Illinois Times has an article about a private reception for former Governor George Ryan’s 2020 book about his conversion to a death penalty opponent.
This sentence brought back a memory:
Ryan’s death row decision came as federal prosecutors were building their case against him and 78 other state officials.
I was in the northeast corner of back office of the Governor’s second floor complex when i heard a news flash from WBBM-Radio.
It said that the U.S. Attorney’s Office was expected to indict Ryan.
Maybe it was a coincidence, but Ryan made his announcement the next day.