From Musburger to Macht, the conversations would all be entertaining
Steve Eighinger

From Musburger to Macht, the conversations would all be entertaining

Most years, this portion of the calendar provides the perfect kind of winter day for the perfect winter lunch -- a bowl of some sort of hot soup, a grilled cheese sandwich and maybe even a cup of hot chocolate. Not so this year.

Most important element of Valentine's Day might be what is said -- or thought
Steve Eighinger

Most important element of Valentine's Day might be what is said -- or thought

The attitude of Valentine's Day is also important. That's how you can often determine the depth of a relationship. Listen to what your partner says, and how it is said.

Your Turn/Triena Dietrich
Your Turn

Your Turn/Triena Dietrich

Your Turn/Triena Dietrich

Never underestimate the importance of french fries
Steve Eighinger

Never underestimate the importance of french fries

If there are any lessons to be learned from this month's "Morons of the Month," I would suggest marriage counseling, don't "wait" so long, and always buy an extra order of french fries.

We've lost another familiar voice
Steve Eighinger

We've lost another familiar voice

We've lost another great one. "Lost," in a figurative sense, I might add. Brent Musburger, who has been one of our most familiar connections with college and pro sports since Richard Nixon was president, broadcast his final sporting event on Tuesday night

We're going to miss Mary
Steve Eighinger

We're going to miss Mary

It's been a few days since the passing of the woman who was once called "America's sweetheart" -- Mary Tyler Moore. I was driving to work last Wednesday when I heard the news. I felt as if someone had punched me in the gut.

Court filing could bring Illinois budget train wreck to a halt
Doug Wilson

Court filing could bring Illinois budget train wreck to a halt

Pressure on the Legislature and Gov. Bruce Rauner to end a budget impasse could get more intense very soon. Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan's request to end a court injunction could put a stop to paychecks for state workers by the end of February.

Your Turn/Maria Eckert
Your Turn

Your Turn/Maria Eckert

Your Turn/Maria Eckert

How do I love ESPN? Let me count 10 ways
Steve Eighinger

How do I love ESPN? Let me count 10 ways

My love affair began in earnest in the fall of 1986. That's when the cable TV system serving the Ohio town I lived in at the time finally provided us with ESPN.

We're living in the golden era of fast food
Steve Eighinger

We're living in the golden era of fast food

The next time you're waiting in line at a fast food drive-thru, I suggest you take a moment and give thanks. If you are old enough to remember the pioneering days of fast food, you probably appreciate what is available to us in the new millennium.