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 allowing natural selection take it’s course, or striking fear into the hearts of nefarious Kane County (and northern Illinois) politicians everywhere.
As Jeff himself is fond of saying, he has a “keen perception of the obvious.”
Jeff started writing a weekly column for the now defunct Tri-Cities Suns in May of 2006 before moving into the Aurora Beacon-News. He added a column in the Elgin Courier-News in February of 2009. Both newspapers are a proud part of the Sun-Times Media Network.
Also in 2009, Jeff started writing three weekly columns for Geneva Patch, one of which was carried by a plethora of suburban Chicago Patch outlets.
That made Jeff the only opinion columnist since Mike Royko, his idol, to consistently write five columns a week.
Having served under some of the finest newspapers editors on the planet, this is Jeff’s foray into the world of unedited writing. It scares him as much as it does you.