Airport lands grant for taxiway

Originally appeared in the Quad-City Times.  The Quad-City International Airport has received a $1.11 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation for improvements to one of its taxiways. The grant was among more than $3 million in grants for Illinois airports announced Wednesday by U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill, and U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos, […]

Feds award Rockford airport nearly $2.2M to upgrade taxiway

Originally appeared in the Rockford-Register Star.  ROCKFORD — Chicago Rockford International Airport has landed more than $2.1 million in federal funds to widen and repave a taxiway to better accommodate wide-body airplanes. It’s the latest multimillion-dollar effort to improve the city’s airport and make it a regional business center. U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Springfield, and […]

Editorial: Durbin, Bustos continue House-Senate partnership to boost RFD growth

Originally appeared in the Rockford Register-Star. There’s more good news to celebrate at Chicago Rockford International Airport. That’s a line we use a lot, and with good reason. Progress at the airport means progress in the northern Illinois economy, because the airport is a key driver of growth in the region. The latest upbeat note […]

Cong. Bustos visits Neumiller Farms on rural economy tour

Originally appeared in the Carroll County Mirror-Democrat. 17th District Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (D-East Moline) was joined by officials from the United States Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development Agency Monday afternoon, Aug. 29, for a tour and discussion on the importance of strengthening rural economies at Neumiller Farms. Neumiller Farms, located between Savanna and Thomson, recently […]