On the Record: Gov. George Ryan Commutation

December 5, 2008

As the debate heats up on whether or not to commute former IL Governor George Ryan's prison sentence, we thought this would be a good place to present our local leaders' views on the subject.‚  We know that our biggest IL politician is staying neutral, but others have crossed party lines to give their opinion. Check back as we are updating with new entries daily. And if you have an opinion, call-in to Eight Forty-Eight this morning and participate in their listener call-in segment. U.S. Senator Dick Durbin: Dick Durbin Dupage County State's Attorney Joe Birkett: Joe Birkett Former IL Governor (and George Ryan lawyer) Jim Thompson: Jim Thompson IL Attorney General Lisa Madigan: Lisa Madigan U.S. Congressman (10th) Mark Kirk: Mark Kirk