FORMER ILLINOIS GOVERNOR, GEORGE RYAN, GUILTY OF RACKETEERING
Messed up politics back in my home state. Former governor, George Ryan, was found "guilty of racketeering conspiracy, fraud, cheating on his taxes and lying to FBI agents."
I worked in Springfield, the capital of Illinois, my first two years after college. At the time, George Ryan was Secretary of State, but I never really interacted with his office which didn't have the best reputation even back then.
Anyway, it's a sad day for Republicans in Illinois, but great news on a corrupt politician getting nailed.