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Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Issues Statement On Supreme Court Overturning Roe V. Wade

June 24th, 2022
Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Issues Statement On Supreme Court Overturning Roe V. Wade

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) released the following statement on the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the longstanding Roe v. Wade precedent: “As a mother, a grandmother and a Catholic, I am gutted by the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. Make no mistake – this ruling will cost lives and livelihoods, and its impact will be felt for generations to come.  “The U.S. Supreme Court does not belong in our doctors’ offices, and this attack on personal freedom is a radical departure from what has been accepted as the ‘law of the land’ for half a century.  “In... Read More

Davenport Community School District to Host Inclusion Night Gala with Special Olympics

May 10th, 2022
Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Issues Statement On Supreme Court Overturning Roe V. Wade

The Davenport Community School District is hosting an inclusion Night Gala Wednesday, May 11, 2022. John Kliegl, CEO of Special Olympics Iowa, will be there to celebrate the partnership between Special Olympics and Davenport Schools and acknowledge all the wonderful things Davenport’s Unified Champion Schools have done this year. The event is happening 6:00-7:30 p.m. at The Stardust at 218 Iowa Street, Davenport. The Special Olympics Iowa CEO and Superintendent TJ Schneckloth will sign a board to solidify the partnership. Unified Students and parents will attend, mix and mingle to celebrate all... Read More

What’s The Iowa And Illinois Good News For May, Quad-Cities?

May 9th, 2022
Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Issues Statement On Supreme Court Overturning Roe V. Wade

The weather is finally starting to become brighter, but regardless of whether it’s rainy or sunny, there’s always sunny news in the Quad-Cities! Every month, we at QuadCities.com, in partnership with our friends at KWQC-TV6’s “Paula Sands Live,” present you with a smattering of that positive news in our What’s The Good News? column. So, what’s the good news for May? Read on… Bettendorf Teacher wins Art Education Leadership Award Herbert Hoover Elementary School and Mark Twain Elementary School art instructor Meghan Purcell is the recipient of Artsonia’s 2022 Art Education Leadership... Read More

Iowa Schools Hire Courtney Olsen As Director Of Equity For Davenport

May 4th, 2022
Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Issues Statement On Supreme Court Overturning Roe V. Wade

Courtney Olsen has been hired as the Director of Equity and Learning Supports for the Davenport Community School District. Ms. Olsen holds an Education Specialist degree in School Psychology and holds the Director of Special Education endorsement. In addition, Ms. Olsen has five years of leadership experience as a District Support Administrator with MBAEA. In her leadership role at the AEA she has supported Davenport in both a special and general education capacity and has been instrumental in supporting Davenport through the special education audit and citation work as well as the most... Read More

Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Issues Statement on Leaked Supreme Court Opinion Draft

May 4th, 2022
Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Issues Statement On Supreme Court Overturning Roe V. Wade

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) released the following statement on a leaked draft opinion from the U.S. Supreme Court that would overturn the longstanding Roe v. Wade precedent: “In America, we don’t allow the government to come into our home and force a decision on us and our family. Yet that’s exactly what this draft opinion prepares to do. “Personal medical decisions should be made between a patient and her doctor, not by the U.S. Supreme Court. “If the Court formally adopts the leaked draft opinion, it would represent a radical departure from longstanding protections of personal... Read More

Paul Named April Western Illinois University Employee of the Month

April 28th, 2022
Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Issues Statement On Supreme Court Overturning Roe V. Wade

Western Illinois University Facilities Management Office Manager Sheila Paul has been named the Al and Elaine Goldfarb Civil Service Employee of the Month for April 2022. Paul began working at WIU in June 2014, as a chief clerk in the University Bookstore. Between 2016-2017, she served as a chief clerk in the WIU Department of Kinesiology, the University Bookstore and the WIU Development Office. In 2018, she was reclassified by audit to staff clerk in the Development office and in April 2019, she became a staff clerk for Facilities Management-Vending Concessions and Transportation Services. In... Read More

Cook County State Atty Kim Foxx to Speak at GBCC Event At Western Illinois University

April 27th, 2022
Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Issues Statement On Supreme Court Overturning Roe V. Wade

Each year, the Western Illinois University Multicultural Center (MCC) hosts identity graduation celebrations, which highlight the uniqueness of underrepresented students’ experiences and celebrate the accomplishments and success of each graduate, while embracing their cultural and familial context. The ceremonies will honor graduates from Casa Latina, the LGBTQ*A community and the Gwendolyn Brooks Cultural Center (GBCC). The Casa Latina Cultural Center Recognition Banquet was held Friday, April 22. The GBCC event will be held Thursday, April 28, and will feature special keynote speaker Cook... Read More

Iowa’s Bettendorf Community School District Teacher Honored with 2022 Art Education Leadership Award

April 26th, 2022
Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Issues Statement On Supreme Court Overturning Roe V. Wade

Herbert Hoover Elementary School and Mark Twain Elementary School art instructor Meghan Purcell is the recipient of Artsonia’s 2022 Art Education Leadership Award. The award honors pioneers in the art education community who continuously inspire their peers and engage students. Purcell’s peers and Artsonia selected her among thousands of instructors as one of 15 national winners of this award. “Being recognized as a leader in arts education is an incredible honor,” Purcell said. “I truly love what I do, and as every educator does, I constantly wonder if I am doing enough. This award reminds... Read More

Rock Island High School Girls Soccer Team Leads Clinics For Local Kids, Youth Night TONIGHT!

April 19th, 2022
Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Issues Statement On Supreme Court Overturning Roe V. Wade

The Rock Island High School girls soccer team is leading both on and off the field! Fresh off a big three shutout wins in the Orion Invitational last weekend, and on their day off from SAT/PSAT testing, the RIHS girls players led soccer clinics at the district’s elementary schools. All of the district’s students are invited to participate in Youth Night TONIGHT at Rock Island High School’s field. They will be invited to play on the field during halftime.  Read More

Iowa’s TapOnIt’s Founder & CEO Named Woman of the Year People’s Choice Award Winner

April 13th, 2022
Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Issues Statement On Supreme Court Overturning Roe V. Wade

TapOnIt’s Founder and CEO, Katie Castillo-Wilson, was named People’s Choice Award Winner at Mobile Growth Association’s 2022 Women of the Year Awards.The Women of the Year Awards honor exceptional female mobile app marketers for their contributions to the industry. The People’s Choice award is awarded to the All-Around Woman of The Year according to the Mobile Growth Community and is chosen based on contributions to the industry, leadership, integrity, and ability to drive growth. The Mobile Growth Association is a global society and accepts nominations from around the world.The award ceremony... Read More