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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

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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 Monday 3/6/18 edition of Ward & Jones

3/6/2017
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… is right here! It was great to have a tanned and happy Smiling Conservative back in the sale today. And between crazy assed governors, lunatic presidents, and alt-right U-46school board members, we covered quite a bit! But why listen to me when you can listen to the show! Wednesday at 3 p.m., Larry […]

Duration: 00:54:57


The 3/3/17 edition of Ward & Jones

3/3/2017
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…is right here! We want to thank U-46 School Board President Donna Smith and U-46 school board candidate Melissa Owens for coming into the studio and discussing the District and their campaigns. It’s an interview that’s well worth listening to! Monday! The Smiling Conservative will be back when we’ll attack the local news once again. […]

Duration: 00:55:15


The 3/1/17 edition of Ward & Jones

3/1/2017
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…is right here: Larry and I certainly appreciate Elgin City Councilman John Prigge coming into the studio and tackling my questions. John certainly doesn’t disappoint! But why listed to me when you can listen to the show. Friday at 3 p.m. U-46 School Board President and candidate Melissa Owens will be in-studio to talk […]

Duration: 00:55:51


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 2/23/17 edition of Ward & Jones

2/23/2017
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is right here… And we certainly covered it all. From Milo Yiannopoulos, to charges in the Kenyon Woods case, to consequences at Huntley High School, to the Campton Hills rehab center, to Governor Rauner’s PMS. Remember! Next week Ward & Jones goes to three days – Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 3 p.m. On […]

Duration: 00:57:50


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

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