Jim Oberweis http://peoriapublicradio.org en U.S. Senate candidate: Republican Jim Oberweis http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/us-senate-candidate-republican-jim-oberweis <p>Voters will decide the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate.&nbsp; It's a race between two suburban businessmen, Doug Truax and Jim Oberweis. The Oberweis name is recognizable for the Illinois based dairy business his family started and still owns along with an investment firm. Oberweis, who is 67, is also known for his previous five failed campaigns.&nbsp; He won a state Senate seat in 2012. Illinois Public Radio's Sean Crawford talked with Oberweis about some of the issues and why he decided to seek higher office this year.</p><p></p> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 11:24:25 +0000 Sean Crawford 19931 at http://peoriapublicradio.org U.S. Senate candidate: Republican Jim Oberweis Senate approves raising the speed limit http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/senate-approves-raising-speed-limit <p></p><div>Lawmakers are giving serious consideration to raising the speed limit on most Illinois highways. IPR’S Amanda Vinicky has more.</div><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The fastest a car is supposed to go in Illinois is 65 miles an hour. Drivers could legally accelerate to 70 under a measure approved by the state Senate.</span></p></div><div> Wed, 24 Apr 2013 12:06:39 +0000 Denise Molina 4493 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Senate approves raising the speed limit