Rep. Cheri Bustos stresses need for affordable child care during Peoria visit

By Chris Kaergard Peoria Journal Star PEORIA — Easy access to affordable child care is crucial for women working to get ahead, U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos said Tuesday during a tour of Myah’s II Learning Center during which she played with infants, read to pre-kindergarten kids and …

House panel includes Arsenal language in Defense bill

By Ed Tibbetts Quad City Times A U.S. House committee has included language in a defense policy bill that would require the Defense Department to tell Congress about equipment being purchased from foreign companies that could be manufactured at places such as the Rock Island Arsenal. …

KWQC: Vietnam Veteran receives medals 47 years later

KWQC ROCK ISLAND, Ill. (KWQC) – After 47 years, a Vietnam veteran from Sterling, Illinois received his wartime medals for the first time. This comes decades later, as he took an early discharge to care for his ill father. Ray Torres, now 68-years-old, served in Vietnam from November …

Expanding economic opportunity for all women

The Hill Decades ago, raising three small boys in Northwest Illinois, my husband and I worked opposite shifts for years. When I was a cub newspaper reporter, I worked second shift and would arrive home from the newsroom each night just in time for my husband to leave for his graveyard shift…

America is stronger when everyone's voice is heard

Rockford Register Star I had the once in a lifetime opportunity earlier this month to travel to Selma, Alabama, with a bipartisan group of 100 Members of Congress to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the “Bloody Sunday” march for voting rights. Fifty years ago, peaceful prote…

Quad City Times: Bustos touts accomplishments

Quad City Times As we head into the New Year, and a new session of Congress, I wanted to share with you some highlights of the work I’ve done for you and your family in 2014.  I have continued my efforts to create good-paying American jobs that can’t be outsourced. In Feb…

Bustos "Honored & Humbled" By Re-Election Win

Bustos "Honored & Humbled" By Re-Election Win Rock Island, Ill. - Tonight, Cheri Bustos (IL-17) released the following statement after winning re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives:"I am deeply honored and humbled by the strong showing of support tonight from the hardworking …

Bustos Welcomes IL-17 Native & UAW President Dennis Williams Home to Kick-off Early Voting

Bustos Welcomes IL-17 Native & UAW President Dennis Williams Home to Kick-off Early Voting Bustos & Williams Urge Working Men & Women to Get Out The Vote Cheri Bustos kicked off the first day of early voting in Illinois today with a three-stop tour to rally local working m…

Bustos Endorsed by Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White

Bustos Endorsed by Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White Rock Island, Ill. - Today, Cheri Bustos received the endorsement of Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White at an endorsement event at City Limits Saloon in Rock Island.  "I'm proud to endorse my friend Cheri Bustos for r…

New TV Ad "Family" Highlights Bustos' Efforts to Bring Midwest Common Sense to Washington

New TV Ad "Family" Highlights Bustos' Efforts to Bring Midwest Common Sense to WashingtonWatch New Ad “Family” HERE Today, Cheri Bustos for Congress released "Family," a new TV ad that highlights Cheri's efforts to bring Midwestern co…