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And Now We Wait

By Amy Hart in News on Mar 11, 2006 12:06AM

2006_03_trialbyjury.jpgThe George Ryan trial will soon be over. Closing statements are finished, and the case now lies in the hands of the jury. Oh to be a fly on the wall in the jury room!

The prosecution said Ryan and his friends and family enjoyed "12 years of Christmas" after basically putting a "for sale" sign on his office. They also contend he is guilty of "breach of public trust" for covering up corruption when he should have been investigating it. The defense countered by saying Ryan has gone through "7 years of hell" due to the relentlessness of federal investigators, and that while Ryan may not have used good judgment, he did not commit any crimes.

Republican gubernatorial candidates Bill Brady and Jim Oberweis have a feeling that Ryan will be found guilty, but Eric Zorn thinks the jury will most likely go along with the defense.

So now we wait to see if Ryan will be Ozing it up in prison or going back home to his loyal wife Lura Lynn. Do you hate waiting as much as we do?