Peoria Journal-Star: Legislation could bring updates for Peoria’s lock and dam

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Work is inching along toward an agreement on a major legislative package that could help modernize Peoria’s lock and dam, updating the 75-year-old structure for the first time in a quarter-century. Area lawmakers said Wednesday on Capitol Hill that it’s crucial for the House and Senate to work out their differences — […]

Quad-City Times: Bustos, Loebsack meet with Q-C community leaders

Reps. Dave Loebsack, D-Iowa, and Cheri Bustos, D-Illinois, met today with about 30 Quad-City community leaders to discuss regional economic issues. The meetings were among a series arranged during a two-day visit to Washington, D.C., that is organized by the Quad-Cities Chamber of Commerce. Items up for discussion included the Quad-Cities Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Hub, […]

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 […]