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Incumbent Sen. Durbin, D-Ill., to face GOP Jim Oberweis in November

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., March 19 (UPI) -- Sen. Richard Durbin, D-Ill., will face Republican Jim Oberweis in November after Oberweis won a closer-than-expected primary against Doug Truax.

Democrat wins Hastert's district in Ill.

AURORA, Ill., March 8 (UPI) -- Democrat Bill Foster, a political newcomer, won a special election Saturday in the Illinois congressional district of Republican former Speaker Dennis Hastert.

Oberweis Dairy sues Democratic committee

CHICAGO, March 7 (UPI) -- Illinois company Oberweis Dairy filed an injunction request to stop the Democratic committee from airing ads that claim the company employs illegal immigrants.

Made-up headlines highlight GOP campaign

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., March 2 (UPI) -- Spinning newspaper headlines are a staple of campaign ads, but now Illinois Republicans are objecting because some of those headlines are made up.

Ryan withdraws from Ill. Senate race

CHICAGO, July 29 (UPI) -- Republican Jack Ryan has filed a withdrawal of candidacy form with the Illinois State Board of Elections officially ending his campaign for the U.S. Senate.

Obama holds lead in Illinois

CHICAGO, March 16 (UPI) -- Illinois State Sen. Barack Obama took an early lead in the race for the Democratic U.S. Senate nomination in Illinois.

Obama, Ryan lead Ill. senate race

CHICAGO, March 9 (UPI) -- With a week until the Illinois primaries for an open U.S. Senate seat, Democrat Barack Obama and Republican Jack Ryan lead their party's contenders.

Ill. Dems move to Obama, away from Hull

CHICAGO, March 5 (UPI) -- A new poll indicates Democrat Barack Obama is gaining ground in his bid to capture the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Republican Peter Fitzgerald.

GOP candidat for senate called racist

CHICAGO, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Immigrant rights advocates are ripping a pair of provocative campaign ads from Republican U.S. Senate candidate Jim Oberweis as racist and fallacious.

Illinois: Obama snags major labor support

WASHINGTON, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- A powerful state government employees union has endorsed Democrat Illinois state Sen. Barack Obama's bid to become a U.S. senator.
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James D. "Jim" Oberweis (born June 10, 1946), is a businessman and investment manager. He is most notable as a Chicago area owner of the Oberweis Dairy, in North Aurora, founded in 1915 by Peter J. Oberweis. Oberweis campaigned for the Republican nomination for a U.S. Senate seat from Illinois unsuccessfully in 2002 and 2004, and campaigned for the Republican nomination for Governor of Illinois unsuccessfully in 2006. Oberweis was unsuccessful in his March 2008 bid for Illinois' 14th congressional district to succeed Dennis Hastert. He was unsuccessful in his bid for the same seat in November 2008.

Oberweis attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he obtained a bachelor of arts degree and was a member of the Phi Kappa Tau fraternity. He went on to obtain a master's degree in business administration from the University of Chicago. In 1968, he became a junior high school teacher until he changed careers in 1970 to become an investment stockbroker.

Having served on for a major New York Stock Exchange firm, Oberweis founded and published the Oberweis Report newsletter which focused on emerging growth companies. Hulbert Financial Digest ranked the Oberweis Report as one of the top five investment advice newsletters. In 1978, Oberweis and his wife established an investment management company of their own. In 1986, they used their profits to purchase the family business, Oberweis Dairy. A year later, Oberweis founded the Oberweis Emerging Growth Fund which later spawned the Oberweis Micro-Cap Portfolio and the Oberweis Mid-Cap Portfolio. He was also the former owner of Oberweis Securities in Aurora, IL.

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