Relatively speaking, some of those paychecks may be deserved
Steve Eighinger

Relatively speaking, some of those paychecks may be deserved

First of all, there is no justifying paying an athlete, entertainer or politician some of the exorbitant salaries we read and hear about. That said, it's the world we live in and it's not changing anytime soon.

'Raw' is the common denominator when to comes to voices
Steve Eighinger

'Raw' is the common denominator when to comes to voices

At some point, I remember reading the best voices in rock music could be compared to sushi. The best of both are served raw, very raw.

Sales tax hike could be part of Illinois budget deal
Doug Wilson

Sales tax hike could be part of Illinois budget deal

Most of the news coverage about tax options in Illinois has focused on income taxes that might be raised as part of a budget deal between lawmakers and Gov. Bruce Rauner. Sales tax changes also are under consideration.

Your Turn/Kathy Zimmerman
Your Turn

Your Turn/Kathy Zimmerman

Your Turn/Kathy Zimmerman

That phone call won't be coming this year
Steve Eighinger

That phone call won't be coming this year

I always knew spring was getting close when my conversations with Gus would begin. That won't be happening this year.

From higher speed limits to Jimmy Kimmel
Steve Eighinger

From higher speed limits to Jimmy Kimmel

March has arrived, and it's one of those months we simply try to tolerate. We're not usually happy about March, but we put up with it.

Gaining weight by snaccident? Now that's funny
Steve Eighinger

Gaining weight by snaccident? Now that's funny

Facebook can be like a flaky pastry, sprinkled lightly with sugar and so good you can't help but have another. A Facebook post often mirrors that pastry. You read one, and you need to read another.

Shouting across political divide rarely effective tack
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Shouting across political divide rarely effective tack

As so often happens in partisan circles, the tactics used against one political party a few years ago are now being turned against the other party.

Your Turn/Cody Behrens
Your Turn

Your Turn/Cody Behrens

Your Turn/Cody Behrens

Itchy nose? You better have it checked
Steve Eighinger

Itchy nose? You better have it checked

February might be the shortest month, but there has been no lacking in one area. It was not difficult to come up with our three "Morons of the Month," despite the fact February only has 28 days.