Homer Ryan, son of jailed former Illinois Gov. George Ryan, is comforted by his wife, Amy, as he speaks to reporters about a judge's denial of his father's bid for early release to be with his dying wife. (Associated Press)

Homer Ryan, son of jailed former Illinois Gov. George Ryan, is comforted by his wife, Amy, as he speaks to reporters about a judge's denial of his father's bid for early release to be with his dying wife. (Associated Press)