Sequester hits local Head Start program

MOLINE — Head Start programs in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties are being cut back because of the sequester, or cutback in federal funding. In Moline, a Head Start program that used to run five days per week for 36 children from low-income backgrounds now is running four days per week and for one […]

Journal Star: Durbin, Bustos pitch bill to update lock and dam systems

CREVE COEUR — Standing in front of a nearly 80-year-old dam aging past its life span, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin and U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos promoted legislation Thursday that seeks to improve the nation's water infrastructure. As they toured the facility, Durbin, D-Ill., and Bustos, D-East Moline, pointed out how the Senate-passed Water Resources Development […]

QC Business Journal: Forum presents economic concerns

The third of three regional economic forums for people in Illinois' 17th Congressional District brought together a diverse group of education, business and community representatives Wednesday. Partnering for Illinois’ Economic Future was the title of the invitation-only event held at Black Hawk College, Moline, by Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-Ill. Previous forums have been in Peoria […]

Economy topic of U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos’ brainstorming session

ROCKFORD — U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos visited Rockford on Monday for the first of three regional meetings she’ll hold across the 17th Congressional District to find new ways to strengthen the economy. Bustos met with about 25 local people representing businesses large and small, local government, labor, public schools, public housing and higher education. University […]