Never too late

RANTOUL — It was his desire to fly airplanes that once lured Charles Smith to join the Air Force.

But he realized Air Force pilots need a college degree.

The now 68-year-old Smith, who is Rantoul's mayor, didn't wind up a pilot. But he did earn his bachelor's degree decades after he finished his military service, and it was well worth the effort, he said.

That's entertainment: Spotlighting events around the area

Music scene

CHAMPAIGN — Singers Jason and Nicole Morgan will once again educate the public about the realities of childhood stroke by hosting a benefit concert at 4 p.m. Sunday at Faith United Methodist Church, 1719 S. Prospect Ave., C.

Younger Generation: Celebrating the achievements of young adults

Math power

University of Illinois Laboratory High School (enrollment 315) competed in the Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics State Contest on May 2, placing fifth overall in the division for schools with student bodies between 1,000 and 2,000 students.

State treasurer establishing unpaid internship program

SPRINGFIELD — State Treasurer Mike Frerichs is establishing a new, unpaid internship program in his office for Illinois students 18 years of age and older.

School meal prices may be increased at PBL

PAXTON — On Wednesday, the PBL school board may approve raising the price of school breakfast and lunch by a nickel per meal.

Faces of '15: Danville native ready for next step

In a few months, Lohgan Bryant may be pursuing her master's in business administration, or moving to Indianapolis for an internship.

Either way, one thing's for sure: Athletics will be involved.

Meade Park school repairs up for vote

DANVILLE — Danville schools officials hope to finally move forward on a much-needed project to replace Meade Park Elementary School's heating and ventilation system and roof.

SJ-O gym floor to be resealed

ST. JOSEPH — The St. Joseph-Ogden High School gym will be getting a new look this summer.

The school board signed off on a $21,480 project to have the floor resealed and repainted by Allred's Floor Service Company.

Fisher board members choose new president

FISHER — Though there are no new members, the Fisher school board reorganized and selected a new president, Leonard Delaney. He replaces Lesa Lammle, who long held that role. Mike Rice will continue as vice president and Janice Douglas as secretary.