A challenge for 2013: Get prison opened
Part of the Sauk Valley has a new congresswoman who has friends in high places. We urge U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos to focus her efforts on getting the federal prison in Thomson opened this year.
Whiteside and Carroll counties are among the counties of the 17th Congressional District that gained a new representative this week.
Out went U.S. Rep. Bobby Schilling, a one-term Republican from Colona, who lost in November.
In came U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos, a Democrat from East Moline, who defeated Schilling.
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