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  • Sen. Mark Kirk, right, meets Saturday with Colleen Keefe of Mount Prospect and Wheeling High School, and Ryan Goldsher of Northbrook and Glenbard West High School, to discuss issues facing teens at the Arlington Heights Memorial Library.

    Kirk vows to help end cyber bullyingMar 29, 2014 12:00 AM
    Sen. Mark Kirk said he will launch a public service video, and make a Top 10 list of the most dangerous apps that lead to cyberbullying. He met Saturday with about 20 high school students who talked about how the dangerous practice is rising. “My colleagues, who are 50 plus, have no idea what Yik Yak or Snap Chat are, and we have to make them aware of their dangers,” Kirk said.

  • Clockwise from top left, Bill Brady, Kirk Dillard, Dan Rutherford and Bruce Rauner competed for the Republican nomination for governor.

    Local election results detail Rauner's sweep of suburbsMar 26, 2014 12:00 AM
    Township-level results show the extent of Republican businessman Bruce Rauner's suburban sweep in last week's primary election. State Sen. Kirk Dillard, a Hinsdale Republican, won only one township in his home DuPage County — Downers Grove Township — on his way to a narrow loss to Rauner.

  • Voters choices today will decide who's on the November ballot in races across the suburbs and Illinois.

    Voting smooth so far in the suburbsMar 18, 2014 12:00 AM
    Voting appears to be moving smoothly — if slowly — in the suburbs today as voters face big decisions over who to nominate to go on to November. Polls are open until 7 p.m. Cook County Clerk David Orr spokeswoman Courtney Greve said the early hours of voting in the suburbs had been going relatively smoothly, with scant calls from poll watchers and no obvious complaints yet.

  • Jim Oberweis speaks after winning the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate. Overweis will now face Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin in the general election this coming November.

    Oberweis sets sights on uphill fight against DurbinMar 18, 2014 12:00 AM
    In an unexpectedly close race, state Sen. Jim Oberweis, a senator and dairy magnate from Sugar Grove, beat insurance executive Doug Truax in the Republican primary. “If I win this Senate seat, it'd be so the Republicans can take control of the U.S. Senate, and that will change the direction of this country,” he said.

  • Jim Oberweis, left, and Doug Truax, right, are candidates in the race for U.S. Senate.

    Truax blasts Oberweis over pre-primary Florida tripMar 11, 2014 12:00 AM
    State Sen. Jim Oberweis is catching heat from his U.S. Senate opponent Doug Truax for being in Florida a week before Tuesday's primary election. Oberweis says he's in Florida to visit his wife and raise campaign money.

  • Republican candidates for U.S. Senate Jim Oberweis, left, and Doug Truax both oppose the new federal health care law, but Oberweis believes instead of merely repealing it, leaders should replace it with one that drives down insurance costs.

    Oberweis bristles at Truax attacks during debateMar 3, 2014 12:00 AM
    Jim Oberweis used his time during a debate Monday as a platform to pitch himself as the right choice for the GOP’s U.S. Senate nomination. Instead of taking a similar tack, Doug Truax spent much of the debate explaining to voters why Oberweis was the wrong choice.

  • Jim Oberweis

    Endorsement: Oberweis in Republican primary for U.S. SenateFeb 17, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Daily Herald endorses Jim Oberweis for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate.

  • Jim Oberweis, left, and Doug Truax, right, are candidates in the race for U.S. Senate in the 2014 GOP primary.

    Oberweis wouldn’t back federal medical marijuana lawFeb 12, 2014 12:00 AM
    Republican contenders for U.S. Senate both say they would not vote to legalize medical marijuana at the federal level, though one of them voted in favor of such a measure in Illinois. Despite his support of legalizing medical marijuana in Illinois, state Sen. Jim Oberweis of Sugar Grove said the issue should not be addressed at the federal level. His Republican primary election opponent, Doug Truax of Oak Brook, has a similar view.

  • Nancy Wade: Candidate ProfileFeb 10, 2014 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for Nancy Wade, running for Senate

  • Dick Durbin: Candidate ProfileFeb 10, 2014 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for Dick Durbin, running for Senate

  • Doug Truax, running for Senate

    Doug Truax: Candidate ProfileFeb 10, 2014 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for Doug Truax, running for Senate

  • Jim Oberweis, running for Senate

    Jim Oberweis: Candidate ProfileFeb 10, 2014 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for Jim Oberweis, running for Senate

  • Jim Oberweis, left, and Doug Truax, right, are candidates in the race for U.S. Senate in the 2014 GOP primary.

    Republican Senate candidates Oberweis, Truax differ on Middle East Feb 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    While the primary election five weeks away, each Republican candidate for U.S. Senate is seeking to position himself as the one who could unseat Democratic incumbent Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin in November. During interviews with the Daily Herald editorial board, state Sen. Jim Oberweis and political newcomer Doug Truax disagreed on U.S. policy in the Middle East, but agreed in other areas.

  • Republicans Jim Oberweis, left, and Doug Truax face each other in the 2014 primary election for U.S. Senate in Illinois.

    Truax’s suburban support key against Oberweis cash Feb 4, 2014 12:00 AM
    Republican state Sen. Jim Oberweis’ decision to use at least a half-million dollars of his own money in his race for U.S. Senate means local support from GOP leaders is as important as ever to opponent Doug Truax.

  • Jim Oberweis

    Oberweis gives own Senate campaign $500,000Jan 30, 2014 12:00 AM
    Republican state Sen. Jim Oberweis has given his campaign for U.S. Senate $500,000 of his own money as he tries to win a statewide primary election for the first time.

  • Oberweis, Truax at GOP breakfast Jan. 25 Jan 21, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Schaumburg Township Republican Organization invites the public to its monthly breakfast meeting at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, at Chandler’s Chophouse, 401 N. Roselle Road in Schaumburg. Special guest speakers will be candidates for U.S. senator Jim Oberweis and Doug Truax, as well as subcircuit judge candidates Gary Seyring and John Curry.

  • Sen. Dick Durbin

    Editorial: Complex problems and the politics of distractionOct 27, 2013 12:00 AM
    Sen. Dick Durbin's Facebook post about a presumed insult to the president created a buzz last week. But like so much of what happens in Washington, a Daily Herald editorial says, it did not help solve any of our problems.

  •  State Sen. Jim Oberweis, a Sugar Grove Republican, is considering making what would be a third run for U.S. Senate.

    Oberweis considering another U.S. Senate run Sep 25, 2013 12:00 AM
    State Sen. Jim Oberweis, a Sugar Grove Republican, says he’s considering a run for U.S. Senate and will make a final decision in three to four weeks.

  • Mark Kirk

    Kirk to visit Illinois State Fair Aug 12, 2013 12:00 AM
    U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk is making his first trip to central Illinois since his January 2012 stroke. Kirk’s keynote appearance at Republican Day at the Illinois State Fair Thursday will be his first major political event since he revealed his intention to run for re-election in 2016.

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