2014 Tax Day Tea Party Videos

Watch all the speeches and songs in one place. If you prefer to watch each speaker individually you may do so below. Denise Cattoni   State Rep. Jeanne Ives   Bob Grogan   John Ivan – Guitarist   State Sen. Jim Oberweis   Jackie Menconi   Bert Cattoni – I Still Believe   Larry Kaefish […]

GOP Senate candidates differ on policy, politics

Oberweis, Truax offer opinions on immigration, budget issues ahead of bid to take on Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin On foreign policy, Oberweis said he supports Obama’s decision not to take military action against Iran or Syria. Truax said Obama showed weakness on the world stage, particularly in declining to establish a no-fly zone over Syria. […]

Tribune poll: Oberweis leads Truax 52 to 15 percent

The Chicago Tribune released a poll in the US Senate race.  State Sen. Jim Oberweis is leading 52% – 15% over Doug Truax.  Even if Truax garnered all the undecided, he would not be able to catch Oberweis at this point.

Oberweis aiding IEA and Personal PAC?

Champion News has recently learned that Oberweis campaign manager and long time political operative Tom Mannix, who is closely linked to the Durkin HRO organization, appears to be also running the ultra-liberal Amande Mancke’s campaign for State Representative.  Mannix showed up to a newspaper editorial board interview with Mancke, the new darling of the IEA and Personal PAC. […]

Rauner and Grogan Endorsed

The Lake County Township Republican Organizations of Moraine, West Deerfield, Shields and Vernon met tonight for their joint endorsement session.  There requirement was 70% for endorsement.  While I am still awaiting vote totals, the following are the endorsements: Governor – Bruce Rauner  (88%) Treasurer – Bob Grogan  (84%) The following candidates failed to win the […]

Schaumburg Township Endorsements

Schaumburg Township Republican Organization held it’s endorsement session tonight. Below are the results: Race Endorsement Percentage Governor Bruce Rauner > 60% US Senate Jim Oberweis > 60% Treasurer No Endorsement   8th Congressional Larry Kaifesh > 60% 13th Sub Circuit Gary Seyring Unanimous

Libertyville Township Republicans Endorsements

The Libertyville Township Republicans held their endorsement session today. Candidates must receive 60% of the vote. They endorsed the following: Jeri Atleson – Lake County Treasurer Bob Grogan –  Illinois State Treasurer Dan Rutherford – Illinois Governor There were no endorsements for the US Senate race between Jim Oberweis and Doug Truax.  

Most Illinois lawmakers given only one day to read pension bill

Most state House and Senate members in Illinois were given only one day to read through a 327 page pension bill before it was called for a vote on Tuesday. “The members of the conference committee had several days to read the bill,” said state Rep. Elaine Nekritz, D-Northbrook, “Lawmakers could have had it any time Sunday […]

Which Republicans Sold Illinoisans Down the River on Pension Vote?

The House and the Senate today voted to pass the fake pension reform bill.  Below are the actual results and Republicans who sold Illinoisans down the river to give cover for Democrats who could have been vulnerable in the 2014 elections. House 62 Yeas, 53 Nays, 1 Present Update: Don Moffit was mistakenly included as […]

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, […]