Galesburg Resident Will Join Bustos at State of the Union

Jan 29, 2018

U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos

A Galesburg resident will join congresswoman Cheri Bustos at the State of the Union Address on Tuesday. Sarah Miller first contacted BustosĀ in April 2016 when Galesburg tested high for lead content in water.

Bustos worked with the Illinois EPA to get a $4 million forgivable loan for Galesburg to replace its lead pipes. Sarah, along with hundreds of Galesburg families, were able to use the funding to make their homes free of lead.

Bustos hopes Miller and the story of Galesburg will highlight the need for infrastructure legislation on the federal level.