Former Gov. George Ryan speaks during a 2015 luncheon in Waukegan, Ill.  Ryan, who in 1999 became the first U.S. governor to visit Cuba since the 1959 revolution, is planning a return trip to the island this week.
Former Gov. George Ryan speaks during a 2015 luncheon in Waukegan, Ill. Ryan, who in 1999 became the first U.S. governor to visit Cuba since the 1959 revolution, is planning a return trip to the island this week. Steve Lundy Daily Herald via AP
Former Gov. George Ryan speaks during a 2015 luncheon in Waukegan, Ill. Ryan, who in 1999 became the first U.S. governor to visit Cuba since the 1959 revolution, is planning a return trip to the island this week. Steve Lundy Daily Herald via AP

Former Illinois governor who made historic trip to Cuba in 1999 returns to the island

September 10, 2018 12:00 AM