Former Gov. George Ryan’s longshot — and likely last — chance to get out of prison early was denied Monday by an appellate court in Chicago. Lawyers for Ryan, who is nearing the end of his 6 1/2-year prison sentence for corruption, had argued last month that prosecutors had failed to prove he took bribes.
But in a 16-page ruling issued Monday, the Seventh U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals disagreed, denying the 78-year-old Republican’s appeal.