Sequester hits local Head Start program

MOLINE — Head Start programs in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties are being cut back because of the sequester, or cutback in federal funding. In Moline, a Head Start program that used to run five days per week for 36 children from low-income backgrounds now is running four days per week and for one […]

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos Announces $150,000 Rural Health Care Grant for Knox County

Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) announced a $150,000 grant for rural health care in Knox County.  Today’s Small Health Care Provider Quality Improvement (Rural Quality) grant is awarded through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resource and Services Administration (HRSA) Division of Grants Management Operations. “I’m pleased to announce this important investment […]

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos Commemorates 9/11 Victims & First Responders

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) issued the following statement commemorating the twelfth anniversary of the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks: “Twelve years ago today, senseless acts of terror resulted in the death of thousands of innocent Americans in the worst attacks on our soil since the bombing of Pearl Harbor.  Today, I […]

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos Statement On President Obama’s Address On Syria

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) released the following statement following President Obama’s address to the American people on the situation in Syria: “I’m encouraged that President Obama tonight signaled his willingness to continue diplomatic efforts to disarm Syria of its chemical weapons.  I have said from the beginning that force should be […]