Agriculture and attacks were on the agenda Wednesday at a forum featuring Illinois’ candidates for governor and U.S. Senate. The first of the four candidates to speak was State Sen. Jim Oberweis (R-Sugar Grove), who is challenging three-term U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.). Oberweis believes unseating Durbin will create waves throughout the political world.
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“It will rock the status quo,” Oberweis said, “and tell every other career politician in Washington that big government, overreaching regulation, and the unconscionable use of the IRS to stifle the political speech of your opponents will not stand in America.” None of the candidates are appearing onstage together at the event, which is being at a farm outside Bloomington.