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 […]

Bustos hears about MC food security program

 MONMOUTH — Conceived in 2013, the interdisciplinary food security program is a relatively new incorporation to Monmouth College’s tradition of splicing different areas of study together in order achieve a unified goal. The program follows a number of different avenues in order to answer the overarching question, “Will the Midwest hold the key to solving […]