Bustos “Incredibly Disappointed” With Denial Of Federal Public Assistance For Counties Hit By Tornadoes, Vows To Keep Fighting For Aid

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) released the following statement expressing disappointment that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has denied Illinois’ request for Public Assistance to help nine Illinois counties, including Tazewell County, recover from the tornadoes that hit the state on November 17, 2013.  The State of Illinois plans to appeal […]

Bustos, Durbin Applaud New Task Force To Fight Violent Crime In Winnebago County

Following today’s announcement of the formation of the Winnebago County Violent Crime Task Force, U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) and U.S. Representative Cheri Bustos (D-IL) commended local law enforcement leaders for coordinating their efforts to address violent crime in the Winnebago County area. The new partnership is an outgrowth of a meeting Durbin and Bustos […]

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos Reminds Illinois Tornado Victims To Register For Disaster Assistance

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) reminded victims of the recent tornadoes in Illinois to register for disaster assistance with FEMA as soon as possible.    Illinoisans who want to register with FEMA for disaster assistance from the November 17th tornadoes can do so by calling 800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY 800-462-7585.  They can […]

Peoria Magazines: Rep. Cheri Bustos; 17th Congressional District of Illinois

I was born in Springfield, Illinois, to two loving parents, Gene and Ann Callahan. I attended Illinois College, the University of Maryland, and then earned a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Illinois at Springfield. I played basketball and volleyball in college and was inducted into the Illinois College Sports Hall of Fame. […]