Illinois Budget 11.18.09
This week at the Statehouse:
RYAN PENSION: Former Gov. George Ryan deserves to keep part of his state pension despite a 2006 conviction on corruption charges, his attorney told the Illinois Supreme Court on Wednesday. "He and his wife have nothing left but his partial pension," Ryan's lawyer, ex-Gov. James Thompson, told the court. By Adriana Colindres of the State Capitol Bureau.
RYAN RELEASE? A short sidebar on former Gov. James Thompson saying he's still working on trying to get George Ryan released from federal prison early. By Adriana Colindres of the State Capitol Bureau.