Improving Our Waterways Can’t Wait Any Longer

Our region’s waterways – chief among them the Mississippi and Illinois rivers – are absolutely critical to the economic well-being of our area.  But the infrastructure of these rivers is in serious need of improvement. Many of the locks and dams required for the safe and efficient passage of goods and products on these rivers […]

Durbin, Kirk, Bustos, Davis Bill Would Promote Public-Private Partnerships For Lock & Dam Modernization

Legislation would help clear $60 billion backlog in Army Corps projects, including water infrastructure upgrades along the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL), U.S. Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL), U.S. Representative Cheri Bustos (D-IL) and U.S. Representative Rodney Davis (R-IL) today introduced bipartisan, bicameral legislation to improve the nation’s water […]

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