Illinois Budget 11.18.09

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald

This week at the Statehouse:

For Wednesday:

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.

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/midwest/illinois/x1682928911/High-court-hears-Ryans-case-for-restoring-partial-pension

With:

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.

http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/regional_news/midwest/illinois/x1945258215/Thompson-Ryan-still-hopes-for-clemency