Al Riley

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Al Riley
Al at gsu rally.jpg
Member of the Illinois House of Representatives
from the 38th district
Assumed office
January 2007 (2007-January)
Rich Township Supervisor
Assumed office
August 2005 (2005-August)
Personal details
Born (1953-03-04) March 4, 1953 (age 64)
Chicago, Illinois
Political party Democratic
Residence Olympia Fields, Illinois
Alma mater University of Illinois
Chicago State University
Profession Statistician
Urban Planner
Military service
Allegiance  United States
Service/branch United States Army seal U.S. Army
Seal of the United States Army Reserve.svg U.S. Army Reserve
Years of service 1972-1978
Unit USACAPOC(A) small.jpg Civil Affairs

Al Riley (born March 4, 1953) is a Democratic member of the Illinois House of Representatives, representing the 38th District since January, 2007. The district includes all or portions of Country Club Hills, Flossmoor, Frankfort, Frankfort Square, Hazel Crest, Homewood, Markham, Matteson, Oak Forest, Olympia Fields, Park Forest, Richton Park, Tinley Park, and University Park.[1]

On September 26, 2017, Riley announced he would not seek reelection to a seventh term.[2]

Early life[edit]

Riley is an urban planner and statistician by profession, having published and conducted research in the fields of education, economic analysis, medical research and health planning. He held executive positions in education, government, medical research and the private sector. His education includes: B.A., Economic Geography/Secondary Education, Chicago State University; Masters, Urban Planning and Policy Analysis and Doctoral study in Economic Policy Analysis, University of Illinois at Chicago.

Previous or current professional, elected and civic positions include: Adjunct Professor, Business and Public Administration, Governors State University (1997–2011); Trustee, Village of Olympia Fields (1994–2005); Trustee, Rich Township (2005); member, American Institute of Certified Planners; American Planning Association; member, UIC College of Urban Planning and Public Administration Alumni Board; American Statistical Association, Executive Board, Calumet Council, Boy Scouts of America; and the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra Board. He served in the United States Army in active and reserve roles in the branches of Psychological Operations and Civil Affairs (1972–78).

Political career[edit]

Riley holds the position of Assistant Majority Leader in the Illinois House of Representatives for the 98th General Assembly. Riley also holds the elected position of Rich Township Supervisor in Cook County, Illinois. He has held this position since 2006. Riley is also one of two State Central Committeemen from the Second Congressional District of Illinois, a position he shares with Carrie Austin, Alderman and Ward Committeeman of Chicago's 34th Ward.

A member of four House committees, Riley chairs the House Committee on Mass Transit. He is a member of the bipartisan, bicameral Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability (COGFA), which "is mandated to report to the General Assembly on economic trends in relation to long-range planning and budgeting; and to study and make such recommendations as it deems appropriate on local and regional economic and fiscal policies and on federal fiscal policy as it may affect Illinois".


  1. ^ Veeneman, Drew. "38th House District" (PDF). 
  2. ^ Miller, Rich (September 26, 2017). "This just in… Rep. Al Riley won't seek reelection". Capitol Fax. Retrieved September 26, 2017. 

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