A federal appeals court has ruled in the case of former Illinois Governor George Ryan. It refused a request that all the court's judges rehear his appeal seeking an early release from prison.
Former Illinois Governor George Ryan could get out of federal prison early on a work release program. His lawyer, former Illinois Governor Jim Thompson, says he’ll still appeal Ryan’s corruption convictions.
Governor Pat Quinn says imprisoned former Governor George Ryan should serve out the rest of his prison sentence. A federal court has denied an appeal filed by Ryan.