U.S. Rep. Bustos gives Bob Michel Clinic a second look

PEORIA — The lack of a waiting list put the Bob Michel Outpatient Clinic in Peoria on the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ list of locations that needed “further review,” officials say. U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-East Moline, and Dr. Dexter Hazlewood, the clinic’s chief medical officer, said a recent audit flagged a lack of […]


The future is coming. Just ask Bill King. The University of Illinois engineering professor will tell you about a new paradigm of speed and efficiency whereby things can be made faster, better, cheaper. Airplanes, cars, weapons systems. Textiles, housewares, razors. Pencils, paper, laptops. Practically anything you can imagine that doesn’t emerge from another living creature […]

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. […]