Video: Congresswoman Cheri Bustos Gives Floor Speech On Recent Tornadoes In Illinois

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) gave a speech on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives on the recent tornadoes that struck Illinois over the weekend.    Bustos’ prepared remarks are below: I rise today to talk about the devastating tornado that hit my region of Illinois this past Sunday. The […]

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos Alerts Illinois First Responders Of Assistance To Firefighters Grant Program

Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) alerted Illinois first responders of the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program that begins today and runs through December 6th, 2013. The AFG Program seeks to support organizations that lack the tools and resources necessary to more effectively protect the health and safety of the public and their emergency response […]

Durbin, Bustos Announce Nearly $1.4 Million In Funding For Peoria And Rockford Law Enforcement

[WASHINGTON, DC] – U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) and U.S. Representative Cheri Bustos (D-IL) announced today that the Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) program has awarded the City of Rockford $625,000 in funding to hire or rehire five police officers and the City of Peoria $750,000 in funding to recruit […]

Journal Star: Durbin, Bustos pitch bill to update lock and dam systems

CREVE COEUR — Standing in front of a nearly 80-year-old dam aging past its life span, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin and U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos promoted legislation Thursday that seeks to improve the nation's water infrastructure. As they toured the facility, Durbin, D-Ill., and Bustos, D-East Moline, pointed out how the Senate-passed Water Resources Development […]