Riley H. Rogers is a father of three, and a dedicated public safety officer who has served both his community and his country.
In 1970, Rogers served seven years in the United States Army Reserves as a Wheeled Vehicle Mechanics Instructor until honorably discharged.
In 1974, he continued his public service as an Illinois state trooper and as a special agent with the Department of Law Enforcement where he served for twelve years.
From 1986 through 2000, Rogers served as president and chief executive officer of Rogers Transport, a regional trucking and transportation company. As CEO, he successfully managed 55 employees and $4 million in annual revenues.
In 2004, Rogers was asked to join the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office where he served as a police investigator.
In 2012 Rogers was elected by his peers to serve as union representative for the Fraternal Order of Police.
In addition to successes in the private sector and a distinguished career in law enforcement, Rogers served as a Trustee for the Village of Dolton from 2008 to 2012.
In 2011 Rogers was elected as Trustee of schools for Thornton Township and is vice president of the Illinois Association of School Trustees in Springfield.
On April 9, 2013, Rogers was elected to lead the Village of Dolton as Mayor. In addition to his many civic and political accomplishments, this year, he was honored as a floor delegate for the State of Illinois at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.
Recently, he was elected by the residents of the Village of Dolton to serve a second term as their mayor.
In his spare time, he volunteers at Northwestern Hospital, as a liaison between families with loved ones in surgery and the surgical units.