This is the October 29, 2015 edition of Left, Right and You!

We certainly managed to cover it all folks!

It will be interesting to see if the Edgar County Loons darken the U-46 Boardroom door again, but, other than planting the suggestion, board member Jeanette Ward was not responsible for the recent attempted citizens arrest of the entire school board.

We also discussed the inevitable demise of the Fox River and Countryside Fire Protection District. This is yet another case in which the privatization of government services failed miserably.

And speaking of predictable results, LR&Y was first to report the death of the Quad St. Charles Mall. It’s all over but the shouting folks!

Jeff and Larry 3Monday! County Board Member Kurt Kozjarek discusses the ongoing Kane County Coroner issue and Derek and I discuss the latest Republican debate – if that’s what you can call it. Until then…

Downstate loons disrupt U46 board meeting, the Quad St. Charles is dead, and much more on Left, Right and You!

With so much going on this week, where do the Smiling Conservative and I start? How about right here!

  • Two downstate “watchdogs” try to have the U46 School Board arrested. Only Larry and I have the inside story!
  • The Fox River Countryside Fire Protection District is headed for extinction! And it certainly didn’t take a genius to see that handwriting on the wall because even I predicted it!
  • In yet another Left, Right and You exclusive, the Quad St. Charles Mall is dead before it even got started. Larry and I have all the details.

U46 Board 2

That’s Left, Right and You, Mondays from 9 to 10 a.m. and Thursdays from 3 to 4 p.m. with the Smiling Conservative, Larry Jones, and me, the Curmudgeonly Liberal, on WRMN AM1410. Don’t miss it!

This is the October 26, 2015 edition of Left, Right and You!

And we want to thank Illinois Treasurer Michael Frerichs for coming on the show this morning. He may well be the only Illinois politician that’s actually trying to put money in your pocket! To that end, be sure to visit the Treasurer’s website (, click on the ICash link at the upper right, and start searching for lost family cash.

frerichs2You may not find the 84 grand that I did, but one friend found $400 while another discovered $4,000. Be sure to enter  the various iterations of the family names involved when you search. For example, “Jeff Ward” and “Jeffrey Ward.”

Then Derek and I discussed how ridiculously difficult it is to buy women clothes and immediately extended our vast sympathy to females everywhere. We want to thank Therese for calling and putting the exclamation mark on that sad sentiment.

But wait, there’s more. Derek also provided a firsthand account of the smashing success that was Elgin’s Nightmare on Chicago Street. Kudos to the City for pulling off another great event!

Thursday! The Smiling Conservative will be back to discuss:

  • A group of loons who tried to have the entire U46 School Board arrested
  • Why two former Illinois Republican governors agree with Jeff Ward
  • How Fox River and Countryside head honcho Jim Gaffney just resigned because, as I predicted in a four year old column, he could not keep his financial promises.

Until then…

Illinois Treasurer MIchael Frerichs today on Left, Right and You!

And Michael is going to explain why exactly why every single one of our listeners should avail themselves of his ICash database to claim lost family money. You’ll be shocked at how much I found!

frerichsThen Derek and I will discuss buying women’s clothing. After just one attempt at buying an outfit I now stand in solidarity with all my department store shell shocked sisters.

Time permitting, we’ll also cover The Nightmare on Chicago Street! Apparently it was quite a success.

That’s Left, Right and You, Mondays from 9 to 10 a.m. and Thursdays from 3 to 4 p.m. with the Smiling Conservative, Larry Jones, and me, the Curmudgeonly Liberal, on WRMN AM1410. We look forward to talking with you!

This is the October 22, 2015 edition of Left, Right and You!

All I can tell you is, this is my my new favorite Left, Right and You episode and Larry and I want to thank Elgin City Councilman John Prigge for making it possible. This show proves that, even folks with the most disparate leanings can discuss the underpinnings of the political process and come to a mutual point of view understanding.

I, and to a somewhat lesser degree, Larry, may not always agree with Councilman Prigge’s approach, but now we all understand why he endeavors to move in the direction he does. And understanding inevitably moves the process forward. That’s exactly what Larry and I want Left, Right and You to be, a catalyst for positive political change.

Per our agreement with the Councilman, here’s the promised picture:

Prigge Bunny EarsNever take yourself too seriously folks!

On Monday I will be flying solo, but we’ll be talking with either Treasurer Michael Frerichs or spokesperson Greg Rivara regarding the 235,000 Kane Countians who should looking into their ICash database. You’d be surprised what I found there!

Also on Monday, I will regale all our listeners with my first attempt to buy women’s clothing. And you really don’t want to miss that, do you? Until then…

Elgin Councilman John Prigge joins Left, Right and You!

It may not be the Thriller in Manilla, the Affair in Zaire, or even the Riot on Highland, but, with the Smiling Conservative securely in his seat, I guarantee you it will be an interesting conversation! Yet more fascinating, in a tuning the tables kind of effort, the Councilman asked if he could ask some of the questions! Being the magnanimous hosts Larry and I always are, we will be happy to oblige.

priggeThat doesn’t mean we won’t have some questions for Councilman Prigge and we certainly encourage you to call in with yours (847-341-0285). As is our custom, the lovely Dave Weiser will take all inquiries and posit them directly to our guest!

That’s Left, Right and You, Mondays from 9 to 10 a.m. and Thursdays from 3 to 4 p.m. with the Smiling Conservative, Larry Jones, and me, the Curmudgeonly Liberal, on WRMN AM1410. We certainly hope you’ll tune in!

This is the October 19, 2015 edition of Left, Right and You!

Of course, Larry and I want to thank Elgin Mayor Dave Kaptain for sitting in for the full hour today. Ain’t it amazing what you can actually learn when you drop the conspiracy theories and get it right from the horses mouth. I understand the truth isn’t nearly as fun as making things up, but that’s what real reporting is all about.

Larry Jeff and Dave

Thursday! Elgin City Councilman John Prigge joins the Smiling Conservative and I in the studio (cue the Darth Vader music)!  Until then…