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 […]

Durbin and Bustos Announce over $3 million in Additional Federal Funding for Quad-Cities and Rockford Airports

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) and U.S. Representative Cheri Bustos (IL-17) today announced U.S. Department of Transportation grants of $1,118,387 for the Quad City International Airport and $2,176,238 for the Chicago Rockford International Airport. In the Quad-Cities, these dollars will fund a mill and overlay of 755 feet of the existing Taxiway N […]

At Agriculture Committee Hearing, Bustos Pushes for Trade with Cuba to Strengthen Illinois’ Agriculture Economy

WASHINGTON – Today, at a House Agriculture Committee hearing, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) continued to push for legislation that would help Illinois’ farmers more easily export their agriculture products to Cuba. The hearing today focused on a piece of legislation that Congresswoman Bustos strongly supports, the Cuba Agriculture Exports Act. “Today’s Agriculture Committee hearing was […]

With Congress Back in Session, Bustos Urges Colleagues to Address Issues Facing Rural America

WASHINGTON – Today, with the House of Representatives back from the August district work period, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (Il-17) urged her colleagues on both sides of the aisle to focus on the pressing issues impacting families in rural America, including improving access to doctors and rural broadband. This past month, Congresswoman Bustos was in every […]