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Jim Oberweis

Bishop Larry Trotter Endorses Jim Oberweis Over Dick Durbin

The Republican challenging U.S. Senator Dick Durbin has picked up the support of another prominent Chicago African-American clergyman, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.

08/31/2014

Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner gives the thumbs-up after casting his ballot in the Illinois primary election on March 18, 2014 in Winnetka.  (Credit: Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Poll: Rauner Leads Quinn; Durbin Ahead Of Oberweis

Republican challenger Bruce Rauner holds an early edge against incumbent Pat Quinn in the race for Illinois governor, according to a poll released on Monday.

04/14/2014

U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (Left) and State Senator Jim Oberweis (Right) (Credit: CBS)

Republican Oberweis Will Face Durbin In U.S. Senate Race

Jim Oberweis, an entrepreneur, dairy owner and state senator from Sugar Grove, was considered a lock to wrest the GOP nomination from Downers Grove businessman Doug Truax, though the race was tighter than expected Tuesday.

03/18/2014

Jim Oberweis, a U.S. Senate candidate, talks with CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine. (CBS)

Oberweis Was In Florida For Wife’s Birthday Instead Of Campaigning For Senate

His GOP opponent wants to know why Jim Oberweis went AWOL just days before the primary. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.

03/14/2014

Doug Truax (left) and Jim Oberweis (right) are running against each other in the 2014 Republican primary for U.S. Senate. (Credit: CBS)

Senate Hopeful Slams Rival Oberweis For Florida Trip

One of the two Republicans vying to challenge U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin in the fall is taking issue with his opponent being on vacation in Florida less than a week before the primary election.

03/12/2014

Car dealership (Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images)

State Sen. Oberweis Wants To End Ban On Sunday Car Sales In Illinois

A state senator wants car dealerships open on Sunday and the car dealers don’t like the idea, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

11/20/2013

Gov. Pat Quinn (Credit: CBS)

Quinn Non-Committal On Bill To Raise Speed Limit

The bill sponsored by Sugar Grove State Senator Jim Oberweis would hike the speed limit to 70 miles-per-hour. In most counties, it is now 65.

04/26/2013

Jim Oberweis

He’s The ‘Milk Dud’ No More: Oberweis Wins State Senate Seat

After five failed campaigns, Jim Oberweis has finally won elective office.

11/07/2012

Jim Oberweis

Oberweis Mounts Campaign For State Senate Seat

A familiar candidate is throwing his hat into the ring again, this time for the Illinois State Senate.

CBS Chicago–09/13/2011