Springfield Press Conference

Representative Riley held a press conference in Springfield to discuss the Carpenter Street Underpass project and an archeological find of national historical significance.  The archeological find includes seven home foundations.  Five of the seven homes were burned down during the 1908 Race Riots.  The 1908 Race Riots spearheaded the development…

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Education Group Visits Statehouse

Education groups visited the statehouse on Tuesday to discuss the state’s funding of public schools. They came from all over the state, and voiced concerns to lawmakers. The concerns included the state’s failure to meet funding promises, and growing inequality of funding between districts. But lawmakers say there is at…

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Rainbow PUSH – Transportation Workshop – Part 2

State Representative Al Riley moderated a Transportation Panel at the Rainbow PUSH – 43rd Annual International Convention in Chicago.  In the last half hour of the workshop, panelists discussed federal transportation policy, working with community colleges to create training programs for individuals to enter the manufacturing workforce, and transit oriented…

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Rainbow PUSH – Transportation Workshop – Part 1

State Representative Al Riley moderated a Transportation Panel at the Rainbow PUSH – 43rd Annual International Convention in Chicago.  In the first hour, panelists discussed the role of manufacturing in mass transit, high speed rail and public private partnerships for transit expansion.  This video is uploaded with permission from Rainbow…

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