Moline Argus/Dispatch: Bustos report cites lower wages for 17th District women

ROCK ISLAND — Median earnings for women in the 17th Congressional District are 30 percent lower than men's earnings, according to a new report released by Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-East Moline. The 17th District covers all of Rock Island, Henry, Mercer and Whiteside counties, as well as all or part of 10 others. Rep. Bustos' […]

Sauk Valley Gazette: Bureau of Prisons OKs Thomson funding

THOMSON – The Department of Justice’s Bureau of Prisons has removed a big hurdle to opening the Thomson Correctional Center. Illinois Senator Dick Durbin and 17th District Congresswoman Cheri Bustos announced Thursday that the Bureau of Prisons has committed $53.7 million in funding to the activation of the empty Carroll County prison built in 2001. […]