A judge delayed a decision Monday on whether to make public court records in the divorce of Illinois Senate candidate Jack Ryan.
The millionaire investment banker won the Republican nomination in the March 16 primary. He's divorced from actress Jeri Ryan. The case was handled in Los Angeles, California.
Ryan says he wants the records sealed to protect his young son with his ex-wife. Superior Court Judge Robert A. Schnider says he remains concerned about the nine-year-old boy but also understands the importance of "transparency" in the justice system.
Schnider heard arguments Monday from lawyers for Ryan and for the Chicago Tribune. He decided to send the matter to a court referee for study before resolving it.