Oberweis Getting His Shot in Springfield

Perennial candidate wins race for 25th State Senate seat.

Jim Oberweis has finally won his seat in Springfield.

The Republican outpaced Democrat Corinne Pierog Tuesday night by a total of outpaced 51,282 to Pierog's 37,802. 

Oberweis won yet another GOP primary this March to take on Democrat Pierog for the 25th District State Senate seat.

The campaign was far from his first: Oberweis, chairman of Oberweis Dairy, has made tries for the U.S. Senate and House, as well as running for governor. 

This time around, he was endorsed by the Chicago Tribune, despite the paper's vocal criticism of him in the past.

Pierog, a St. Charles resident, sits on the St. Charles School board and was appointed to the St. Charles Housing Commission. 


Be part of the conversation as the votes roll in by clicking on our election liveblog.


Pierog touted her community service background and experience working with nonprofit and public agencies.


  • Pierog Would Be Open-Minded Voice in State Senate
  • Oberweis Wins Another GOP Primary
  • March 2012 Primary: 25th Senate District Results
Logansdad November 07, 2012 at 01:51 PM
The Susan Lucci of politics finally gets his day to shine. LOL
Mike Bruno November 07, 2012 at 01:57 PM
A "Milk Dud" no more!
Silence Dogood November 07, 2012 at 03:02 PM
Shannon - perhaps the words "Oberweis" and "shot" are not the best combination in a headline...
Richard R November 08, 2012 at 04:30 AM
Yes free Ice-cream, for those in his district....


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