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Illinois Congressman Sorensen Launches 2023 Valentines for Veterans Drive

January 25th, 2023
Illinois Congressman Sorensen Launches 2023 Valentines for Veterans Drive

Congressman Eric Sorensen (IL-17) announced the launch of his Valentines for Veterans drive. Residents, schools, and organizations in Illinois’ 17th Congressional District are invited to create handmade valentine’s cards and deliver them to Congressman Sorensen’s district office in Rock Island starting on Tuesday, January 24, 2023, through Thursday, February 9, 2023, at 5:00 PM CT. Once received, valentines will be distributed to veterans across Illinois’ 17th Congressional District.   “Our veterans have sacrificed so much to keep our nation safe,” said Sorensen. “This Valentines... Read More

Illinois Congressman Sorensen Delivers First House Floor Speech

January 24th, 2023
Illinois Congressman Sorensen Delivers First House Floor Speech

Congressman Eric Sorensen (IL-17) delivered his first House floor speech focused on finding common sense solutions for Central and Northwest Illinois.  “I am focused on delivering results for my constituents, whether it’s lowering food, energy, or prescription drug costs, increasing good paying jobs in our communities, or protecting access to reproductive health care,” said Sorensen. “I promise to work with anyone, Democrat or Republican, on commonsense solutions that solve the problems Central and Northwest Illinois families and businesses face in their daily lives.”   Watch the entire... Read More

What Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Said About The Criminal Referral of Former President Trump

December 26th, 2022
What Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Said About The Criminal Referral of Former President Trump

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) released the following statement on the Jan. 6 Select Committee’s decision to refer former President Donald Trump to the Department of Justice for criminal investigation for his efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 election: “The criminal referral of former President Donald Trump is both a sad day for our nation and a necessary step in the pursuit of justice. While Jan. 6 marked the first time our peaceful transition of power has ever been compromised, today, we know the power of our Constitution prevailed and proved that everyone – including a former... Read More

Hypocritical Politicians Should Free More Than Brittney Griner

December 8th, 2022
Hypocritical Politicians Should Free More Than Brittney Griner

Brittney Griner is free. Of course, Griner never should’ve been imprisoned in the first place, thrown into jail for an offense that’s as ridiculous as it is minor in a country that has far greater things to address than minor cannabis possession. But while this is a time for Griner and her loved ones to be celebrating, it’s also a time of incredible hypocrisy for the United States, and many of the politicians grandstanding about her release. Before Joe Biden, Kamala Harris (whose horrible history with imprisoning pot offenders is well documented) or anyone in a position... Read More

Illinois Congresswoman Bustos-Backed Bill to Combat Sexual Harassment Passes House 

December 6th, 2022
Illinois Congresswoman Bustos-Backed Bill to Combat Sexual Harassment Passes House 

This week, a bill backed by Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) to combat sexual harassment and assault passed the U.S. House of Representatives with broad bipartisan support. Led by Congresswoman Lois Frankel and Congressman Ken Buck, he the Speak Out Act would void nondisclosure agreements (NDAs) for claims of sexual assault and harassment. WATCH: Bustos Speaks in Support of Speak Out Act The Senate voted to pass the Speak Out Act unanimously on September 29, 2022. The bill now heads to the White House for President Biden’s signature. “For way too long a sinister culture of silence has protected... Read More

Illinois Congresswoman Bustos’ Statement on Speaker Pelosi’s Decision to Step Down

November 21st, 2022

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) released the following statement on Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s announcement that she will not seek a leadership position in the 118th Congress. “Historic in so many ways, Nancy Pelosi is one-of-a-kind. Love her or not — and I love her — she will be written and talked about for decades and centuries to come as one of THE most effective Speakers in the history of our great nation. “For more than half of my time in Congress, I have sat alongside her at the leadership table in the U.S. House of Representatives. Here’s the not-so-behind-the-scenes... Read More

Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Statement on Election Results in Illinois’ 17th Congressional District

November 10th, 2022
Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Statement on Election Results in Illinois' 17th Congressional District

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) issued the below statement following the news that Eric Sorensen was elected to Illinois’ 17th Congressional District: “Yesterday, the residents of Northwest and Central Illinois chose to stand for democracy, freedom and a future where we work together instead of tearing each other apart. I want to congratulate Eric Sorensen on his victory. I am thrilled that the working- and middle-class families of Illinois’ 17th Congressional District will have a representative who will fight for them, work to build up our local economy and continue to uplift Heartland... Read More

Illinois Congresswoman Bustos, Durbin Commemorate Future Site of World’s Largest 3D Metal Printer

November 7th, 2022
Illinois Congresswoman Bustos, Durbin Commemorate Future Site of World’s Largest 3D Metal Printer

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) joined Senator Dick Durbin at the Rock Island Arsenal to celebrate progress on the Jointless Hull Large Format Tool and commemorate the future site of the world’s largest 3D metal printer. During her decade representing the Illinois Quad-Cities, Congresswoman Bustos has worked with Senator Durbin to secure more than $172 million in funding to support work at the Rock Island Arsenal, including $45 million for the Jointless Hull project. Combined with the $829 million in federal infrastructure funding the lawmakers helped secure for the Navigation and Ecosystem... Read More

Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Announces Federal Funding for Local Health Projects

November 1st, 2022
Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Announces Federal Funding for Local Health Projects

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) will join Peoria, Rockford and Eagle View healthcare leaders to announce funding for local health projects. The funding was awarded through a program made possible by Fiscal Year 2022 Federal Appropriations secured by Congresswoman Bustos and formed based on her Social Determinants of Health Accelerator Act. In 2020, Congresswoman Bustos secured a first-of-its-kind pilot program, modeled after her Social Determinants of Health Accelerator Act, as part of a year-end spending bill. Now in its second year, this program is helping state and local governments and community-based... Read More

Looking For Positive News In Illinois And Iowa? Here’s The Good News For October!

October 24th, 2022
Looking For Positive News In Illinois And Iowa? Here's The Good News For October!

We all need a little good news sometimes. That’s why, once a month, QuadCities.com teams up with KWQC-TV6’s “Paula Sands Live” for What’s The Good News? It’s a rundown of some of the positive things going on in and around our community. Here’s the good news for this month! Local Ghosthunters’ Show Hits Top 5 On Netflix 28 Days Haunted, featuring local ghost hunter Aaron Thompson and his team, who were formerly featured on QuadCities.com, is in the top five among all Netflix shows this week! The show’s creator posted the following on social media: 73.4 million Netflix subscribers... Read More