Oberweis Week In Revue

SPRINGFIELD – State lawmakers are working in their districts during a two-week legislative recess, meeting with constituents to get feedback on major issues before we return to Springfield for the final month of the legislative session. As part of an ongoing push to rationalize the permanent extension of what was promised to be a temporary […]

Senator Oberweis Offers Minimum-Wage Compromise

SPRINGFIELD – State Sen. Jim Oberweis (R-Sugar Grove) is reaching out to employers and across the aisle to his Democrat colleagues to offer a compromise to the current debate about raising Illinois’ minimum wage. On April 8, the 25th District Senator introduced an amendment to Senate Bill 2004, which would raise the minimum wage for […]

Oberweis Makes It Official: He is Running for US Senate

(NAPERVILLE, November 22) – The Oberweis campaign today released a video announcement from Jim Oberweis to his Facebook and Twitter followers making it official – he will be a candidate for the United States Senate in 2014. After leaders and grassroots activists from all over Illinois urged him to take on career politician Dick Durbin, […]

Senate Week in Review: Nov 11-15

SPRINGIELD – Illinois’ four legislative leaders may be drawing closer on an agreement that could address the state’s massive public pension debt. The House Speaker, Senate President and the Republican Leaders in each chamber have told rank-and-file members to be prepared to return to Springfield during the first week of December for a possible vote. […]

Senate Week in Review: Oct. 28–Nov. 1, 2013

SPRINGFIELD – State lawmakers return to Springfield Nov. 5 for the final week of the fall veto session with no vetoed bills left on the agenda, and uncertainty over whether other major issues will be acted on now or delayed until the January session. One complicating factor is that Illinois’ constitution imposes a higher vote […]

Senate Week in Review: Oct. 21-25, 2013

SPRINGFIELD – The first week of the annual fall veto session ended with lawmakers quickly disposing of vetoed measures then moving on to address other issues. No Vetoes Overridden Only three measures vetoed by the Governor were on the agenda at the start of the week – two in the House of Representatives and one […]

Senator Oberweis’ Senate Week in Review: Oct. 7-11, 2013

SPRINGFIELD – A plan to build a new expressway linking Interstate highways in northern Illinois and Indiana ran into roadblocks during the past week, and an Illinois State Board of Education study confirmed the state’s school funding system benefits Chicago schools at the expense of downstate and suburban districts. Illinois-Indiana Tollway Facing Obstacles Efforts to […]

Senate Week in Review: Sept. 23-27, 2013

SPRINGFIELD – A stagnant Illinois economy, implementing Illinois’ the right-to-carry law and the state launches a new campaign to fight child abuse are issues making news this week. The black and white figures of a number of economic reports show Illinois’ economy continues to languish.  According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics monthly report, Illinois’ unemployment rate in August was 9.2 percent.  […]

Governor Signs Oberweis’ ’70 MPH’ Speed Limit Legislatation

SPRINGFIELD – Beginning Jan. 1, Illinois’ speed limit will be in line with most of the rest of the country, under a new law sponsored by State Sen. Jim Oberweis (R-Sugar Grove). Signed Aug. 19 by Gov. Pat Quinn, Senate Bill 2356 increases the maximum speed limit to 70 miles per hour (mph) on all […]

Senate Week in Review: Aug. 12-16, 2013

SPRINGFIELD – A new law advances an innovative way to collect child support from “deadbeat” parents, and other measures signed by the Governor during the week will help Illinois veterans and protect young people from the potentially deadly effects of sunless tanning. Legislation signed targeting deadbeat parents In Illinois, deadbeat parents owe $3.1 billion in […]