Sauk Valley Gazette: Durbin, Bustos urge funding for prison

SPRINGFIELD – Two members of Illinois congressional delegation are asking President Barack Obama to continue funding efforts to activate the Thomson Correctional Center. Sen. Dick Durbin and Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-East Moline, sent the letter Thursday. It reports that the first year of activation funding is available and urges Obama to include the second year […]

Moline Argus/Dispatch: Q-C helps get tech grant

ROCK ISLAND — The Rock Island Arsenal, Deere & Co. and Black Hawk College are part of a new $320 million project to turn academic research into high-tech jobs. U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-East Moline, announced Sunday that the Department of Defense had awarded a $70 million federal grant […]

Associated Press: Ill. politicians tout manufacturing labs

ST. LOUIS (AP) – Top politicians in Illinois joined local leaders in Michigan in trumpeting as a coup news that their states have landed a part in what they consider a revolutionary effort to boost manufacturing innovation, seeded by $140 million from federal taxpayers. U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel over the […]