Appeals court denies hearing on Ryan appeal

Published: Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012 5:30 a.m.CDT

CHICAGO – A federal appeals court in Chicago has refused a request by imprisoned former Ill. Gov. George Ryan that all the court’s judges rehear his appeal seeking an earlier release from prison.

A three-sentence statement Monday from the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals says the request is denied. It offers no explanation.

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