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

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.

The nice folks at CU Kiwanis were looking for a fundraising idea, one that wouldn't conflict with state rules on social distancing and crowd size.

15 Champaign County ZIP codes have active cases, 10 of them with more than two. Those include Rantoul’s 61866, which has an area-high 195 cases but just 14 active ... County's 7-day positivity rate up (1.5%), hospitalizations down again (to four) ... Clay County judge: All of Pritzker’s executive orders since April 8 pertaining to the pandemic are void because he exceeded his authority when he used his emergency powers for more than 30 days.

For 35 years, Champaign’s Washington Street neighborhood has been a Fourth of July host with the most, friendly residents of all ages joining together for a festive parade and potluck.

Mahomet had the most new cases Wednesday (six). ... Of Champaign County's now-890 cases, 761 are recovered and 117 are active. ... Hospitalizations dropped by one, to seven. ... Thirteen new cases have been confirmed this week in Vermilion County, representing close to 20 percent of the 67 total. ... Wednesday's new cases involve a married couple in their 30s and a resident in their 20s.

Ty Newell said infections across the nation are already increasing at a rate of more than 40,000 a day and are on track to grow to 400,000 a day by August if there isn’t a noticeable change in social-distancing practices combined with a reduction in disease-transmission efficiency.

So far, there have been 16 known cases linked to people who were either at the prom event or were in contact with someone who was, said health district Administrator Julie Pryde.

How much value is there in wearing masks? Is an individual who has the virus but is asymptomatic contagious? Was Gov. J.B.  Pritzker's lockdown really worth the devastating economic costs that have been and will be paid? There are lots of opinions, but no undisputed answers for the time being.

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 combination of fewer tests (148) and 10 new cases led to a 6.8% positivity rate in Champaign County ... Mahomet (34 cases, up 12 since the weekend) and Seymour (went from 0 to 3 cases) the biggest climbers after 'unofficial prom' at a private home led to 10 cases ... Douglas County adds 4 cases, giving it 1 fewer overall than Vermilion, which held at 49.

Nikia McGlory’s incoming cheerleading team at Danville Area Community College met for the first time not in a gym but at a church.