Ex-gov's wife released from hospital

January 27, 2011

Associated Press

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An attorney for imprisoned ex-Gov. George Ryan says Ryan's wife has been released from hospital three weeks after she was admitted and that she's now home.

Ryan's lawyer, former Gov. James Thompson, tells The Associated Press Lura Lynn Ryan was released from the Kankakee hospital Thursday afternoon.

Thompson says her release doesn't mean she's no longer considered terminally ill with cancer or that her condition has dramatically improved. He says it only suggests "there's nothing more they can do for her in the hospital."

Thompson says he hasn't heard from the Indiana prison where Ryan's imprisoned about a request to release him on an extended furlough to be with his ailing wife.

Ryan was permitted to visit her for two hours shortly after she entered the hospital.