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Ex-U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald to monitor Corinthian Colleges shutdown

Ex-U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald to monitor Corinthian Colleges shutdown

WASHINGTON, July 18 (UPI) --Patrick Fitzgerald, who as a U.S. prosecutor investigated the leak of Valerie Plame's CIA cover, was named Friday to monitor the closing of Corinthian Colleges.
Frances Burns

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, Jan. 31, 2014.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014.
By United Press International

Patrick Quinn, Illinois appeals judge, found dead in chambers

CHICAGO, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Patrick J. Quinn, an Illinois prosecutor turned appeals court judge, was found dead in his Chicago chambers, officials said. He was 60.
Prosecutors seek at least 28 years for Kwame Kilpatrick

Prosecutors seek at least 28 years for Kwame Kilpatrick

DETROIT, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- Federal prosecutors, saying former Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick's corruption cost Detroit millions of dollars, Thursday asked for a sentence of 28 years or more.
The Issue: Political corruption

The Issue: Political corruption

Illinois has a long tradition of sending politicians to prison -- congressmen, governors, local politicians, Republicans, Democrats -- it's all good.
MARCELLA KREITER, United Press International
Former Ill. governor released after serving prison time for corruption

Former Ill. governor released after serving prison time for corruption

KANKAKEE, Ill., July 3 (UPI) -- Former Illinois Gov. George Ryan is a free man after serving five years in prison for racketeering and fraud, officials said Wednesday.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, April 17, 2013.
By United Press International

Court rejects ex-Gov. Ryan case

WASHINGTON, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday refused to review a conviction of former Illinois Gov. George Ryan, who is serving a 6 1/2-year federal prison term.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013.
By United Press International
Former Ill. governor released from prison

Former Ill. governor released from prison

CHICAGO, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Former Illinois Gov. George Ryan was freed from a federal prison in Indiana Wednesday and will serve the rest of his sentence under house arrest at his home.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, Jan. 11, 2013.
By United Press International

Pink slime makers to file defamation suit

DAKOTA DUNES, S.D., Sept. 13 (UPI) -- The South Dakota company responsible for making so-called "pink slime" said it will file a defamation lawsuit against an unnamed defendant for loss of sales.

Settlement in wrongful confession case

CHICAGO, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- Chicago should pay a $950,000 settlement to a man who says police tortured him into confessing to rape in 1951, the board of aldermen says.
Former Illinois Gov. Ryan's appeal denied

Former Illinois Gov. Ryan's appeal denied

CHICAGO, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- Former Illinois Gov. George Ryan's latest request to overturn his conviction was again denied Monday by a federal appeals court in Chicago.
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Larry Warner, co-defendant in the federal corruption trial of Former Illinois Gov. George Ryan, arrives in court, Sept. 28, 2005, in Chicago. Opening arguments for Ryan and Warner's trial began Wednesday. (UPI Photo/Brian Kersey)
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George Homer Ryan (born February 24, 1934, in Maquoketa, Iowa) was the 39th Governor of the U.S. state of Illinois from 1999 until 2003. He is a member of the Republican Party. Ryan became nationally known when he "raised the national debate on capital punishment" by issuing a moratorium on executions in 2000. He is currently serving a prison sentence and is the first of two consecutive Illinois governors to be convicted on federal corruption charges.

Ryan grew up in Kankakee County, Illinois. After serving in the U.S. Army in Korea, he worked for his father's two drugstores. He attended Ferris State College of Pharmacy (now Ferris State University) in Big Rapids, Michigan. Eventually, he built his father's pair of pharmacies into a successful family-run chain (profiting from lucrative government-contract business selling prescription drugs to nursing homes) which was sold in 1990.

Ryan married his high school sweetheart, Lura Lynn Ryan (née Lowe), on June 10, 1956, and they have five daughters (including a set of triplets) – Julie, Joanne, Jeanette, Lynda and Nancy – and one son, "Homer" (George Homer Ryan, Jr.) Ryan's brother Thomas "Tom" Ryan has also been a significant political figure in Kankakee County. In addition, Ryan's sister Kathleen Dean's former son-in-law Bruce Clark, is Kankakee County Clerk.

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