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Bustos to open Peoria office

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U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos, the new Democrat congresswoman from the 17th District, will open her Peoria office at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 23.

The office is in the Strong Business Center at 3100 N. Knoxville Ave., Suite 205.

Bustos, who defeated incumbent Republican Bobby Schilling in November to return the 17th District seat to the Democratic party, will host an open house from 10 to 11:30 a.m.

The public is invited to the open house.

The Peoria office, which will be managed by Andy Colgan, will open for business next Monday, Bustos' congressional office said.

The 17th District takes in a large portion of northwestern Illinois, having shifted to the north after the 2010 Census. It stretches from the Wisconsin border to south of Canton and includes parts of Peoria and Peoria County.  

Bustos also has a district office in Rock Island and plans to open aonther in Rockford.  She is from East Moline, where she was a City Councilwoman.

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Paul Gordon is the editor of The Peorian after spending 29 years of indentured servitude at the Peoria Journal Star. He’s an award-winning writer, raconteur and song-and-dance man. He also went to a high school whose team name is the Alices (that’s Vincennes Lincoln High School in Indiana; you can look it up).