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 […]

WIFR (Rockford): Rep. Bustos Talks to Eigerlab Workers

ROCKFORD (WIFR) – A local congresswoman’s weeklong workforce tour takes a stop in Rockford today. U.S. representative Cheri Bustos met with workers and students at Eigerlab to learn more about the CNC Operator Program. Eigerlab is a state of the art resource that partners with entrepreneurs to grow businesses. Bustos says the partnering for Illinois […]