Veterans Day

You’re welcome. But I’d like everyone to join me in insuring my comrades have efficient health care delivery, especially mental health services where necessary. They should also be able to live out their educational and employment aspirations that they deferred in their service to the country. Spectacle, halftime pageants, free breakfasts and the biggest piece of chicken is fine, but obscures the bigger issue. Let’s help them make up for the time that they lost, gladly, in service.

Al Riley

Delegate Information Sessions in Bradley and Chicago Heights


We all know that all elections are important, but the 2020 Presidential Election is of paramount importance because of the current state of leadership in the nation.  The 2020 Democratic National Convention will be held in Milwaukee from July 13 to the 16th.  If you’ve ever wondered how convention delegates are chosen or how to become a delegate, this is the place to be. 

 The Democratic Party of Illinois and I as a member of the State Central Committee are conducting delegate information sessions in the Second Congressional District.  They are going to be held at numerous places throughout the State of Illinois, in every Congressional District.  

Please plan on attending, bring your friends, meet people from the Democratic Party of Illinois and learn about the selection process.  Below, you will see two locations that you can attend.  Attend the meeting that is geographically feasible for you.  If you have questions, call the Democratic Party of Illinois or send an email to the contact information on the flyer. To sign up, click on the registration link.  Again, please come out and encourage your friends to come to this important information session. We hope to see you there.

Al Riley

State Central Committeeman, 2nd Congressional District of Illinois

VFW Post 311 Annual Cookout

Joined my local VFW post at this annual event which has grown larger each year. Many were asking about the Veterans property tax exemption bill which currently sits on the Governor’s desk awaiting signature.