Comcast Newsmakers

A Conversation with Representative Al Riley – Economic Development in the South Suburbs To watch the video, please click HERE.  The interview highlights some discussion on the recent federal transportation law enacted by Congress over the summer; the Moving Ahead For Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21) and my views on…

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Illiana Corridor News Conference

October 16, 2013 Illinois Transportation Secretary Ann L. Schneider was joined by Sen. Toi Hutchinson (D-Chicago Heights, pictured at podium in photo), Sen. Pat McGuire (D-Crest Hill), Rep. Al Riley (D-Hazel Crest), Will County Executive Larry Walsh Sr., and other officials in Wilmington today near the site of the proposed…

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Crucial votes loom for Illiana proposal

Controversial highway could be boon or boondoggle September 20, 2013|By Richard Wronski, Chicago Tribune reporter A showdown looms on the Illiana Corridor, a pet project of Gov. Pat Quinn, who touts the proposed superhighway as a jobs-generating engine for the state’s economy, but which opponents charge could be a billion-dollar…

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Riley to be Honored as Legislator of the Year by Illinois Public Transportation Association

September 20, 2013 State Rep. Al Riley, D-Olympia Fields, was named 2013 Legislator of the Year by the Illinois Public Transportation Association (IPTA). “Finding ways to provide communities with safe and reliable public transportation has always been a particular area of interest to me,” Riley said. “This year shown the…

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Kadner: ‘Forgotonia’ may lose planned Illiana Expressway

By Phil Kadner pkadner@southtownstar.com September 18, 2013 8:30PM Dubbing the Southland “Forgotonia,” state Rep. Al Riley (D-Olympia Fields) and a delegation of area legislators on Wednesday launched a battle to rescue the beleaguered Illiana Expressway project. The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning — which oversees planning for the seven-county metro…

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Riley: Expand Public Accountability of the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning

Measure requires consideration of state budget impact SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – To extend accountability and transparency to important policy making agencies, State Rep. Al Riley, D-Olympia Fields, advanced legislation through the House of Representatives requiring the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) to articulate the state budget implications of its annual…

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