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Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Announces $225,000 for YWCA Quad-Cities

November 28th, 2022
Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Announces $225,000 for YWCA Quad-Cities

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17), a member of the powerful House Appropriations Committee, announced that YWCA Quad-Cities will receive a $225,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The grant comes through the department’s Transitional Living Program for Older Homeless Youth. “For more than 100 years, YWCA Quad-Cities has played an essential role in ensuring every child has a safe place to live, learn and grow,” said Congresswoman Bustos. “Today, I’m proud to announce that $225,000 in federal funding is headed to YWCA Quad-Cities to support them in this vital... Read More

Rock Island Frieze Lecture Series Considers Ideas that Changed Everything

October 27th, 2022
Rock Island Frieze Lecture Series Considers Ideas that Changed Everything

To kick off the 150th anniversary year of the Rock Island Public Library, the 25th annual Frieze Lecture series focuses on ideas that had a profound impact in their own times – much like the opening of the Rock Island Public Library, the first tax-supported public library to open in Illinois. The free lecture series takes place on four Thursdays at 2:00 pm, October 20, 27, November 3, and 10, in the Community Room of the Downtown Library, 401 19th Street. The 25th annual Frieze Lectures, a partnership between the Rock Island Public Library and Augustana College, will offer four faculty presentations... Read More

Benefit to Support Jackie Celske Slated for October 22

October 22nd, 2022
Benefit to Support Jackie Celske Slated for October 22

Jackie Celske, Augie grad and devoted Quad Citizen, has battled a host of autoimmune diseases for 16 years. After two unsuccessful surgeries that required her to quit her job earlier this year, Jackie recently began an experimental immunotherapy in Boynton Beach, FL. Oncologist and hematologist, Dr. Maharaj, has discovered that Jackie’s immune system is rapidly deteriorating, causing persistent inflammation in her nervous system, significant pain and organ damage. This new treatment will hopefully restore her immune cell function so she can get back to her life in the QC – pain free. Unfortunately,... Read More

Quad City Chamber Launches Business Councils For Immigrants And LGBTQ

October 20th, 2022

The Quad City Chamber has launched a Black Business Council and a Women’s Business Council. Now, we are launching two more: an Immigrant/Refugee Business Council and a LGBTQ+ Business Council. We are actively recruiting business owners and leaders from across the region to join a council. Tell us about your business challenges and guide us in how we can be a resource and contribute to your success. Our goal is to foster equity and inclusion in our regional economy and help all businesses grow. “We’ve identified three major barriers for minority-owned businesses: access to funding, limited... Read More

Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Holds ‘Silenced No More’ Panels at Women Employed

October 17th, 2022
Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Holds ‘Silenced No More’ Panels at Women Employed

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) spoke to leaders at Women Employed, the Chicago Executives’ Club and the Chicago Bar Association to highlight how her Ending Forced Arbitration for Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act has restored rights for survivors nationwide. Since the signing of Bustos’ law, she has joined Gretchen Carlson, journalist and founder of Lift Our Voices, and activist Tanuja Gupta, a leading organizer of the Google Walkouts to ensure that business leaders, advocacy groups and employees are aware of survivors’ rights following instances of sexual assault and harassment.... Read More

Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Supports Bill Against Sexual Assault And Harassment

October 4th, 2022

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) joined Gretchen Carlson, journalist and founder of Lift Our Voices, activist Tanuja Gupta, a leading organizer of the Google Walkouts, and the Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia for a panel focused on her Ending Forced Arbitration for Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act. “It’s been called one of the most significant pieces of labor legislation this century, and today, I was thrilled to join this outstanding panel to discuss the wide-ranging impact of this law,” said Congresswoman Bustos. “The Ending Forced Arbitration for Sexual... Read More

Davenport Community School District Welcomes New High School Girls Wrestling Coach

August 8th, 2022
Davenport Community School District Welcomes New High School Girls Wrestling Coach

For the first time ever, the Davenport Community School District will have a sanctioned, girls’ wrestling team. Josh Park has been named the head coach and will oversee wrestlers from Davenport North, Central and West High Schools. “I’m every emotion you can think of,” Park said. “We’re making our mark.” Park is no stranger to the mat. He wrestled when he was in high school before graduating from Davenport North in 1998. He was quickly back mat-side as his own kids entered high school. His daughter Tateum wrestled for North, and his daughter Sydney wrestled for Central. In January... Read More

Western Illinois University to Sponsor a Virtual Ignite Human Resource Round Table Event

July 12th, 2022
Western Illinois University to Sponsor a Virtual Ignite Human Resource Round Table Event

MACOMB/MOLINE, IL – Western Illinois University will sponsor a virtual Ignite HR event through the Great River Human Resource Association at noon Wednesday, July 13. This virtual roundtable is open to the public. WIU Management and Marketing Professor Susan Stewart will discuss the “Sexual Harassment of Teenage Workers” and will focus on the psychological, physical and behavioral effects of sexual harassment on teenage victims, share legal issues and court cases and generate new ideas for organizational actions and future research. Stewart will answer questions based on her recently... Read More

Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Secures $49.3 Million for Locks & Dams in Energy & Water Appropriations Package

June 30th, 2022
Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Secures $49.3 Million for Locks & Dams in Energy & Water Appropriations Package

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17), a member of the powerful House Appropriations Committee, helped advance out of Committee a comprehensive energy and water funding bill that would bring significant federal investments to communities in Northwest and Central Illinois. “Strong, modern and updated infrastructure is critical to our families and communities,” said Congresswoman Bustos, a member of the powerful House Appropriations Committee. “And for our family farmers, a vital part of our infrastructure is our locks and dams and supporting a reliable waterway system. I’m proud that the investments... Read More

Western Illinois Multicultural Center Comments On Roe V. Wade Decision

June 29th, 2022
Western Illinois Multicultural Center Comments On Roe V. Wade Decision

Dear Friends and Allies, As we shared on May 11 (bit.ly/WIUMCCWomensRightsMay2022) when the leak emerged about the Supreme Court discussion to overturn Roe v. Wade, we re-shared this message on June 24 following the heartbreaking and short-sighted decision by the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade. For more than 36 years, the Western Illinois University Women’s Center has advocated for, and celebrated, women and the rights of women, and we will continue. The WIU Women’s Center, the WIU Multicultural Center, and others will not accept this decision quietly. We are beginning to plan... Read More