- Ex-Gov. Ryan speaks at Chicago Mandela tribute Updated: Dec-15-13 10:02 pm
- Former Gov. Ryan to speak at Mandela memorial Updated: Dec-13-13 9:35 pm
CHICAGO - In one of his first public appearances since being released from prison this year, former Illinois Gov. George Ryan told attendees at a memorial service Sunday that Nelson Mandela played a role in his 2003 decision to empty death row.