A family tradition of cooperative public service

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (D-IL 17) grew up in Springfield, but her family roots run deep in rural Illinois. Her family connection with electric co-ops and public service starts with her grandfather Joe Callahan, a hog farmer from Milford, Ill., who was a state representative during some of the most turbulent times for Illinois electric cooperatives. […]

Bustos: Fighting for our Veterans

Dear Editor, Our nation’s veterans deserve nothing but the very best. That’s why I’m deeply troubled by the reported misconduct at Veterans Administration health centers across the country. No hero who bravely fought for our nation should lose their life at the hands of those who are now supposed to be taking care of them. […]

Moline Dispatch/Argus Op-Ed: Effort to modernize locks, dams gets boost

This week, President Obama signed into law legislation to make major — and critically needed — improvements to our nation’s water infrastructure. The Water Resources Reform and Development Act is the result of months of successful negotiations between the House and Senate, and one of only a few bipartisan accomplishments of this Congress. Speaking from […]

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