Bustos pushes for lead line replacement grant

Originally appeared in the Galesburg Register-Mail. WASHINGTON — Congresswoman Cheri Bustos and Congressman Bobby Rush have introduced a bill to allow more grant dollars to replace lead service lines in schools. Bustos, D-East Moline, introduced the Safe Drinking Water Act along with Rush, D-Chicago, to establish grant money within the Environmental Protection Agency. That occurred […]

Bustos, Loebsack join call to rescind Bannon appointment

Originally appeared in the Quad-City Times. U.S. Reps. Cheri Bustos, D-Ill., and Dave Loebsack, D-Iowa, have joined dozens of House Democrats in calling on President-elect Donald Trump to rescind the appointment of Steve Bannon as a top White House aide. Bannon was appointed Sunday to be a chief strategist and senior counselor to Trump. Since […]

Airport lands grant for taxiway

Originally appeared in the Quad-City Times.  The Quad-City International Airport has received a $1.11 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation for improvements to one of its taxiways. The grant was among more than $3 million in grants for Illinois airports announced Wednesday by U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill, and U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos, […]

Feds award Rockford airport nearly $2.2M to upgrade taxiway

Originally appeared in the Rockford-Register Star.  ROCKFORD — Chicago Rockford International Airport has landed more than $2.1 million in federal funds to widen and repave a taxiway to better accommodate wide-body airplanes. It’s the latest multimillion-dollar effort to improve the city’s airport and make it a regional business center. U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Springfield, and […]