Bustos takes up U.S. 20 fight

GALENA, Ill. — Was the U.S. 20 expansion project in northwest Illinois resurrected Tuesday? Optimism abounded after U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos met with about 20 area government and transportation officials Tuesday afternoon at Galena Middle School to discuss the long-dormant expansion of U.S. 20 to four lanes between Freeport and Galena. Time will tell whether […]

Peoria Magazines: Rep. Cheri Bustos; 17th Congressional District of Illinois

I was born in Springfield, Illinois, to two loving parents, Gene and Ann Callahan. I attended Illinois College, the University of Maryland, and then earned a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Illinois at Springfield. I played basketball and volleyball in college and was inducted into the Illinois College Sports Hall of Fame. […]

Quad-City Times: Meeting Focuses on Workforce

Acknowledging Illinois’ high jobless rate, Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-Ill., led an economic development forum Friday that highlighted the importance of enhancing area workforces, building infrastructure and improving access to capital. The two-hour forum at Augustana College in Rock Island brought together economic development, government and education professionals and wrapped up a series of regional meetings the […]

Bustos Bill Targets Benefits Paid to Deceased

 A bill sponsored by U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-East Moline, would introduce measures to stop federal benefits from being paid to the deceased. The Improper Payments Agency Cooperation Enhancement Act has attracted 50 cosponsors and would give federal agencies access to the Death Master File database maintained by the Social Security Administration. According to Rep. […]