Cheri Bustos is a Representative from Illinois. She was born in Springfield, Illinois on October 17, 1961.
She attended Illinois College before recieving her B.A. from the University of Maryland, College Park in 1983, and later earned her M.A. from the University of Illinois in 1985.
She was a member of the East Moline city council from 2007-2011, before being elected as a Democrat to the One Hundred Thirteenth and to the succeeding Congress (January 3, 2013-present).