Cheri Bustos

Kinzinger And Bustos Discuss Plane Crash Probe

Jul 24, 2014

A northern Illinois Congressman wants the international community to freeze the assets of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Those comments come from 16th District Republican Adam Kinzinger.

Illinois Reps. React To SOTU

Jan 29, 2014

U.S. House members from across northern Illinois offered plenty of reaction to President Obama’s State of the Union speech.

Illinois Reps. Support Federal Spending Bill

Jan 16, 2014

The budget bill that cleared the U.S. House Wednesday received widespread support from Illinois' Congressional delegation.

Congress members – like most of the world -- appear to be taking a “wait and see” stance on Syria. 

Funding Still A Roadblock For Thomson Prison

Sep 6, 2013
Thomson Correctional Center

Federal officials remain committed to opening a vacant prison in northwest Illinois. But securing funding remains a key obstacle in getting the facility in Thomson up and running.

Republican Bobby Schilling is once again running for Congress. The one-term Republican, who lost his seat last year, announced Monday he'll try to reclaim his post in Illinois' 17th Congressional District.

Susan Stephens / WNIJ

Members of Congress are back home instead of trying to work out a plan to avoid massive across-the-board cuts scheduled to take effect March 1st. Many are using the opportunity to show how sequestration will hurt the people who live and work in their districts. 

Kinzinger And Bustos React To State Of The Union

Feb 13, 2013

Many members of Illinois' Congressional delegation offered their thoughts on last night's State of the Union speech. 16th District Republican Adam Kinzinger held a conference call with reporters. 17th District Democrat Cheri Bustos issued a statement immediately following the address.

Bustos, Kinzinger Ready To Work In New Congress

Jan 10, 2013

The 113th Congress includes a freshman Democrat from northern Illinois and a second term Republican from a neighboring district who is taking on new territory. Cheri Bustos and Adam Kinzinger are busy preparing for what lies ahead in the next session.

There are several similarities between the candidates in Illinois’s 17th Congressional District, which includes Democratic-leaning chunks from Rockford and Peoria as well as wrapping through the Quad Cities and across rural northwestern Illinois.

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