Nobody covered George Ryan more aggressively and accurately over the years than NBC-5's Phil Rogers.
Lots of journalists uncovered new information in the George Ryan corruption saga over the years, but nobody was more on top of it than Phil Rogers. He started blowing the whistle on shenanigans in George Ryan's Secretary of State's office in 1993. I've had many conversations with Phil over the years about George Ryan and he had a better handle than anyone on the scope of George's corrupt operation. And he fearlessly said so — even early on — because he did his homework.