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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.

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Roses to the return of the Effingham County Fair, which opens Saturday. EDN reporter Charles Mills notes that this year’s fair has plenty to o…

Altamont fire 3

Altamont fire 3

A man and his wife escaped without injury from a house fire in Altamont on Wednesday evening.

Altamont fire 2

Altamont fire 2

A man and his wife escaped without injury from a house fire in Altamont on Wednesday evening.

Altamont fire 1

Altamont fire 1

A man and his wife escaped without injury from a house fire in Altamont Wednesday evening.

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Belated roses to the St. Anthony softball team for its remarkable run this year. As your new EDN sports editor, Alex Wallner, put it in a rec…

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Although the CDC announced on Thursday that people fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can go without masks indoors and outdoors, it’s a rosewor…

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As EDN reporter Andrew Adams reported this week, biting wind and April snow didn’t stop members of the Effingham Water Authority when they bro…

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Emergency Preparedness Coordinator Karen Feldkamp delivered some thorny news this week that we should all pay attention to: The spread of the …

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