We've come a long way, but maybe not in the right direction
Steve Eighinger

We've come a long way, but maybe not in the right direction

Twenty years ago, I did not have a cellphone or a smart phone or whatever it is called this week. Ten years ago, I had one of my first cellphones, but it was one of those old "flip" phones and I only had it with me if going out of town ...

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From Lily to the Rumble Doll, these lunches would be great
Steve Eighinger

From Lily to the Rumble Doll, these lunches would be great

It's time for the second of our four quarterly installments, the spring-time version of "Lunch with Steve."

Missouri lawmakers called in; Illinois auditor general fined
Doug Wilson

Missouri lawmakers called in; Illinois auditor general fined

Missouri lawmakers will be called back into session Monday, a little more than a week after they closed out their regular session.

Your Turn/Angela Caldwell
Your Turn

Your Turn/Angela Caldwell

Your Turn/Angela Caldwell

GRILLN 1, now there's a license plate to remember
Steve Eighinger

GRILLN 1, now there's a license plate to remember

A year ago at this time I wrote a column about the popularity of vanity license plates in Quincy. I also noted Illinois had more overall vanity plates than any other state, according to the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators.

There are good guys in the NHL, too
Steve Eighinger

There are good guys in the NHL, too

Normally, our "Good Guys of the Month" awards are handed out to individuals, but this time around two of the three medals will be a collective honor. I think you'll see why.

D'oh! I have never been thought of as a studmuffin
Steve Eighinger

D'oh! I have never been thought of as a studmuffin

I was on a new mission, to uncover the roots of some of our favorite putdowns and other pop culture references.

Your Turn/Terry Pope
Your Turn

Your Turn/Terry Pope

Your Turn/Terry Pope

Could it be? 'American Idol' to return
Steve Eighinger

Could it be? 'American Idol' to return

Be still, my beating heart. The past few days I have been scouring all sorts of news feeds for the latest information about the return of the greatest show in television history -- "American Idol." (Apologies, if my bias is showing.)

A mother's life might not last forever, but her love will
Steve Eighinger

A mother's life might not last forever, but her love will

My mom passed away a little over 11 years ago, and the day still haunts me because I never got the chance to tell her goodbye. She was in her early 90s but still lively, and she absolutely loved life.