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Oberweis Apologizes, Says He’s “Evolved” On Immigration

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Oberweis Apologizes, Says He’s “Evolved” On Immigration

Standing before a packed audience at the Chicago Club, US Senate candidate Jim Oberweis (R-Sugar Grove) apologized for his previous position on immigration, and the way he campaigned for his “naive” position, and declared his views on the issue have “evolved.” “Early on, I spoke up forcibly on the need to secure our borders and […]

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Oberweis Releases Tax Returns, Paid Higher Tax Rate Than Durbin

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Oberweis Releases Tax Returns, Paid Higher Tax Rate Than Durbin

Republican Senate nominee Jim Oberweis (Sugar Grove) released his 2012 and 2013 federal income tax returns, revealing a higher tax return rate than his opponent, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Springfield). The tax returns also depict Oberweis as making just over $1 million. Oberweis’ tax returns showed the dairy magnate earned $1,053,490 in 2012 and $1,371,671 in 2013. […]

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Kirk Changes Course, Will Campaign for Oberweis

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Kirk Changes Course, Will Campaign for Oberweis

Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Highland Park) reversed course earlier this month to say he will campaign for Republican Senate nominee Jim Oberweis (R-Sugar Grove). Illinois’ junior senator, who has described his relationship with Oberweis’ opponent Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Springfield) as “strong,” told WJBC about his change of plans. “I will be campaigning for Jim Oberweis,” Kirk told […]

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Illinois to receive part of $6.5 Million Federal Grant for nature preserves

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Illinois to receive part of $6.5 Million Federal Grant for nature preserves

Illinois to receive part of $6.5 Million Federal Grant for Midwest bird preserves Migratory Bird Conservation Commission Approves $61 Million to Conserve North American Wetlands On March 26, the Migratory Bird Conservation Commission approved $61.3 million in funding to protect, restore and enhance more than 205,000 acres of wetlands and associated uplands in the United States, […]

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White House Report: Race to the Top Setting the Pace for Gains across the Education System

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White House Report: Race to the Top Setting the Pace for Gains across the Education System

White House Report: Race to the Top Setting the Pace for Gains across the Education System More support for educators and increases in student achievement are among signs of progress as anniversary of President Obama’s signature education reform approaches WASHINGTON, DC – In the four years since the Obama Administration announced its first Race to […]

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Cicero unveils new memorial to Pearl Harbor attack, honors local hero of USS Arizona

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Cicero unveils new memorial to Pearl Harbor attack, honors local hero of USS Arizona

Cicero unveils new memorial to Pearl Harbor attack, honors local hero of USS Arizona The Town of Cicero unveiled a new memorial honoring American Military Veterans who served and fought at Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941. Cicero resident Joseph Philips Steffan (click here for more information) was killed while serving on the USS Arizona, […]

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Lipinski urges Metra for improvements on BNSF, Heritage Corridor Lines

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Lipinski urges Metra for improvements on BNSF, Heritage Corridor Lines

Lipinski urges Metra for improvements on BNSF, Heritage Corridor Lines Congressman Dan Lipinski (IL-3) — Illinois’s most senior member of the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and co-chair of the Congressional Public Transportation Caucus — has sent a congratulations letter to new Metra Executive Director/CEO Don Orseno and asked him to address problems with […]

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U.S. Department of State to Participate in Social Media Week New York

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U.S. Department of State to Participate in Social Media Week New York

U.S. Department of State to Participate in Social Media Week New York The U.S. Department of State will sponsor a panel discussion, “Digital Diplomacy: Making Foreign Policy Less Foreign,” as part of Social Media Week New York on February 18 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the Foreign Press Center in New York City. The […]

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Vice President Biden to Travel to Granite City, Illinois

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Vice President Biden to Travel to Granite City, Illinois

Vice President Biden to Travel to Granite City, Illinois WASHINGTON, DC – On Wednesday, February 19th, Vice President Joe Biden will travel to Granite City, Illinois, to visit America’s Central Port. The Vice President’s visit will mark the fifth anniversary of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and highlight the need for continued investment in […]

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Immigration Reform “Office Hours”

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Immigration Reform “Office Hours”

Immigration Reform “Office Hours” Pollsters and Strategists Discuss Political Costs of Immigration Delay for GOP Washington, DC –With House Republican leadership refusing to schedule a vote on immigration reform in the House, the Party’s image among Latinos, Asians, and immigrants remains entrenched while the number of these voters keeps growing.  And though the House GOP […]

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