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Lura Lynn Ryan

Lura Lynn Ryan

Lura Lynn Ryan Laid To Rest At Private Ceremony

Lura Lynn Ryan, the wife of imprisoned former Gov. George Ryan was buried on Tuesday at a private service and Ryan’s lawyer said the former governor was not there.

CBS Chicago–06/29/2011

Lura Lynn Ryan

Former Gov. George Ryan Was With Wife When She Died

Imprisoned former Gov. George Ryan got to spend a few hours with his wife before she lost her battle with lung cancer Monday night.

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)

Ryan Waiting For Hearing On Latest Bid To Go Free

Lawyers for former Governor George Ryan say they are waiting for a federal appeals court to set a date for arguments in their latest attempt to get Ryan freed from prison.

CBS Chicago–04/13/2011

Janet Willis

Deadly Tragedy Spurs Janet Willis To Write Book On Heaven

Six of her children were killed in fiery highway crash; a crash that led to a huge political corruption scandal and, ultimately, the conviction of former Gov. George Ryan. Now, Janet Willis is sharing some of her most personal thoughts.

CBS 2–03/04/2011

Lura Lynn Ryan

UPDATED: Lura Lynn Ryan Back At Home

Former Gov. George Ryan’s wife Lura Lynn Ryan has been released from the hospital, a few weeks after the former governor’s attorneys said doctors had given her only a few weeks to live.

01/27/2011

Lura Lynn Ryan

Ryan Asks For 2nd Furlough; Wife Refusing Pain Meds

An attorney for former Gov. George Ryan says Lura Lynn Ryan is refusing pain medication and is still hospitalized with cancer.

WBBM Newsradio–01/26/2011

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)

Ryan’s Attorneys To Appeal To Obama

Attorneys for former Gov. George Ryan are taking their case directly to the White House, after a federal appeals panel refused to let Ryan out of prison to spend time with his dying wife.

CBS Chicago–01/11/2011

George Ryan

Appeals Court: No Bail For George Ryan

Judges say Ryan’s attorneys can still ask federal prison officials to allow the ex-governor to make an extended visit to his terminally ill wife.

01/10/2011

George Ryan

Ryan Visited Wife In Intensive Care

Former Gov. George Ryan already got to visit his ailing wife earlier this week, and should now be kept in prison, federal prosecutors say.

CBS Chicago–01/07/2011

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)

Ryan Awaits Answer On Possible Release

Former Gov. George Ryan should find out later today if he will be granted a temporary release from prison.

CBS Chicago–01/07/2011

Lura Lynn Ryan

Wait Continues For Ryan’s Request To Visit Dying Wife

One day after his wife was hospitalized in intensive care for a severe infection, former Gov. George Ryan was still waiting to hear if he can leave prison temporarily to be at her side.

CBS Chicago–01/06/2011

Lura Lynn Ryan

George Ryan’s Wife Hospitalized In Intensive Care

An attorney for imprisoned former Illinois Gov. George Ryan says his wife, Lura Lynn Ryan, is hospitalized in intensive care, and doctors say she may have only hours to live.

01/05/2011

Scott And Janet Willis

Sympathy For Lura Lynn, But Ryan “Needs To Do His Time”

The lawyer who won a $100 million settlement in the deaths of 6 children of the Rev. Scott and Janet Willis says he’s sympathetic, but agrees with the judge that former Gov. George Ryan should stay in jail.

WBBM Newsradio–12/22/2010

Lura Lynn Ryan

Lura Lynn Ryan On Judge’s Ruling & Her Beloved Husband

Lura Lynn Ryan is dealing with the news that her husband, George Ryan, will not be getting out of prison anytime soon. CBS 2’s Bill Kurtis sat down with her shortly after the ruling was handed down.

CBS 2–12/21/2010

Walter Jacobson

Walter’s Perspective: George Ryan’s Prison Sentence

George Ryan won’t be getting out of prison anytime soon. While there’s much sympathy for his critically ill wife, there’s another side of the story. Here’s Walter Jacobson’s Perspective.

CBS 2–12/21/2010

George Homer Ryan Jr.

Ryan’s Family Calls Ruling A ‘Cold, Heartless Decision’

The family of former governor George Ryan says they’re stunned by what they call a “cold, heartless decision.” CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.

CBS 2–12/21/2010

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)

Judge Rules Ryan Will Stay In Prison

A judge has ruled that former Gov. George Ryan will stay in prison, denying a request by his attorneys that he be allowed to go home to be with his ailing wife.

CBS Chicago–12/21/2010

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)

Release Ryan To Be With Ailing Wife?

A new push is underway to get former Gov. George Ryan out of prison, as his wife now might only have months to live.

CBS Chicago–12/16/2010

Lura Lynn Ryan

Attorneys: George Ryan’s Wife Has 3-6 Months To Live

Attorneys for convicted former governor George Ryan have made another appeal to have him released from prison on bail, saying doctors have told them his wife might have as little as three months to live.

CBS Chicago–12/15/2010

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)

Attorneys Ask For George Ryan’s Release Pending Appeal

A federal judge says she’ll rule soon on a motion by imprisoned former Illinois Gov. George Ryan to throw out some of his corruption convictions based on a U.S. Supreme Court decision curtailing the use of an anti-fraud law.

CBS Chicago–11/22/2010