Quick Hits – June 28, 2018

If it’s good enough for Donald Trump!

Thanks to the Geneva Police, now that I’m completely free to speak my mind, I’m going to be using twitter a lot more to better build the basis for the stories I break. And I promise it will be far more entertaining than Agent Orange could ever be.


In fact, I started down that very path today, and if you want to follow all that breaking news and more, simply search “The First Ward” or go directly to @jeffnward on Twitter.

As always, as long as you apply the vast majority of your IQ, I look forward to hearing from you, too!


And speaking of breaking stories…

Having given him every opportunity to explain his good fortune at the hands of the Geneva Police, who let him slide on as many as eight DUIs, Mayor Kevin Burns has thus far, refused to respond.

What’s fascinating to me is, he’s offering no denial, either.

Burns 2

Mayor Burns

There will be much more on this story going forward. Like I said there’s one standard for the Mayor and the Geneva Police, and an entirely different standard for the rest of us  lowly Geneva rabble.

And please! Keep those Kevin Burns stories coming.


Don’t worry! I haven’t forgotten about the KCSAO, either

As we discussed in the column on Geneva Police officers having sex on duty, for every courageous woman who risks everything to expose sexual harassment in the workplace, there’s another who uses her sexuality to advance her career.

Kane County Judicial Center

Kane County Judicial Center

One of Kane County Chief Judge Susan Clancy Boles staunchest prosecutor defenders has gone as far as threatening people with the full power of her office were they to expose the Michael Clancy – Anjum Coffland connection.

If you recall, I broke that story back in October, which let all of those intimidated folks off the hook.

But when you consider this prosecutor’s fascinating history, she’s the last one who should be throwing stones. We will move forward with this story after she’s had ample opportunity to respond.

10 thoughts on “Quick Hits – June 28, 2018

  1. 8 DUI if convicted is well past felony level and into mandatory DOC time. Not County
    Are arrest reports that do not result in conviction subject to FOIA?

    • Jim,

      First I said four to eight, but I will concede to you that four is almost as problematic as eight.

      And as you might imagine there are no paper records of these “incidents.” I’m relying on three eyewitnesses – one of whom might surprise you!

      The key thing to understand is, some Geneva Police Officers really want to do their jobs. It’s a shame that Commander Nash won’t let them.


      • Another thought do Geneva police wear cameras? If so they cannot possibly erase them probably illegal. Cannot go in wayback machine but good for future

      • Jim,

        They neither wear cameras, nor do their squad cars have dash cams, because neither the Mayor nor the GPD command staff want them held accountable!


  2. Jeff I don’t do twitter does this mean your blog is over or will you still be blogging?

    • Roger,

      No! But I will be using Twitter to fill in those column blanks along the way and have some fun with issues that are big enough for a full story.

      And not to fear! My Twitter feed runs down the right side of the blog, so you won’t be left out.

      I made a comment on the World Cup this morning!


  3. I see the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Burns daughter had one DUI/DWI and one underage drinking within a week of each other, in 2013.

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