Bustos Announces $4 Million in Federal Funding for Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) announced $4 million in federal funding for the Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center in Peoria. The grant, from the U.S. Department of Labor’s “America’s Promise” program, will be used to grow regional partnerships between workforce agencies, education and training providers and employees. “Our region has a rich manufacturing history, […]

Bustos Announces Agreement Between Illinois Department of Transportation and Federal Rail Administration for Extension on $177 million for QC to Chicago Rail

Bustos repeatedly pressured Governor Rauner to act before leaving millions of job-creating federal dollars on the table WASHINGTON, DC – Today Congresswoman Cheri Bustos announced that the Illinois Department of Transportation and Federal Rail Administration have agreed on an extension for the state of Illinois to use $177 million in federal funding for a Quad-City […]

Airport lands grant for taxiway

Originally appeared in the Quad-City Times.  The Quad-City International Airport has received a $1.11 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation for improvements to one of its taxiways. The grant was among more than $3 million in grants for Illinois airports announced Wednesday by U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill, and U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos, […]

Feds award Rockford airport nearly $2.2M to upgrade taxiway

Originally appeared in the Rockford-Register Star.  ROCKFORD — Chicago Rockford International Airport has landed more than $2.1 million in federal funds to widen and repave a taxiway to better accommodate wide-body airplanes. It’s the latest multimillion-dollar effort to improve the city’s airport and make it a regional business center. U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Springfield, and […]