Sen. Jim Oberweis

Bruce Rauner and Rev. Corey Brooks discuss death threats Brooks allegedly received the day before someone broke into his church in Woodlawn. Brooks has endorsed Rauner in the race for governor, against Gov. Pat Quinn. (Credit: CBS)

Rev. Brooks Reflects On Support For Rauner, Oberweis

“I’ve discovered that … when you go against the status quo, and you go against what people have been doing for years, everybody is not going to be pleased with it,” Rev. Corey Brooks said after endorsing Republican candidates Bruce Rauner, who won, and Jim Oberweis, who lost.

11/05/2014

Dick Durbin

Durbin: Voters Want Congress To Be More Productive

A day after he sailed to his record fourth term in the Senate, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin was out thanking voters for their support, and urging the rest of Congress to come together to end the gridlock in Washington.

11/05/2014

Bill Clinton

Former President Clinton Stumps For Quinn, Durbin

Former President Bill Clinton became the latest high-profile Democrat to back the re-election bids of Gov. Pat Quinn and U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, saying Tuesday that the candidates focus on issues important to voters, like jobs and health care.

10/21/2014

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

Durbin, Oberweis Clash Over Tax Break Legislation

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) and the Republican state lawmaker who wants to unseat him have been clashing over proposed legislation favoring companies that keep jobs in America, over those that move operations overseas.

07/23/2014

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

Kirk Reverses Course, Endorses Oberweis Against Durbin

Seeking to unseat U.S. Sen. Durbin in November, Republican state Sen. Jim Oberweis on Thursday welcomed the belated support of Durbin’s GOP colleague on Capitol Hill, U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk.

04/17/2014

Jim Oberweis addresses supporters after winning the GOP nomination for U.S. Senate. (Chris Martinez/CBS)

Oberweis Pitches His Own Minimum Wage Plan

State Sen. Jim Oberweis (R-Sugar Grove), who is challenging U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin in the November election, has reversed his stance on the minimum wage, and unveiled his own plan to raise it to $10 per hour over three years for adult workers.

04/10/2014

Car dealership (Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images)

FTC: Ban On Sunday Car Sales Is Bad For Competition

The Federal Trade Commission says the prohibition on Sunday automobile sales also makes it more difficult for drivers to shop around for the best deal.

03/31/2014

Illinois House Of Representatives

Gay Marriage Opponents Invoke God, Free Speech

Opponents of legislation to legalize gay marriage in Illinois rallied Wednesday outside the state Capitol, one day after thousands held their own event to urge lawmakers to approve it.

10/23/2013

Pat Brady (Credit: CBS)

Ex-GOP Boss Brady To Lobby For Same-Sex Marriage

Former Illinois GOP Chair Pat Brady, who was pushed out by party conservatives because of his vocal support for same-sex marriage, is writing his next chapter by tackling the same issue.

08/28/2013

File Photo (Scott Olson/ Getty Images)

Does 70 MPH Highway Speed Limit Apply To Chicago Area? Maybe, Maybe Not

Illinois raised the state’s highway speed limit 70 mph on Monday, but don’t go flooring it just yet until the politicians who put this new law on the books figure out whether higher speeds were really meant for urban highways, or just rural interstates.

08/20/2013