Durbin Using Government To Bully, Oberweis Says

Career College Central Summary:

  • Republican state Sen. Jim Oberweis admits he’s a long shot in his race against incumbent U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin of Springfield, but he thinks the odds are getting shorter.
  • And he told The State Journal-Register editorial board Thursday that Durbin, the No. 2 Democrat in the Senate, is trying to use the government to bully companies and causes with which he disagrees.
  • “Using the IRS to attack political opponents is very wrong,” said Oberweis, a resident of Sugar Grove whose family owns a dairy business that includes more than 40 ice cream stores.
  • Oberweis, 68, also accused Durbin of putting Corinthian Colleges Inc. out of business.
  • Durbin this summer urged stronger federal oversight of the for-profit college industry. He called for Corinthian, specifically, to stop enrolling students. 

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