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Oberweis Dairy Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection

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Title: Oberweis Dairy Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection

In a surprising turn of events, Oberweis Dairy, a well-known North Aurora-based company famous for its ice cream and milk packaged in glass bottles, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protections. Court records show that the dairy owes more than $4 million in total unsecured claims to its top 20 creditors, including a significant debt of over $774,000 to a Hudson-based transportation company.

Founded in 1915 by Peter Oberweis, a dairy farmer from Aurora, Oberweis Dairy has a rich history that dates back to the early days of selling milk from a horse-drawn wagon. Over the years, the company expanded its offerings and opened its first ice cream shop in Aurora in 1951.

Owned by the family of Republican state politician Jim Oberweis, the dairy has become a staple in the community and a beloved brand among consumers. However, financial troubles have forced the company to seek bankruptcy protection in the hopes of restructuring and coming out stronger on the other side.

While a spokesperson for Oberweis Dairy was not available for comment, it is clear that the company is facing challenges that will require careful consideration and strategic planning to overcome. With its long history and loyal customer base, there is hope that Oberweis Dairy will be able to navigate this difficult period and emerge as a stronger and more resilient company in the future.

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