>>US Supreme Court Declines George Ryan Appeal

(Washington, DC)  --  Former Illinois Governor George Ryan isn't going to be getting his day in front of the U.S. Supreme Court.  Justices denied a motion yesterday to hear his appeal of his 2005 conviction and prison sentence on racketeering and fraud charges.  Ryan had been trying to get the Supreme Court to hold hearings on the case for almost eight years, claiming jurors were given faulty instructions. 

He was released from prison last month and is now on home confinement in Kankakee.