Jeff Long

Editor

Bio

Graduated with a degree in journalism from UW-Madison in 1987. Reporter at a newspaper outside London, England. Then a reporter at papers in Pennsylvania and Virginia. For 13 years, a reporter and editor at the Chicago Tribune. Named EDN editor in 2014.

Your EDN editor had visions of the proverbial old man on the porch, yelling at those kids to get off his lawn, when he read how an Effingham …

The Effingham Fire Department will visit select neighborhoods on Wednesday, Sept. 11, to install free smoke detectors and provide fire safety…

Some public servants spend their lives in the kind of service that makes our community stronger. Others give their lives protecting us. The Ef…

The Editorial Board has already penned an editorial about Katie Williams, the 2008 Altamont High School grad who was banned this week from com…

editor's pick

[rose] Winner's Circle roses for Kyle Husted of Altamont, who had a downright dominant day at the Illinois State Fair in Springfield Thursday,…

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[rose] EDN senior reporter Dawn Schabbing this week reported that Effingham is still working to quiet trains coming through the area. It's jus…

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[thorn] A Neoga man was rescued from a thorny situation on Friday when fire and ambulance crews quickly freed him from being trapped between t…

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[rose] Roses to the Effingham County Fair, which celebrates its 75th year as it opens on Saturday in Altamont. Friday's fourth installment of …

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