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Former Illinois Gov. Jim Thompson, attorney for former Illinois Gov. George Ryan, speaks to the media after accompanying Ryan to a halfway house Wednesday, Jan. 30, in Chicago, after Ryan served more than five years in federal prison on corruption charges. The 78-year-old Ryan began serving his 6 1/2-year sentence in November 2007 in Oxford, Wis., and was released from another in Terra Haute, Ind. to enter the halfway house under a work-release program. AP Photo

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