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  • Oberweis plans to focus on business retention to help 25th District Nov 8, 2012 3:29 PM
    Newly elected state senator Jim Oberweis reiterated Wednesday that he thinks the best thing he can do for residents of the 25th District is improve the climate for business in the state, saying that would "certainly help" people.

  • When it comes to Oberweis, just call him ‘senator’ Nov 7, 2012 12:46 AM
    Jim Oberweis will finally get to take an oath of office. The Sugar Grove Republican was the winner Tuesday in the race to become the state senator for the 25th District. With all precincts reporting, he defeated Democrat Corinne Pierog of St. Charles with 50,948 votes to 37,568, according to unofficial totals.

  • Top races in Kane County Nov 5, 2012 5:33 PM
    There are plenty of hot races in Kane County to keep an eye on Tuesday. We take a look at a few, along with state legislative races.

  • Pierog for 25th Senate Nov 2, 2012 4:40 AM
    An Elburn letter to the editor: Illinois faces many tough decisions — balancing its budget, pension reform, encouraging economic growth among them. That's why I'm supporting Corinne Pierog to serve us in Springfield from the 25th Senate District.

  • Taxes, business, school funding on 50th House, 25th Senate forum agenda Oct 22, 2012 11:46 PM
    Candidates for the state House District 50 and Senate District 25 campaigned Monday at a League of Women Voters of Central Kane County forum in Geneva.

  • Oberweis, Pierog differ on term limits for legislators Oct 16, 2012 1:16 AM
    Corinne Pierog and Jim Oberweis, state Senate candidates in the 25th District, have different takes on whether allowing legislators serve for years and years is good for the people. Oberweis, the Sugar Grove Republican, has vowed to serve no more than eight years. Pierog, a Democrat from St. Charles, doesn't dispute that longtime politicians might become beholden to contributors and lobbyists. But there already is a term limit, she said. "It's called the vote."

  • Pierog, Oberweis agree on combining treasurer, comptroller Oct 13, 2012 8:00 AM
    Asked about specific budget cuts he would make, Republican Jim Oberweis offered an idea that has been proposed in several states, and was once successful in Illinois: Cut the size of the legislature. Democrat Corrine Pierog suggests money could be brought in by taxing state workers’ pension incomes, at graduated rates. She also believes money could be found in pension reform, but is leery of shifting the burden for school pensions to school districts and colleges without giving them total control.

  • Endorsement: Oberweis over Pierog in 25th Senate District Oct 12, 2012 11:53 AM
    The Daily Herald endorses Republican Jim Oberweis in the race for state Senate from the 25th District.

  • Oberweis, Pierog say they won’t extend income tax increase Oct 10, 2012 4:24 PM
    Letting a temporary state income tax increase expire when it is supposed to is something both Jim Oberweis and Corinne Pierog, opponents in the 25th District state senate race, can get behind.

  • Republicans lead cash totals in state Senate 25, House 50 Oct 2, 2012 5:30 AM
    Heading into the final month of the campaign, Republican Jim Oberweis leads Democrat Corinne Pierog in the 25th District State Senate money race, according to state election board records.

  • Jim Oberweis: Candidate Profile Sep 21, 2012 4:40 PM
    Candidate information for Jim Oberweis, running for 25th District Senate

  • Corinne Pierog: Candidate Profile Sep 21, 2012 4:40 PM
    Candidate information for Corinne Pierog, running for 25th District Senate

  • After 10 years, Oberweis may be nearing victory Mar 22, 2012 5:05 PM
    Jim Oberweis didnt give up when he lost his first election. Or his second. Or even his third. Now, in his sixth run for public office, the businessman may be nearing a victory.

  • Oberweis wins GOP 25th state senate nod Mar 21, 2012 1:25 AM
    It'll be Jim Oberweis vs. Corinne Pierog for the 25th District state senate seat in November. Both won their primaries rather easily Tuesday night, according to unofficial vote totals.

  • Oberweis: Illinois needs business-friendly attitude Mar 21, 2012 4:29 PM
    Jim Oberweis, who won the Republican nomination for the 25th District state senate seat, thinks his calls for tax cuts, making Illinois more "business-friendly" and requiring identification of voters resonated with voters in the primary.

  • A look at Fox Valley’s hottest races Mar 18, 2012 5:45 PM
    From Congress to the General Assembly to county boards and even circuit clerks, there are plenty of hot races in the northern Fox Valley to vote in on Tuesday.

  • What bacon has Lauzen brought home? Mar 14, 2012 5:32 AM
    Letter to the Editor: I ask Sen. Lauzen what he has brought back to his district in the form of revenue for jobs? What has he lobbied for in Springfield? Has he brought back hard dollars for construction jobs?

  • Oberweis is out of touch Mar 14, 2012 5:32 AM
    Letter to the Editor: Jim Oberweis has been unsuccessful in past attempts at run for office and the voters sent the message that he is out of touch and does not understand their needs. It is my hope that voters will again see Mr. Oberweis inability to empathize with the less fortunate.

  • 25th District Senate candidate focuses on money matters Mar 12, 2012 4:43 PM
    Richard Slocum, a former West Aurora school board trustee, is seeking the Republican nomination for the 25th District state Senate seat.

  • Money piles up for Oberweis in 25th District Senate race Mar 12, 2012 4:38 PM
    Where do candidates for the 25th District state Senate seat stand in their campaign financing? Jim Oberweis is leading the way.

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