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Report: Former Illinois Governor Ryan to be released from prison

Multiple published reports say former Illinois Governor George Ryan will be released from a federal prison in Terre Haute, Indiana next week.

The Sun Times and The Daily Herald cite sources that confirm Ryan will head to a Chicago halfway house on January 30.

Ryan, 78,  has served five years in prison on corruption charges.  His official release date is July 4, 2013.  The Federal Bureau of Prisons is not commenting on the reports or confirming the upcoming release.

The Salvation Army halfway house in Chicago’s Greektown neighborhood is the same facility that housed Ryan’s former Chief of Staff Scott Fawell in 2008 and other convicted politicians, including former Cicero Town President Betty Loren-Maltese and former Chicago Alderman Edward Vrdolyak.

Ryan will be required to find a job while he stays at the halfway house and transitions back into freedom.  He will be required to return to facility by 7 pm every night.

Ryan was convicted on federal corruption charges in 2006 and sentenced to six and a half years in prison.

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11 Comments to “Report: Former Illinois Governor Ryan to be released from prison”

    Hector said:
    January 21, 2013 at 10:14 AM

    Bullshit, he should be lock up for life for killing those people! Blago tried to sell a seat which he didn't!!! Get 14 years!!! Blago 4 president!!!!

      Jack said:
      January 21, 2013 at 1:00 PM

      agree 100%

    don wayton said:
    January 21, 2013 at 12:58 PM

    This thug should pay what he sentenced for ! Does anyone remember those 5 kids that burned in front of their parents?

    Tired of Morons said:
    January 21, 2013 at 1:26 PM

    I hate his ass but a part falling off of a truck is poor maintenance not the drivers. Either way Ryan cannot die too soon for my blood. Hope they make him work at McDonalds.

      Pal said:
      January 21, 2013 at 4:36 PM

      Keeping parts from falling off your truck is part of getting a CDL. You're responsible for checking your truck!

    Mary Ann said:
    January 21, 2013 at 2:12 PM

    Maybe he can be employed by the State of Illlinois and scrub their floors and make his way up again to Govenor.

    Pal said:
    January 21, 2013 at 4:36 PM

    Illinois would elect him again.

    Sam said:
    January 21, 2013 at 6:08 PM

    He won't have to get a job. As a former resident of the halfway house at 105 S. Ashland I know that he's retired and therefor will not have to get a job. He has an income.

    trent said:
    January 21, 2013 at 6:42 PM

    Typical for his kind.Greed is in his heritage.

    Marti Korpi said:
    January 21, 2013 at 8:54 PM

    didn't they take his retirement away?

    Dave jones said:
    January 22, 2013 at 7:47 AM

    Ryan should be force to rot in a very dark place where they throw away the key. He is worse than a crook- he has dead kids on his conscience… But that won't matter to him… And he'll probably get some speaking engagements or talk shows- we live in a very sick city and state!! That manis wasting precious air and resources others should have.

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