Bustos Announces Agreement Between Illinois Department of Transportation and Federal Rail Administration for Extension on $177 million for QC to Chicago Rail

Bustos repeatedly pressured Governor Rauner to act before leaving millions of job-creating federal dollars on the table WASHINGTON, DC – Today Congresswoman Cheri Bustos announced that the Illinois Department of Transportation and Federal Rail Administration have agreed on an extension for the state of Illinois to use $177 million in federal funding for a Quad-City […]

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 […]

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 […]