Gov. Rauner Signs Education Funding Bill

By Illinois Public Radio and Illinois Radio Network • Jun 24, 2015   Illinois schools will be able to open on time this fall … despite an ongoing budget stalemate in Springfield. Schools not having the money to operate had been a worry, given Gov. Bruce Rauner’s condemnation of the…

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Legislative Update Regarding State Budget

As the General Assembly works through overtime Session, I have returned to Springfield on a weekly basis to continue to fight for measures important to the district and to the Southland. I am helping our local units of government, assisting our great human services agencies that help our indigent and…

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Orland Hills Veterans Breakfast

  • Speaking about legislation in Springfield impacting veterans
  • With Mayor Hastings
  • Speaking to the Orland Hills Veterans Breakfast attendees
  • With an Army veteran exchanging out booth camp experiences

  Last weekend, I joined Mayor Kyle Hastings and spoke to my fellow Vets at the Veterans Pancake Breakfast during the Orland Hills Party in the Park Celebration. I met WWII Veteran and spoke to a woman who met Ike right around the liberation of Paris. We also took some…

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Alpha Phi Alpha Theta Mu Lambda Scholarship Awards Breakfast

  • With Olymipa Fields Mayor and Steve Baskerville
  • TML Keynote Speaker
  • Speaking at LFT scholarship breakfast
  • TML Program Book
  • With a parent of a LFT participant
  • Black n Gold Save The Date

This annual event awards scholarships to Leaders for Tomorrow participants composed of male high school students. The keynote speaker was Alpha Phi Alpha Brother Steve Baskerville, chief meteorologist for CBS Chicago.  The Village of Olympia Fields hosted this year’s mock trial for the Leaders for Tomorrow program.  To learn more…

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The Hazel Crest Vietnam War Commemoration Event

  • HC - Rep Riley speaking
  • HC Color Guard
  • HC Senator Hastings
  • HC Parade Participants
  • HC American Legion Commander
  • HC Village Clerk
  • HC Young Participant

This weekend, I was honored to attend and speak at the 50th Vietnam War Commemoration at the Hazel Crest American Legion Hall. There was a parade from the Hazel Crest Village Hall to the American Legion Post. The program was then held at the beautiful Memorial Park. The State Representative…

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