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.
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.
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 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
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.
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.