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  • George Ryan's wife only has months to live, lawyers say

     
    Lawyers seeking to have former Gov. George Ryan released early from his 6 1/2-year prison sentence said Wednesday that his ailing wife has recently developed aggressive, incurable cancer and has only months to live. Ryan's wife, Lura Lynn, 76, was...
  • The Lura Lynn Ryan story is, I confess, thawing my heart

     
    In general, I'm fairly merciless in my outlook when it comes to prisoners and their pleas for special dispensations or lighter sentences due to family considerations. Nearly every con has family. Kids whose birthdays and graduations and weddings they'll...
  • Quinn said he asked cabinet to resign, but he hasn't

     
    From the Sunday print edition: By Monique Garcia, Tribune reporter Since winning election last month, Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn has said numerous times that he’s asked top cabinet members to submit their resignations so he can review their work to......
  • George Ryan's lawyers ask to toss conviction, free ex-governor

     
    Lura Lynn Ryan talks to reporters as she leaves the Dirksen U.S. Courthouse in Chicago today after attorneys for her husband, imprisoned former Gov. George Ryan, argued that the former governor should be released from prison. (Zbigniew Bzdak/Tribune)...
  • Quinn, Kirk should raise a glass to good fortune

     
    Sen.-elect Mark Kirk bought a beer Wednesday evening for his vanquished opponent, state Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias. But before Kirk leaves for Washington, he should also be sure to send a case of the finest spirits to the man who gave......
  • Illinois recall headed to approval

     
    Posted by Monique Garcia at 9:50 p.m. Illinois voters tonight are favoring giving themselves a limited ability to recall wayward governors should the state encounter another Rod Blagojevich or George Ryan in the coming decades. A recall referendum...
  • Joe Berrios thinks you're an idiot

     
    This ad from Democratic Cook County Assesor candidate Joe Berrios is insulting to the voter and assumes an utter lack of knowledge about the function of the office for which he is running. Under incumbent assessor (James) Houlihan, your home......
  • Quinn predicts victory in governor race

     
    Posted by Monique Garcia, Rick Pearson, David Heinzmann, Kristen Mack and David Kidwell at 6:30 p.m.; updated at 1:02 a.m. Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn predicted victory early Wednesday as he clung to a narrow lead in the contest for governor,......
  • Quinn, Brady lash out on ethics, taxes, education at governor debate

     
    Posted by Rick Pearson and David Heinzmann at 9:04 p.m. (for our earlier live blog, please click here.) Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican rival Bill Brady each warned that the other is unfit to lead a scandal-ridden Illinois on......
  • Meeks meets with gay rights groups over unfriendly remarks

     
    Posted by Kristen Mack and John Chase at 3:45 p.m. State Sen. James T. Meeks met with several members of Chicago’s gay community for more than two hours this week in an attempt to reach out to a voting bloc......
  • Must read: Rose on Berrios

     
    Below is an excerpt from Party loyalty? Matter of convenience for Berrios -- Lectures about crossing party line full of hypocrisy by Don Rose: Lectures about party loyalty are especially hypocritical coming from a guy like Berrios who twice jumped......