Ryan to start newspaper

HOMER GLEN, Ill., Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Jack Ryan, who quit his U.S. senate bid in Illinois after embarrassing revelations about his divorce, plans to start a newspaper in the town of Homer Glen.

Tom Clancy game heads for big screen

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Paramount has acquired film rights to Tom Clancy's videogame "Splinter Cell," Daily Variety reported Friday.

Keyes: Win or lose, I'll stay in Illinois

CHICAGO, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Republican Senate hopeful Alan Keyes vowed to stay in Illinois regardless of the outcome of his contest with Democratic favorite Barack Obama.

Obama, Keyes face-off in first debate

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Democrat Barack Obama leads Republican Senate hopeful Alan Keyes by 45 points going into their first debate at the Old State Capitol in Springfield, Ill.

Illinois GOP leader stepping down

NEW YORK, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Illinois Treasurer Judy Baar Topinka says she will not reconsider plans to step down as state Republican Party chairman after the November elections.

Keyes: tax exemption for slave descendents

WASHINGTON, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- Illinois' Republican Senate hopeful Alan Keyes has called for all U.S. descendents of African slaves to be exempt from federal taxes.

Jackson: Bush should campaign for Keyes

CHICAGO, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Rev. Jesse Jackson says President Bush should actively campaign for Illinois U.S. Senate candidate Alan Keyes because Keyes represents the Republican Party.

Poll: Obama leads statewide in Illinois

CHICAGO, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- Democrat Barack Obama leads Republican candidate Alan Keyes in the first poll of their Illinois U.S. Senate race, WBBM-TV, Chicago, reports.

Illinois GOP taps Alan Keyes for Senate

CHICAGO, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Conservative radio commentator Alan Keyes reportedly will run for U.S. Senate in Illinois and kick off his campaign Sunday, Crains Chicago Business said.

Illinois GOP narrows Senate choices

CHICAGO, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Illinois Republicans have narrowed the GOP field of U.S. Senate candidates to a conservative radio commentator and a former Bush administration official.

Ryan withdraws from Ill. Senate race

CHICAGO, July 29 (UPI) -- Republican Jack Ryan has filed a withdrawal of candidacy form with the Illinois State Board of Elections officially ending his campaign for the U.S. Senate.

Analysis: Box-office blast

LOS ANGELES, July 27 (UPI) -- One year after Hollywood openly questioned the wisdom of relying too heavily on sequels, the U.S. box office is putting up record numbers thanks mostly to the p
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Ill. GOP chair wants Ryan's withdrawal

CHICAGO, July 20 (UPI) -- Illinois Republican Party head Judy Baar Topinka is urging Jack Ryan to withdraw as the party's nominee for U.S. Senate, as he said he would.

Report: Senate hopeful 'lewd and abusive'

CHICAGO, July 16 (UPI) -- A former deputy drug czar who resigned to seek a U.S. Senate nomination engaged in "lewd" behavior at an office party, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Ditka signs as Chicago sports analyst

CHICAGO, July 15 (UPI) -- Sports legend Mike Ditka may have declined to run for U.S. Senate, but he's joining a Chicago television station to analyze the 2004 Bears.
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Jack Ryan
U.S. Democratic Senate Candidate Barack Obama addresses the Rainbow Push annual convention ,Tuesday, June 29, 2004, in Chicago. Obama is running for Senate in Illinois, and his Republican opponent Jack Ryan recently withdrew from the race. (UPI Photo/Brian Kersey)

Jack Ryan (born October 6, 1959) is a Republican from the state of Illinois who was forced to withdraw from the 2004 United States Senate race due to an alleged sex scandal involving his relationship with his ex-wife, actress Jeri Ryan. His eventual replacement, Alan Keyes, would go on to lose the general election to State Senator and future President of the United States, Barack Obama.

Ryan spent his childhood in Wilmette, Illinois, with his five siblings, and attended New Trier High School. He graduated from high school in 1977 and went on to Dartmouth College, where he graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. He earned his MBA from Harvard Business School, and his JD from Harvard Law School. After this, he worked for Goldman Sachs as an investment banker and eventual partner, first in New York City, and then in the Chicago branch.

In 2000, after Goldman Sachs went public, Ryan's net worth was in the hundreds of millions. He retired from Goldman and taught part-time at an inner-city Chicago Catholic parochial school, Hales Franciscan High School. He later became a full-time teacher at the school. Currently, he is running a news media company, 22nd Century Media, which publishes six separate localized newspapers in the greater Chicago area.

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