Bustos, Durbin Applaud Central Illinois’ Designation as a “Manufacturing Community”

WASHINGTON, D.C.- Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) and Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) applauded the news that the Greater Peoria Economic Development Council has received one of 12 new designations under the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership (IMCP) initiative. This program began in 2014 and is designed to accelerate the resurgence of […]

Bustos Announces $1.2 Million in Funding for Freeport, East Dubuque Head Start Projects

Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) announced a $1,236,603 grant for Northwestern Illinois Community Action Agency in Freeport. The grant is awarded through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and will be put toward Head Start projects.  “I’m pleased to announce this important investment in Freeport and East Dubuque youth and the larger community,” said […]

Bustos Announces $200,000 in Funding for Homeless Veterans Across Central Illinois

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) announced a $200,000 grant for Goodwill Industries of Central Illinois, Inc. in Peoria. The grant is awarded through the U.S. Department of Labor’s Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program (HVRP). HVRP is the only federal program that focuses exclusively on employment of homeless veterans.    “Our brave military service members […]

Bustos, Illinois Delegation Honor Blackhawks’ Championship With Congressional Resolution

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17), along with the entire Illinois House delegation, honored the Chicago Blackhawks and the team’s 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Championship by introducing a House Resolution in their honor. “As a real life hockey mom of three boys who has spent countless hours driving across our region for hockey […]