WJBD Radio

Images

Now Playing

Local News

WJBD - Local News - Oberweis Gathering Signatures for US Senate Run

Oberweis Gathering Signatures for US Senate Run

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - State Sen. Jim Oberweis says he's gathering petition signatures to make a bid for the U.S. Senate.

The Republican from Sugar Grove made the comments Wednesday at a Springfield rally for opponents of same-sex marriage. He says he wants to challenge Democratic U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin. Oberweis is a dairy magnate who has made numerous bids for office before.   He made previous unsuccessful attempts for U.S. Senate in 2002 and 2004. He also ran and lost in the 2006 Republican gubernatorial primary, and a congressional bid in 2008. He won a seat to the state Senate last November.

Downers Grove businessman Doug Truax and Kane County Regional School board member Chad Koppie are also making primary bids.  

See other LocalNews news:

Rural Odin Man Pleads Guilty To Reduced Charge for Shooting Neighbor's Dog
Two Pleaded Guilty to Felony Drug Charges in Marion County Court Wednesday
Son of Salem Day Care Providers Pleads Guilty to Sexual Assault of 10 Month Old Girl
Centralia Fire Department Has New Captain
Seven In Custody As Jefferson County Sheriff's Deputies Unravel Burglary Ring




This Site logo