Sauk Valley Gazette: Bureau of Prisons OKs Thomson funding

THOMSON – The Department of Justice’s Bureau of Prisons has removed a big hurdle to opening the Thomson Correctional Center. Illinois Senator Dick Durbin and 17th District Congresswoman Cheri Bustos announced Thursday that the Bureau of Prisons has committed $53.7 million in funding to the activation of the empty Carroll County prison built in 2001. […]

Durbin, Bustos: Work Can Begin As Bureau Of Prisons Commits Over $53 Million In Funding To Thomson Prison

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) and U.S. Representative Cheri Bustos (IL-17) today announced that the Department of Justice’s Bureau of Prisons has committed $53.7 million in funding to the activation of Thomson Correctional Center in Thomson, Illinois.  The funding was approved by Congress in January as part of the Omnibus Appropriations bill […]

Peoria Journal-Star: Legislation could bring updates for Peoria’s lock and dam

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Work is inching along toward an agreement on a major legislative package that could help modernize Peoria’s lock and dam, updating the 75-year-old structure for the first time in a quarter-century. Area lawmakers said Wednesday on Capitol Hill that it’s crucial for the House and Senate to work out their differences — […]

Bustos Discusses Regional Economic Priorities With Quad Cities Chamber Of Commerce

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) met with members from the Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce to discuss regional economic priorities.  “I was pleased to meet with leaders from across the Quad Cities today to discuss ways we can continue to work together to create jobs, boost our economy and strengthen collaboration across […]