Taylorville Republican Rodney Davis represents the 13th Congressional District of the U.S. House of Representatives.

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Work on bridge replacements in northwest Champaign, no fireworks this year at the Champaign Country Club, possibly illegal fireworks sales in Champaign County, the reasons for white tents dotting the University of Illinois campus, UI summer enrollment, traffic congestion in downtown Champaign, cemetery care, Canada geese and more.

On Tuesday, the Atkins Group and the University of Illinois announced that the golf course would be donated to the UI athletic department, while more than 100 residential lots, 70 acres of undeveloped acreage and a 'sizeable commercial parcel' would be donated to the university.

Jimmy John Liautaud opened up about family and business in a wide-ranging interview with staff writer Ben Zigterman, whose story graces the cover of our current Central Illinois Business magazine. An excerpt:

The 2014 Central Illinois Business Forty Under 40 honoree and 2001 Illinois Wesleyan grad took time out to answer a few questions from Editor Jeff D’Alessio in the 30th installment of our weekly speed read spotlighting local leaders of organizations big and small.

Listed are permits for all new single-family and multifamily residences as well as commercial and industrial work and residential remodeling costing over $25,000. Permits are listed by applicant, description, site and cost.

Shopping for a clock that was once kept time in a classroom? Looking for a gym locker to use for storage? Need a chalkboard to keep track of daily chores?

Queries about a broad roadway in northern Champaign County, birdhouses in Meadowbrook Park, graffiti in Champaign, a permanently closed restaurant, lower gas prices, an overabundance of bunnies, possibly offensive street names and the possibility of Cubs game on TV.

The CEO and president now in his 26th year with the Champaign-based Clark Dietz engineering firm took time out to answer a few questions from Editor Jeff D’Alessio in the 29th installment of our weekly speed read spotlighting local leaders of organizations big and small.

How much overtime did local agencies pay police officers to respond to the events on May 31 at Market Place Mall, June 1 from Urbana to Champaign and June 6 starting at Hessel Park?