Odds not always good concerning those resolutions
Steve Eighinger

Odds not always good concerning those resolutions

This is the time of year when everyone is making all sorts of resolutions. And let's be honest, most of them are unrealistic.

Illinois loses political clout as population declines
Doug Wilson

Illinois loses political clout as population declines

Illinois lost more residents than any other state in the most recent population estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau. The loss of an estimated 37,508 people between July 1, 2015, and July 1, 2016, is a big concern in its own right.

Your Turn/Peter Wright
Your Turn

Your Turn/Peter Wright

Your Turn/Peter Wright

Closing the book on 2016 'Morons of the Month'
Steve Eighinger

Closing the book on 2016 'Morons of the Month'

We're closing out the year with the final "Morons of the Month" awards, and I feel the 12th and final edition for 2016 is a great way to end the year.

I'm trying to figure out who gets in and who doesn't
Steve Eighinger

I'm trying to figure out who gets in and who doesn't

I've been known to get kind of worked up about who I think should -- and should not -- be in the Rock and Roll of Fame.

Backlog of unpaid bills builds as budget crisis drags on
Doug Wilson

Backlog of unpaid bills builds as budget crisis drags on

Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza's Twitter account tells part of the sad story of the Illinois budget impasse. A Tweet from last Monday shows the state's backlog of payables was at $11,348,292,450.40. A Tweet from one week earlier showed the backlog wa

Anyone up for a glamping trip?
Steve Eighinger

Anyone up for a glamping trip?

This is always one of my favorite times of the year, but for a reason other than holiday-related celebrations and events. It's always around this time the various dictionary people let us know what new words are now officially a part of our daily language

Your Turn/Sally Poole
Your Turn

Your Turn/Sally Poole

Your Turn/Sally Poole

Stevie Love returns with advice for the forlorn
Steve Eighinger

Stevie Love returns with advice for the forlorn

Normally, Dr. Stevie Love -- the self-proclaimed baron of carin' -- drops by this space around Valentine's day to offer advice for those having problems with affairs of the heart. This year, Dr. Love is making a bonus appearance.

Remember those first responders, and consider Joe's idea
Steve Eighinger

Remember those first responders, and consider Joe's idea

It's just a few days before Christmas, and for many the world is spinning out of control. Relax. Take a deep breath. Think nice thoughts.