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George Ryan

Former Gov. Ryan Loses Latest Bid For Early Release

A federal appeals court dealt another legal defeat to former Gov. George Ryan on Monday, denying his latest bid to get out of prison early.

08/06/2012

(Credit: Bally Total Fitness)

Lawsuit: Bally Gym Members Were Locked Out After LA Fitness Takeover

The recent takeover of Bally Total Fitness in Chicago by LA Fitness is now a federal case.

CBS Chicago–01/09/2012

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)

Panel Rejects Former Gov. Ryan’s Latest Appeal

An appeals panel has turned down former Gov. George Ryan’s bid to have his conviction overturned, just nine days after he lost his wife to lung cancer.

CBS Chicago–07/06/2011

Sen. Mark Kirk, Rep. Mike Quigley

Lawmakers: Give New Teeth To Honest Services Law

Two federal lawmakers from Illinois have mounted an effort to get tougher on public corruption, by giving new tools to prosecutors.

CBS Chicago–05/09/2011