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. […]

Congresswoman Participates In Veterans History Project

A Veteran’s History Project through the Library of Congress got 17th District Congresswoman Cheri Bustos involved. Recently, Bustos took part in her office’s first “veteran interview” with former Army Sergeant Leland Chandler from Galesburg. The project reportedly attempts to preserve personal accounts of war and military service in the United States. Bustos tells WGIL that […]

Rep. Cheri Bustos Discusses Jobs and More for Veterans

PEORIA — With Veterans Day approaching, local organizations gathered Wednesday for a discussion with U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos about veterans issues. The stop in Peoria, held in conjunction with her Standing Up for Our Veterans Tour, allowed Bustos to hear from area experts on the current state of veterans conditions from the Peoria portion of […]