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  1. Bustos uses Snapchat to document 26-hour protest on House floorRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 24 | Hawk Eye

    U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos channeled her inner journalist on the floor of the House of Representatives Wednesday to interview lawmakers as they staged a protest over gun control legislation. Bustos, whose congressional district includes Henderson County, Ill., was one of dozens of Democrats who remained on the House floor for nearly 26 hours in an attempt to force a vote on two gun control measures: one to strengthen background checks and another banning people on the government's no-fly list from purchasing firearms.


  2. Illinois Lawmakers Push Bipartisan Gun Control CompromiseRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 24 | NBC Chicago

    Republican Rep. Bob Dold introduced the legislation, which would deny the sale of firearms to known or suspected terror suspects. "Stopping gun violence requires more than moments of silence - we need action," Dold said in a statement.


  3. Illinois Democrats Join House Sit-In for Gun ControlRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 23 | NBC Chicago

    Illinois Democrats joined a protest in the chamber of the House of Representatives Wednesday to demand a vote on gun control measures, NBC News reports. Illinois Rep. Robin Kelly, who helped organize the sit-in and spoke on the House floor, called for immediate action on gun safety during the protest.


  4. Watch Democratic Representatives Explain Why They Staged the Sit-inRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 23 |

    Yesterday it was Periscope , and today Snapchat brought us to the front lines of the Democratic House sit-in pushing for a vote on gun control legislation. Rep. Cheri Bustos, an Illinois Democrat, posted videos to her Snapchat of more than 40 Democratic Representatives telling their own reasons for sitting in on the floor of the House of Representatives.


  5. House Democrats refuse to yield on second day of sit-inRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 23 | Bellingham Herald

    Democrats remained on the House of Representations chamber floor Thursday, vowing to continue the sit-in started Wednesday morning until Republican leaders acquiesced to a vote on "no fly, no buy" legislation restricting gun purchases by suspected terrorists. By 8 a.m. Thursday morning, most of the 168 House Democrats and 34 Senate Democrats who at one point occupied the U.S. House floor to push a gun vote had departed.


  6. Rebellious Democrats disrupt House, stage protest over gunsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 22 | The Daily Gazette

    This photo provided by Rep. Chellie Pingree, D-Maine, shows Democrat members of Congress, including Rep. Cheri Bustos , participate in sit-down protest seeking a a vote on gun control measures Wednesday on the floor of the House on Capitol Hill in Washington. WASHINGTON – Rebellious Democrats shut down the House's legislative work on Wednesday, staging a sit-in on the House floor and refusing to leave until they secured a vote on gun control measures before lawmakers' weeklong break.


  7. Sexual Assault A Personal Ordeal for Rep. Ann KusterRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 22 | Roll Call

    Last week, after members of Congress took turns reading the complete court statement of the woman sexually assaulted by a Stanford University swimmer, half a dozen of them were so struck by her words that they decided to speak out about their own experiences and those of women close to them.   "We were all discussing that sexual assault and sexual harassment in the workplace had happened to us" over the years, too, Rep. Ann McLane Kuster , a New Hampshire Democrat, said in an interview on Tuesday evening, but "none of us had ever spoken about it, either.


  8. Kirk gathers volunteers to walk in Chicago's 2016 Gay Pride ParadeRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 20 | Illinoisreview

    Illinois' Republican U.S. Senator Mark Kirk will be appearing in Chicago's annual Gay Pride Parade to be held next Sunday downtown, and he's seeking volunteers to walk along with him with a volunteer form HERE The Human Rights Campaign , the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization, announced in March 2016 that the Public Policy Committee of HRC's Board of Directors voted to endorse Senator Mark Kirk for re-election. The endorsement was issued along with a first round of endorsements for pro-equality incumbents in the House and Senate.


  9. Train hits vehicle near Galva, Ill.Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 17 | KWQC-TV Davenport

    The plan to hope on a train from Moline to Chicago could be de-railed as city leaders are still waiting on crucial funding from the state. City Administrator Lew Steinbrecher said they are waiting for about $85 million in matching funds from the state of Illinois.


  10. Illinois budget impasse could derail QC to Chicago RailRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 16 | KWQC-TV Davenport

    Congresswoman Cheri Bustos called on Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner today to 'honor the state's obligation to this project before it's too late.' Congresswoman Bustos says if there is no funding from the state in two weeks, Illinois will miss out on $177 million in federal funding for the rail line that will travel from Chicago to the Quad Cities.


  11. Congressional Staffers Attend IL Home Day EventRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 13 |

    The 11 th Annual Illinois Fire Service Home Day, held at the Northeastern Illinois Public Safety Training Academy in Glenview, IL, had over 100 fire chiefs, 30 vendors and 15 legislative staffers. Chief Fred Fiedl, Gurnee Fire Department and president of the Metropolitan Fire Chiefs Association, welcomed the attendees to the working lunch and presentations.


  12. Rep. Bustos(D-IL) Attacks GOP Over Trump In House Floor Speech, While ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jun 12 | RedState

    Thursday Illinois Democrat congresswoman Cheri Bustos took to the House floor to attack Donald Trump, the Republican Party, and congressional Republicans over the racists comments Trump made about a federal Judge, however in doing so she kind of forgot about her own party's racists past and made a mockery of one of the important and historic accomplishments the GOP is responsible for regarding race. Bustos said that, "We know that the diversity of our nation makes us greater.


  13. Protesters complete walk, protest at Thomson prisonRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 11 | The Daily Gazette

    THOMSON – As the heat index climbed into triple digits Saturday, a group of activists ended their 150-mile trek to protest isolation cells being built at the federal prison in Thomson. Representatives from the Chicago-based organization Voices for Creative Nonviolence began walking from the Windy City to the village of 600 residents on May 28, traveling 10 to 19 miles a day and averaging about 8 hours per stretch.


  14. There they go again: Feds hand down new labor ruleRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 6 | The Daily Gazette

    President Ronald Reagan was famous for saying, “The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, 'I'm from the government, and I'm here to help.' ” Another Reaganism might be appropriate after the U.S. Department of Labor announced on May 17 its new rules governing salaried workers and overtime: “There you go again.” In one fell swoop, the Labor Department threw a massive federal monkey wrench into how small and medium-sized businesses typically operate, which has left them scrambling to figure out how to comply by Dec. 1, when the rule takes effect.


  15. Democrats celebrate JFK, take on the right at annual galaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 2 | The Daily Gazette

    DEER GROVE – Courageous. That's the word Chicago City Clerk Susana Mendoza used to describe many of the people she's met on the campaign trail, as she seeks the office of state comptroller this November.


  16. Lawmakers create bill to help babies of drug addicted parentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 1 | KNOE-TV Monroe

    As parents Illinois Congresswoman Cheri Bustos and West Virginia Congressman Evan Jenkins want to see babies of drug-addicted parents have their own chance at life. "I've held a newborn infant that was drug withdrawn, their bodies shake with tremors their sensitive to light and sound, even to touch," Jenkins said.


  17. Bill created to help babies of drug addicted parentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 1 | WTOK-TV Meridian

    While the bipartisan package of bills addressing America's opioid crisis waits to be sent to President Obama's desk, two lawmakers talk about legislation included that addresses how to help the youngest victims of addiction. "I can't think of anybody who is more voiceless than a tiny baby," Illinois Democrat Cong.


  18. Today in 10: Democrats scramble to retake House; Trump University...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 1 | The Washington Post

    Inside Democrats' Trump-fueled scramble to retake the House: Party leaders had so written off the idea of retaking the majority that a "Majority Project" was launched last fall aimed at elections in 2022 - after the next round of congressional redistricting. Donald Trump's rise, however, has sent Democrats scrambling to recruit candidates, even in some Republican-leaning districts.


  19. PCHS grad appointed to Air Force Updated atRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 31 | PeoriaTimes-Observer

    Only 10 percent of all applicants to the United States Air Force Academy received appointments to join the class of 2018. Pekin Community High School graduate Max Turner was one of only 1,300 applicants to receive a coveted appointment and his attendance in the fall will be the realization of a decade-old dream.


  20. Businesses huddle over new overtime regsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 27, 2016 | The Daily Gazette

    Bills have been introduced in the U.S. Senate and House that aim to block a new federal labor rule that could make an additional 4.2 million salaried workers eligible for overtime pay. The Department of Labor announced May 17 that the rule governing overtime exemptions had been finalized.