Peoria Public Radio News
5:40 pm
Wed September 3, 2014

Quinn Campaigns For Raising Minimum Wage While On Low-Wage Challenge

Governor Pat Quinn traveled the state Wednesday, stopping in local diners to make the case for raising the minimum wage in Illinois. That included a stop at the Peoria McDonald's on Main Street. Quinn is halfway through a week on the "minimum wage challenge."

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3:15 pm
Wed October 23, 2013

State Sen. Oberweis looks to challenge Dick Durbin

Republican State Senator Jim Oberweis is again looking to go to Washington.  Oberweis, who's from Sugar Grove, won his seat last year.  It was his first win after several failed attempts at public office, including runs for governor, Congress and U.S. Senate.  The magnate of Oberweis Dairy told opponents of same-sex marriage Wednesday at a rally in Springfield that he wants to try running for the U.S. Senate again.

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