Gov. George Ryan

Scott Fawell, former chief of staff for convicted Gov. George Ryan, discusses his time in prison on the day Ryan's successor, convicted Gov. Rod Blagojevich reported to prison. (Credit: CBS)

Former George Ryan Aide Wants To Have Lunch With Ex-Gov

As he prepares to leave prison tomorrow for a Chicago halfway house, former Governor George Ryan is getting some unsolicited advice from a man who was once one of his top advisers.


Illinois State Capitol

Report: Downstate Lawmaker Seeking To Reinstate Death Penalty

A downstate lawmaker plans to introduce a bill to reinstate the death penalty in Illinois.

CBS Chicago–09/07/2012

George Ryan

Gov. Ryan Qualifies For Early Work Release

Imprisoned former Gov. George Ryan will be released from prison five months early, having qualified for work release.

CBS Chicago–08/08/2012

Rod Blagojevich (CBS)

Ex-Cons To Blago: ‘It Doesn’t Hit Until First Strip Search’

Ex-convict Scott Fawell is offering some advice as Rod Blagojevich prepares to head to federal prison.

CBS Chicago–06/28/2011

Former Illinois Governor George Ryan speaks to the news media at the federal courthouse following a verdict of guilty on all counts in his corruption trial April 17, 2006  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Report: Ryan Didn’t Fully Understand Pardons

Recently-released tapes indicate that now-imprisoned former Gov. George didn’t fully understand the pardon process.

CBS Chicago–03/28/2011