• ‘Big Ed’ Stops Traffic!

    If there is ever a 10-car pileup on Highway 55 outside of Litchfield, Ill., it might likely be caused by local drivers doing double-takes of a billboard featuring the once larger-than-life “Big Ed” Wernsing, owner of Wernsing’s Appliance, looking fit and trim alongside his doctor. Read more…

    By Andy Kriege | Published on May 21, 2021

  • Ready or Not, It’s Go Time for Crane’s

    Tragedy struck Crane’s L&M Appliance Center last December with the passing of business owner and family patriarch Raymond Crane. Read more…

    By Andy Kriege | Published on June 3, 2021


  • The Three Million Dollar (Sales) Man

    Records (especially ’80s glam rock) were made to be broken. It’s true in our retail world too. Read more…

    By Gordon Hecht | Published on June 2, 2021

  • Labor Woes Continue but Economy Poised to Pounce

    The U.S. Labor Department released its May jobs report last week and it left many economists a little confused.

    Should we be excited about 559,000 additional jobs last month, which is one of the highest monthly employment gains in U.S. history? Read more…

    By Joe Higgins | Published on June 7, 2021