Keeping College Affordable For Illinois Families

By Congresswoman Cheri Bustos As the mother to three sons, I know firsthand just how important a quality and affordable education is to ensuring the success of the next generation.  Like parents across Illinois, my husband and I worked hard to provide for our children so they could have access to a higher education, find […]

Improving Our Waterways Can’t Wait Any Longer

Our region’s waterways – chief among them the Mississippi and Illinois rivers – are absolutely critical to the economic well-being of our area.  But the infrastructure of these rivers is in serious need of improvement. Many of the locks and dams required for the safe and efficient passage of goods and products on these rivers […]

Why I Celebrate Women’s History Month

It's Women’s History Month, a time when I think of the trailblazers who paved the way to give women like myself the opportunity to serve. I think of several Illinois women, like Jane Addams, who was the first American woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize and was the founder of the Hull House in Chicago, […]