License-selling scandal

George Ryan was Illinois' secretary of state when he held this news conference in the James R. Thompson Center in Chicago. Ryan alternated between defensiveness over the license-selling scandal rocking his office and anger at those he held responsible for spreading a "patchwork of lies" that he said was aimed at derailing his bid for governor.
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( Tribune photo by Jose M. Osorio / October 7, 1998 )

George Ryan was Illinois' secretary of state when he held this news conference in the James R. Thompson Center in Chicago. Ryan alternated between defensiveness over the license-selling scandal rocking his office and anger at those he held responsible for spreading a "patchwork of lies" that he said was aimed at derailing his bid for governor.

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