'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.

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Elvis Presley Day? British Invasion Day? ESPN Day?
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Elvis Presley Day? British Invasion Day? ESPN Day?

We acknowledge Groundhog Day, Talk Like A Pirate Day, Squirrel Appreciation Day and dozens of others questionable "holidays." I think it's time to consider the addition of some legitimate holidays to our calendars.

From the era of 'Daddy Wags' to the 'Honey Badger'
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From the era of 'Daddy Wags' to the 'Honey Badger'

During my formative years, one of the first things that attracted me to sports -- other than the concession stands -- were the entertaining nicknames attached to some of the athletes.

Your Turn/Lori Tuttle
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Your Turn/Lori Tuttle

Your Turn/Lori Tuttle

From cran-mango to Snapchat, prioritizing is the key
Steve Eighinger

From cran-mango to Snapchat, prioritizing is the key

Recognizing what items in life belong in which category is the key to fewer gray hairs and a good night's rest, which brings us to Vol. VIII of "Five and Five" -- five things that have captured my attention and five things I don't need to worry about.

'Knots Landing' was no Dale Earnhardt, but still memorable
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'Knots Landing' was no Dale Earnhardt, but still memorable

Remember the line from the movie "Talladega Nights" when Will Ferrell's legendary Ricky Bobby character: "If you ain't first, you're last." There's a different kind of thought process with, say, our favorite TV programs.

Your Turn: Doug Freel
Your Turn

Your Turn: Doug Freel

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Here's my turn at 'Your Turn'
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Here's my turn at 'Your Turn'

Debbie has never asked, so I'll take 'my turn' anyway.

Poll surprises nobody, finding Illinoisans don't like taxes
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Poll surprises nobody, finding Illinoisans don't like taxes

A statewide poll released last week indicated that a majority of Illinois voters say the state should balance the budget through spending cuts -- without any tax increases.

It's all about paying it forward
Steve Eighinger

It's all about paying it forward

The best part of putting together "Good Guys of the Month" every 30 days or so? It makes me feel good inside. Hope this edition makes you feel good, too.