Are there new frontiers awaiting?
Steve Eighinger

Are there new frontiers awaiting?

Not too long ago, one of my daughters was settling into a new job when she asked, "Dad, what did you do before you worked in newspapers?" I looked at her, and couldn't help but smile.

My thoughts on spring have changed over the years
Steve Eighinger

My thoughts on spring have changed over the years

When I was younger -- OK, much younger -- I remember how exciting this time of year would be. I would imagine those in my age bracket might agree. Over the years, though, I've noticed a change in how I approach these months of the calendar.

It's that time of the year
Steve Eighinger

It's that time of the year

Welcome back, baseball. It's good to turn on the radio and hear Mike Shannon, John Rooney, Pat Hughes, Ron Coomer and other familiar voices of the game.

Your Turn/Denise Damron
Your Turn

Your Turn/Denise Damron

Your Turn/Denise Damron

All-or-nothing strategy in U.S. House keeps Obamacare in place
Doug Wilson

All-or-nothing strategy in U.S. House keeps Obamacare in place

Health care talks in the U.S. House last week show how polarized that chamber is, and how much energy all sides can expend on an issue that is far from its final form.

Illinois will be ready for the zombies
Steve Eighinger

Illinois will be ready for the zombies

There must be an area, a special kind of black hole of ignorance, that sucks people in and never lets them escape. How else can you explain the total lack of common sense shown by so many?

Some names to consider for city's new elementary schools
Steve Eighinger

Some names to consider for city's new elementary schools

I would imagine there will be some serious discussions about what to name the city's five new elementary schools scheduled to open in the next few years. I think it would be a great idea to name them after people who have had an impact on the city.

You're never too old to start buckling up
Steve Eighinger

You're never too old to start buckling up

The numbers say 94 percent of drivers in Illinois wear their seat belts. That figure improved slightly over the past week or so when I -- finally -- decided to start wearing mine on a regular basis.

Your Turn/Rachael Petty
Your Turn

Your Turn/Rachael Petty

Your Turn/Rachael Petty

'House of Cards' paves way for 8th annual Stevies
Steve Eighinger

'House of Cards' paves way for 8th annual Stevies

Even with the help of a DVR -- actually, multiple DVRs -- I can't watch all the shows, but I do watch a lot, so here are my picks for the eighth annual Stevies.