Illinois U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth

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The Peoria office of the Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center’s work to assist small business growth is being rewarded with a grant.

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Peoria International Airport has received a $1.5 million dollar grant to rehabilitate the terminal’s apron pavement.

Sen. Duckworth: Keep Crop Insurance at Current Levels

Feb 20, 2018
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President Donald Trump has proposed a 33 percent cut to the crop insurance program. That has left area farmers concerned about their ability to weather any storms that could damage their crops. A group of farmers gathered at the Peoria County Farm Bureau Monday and told U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth crop insurance not only should be kept at current levels, it should be expanded to dairy farmers.

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Breaking barriers is nothing new for Sen. Tammy Duckworth, and that's the way she likes it.

The Iraqi War veteran, who lost both legs when her helicopter was shot down, is an Asian-American woman in the mostly-white, mostly-male Senate.

With a baby due in April, she'll become the first senator to give birth while in office.

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The top Capitol Hill Democrats from Illinois say they believe President Donald Trump's revised travel ban is unconstitutional and won't survive legal challenges.

Four Illinois community health centers are receiving a combined $4.9 million in federal grants to provide services in areas where there are barriers to affordable, quality health care.  U.S. Sens. Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth say the Department of Health and Human Services grants will go to centers in Cook, Lake and Peoria counties.

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Vice President Joe Biden has sworn in Tammy Duckworth as Illinois' new U.S. senator at a ceremony in Washington.  Duckworth's press secretary, Sean Savett, says U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois escorted Duckworth to the ceremony.