Younger Generation: Celebrating the achievements of young adults in East Central Illinois

Leaders recognized

Each year the Rotary Club of Danville awards scholarships to local students who have completed the Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) camp and have engaged in vocational service activities related to their potential future occupations.

Fair forecast: Vermilion County

Her reign as Miss Illinois County Fair is only half-over but Abby Foster turns in her Vermilion County Fair Queen crown today, when a new pageant winner will be picked on opening night.

Tom Kacich: A potential lame-duck 'grand bargain'

Jan. 11, 2017.

Either on that day or shortly before, Illinois could have the "grand bargain," or something like it, that has eluded Gov. Bruce Rauner and the Democratic-dominated Legislature for what by then will be two years.

'I just thought there's got to be something else'

CHAMPAIGN — Chase Hilgenbrinck got together with some friends last week to watch the soccer match between Portugal and Poland in the Euro Cup tournament. He watched the game through a different lens than most. Eight years ago, he was playing professional soccer in the MLS with the New England Revolution after a long stint with Chilean club Nublense.

Since You Asked: What about just Central?

TODAY'S ONLINE QUESTION: Is there any chance Unit 4 deals only with fixing Central High School in this upcoming election and deals with Centennial and other buildings down the road? Seems like it'd cost taxpayers a lot less, which would make it easier to pass.

Family Life: Minimizing the effects of change on your child

By Chelsey Byers Gerstenecker

Change happens. Some changes are big, such as getting married or divorced, moving or the birth of a new baby. Other changes may be smaller but can still add up over time. Whether changes are life changing or minor inconveniences, they can cause stress.

Putting history on display

TUSCOLA — Area residents will have a chance to see artifacts and photos from local veterans at an exhibit opening later this month.

It's all part of the Veterans' Hall of Honor opening later this month at the Douglas County Museum, located at 700 S. Main St., Tuscola.

Superintendents relieved by state budget

Peace of mind.

That's the best way to describe Rantoul Township High School's Scott Amerio's reaction to the news Thursday evening that his district, and every other across Illinois, would receive its funding before fall — and then some.

Stomping out student debt

URBANA — The University of Illinois Department of Dance recently embarked on what the director calls a "large utopian idea": that no dance student graduate with loads of debt.

'Talented Twelve'

URBANA — Higher education was buzzing this spring about the "Great Eight" — eight African-American women who received doctorates from the School of Education at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.