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Jeff Ward is an opinion columnist with an acerbic wit, a sense of humor, and a point of view. He’s not afraid to tackle the tough topics even if it means dissecting the Tiger Woods tale, arguing in favor of natural selection taking it’s course, or striking fear into the hearts of nefarious Kane County (and northern Illinois) politicians everywhere.

Jeff Ward is an opinion columnist with an acerbic wit, a sense of humor, and a point of view. He’s not afraid to tackle the tough topics even if it means dissecting the Tiger Woods tale, arguing in favor of natural selection taking it’s course, or striking fear into the hearts of nefarious Kane County (and northern Illinois) politicians everywhere.
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Elgin, IL

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Jeff Ward is an opinion columnist with an acerbic wit, a sense of humor, and a point of view. He’s not afraid to tackle the tough topics even if it means dissecting the Tiger Woods tale, arguing in favor of natural selection taking it’s course, or striking fear into the hearts of nefarious Kane County (and northern Illinois) politicians everywhere.

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@jeffnward

Language:

English


Episodes

The First Ward 5-1-17 podcast

5/1/2017
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is right here… Today I cover: The surprising reader reaction to letting cursive go The Daily Herald wants more women to run for office? How about endorsing more of ’em! The Longmeadow Loons go down again! It’s time to let it go folks. Speaker Madigan and Governor Rauner sit down to talk budget. Be […]

Duration: 00:36:37


The 4/27/17 First Ward podcast

4/27/2017
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… is right here… Today I talk about: Genevans support my off-leash dog rant! Who knew? Corey Dixon gets sworn in as your newest Elgin City Council member This is Bruce Rauner’s budget plan! A great local story of redemption and hope Alternative suggestions to workout watches that issue compliments (R-rated) Technology permitting I […]

Duration: 00:38:40


The 4/24/2017 First Ward Podcast

4/24/2017
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… is right here! Today I talk about: The real reason local retail is failing – bad service! Now the Courier-News takes on U-46 school board candidates Holt and Essendrop? Be still my beating heart! Blago’s gonna be in jail til 2024 Governor Rauner’s PMS flairs up again We need a march for science? […]

Duration: 00:29:21


The 4/4/17 edition of Ward & Jones

4/5/2017
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…is right here: Larry and I want to thank new Elgin City Councilman Corey Dixon for calling in and talking with us. He will be a great addition to that governing body! Meanwhile, the Smiling Conservative and I covered all of the election results and provide the kind of analysis that you only get from […]

Duration: 02:27:20


The 4/3/17 edition of Ward & Jones

4/3/2017
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…is right here: Though I think Jeff Meyer, my substitute co-host did get a little too partisan, Larry and I still want to thank him for filling in. And we barely made it, but we covered all of the biggest Kane County races and we made some predictions too. Once again Larry and I […]

Duration: 00:55:19


The 2/27/17 edition of Ward & Jones

2/27/2017
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…is right here! Larry and I want to thank Jeff Meyer for filling in today and covering a number of subjects including: Will AFCSME strike? The appearance of email impropriety at the Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office Why do some teachers risk their career over underage relationships A great potential partnership between ECC and […]

Duration: 00:55:34


The 2/20/17 edition of Ward & Jones

2/20/2017
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is right here: Don’t forget! Starting February 27, Ward & Jones is going to 3 days a week! Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 3 to 4 p.m. That’s 50 percent more local news insights, 50 percent more interviews, and, best of all, 50 percent more Jeff and Larry! Today we covered a number of […]

Duration: 00:55:27


The 2/16/17 edition of Ward & Jones

2/16/2017
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is right here: Though my recent near death experience from the flu made today’s show a bit more Jones and Kojzarek! And while we certainly appreciate supersub Kurt filling in, I would like to remind both co-hosts that revenge is a dish best served cold! Meanwhile, they did provide a ton of insights into […]

Duration: 00:54:30


The 2/13/17 edition of Ward & Jones

2/13/2017
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is right here: The Smiling Conservative and I covered most of what we set out to: The continuing South Elgin Kenyon Woods Middle School saga The Campton Hills rehab center (It’s comin’ folks) Does Dan Proft really think it’s voter fraud? Will State Rep David McSweeny prevail in his effort to ban red light […]

Duration: 01:00:43


The 2/9/17 edition of Ward & Jones

2/9/2017
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is right here: The Smiling Conservative and I covered everything we said we would from a healing Henry, to a new U-46 school board race, to a great State Rep Barb Wheeler idea, to what’s becoming a fascinating Illinois gubernatorial race. Ward & Jones will be back on Monday at 9 a.m. Until then…

Duration: 00:55:00


The 2/6/17 edition of Ward & Jones

2/6/2017
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is right here! We covered everything we said we would! LOWV forums A tragic Kenyon Middle School incident A racist pamphlet at Huntley High School Illinois’ BBB bond rating is two steps above junk! The Governor squashes that bi-partisan Springfield compromise We will be back on Thursday with more! Until then…

Duration: 00:54:12


The 2/2/17 edition of Ward & Jones

2/2/2017
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is right here! We certainly got to it all today! White privilege, Trump’s a nut, a charter school, and, of course, U-46 School Board member Cody Holt and his scurrilous accusations! Larry and I are still waiting for Cody to actually accomplish something! Ward & Jones will be back on Monday. Until then…

Duration: 00:55:54


The 1/30/17 edition of Ward & Jones

1/30/2017
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is right here! Sadly, technical difficulties prevented much of the first half of the show from being recorded, but you can catch much of our discussion on: U-46 School Board member Cody Holt called Larry and liberal! The initial County Campton Hills rehab center decision will come soon A good Elgin Octave Elgin City […]

Duration: 00:47:57


The 1/26/17 edition of Ward & Jones

1/26/2017
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is right here! Larry and I want to thank Kurt Kojzarek for filling in again today. We discussed: The hopeful Springfield budget compromise U-46 school board members Cody Holt and Jeanette see Communists everywhere A nominating petition wrong is righted! Whats going on at the County And strippers of course! The Smiling Conservative will […]

Duration: 00:55:08


The 1/23/17 edition of Ward & Jones

1/23/2017
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is right here: I want to thank Kurt Kojzarek for filling in for Larry Jones and we were thrilled to hear from Eleanor Richoz today! Kurt and I will be back on Thursday! Until then…

Duration: 00:56:39


The 1/19/17 edition of Ward & Jones

1/19/2017
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is right here! I want to thank my co-host Jeff Meyer for filling in for the Smiling Conservative and Jeff and I want to thank Kane County Coroner Rob Russell for calling in and talking about the Kane County Coroner epidemic. It’s kind of scary folks! Kurt Kozjarek and I will be back on […]

Duration: 00:55:29


The 1/16/17 edition of Ward & Jones

1/16/2017
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is right here: The Smiling Conservative and I discussed: The Coroner contends with a heroin epidemic That Springfield budget compromise goes mainstream State Rep Allen Skillicorn ain’t making friends The Fox River & Countryside Fire Protection District floats another referendum Cody Holt floats a referendum too, but he shouldn’t! We will be back on […]

Duration: 00:55:55


The 1/12/16 edition of Ward & Jones!

1/12/2017
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Is right here! The Smiling Conservative and I discussed:+ The Longmeadow Loons strike back! St. Charles East closes for 2 days A Kane County Forest Preserve referendum moves forward Is U-46 bus outsourcing a good idea? The Campton Hills Rehab center is back! And we’ll be back on Monday at 9 a.m. Until then…

Duration: 00:55:00


The January 5th edition of Ward & Jones!

1/6/2017
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The Smiling Conservative and I discussed: A great Batavia Library decision The Fox Valley Mall institutes a parental escort Crain’s Chicago Business un-endorses Governor Rauner Are our DUI rules tough enough Your signature sheets have to be numbered! We’ll be back Monday with more insights! Until then…

Duration: 00:54:54


The first Ward & Jones of 2017!

1/2/2017
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And it’s right here: Today the Smiling Conservative and I took on the top local news stories of 2016. Enjoy! We’ll be back Thursday at 3 with yet more local news analysis. Until then…

Duration: 00:54:38

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