Kankakee http://wuis.org en George Ryan: "Freedom's A Great Thing" http://wuis.org/post/george-ryan-freedoms-great-thing <p>A cheerful, joking George Ryan has spoken outside his home after the former Illinois governor was released from home confinement. &nbsp;<br>&nbsp;Ryan spoke Wednesday afternoon in Kankakee, saying he felt good, physically and mentally. &nbsp;<br>&nbsp;Wednesday ended more than five years in federal custody for corruption. In January, he was released from an Indiana prison and moved to confinement at his home. &nbsp;<br>&nbsp;Ryan says he feels ``wonderful'' and that ``freedom's a great thing.'' &nbsp;<br>&nbsp;Ryan says he's writing a book but didn't elaborate. &nbsp; Wed, 03 Jul 2013 14:17:00 +0000 Associated Press 5177 at http://wuis.org George Ryan: "Freedom's A Great Thing"