prison in January 2013 and was confined at home until last July. At the time his lawyer and friend former Gov. Jim Thompson said Ryan was subject to another year of supervision and some travel restrictions. That ends this week.

Ryan spoke to the Chicago Sun-Times, offering some details of his time in prison and since being released. He says some prison guards “made things a little rough” because they were not happy with his decision as governor to put a moratorium on the death penalty.

Recent Headlines

in Election 2014, Local

Rauner: Ethics Problems Are Quinn’s, Not Mine

Fresh
Bruce Rauner (R), Pat Quinn

Rauner's firm owned a company which settled fraud charges with Georgia

in Local

CO Detectors Are Not Required in Schools

Fresh
carbon_monoxide

After North Mac, expect legislation

in Local

Girl, 3, Safe after Abduction

police_lights

Mom, who has neither custody nor visitation rights, is jailed

in Local

Meat “Harvest” Facility, Market Denied Zoning Variance

municipalcenter

Springfield Planning and Planning Commission turns back request on a 4-3 vote

in Election 2014, Local

GOP Appeal Seeks to Knock Libertarian off Ballot

ballot

A Sangamon County judge is considering an appeal by Republican attorneys to remove a Libertarian candidate for Illinois governor from the November ballot.