Bustos to accept applications for nominations to U.S. armed services academies

U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-Ill., has announced she is accepting applications from high school students from across Illinois’ 17th District for nominations to the United States armed services academies for the class entering in fall 2015. “Our military academies provide our nation’s young people with not only a first-class education, but the tools to become […]

Cheri Bustos Hosts Manufacturing Roundtable

PEORIA – Community leaders gathered around the table today to get their voices heard. Congresswoman Cheri Bustos invited them to the Community Workshop and Training Center to talk manufacturing and job creation. She first toured the facility to see how it is helping job growth. Then community leaders and the congresswoman had an open discussion […]

Digital Manufacturing Center to Help Stateline Companies

ROCKFORD (WIFR) — A new digital manufacturing facility is getting ready to open in Northern Illinois and it’s expected to help improve local manufacturing companies and spark job creation. The Rockford area is well known for its manufacturing. A new research center in Chicago called the Digital Manufacturing & Design Innovation Institute (DMDII), wants to […]

Bustos visits with student veterans at Sauk

DIXON – When Ashley DeArmitt left the Navy in 2012, she was nervous about transitioning into the real world. “When I first wanted to get into the nursing program, I didn’t know anything about benefits or anything,” said DeArmitt, a second-year student at Sauk Valley Community College. DeArmitt, 25, spent 4 years in the Navy […]