Bustos, Durbin, Duckworth Call for Immediate Federal Investigation Into Inmate Deaths, Allegations of Staff Abuses at USP Thomson

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee and lead cosponsor of the First Step Act; U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL); and U.S. Representative Cheri Bustos (D-IL-17) are calling on the Department of Justice (DOJ) Inspector General to immediately open an investigation into allegations concerning a Bureau of Prison (BOP) […]

BARTONVILLE: Bustos Announces $10,000 for Alpha Park Public Library

BARTONVILLE — Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17), a member of the powerful House Appropriations Committee, announced that the Alpha Park Public Library in Bartonville, Illinois will receive a $10,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.  “Libraries are at the very heart of our communities – ensuring that residents young and old have access to vital […]

ROCKFORD, GALESBURG, FREEPORT, EAST PEORIA: Bustos Announces Nearly $1.5 Million for Students Pursuing Secondary Education

WASHINGTON — Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17), a member of the powerful House Appropriations Committee, announced that nearly $1.5 million in federal grants from the U.S Department of Education have been awarded to Highland Community College, Carl Sandburg College, Rock Valley College and Illinois Central College through the Upward Bound Grant Program.  “Our students deserve access to […]

PEORIA: Bustos Highlights IL National Guard Ukraine Support, Advocates for Modernization of C-130 Fleet

WASHINGTON — This week, during a House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense hearing, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) discussed the important role the 182nd Airlift Wing of the Illinois Air National Guard is playing in supporting the people of Ukraine and advocated for the modernization of the nation’s C-130 fleet.  During the hearing, Bustos spoke with General Daniel R. Hokanson, […]