Congresswoman-elect Cheri Bustos, D-East Moline, has hired her former campaign manager as her new chief of staff and a former aide to U.S. Rep. Lane Evans as her district director.
Ms. Bustos, who beat incumbent 17th Congressional District U.S. Rep. Bobby Schilling, R-Colona, in the Nov. 6 election, will be sworn in next month
Allison Jaslow, who managed Ms. Bustos's election campaign, will be her chief of staff in Washington, D.C. Jerry Lack, who used to work for Rep. Evans, will be her district director.
Ms. Jaslow, an Iraq war veteran from Virginia, has been guiding Ms. Bustos's transition.Mr. Lack lives in East Moline and has been executive director of the Illowa Construction Labor and Management Council for the past five years.
Ms. Bustoswill have three offices in the 17th District and one in Washington, D.C., a statement said.
Today is Thursday, April 17, the 107th day of 2014. There are 258 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand. 1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet. 1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening. 1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.