Jim Oberweis http://wuis.org en Buy A Car On Sunday? Dealers Say No http://wuis.org/post/buy-car-sunday-dealers-say-no <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">An Illinois lawmakers is trying to <a href="http://ilga.gov/legislation/billstatus.asp?DocNum=2629&amp;GAID=12&amp;GA=98&amp;DocTypeID=SB&amp;LegID=77561&amp;SessionID=85">change state law</a> so car dealers can be open on Sundays. But he's facing long odds.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When Sen. Jim </span>Oberweis<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, from Sugar Grove, learned it was against the law for a car dealer to be open on Sunday, his Republican instincts kicked in.</span></p> Tue, 13 May 2014 11:02:24 +0000 Brian Mackey 24981 at http://wuis.org Buy A Car On Sunday? Dealers Say No Regulators: Illinois Sunday Car Sales Ban Bad For Competition http://wuis.org/post/regulators-illinois-sunday-car-sales-ban-bad-competition <p>Federal regulators say Illinois' longstanding ban on Sunday automobile sales isn't good for competition and can be harmful to the marketplace. &nbsp;</p><p>The Federal Trade Commission says the prohibition on Sunday automobile sales also makes it more difficult for drivers to shop around for the best deal. &nbsp;</p><p>The agency issued the statement late last week in response to a measure introduced by state Sen. Jim</p><p>Oberweis, who wants to repeal the law that went into effect in 1983.&nbsp; Oberweis asked the FTC to weigh in. Violators can face a $1,500 fine. &nbsp;</p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 12:24:08 +0000 Bill Wheelhouse & Associated Press 21969 at http://wuis.org Regulators: Illinois Sunday Car Sales Ban Bad For Competition Sen. Kirk Won't Campaign Against Durbin http://wuis.org/post/sen-kirk-wont-campaign-against-durbin <p></p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 22:40:25 +0000 Associated Press 21552 at http://wuis.org Sen. Kirk Won't Campaign Against Durbin 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