U.S. Senate http://wuis.org en Editor Of Dixon Memoir Remembers The Late Senator http://wuis.org/post/editor-dixon-memoir-remembers-late-senator <p style="margin-bottom: 13px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); line-height: 22.5px;" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2005/Atom" xmlns:apcm="http://ap.org/schemas/03/2005/apcm" xmlns:apnm="http://ap.org/schemas/03/2005/apnm" xmlns:o="http://w3.org/ns/odrl/2/"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-size: 14.44444465637207px; line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Former Democratic U.S. Sen. Alan Dixon of Illinois has&nbsp;died.</p> Sun, 06 Jul 2014 18:13:47 +0000 Associated Press & Bill Wheelhouse 28709 at http://wuis.org Editor Of Dixon Memoir Remembers The Late Senator Interview With U.S. Senate Candidate Jim Oberweis http://wuis.org/post/interview-us-senate-candidate-jim-oberweis <p>Voters this month will decide the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate.&nbsp; It's a race between two suburban businessmen, Doug Truax and Jim Oberweis.<br /><br />The Oberweis name is recognizable for the Illinois based dairy business the candidate started and still owns along with an investment firm.<br /><br />Oberweis,&nbsp; 67, is also known for his previous five failed campaigns.&nbsp; That included unsuccessful attempts to run for U.S. Senate. He won a state Senate seat in 2012.&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;</p> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 13:43:00 +0000 Sean Crawford 20324 at http://wuis.org Interview With U.S. Senate Candidate Jim Oberweis U.S. Senate Candidate: Republican Doug Truax http://wuis.org/post/us-senate-candidate-republican-doug-truax <p>At the top of the ticket this year in Illinois is a race for the U-S Senate.&nbsp;</p><p>Republican Doug Truax is running against a state Senator, Jim Oberweis in the G-O-P primary.&nbsp; The winner will take on Democrat Dick Durbin in the fall. &nbsp;<br /><br />Truax is making his first bid for political office.&nbsp;&nbsp; Oberweis lost five previous elections, including two unsuccessful bids for U-S Senate, before being elected to the Illinois General Assembly. &nbsp;</p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 17:54:00 +0000 Sean Crawford 20106 at http://wuis.org U.S. Senate Candidate: Republican Doug Truax U.S. Senate Approves Farm Bill http://wuis.org/post/us-senate-approves-farm-bill <p>The U.S. Senate passed the farm bill Tuesday by a vote of 68-32, sending it to the president’s desk and ending years of political wrangling.</p><p>Illinois Senators Dick Durbin and Mark Kirk were among the 68 "yea" votes. &nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">To view Durbin's video statement on the farm bill vote, </span><strong><a href="https://vimeo.com/85835735" style="line-height: 1.5;">click here</a></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 21:37:24 +0000 Jeremy Bernfeld & Peter Gray 18297 at http://wuis.org U.S. Senate Approves Farm Bill Vote On New U.S. Attorney Set For Thursday http://wuis.org/post/vote-new-us-attorney-set-thursday <p>Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin's office says the Senate Judiciary Committee plans to vote next Thursday on President Barack Obama's nominee to be the next chief federal prosecutor in Chicago. &nbsp;<br>Obama chose Zachary Fardon in May to head the U.S. Attorney's Office for northern Illinois. After more than a decade in the high-profile post, Patrick Fitzgerald resigned last year to enter private practice. &nbsp; Sat, 21 Sep 2013 04:42:00 +0000 Associated Press 9360 at http://wuis.org Vote On New U.S. Attorney Set For Thursday