Sauk Valley Gazette: Bureau of Prisons OKs Thomson funding

THOMSON – The Department of Justice’s Bureau of Prisons has removed a big hurdle to opening the Thomson Correctional Center. Illinois Senator Dick Durbin and 17th District Congresswoman Cheri Bustos announced Thursday that the Bureau of Prisons has committed $53.7 million in funding to the activation of the empty Carroll County prison built in 2001. […]

Moline Dispatch/Argus: Bustos, Braley bill to help soldiers who lost limbs

A bill sponsored by two area lawmakers would remove a $100,000 cap on compensation for life-changing injuries sustained by soldiers in combat. Representatives Cheri Bustos, D-East Moline, and Bruce Braley, D-Waterloo, have called the proposed legislation the Taylor Morris Act after an Iowa quadruple amputee. Mr. Morris, a native of Cedar Falls, was a Navy […]

Peoria Journal-Star: Legislation could bring updates for Peoria’s lock and dam

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Work is inching along toward an agreement on a major legislative package that could help modernize Peoria’s lock and dam, updating the 75-year-old structure for the first time in a quarter-century. Area lawmakers said Wednesday on Capitol Hill that it’s crucial for the House and Senate to work out their differences — […]

Quad-City Times: Bustos, Loebsack meet with Q-C community leaders

Reps. Dave Loebsack, D-Iowa, and Cheri Bustos, D-Illinois, met today with about 30 Quad-City community leaders to discuss regional economic issues. The meetings were among a series arranged during a two-day visit to Washington, D.C., that is organized by the Quad-Cities Chamber of Commerce. Items up for discussion included the Quad-Cities Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Hub, […]