Vilsack talks conservation, renewable fuels during Milan visit

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack traveled to Rock Island County on Monday to announce a new round of conservation innovation grants, and he also had what might be considered some mildly encouraging words about the Obama administration’s pending proposal to change the Renewable Fuel Standard. Vilsack appeared at a rural Milan farm to announce the […]

Congresswoman Bustos, Mayor Fritz raise domestic violence awareness

    In recognition of the 20th anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act being signed into law, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos, D-East Moline, visited the Fulton-Mason Crisis Service Friday afternoon and Canton’s mayor declared October to be Domestic Violence Awareness Month in the city.     Bustos met with the center’s executive director, Phyllis Todd, and other […]

$2.5 million grant announced for Peoria International Airport

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-Peoria) and U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) announced today a $2.5 million grant for General Wayne A. Downing Peoria International Airport. The grant will fund the milling and overlay of 4,700 feet of the airport entrance road, as well as soil stabilization and pipe replacement to prevent further […]