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Ex-Ill. governor released from jail

CHICAGO — Former governor George Ryan of Illinois was back at his longtime home on Wednesday following his pre-dawn release from a federal prison after serving more than five years for corruption.

He first reported to a halfway house in Chicago but in a development that took observers by surprise was allowed to go to his spacious home in Kankakee. He will be under home confinement for at least several weeks, his lawyer, Jim Thompson, said.

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