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Quinn: Ryan Has Served His Time
(Chicago, IL) -- Governor Quinn says his predecessor George Ryan wrote a very sad chapter in Illinois' history when he got convicted of corruption six years ago. But, Quinn says justice has been served. Ryan has spent the past five years behind bars and was released to the care of a Chicago halfway house yesterday. Quinn says it's time to move the state forward now.
Corruption Likely To Overshadow Ryan Legacy
(Chicago, IL) -- Political experts say former Governor George Ryan's legacy will be smeared with corruption. Political Scientist Kent Redfield say Ryan has become a symbol of corruption in Illinois and will always be known as one of four Illinois governors who've served time in prison. He was locked up five years ago for crimes he committed while he was Secretary of State and while he was governor. Ryan was released to a halfway house in Chicago yesterday and was later allowed to go to his Kankakee home. That's where he will complete the final five months of his sentence.
Schock: New Gun Laws Won't Stop Shootings
(Springfield, IL) -- Congressman Aaron Schock says changing the nations guns laws is not the answer to reducing mass murders across the nation. He says mental illness is the root of the issue. Schock is working on legislation that seeks to help people get proper treatment for the illnesses. He says none of the proposals suggested by Vice President
Joe Biden would have eliminated the shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.
Police Find Over A Million Bucks During Traffic Stop
(Collinsville, IL) -- Illinois State Police recovered more than one-and-a-half million dollars during a traffic stop in Collinsville yesterday. A trooper pulled 62-year-old Carole Galvez over for improper lane usage but got suspicious during the stop and asked permission to search the vehicle. The trooper discovered 27-vacuum sealed bags filled with cash. Galvez was taken into custody and charged with money laundering. Police say that type of cash is usually associated with an illegal drug trafficking operation.
State Postpones Bond Auction
(Undated) -- Illinois officials take the rare step yesterday by postponing a bond auction just hours before its scheduled launch. The postponement comes as investors grow weary over Illinois' pension mess. The state planned to sell 500-million dollars in bonds for schools and road projects. But bond investors are worried the Illinois Legislature won't be able to fix its nearly 100-billion dollar pension shortfall.
IL Fifth In U.S. In Wind
(Undated) -- Illinois ranks fifth in the U.S. for new wind installations. That's according to the American Wind Energy Association which claims 2012 was a banner year for wind-powered energy across the nation. Last year Illinois installed nearly 500 wind turbines. Industry leaders think 2013 will be difficult because crucial federal tax credits are due to expire.
A-G Office Orders President Removed
(Undated) -- The state's Attorney General's office is ordering the immediate removal of an elementary school board president. The A-G's office said Harvey board president Janet Rogers needs to removed in light of her recent violation of state law. Authorities say Rogers served as a board member despite her status as a convicted felon.
New Video Board Coming To U-I Stadium
(Champaign, IL) -- Memorial Stadium in Champaign will get a new look. The University of Illinois plans to install a new high definition video board in its south end zone. When installed in time for the start of the season, the gigantic video board will measure 36-feet-by-96-feet, more than four-times its current video system.
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