Lawmakers and Moms

PEORIA – The average cost of child care is more than it costs to send your kids to college. Local moms, college students and community leaders are fighting to level the playing field.  They were in East Peoria Monday at Illinois Central College. U.S. Democratic Senator Dick Durbin and Illinois Democratic Representative Cheri Bustos joined […]

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos Recognizes Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) issued the following statement in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, which is acknowledged each October: “Fighting for the people of our region is my top priority, and that starts with making sure our communities stay safe places to live, work and raise families. As a mother and former investigative […]

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos Announces $91,000 Grant To Support Victims Of Domestic Violence In Winnebago County

Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) announced a $91,222 grant to go the Winnebago County Circuit Court. The grant was awarded through the Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women, and authorized by the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013, which Congresswoman Bustos proudly supported. “I am pleased to announce this critical investment in […]

Congresswoman Bustos, Mayor Fritz raise domestic violence awareness

    In recognition of the 20th anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act being signed into law, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos, D-East Moline, visited the Fulton-Mason Crisis Service Friday afternoon and Canton’s mayor declared October to be Domestic Violence Awareness Month in the city.     Bustos met with the center’s executive director, Phyllis Todd, and other […]