Al Riley


Southland lawmakers rip Rauner on Illiana cut

By Phil Kadner – June 4, 2015 – 6:30 p.m. Daily Southtown Southland legislators derided Gov. Bruce Rauner’s decision to cut funding for the proposed Illiana toll road and contend that the action continues a pattern of disregard for their economically embattled communities.   Rauner, a Republican, announced this week […]


City meeting over Carpenter Street artifacts set for Monday

By Seth A. Richardson, State Capitol Bureau Posted May 7, 2015 at 4:04 PM Updated May 7, 2015 at 5:21 PM The city of Springfield will hold a meeting Monday to gather public comments on what to do with a historically significant site unearthed near the 10th Street rail project.Remnants […]


At Rainbow PUSH talking about the need to fight for transportation investments that connect our communities

The State needs to invest in transportation and transit projects to connect the Chicago Southland region to downtown Chicago.

 

Representative Riley speaking before Rainbow PUSH about the need to fight for transportation investments that connect Chicago, Will County and Kankakee County. He calls to action the need to call the CTA to make the Red Line Extension a priority. In 2011, the Mayor of Chicago ran on the promise that he would make the Red Line Extension a priority. Call Metra about the need to make the South East Service Line a priority. It has been the planning stages for nearly 15 years.

And especially call the Governor to make the Illiana Expressway and the South Suburban Airport a priority. These two projects are laws of the land in Illinois. Through a public private partnership these two projects can bring thousands of jobs to our region and stimulate the economy.