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  • Senate hopefuls at odds on minimum wage Oct 17, 2014 5:30 AM
    U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin didn't buy any meatballs or bookshelves at Ikea in Schaumburg Thursday but he did tout the retailer's move to a higher minimum wage. His opponent in the November election Jim Oberweis has his own plan for low-paid workers.

  • Ebola outbreak sparks finger-pointing in Senate race Oct 16, 2014 6:44 PM
    The Centers for Disease Control officials are learning on the job as the agency confronts cases of the deadly ebola virus in the U.S., U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin said Thursday. O'Hare started screening passengers but Durbin said banning flights from west Africa could be counter-productive. His election opponent Sen. Jim Oberweis countered that Durbin and the feds were "asleep at the switch."

  • Biden coming to Vernon Hills next week to stump for Schneider Oct 15, 2014 2:13 PM
    Vice President Joe Biden will visit Vernon Hills next week to promote early voting and stump for U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider’s re-election bid. Biden will appear at the Sullivan Community Center on Oct. 22 with Schneider and U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin.

  • Same-sex marriage ruling shows divisions between Oberweis, Durbin Oct 7, 2014 10:01 AM
    State Sen. Jim Oberweis reacts to a U.S. Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage during a Daily Herald editorial board session. Oberweis is running for U.S. senator against incumbent Dick Durbin, who held the opposite view.

  • Hilaire Shioura: Candidate Profile Oct 10, 2014 3:54 PM
    Candidate information for Hilaire Shioura, running for Senate

  • Sharon Hansen: Candidate Profile Oct 10, 2014 3:54 PM
    Candidate information for Sharon Hansen, running for Senate

  • Jim Oberweis: Candidate Profile Oct 10, 2014 3:52 PM
    Candidate information for Jim Oberweis, running for Senate

  • Dick Durbin: Candidate Profile Oct 10, 2014 3:52 PM
    Candidate information for Dick Durbin, running for Senate

  • Earmarks could return to pay for transit, Durbin says Oct 2, 2014 11:51 AM
    Earmarks? Why not, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin said during an editorial board meeting with the Daily Herald, pointing out he snagged a lot of cash for Illinois when the program still existed. The downstate Democrat is in a testy race with Republican state Sen. Jim Oberweis.

  • Durbin, Oberweis debate background checks for guns Sep 29, 2014 7:12 PM
    U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin and GOP challenger Jim Oberweis disagreed Monday on whether to require universal background checks for firearms purchases, with Durbin saying it would reduce violence in a country “awash in guns” and Oberweis saying he’s not convinced the checks would have the intended impact.

  • Herman Cain in Hoffman Estates Friday for Oberweis Sep 29, 2014 2:40 PM
    Former presidential contender Herman Cain will headline a fundraiser in Hoffman Estates Friday for Republican U.S. Senate candidate Jim Oberweis.

  • Durbin vs. Oberweis debate set Sep 18, 2014 7:39 PM
    It's unclear if they'll wear costumes but one things for certain, the two candidates for U.S. Senate will clash Oct. 29 in Chicago. Incumbent Dick Durbin and rival Jim Oberweis will go head to head at a debate sponsored by WTTW and the City Club of Chicago.

  • Durbin denies 'bullying' Illinois businesses Sep 16, 2014 5:47 AM
    U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin is unabashedly defending his name-calling and other attacks on Illinois businesses looking to locate their headquarters overseas — moves his Republican challenger has described as “bullying” and the kind of anti-business behavior that's hampering the state's economic recovery.

  • Oberweis acknowledges Senate hurdles Sep 10, 2014 6:32 PM
    Dairy entrepreneur Jim Oberweis says his proposal to raise the minimum wage for U.S. workers aged 26 and older is a search for middle ground on one of the hottest issues in the 2014 election, even if it contradicts the position of fellow business executives and Republicans whose support he needs in a longshot bid against U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin.

  • Durbin blasts CN, warns feds could increase monitoring Jun 4, 2014 5:30 PM
    Don't brush off Illinois or you may face more federal scrutiny, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin cautioned CN this week. Durbin's letter politely told the Canadian National Railroad it was not living up to its promises, disrespecting towns and messing up state projects.

  • Durbin banks more than $6 million for re-election bid Apr 16, 2014 4:49 PM
    Democratic U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin has banked more than $6 million for his 2014 re-election campaign. Durbin faces Republican state Sen. Jim Oberweis of Sugar Grove in November. Durbin’s campaign released a summary Wednesday of its most recent campaign finance filing. The full report, which was due on Tuesday, has not yet been processed and posted online by the Federal Election Commission. Durbin’s campaign says the Senate’s No. 2 Democrat has raised about $1.4 million from more than 8,400 donors since he announced last fall that he would seek his fourth term. That includes about $771,000 raised in the first three months of 2014. Oberweis’ report also had not been posted online as of Wednesday. The dairy magnate and money manager didn’t immediately return a phone message.

  • Kirk vows to help end cyber bullying Mar 29, 2014 6:02 PM
    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.

  • Local election results detail Rauner's sweep of suburbs Mar 26, 2014 2:53 PM
    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.

  • Oberweis sets sights on uphill fight against Durbin Mar 19, 2014 7:35 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.

  • Voting smooth so far in the suburbs Mar 18, 2014 2:21 PM
    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.

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