Sequester hits local Head Start program

MOLINE — Head Start programs in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties are being cut back because of the sequester, or cutback in federal funding. In Moline, a Head Start program that used to run five days per week for 36 children from low-income backgrounds now is running four days per week and for one […]

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos Announces $2 Million In Funding For Head Start In Knox, Warren & Henderson Counties

Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) announced a $2,071,356 grant for Head Start programs in Knox, Warren and Henderson Counties.  The grant is awarded through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and will go to West Central Community Services, Inc. “I’m pleased to announce this important investment in our region’s youth and the larger […]

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos Votes To Keep College Affordable For Illinois Families

Bustos Fought Tirelessly To Keep Stafford Student Loan Interest Rates From Doubling New Bipartisan Compromise Will Keep Student Loan Interest Rates For Illinois Families & Students Low WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) voted for a bipartisan compromise that will help keep college more affordable for Illinois families by keeping student loan interest […]

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos Continues Push To Prevent Student Loan Interest Rates From Doubling July 1st

Bustos Signs “Discharge Petition” To Force Leadership To Bring Up Her Bill To Keep Stafford Student Loans From Doubling In Matter Of Weeks Action Comes After Bustos’ Week-Long Community College Tour Of Illinois’ 17th District & College Affordability Roundtable In Quad Cities WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) continued her push to prevent […]