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 […]

Bustos attends Stronghurst health fair during ‘heartland’ tour

Originally appeared in the Burlington Hawk Eye. STRONGHURST, Ill. — While visiting a health fair on her tour across west-central Illinois, U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos said she agreed with Hillary Clinton’s call on Congress to return to Washington, D.C. and provide funding to fight the Zika virus. “I would agree with that. I think we […]