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Scott Olson/Getty Images Chicago staged a mock terror drill Thursday, with thousands of downtown office workers filing out of office buildings in response to a simulated attack. Ex-Illinois Governor George Ryan must have hoped that this week’s events were all part of a staged play, too. He was sentenced Wednesday to six years in jail ...

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Chicago staged a mock terror drill Thursday, with thousands of downtown office workers filing out of office buildings in response to a simulated attack. Ex-Illinois Governor George Ryan must have hoped that this week's events were all part of a staged play, too. He was sentenced Wednesday to six years in jail for racketeering and fraud.


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Chicago staged a mock terror drill Thursday, with thousands of downtown office workers filing out of office buildings in response to a simulated attack. Ex-Illinois Governor George Ryan must have hoped that this week’s events were all part of a staged play, too. He was sentenced Wednesday to six years in jail for racketeering and fraud.

Carolyn O'Hara is a senior editor at Foreign Policy.

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