Ex-Governor Ryan: "I Pray Every Day for the Willis Children"(Chicago, IL) -- Former Governor George Ryan is officially a free man today after completing probation and a previous five year prison sentence on corruption charges. He told the "Chicago Sun Times" that he prays every day for the Willis children. In 2008, the six kids died in a crash after their van ran over a piece of steel that fell from a truck, which caused the gas tank to explode and set the vehicle on fire. Later, an investigation uncovered that the driver of the truck had gained his driver's license at a Secretary of State facility through a rigged testing system. Ryan headed the Secretary of State's office at that time.
See other LocalNews news:Drew Baldridge Returns Home to Put on A Successful Show
High-Flying Action-Packed Moto X & Quad Races Brought to This Years' Marion County Fair
Monday Is Kids Day at the Marion County Fair
Marion County Gets New Fair Queen Monday Night
Verle Besant Named to Head 89th Annual Centralia Halloween Parade