Of course the the town of Beloit's incorporation gambit is driven by money.
The state is making a big push to lure Illinois millennials, and Janesville is creating the kind of amenities millennials want. Janesville is well positioned to capture its share of the Illinois migration so long as city leaders continue to make downtown revitalization a top priority.
City councils should show developers that their approval must be earned and cannot be taken for granted, regardless of the size of a project or the number of jobs promised.
A new fitness court for downtown Janesville is a smart move for economic development. It will make downtown a more attractive place to work and should draw people who might also visit businesses, such as the farmer's market, after their workouts.
Advocates of proposed legislation to remove protections for nearly 1 million acres of Wisconsin wetlands are advancing the usual story line depicting bureaucracy as oppressive to development. But what they fail to acknowledge is environmental rules serve a purpose and to eliminate them--as opposed to improving them--would benefit a relative small number of developers at the expense of the public interest.
Somewhere in Michigan, somebody is complaining too many government websites are inaccessible for people with hearing and vision disabilities.
The great irony of the bitcoin craze is the digital currency is acting nothing like a currency. True currencies function as dependable stores of value, and bitcoin’s meteoric rise has turned it into the hoarder’s shiny object du jour.
The Rock County Board should censure Sheriff Robert Spoden for interfering in a police investigation and for his failure to acknowledge using poor judgement.
Some CEOs of local nonprofit agencies were clearly uncomfortable ("it doesn't feel good," one executive said) with The Gazette's recent inquiries into their pay levels.
Not every school is teaching kids how to code, which is unfortunate given code's large, if underappreciated, role in influencing society and the economy, everything from a doctor's visit to online shopping.
The Janesville School Board decided fighting a political grudge match last week was more important than finding a way to help teachers pay for school supplies.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel became the latest publication to swoop into Rock County and deliver a bleak assessment about the region, going so far as to link much of the area's problems to childhood trauma.
The Gazette examines a 2016 story in The Atlantic, "Eleven signs a city will succeed," and asks whether Janesville meets the criteria of success.
Nobody should be shocked to learn Rep. Amy Loudenbeck, R-Clinton, opposes releasing records related to sexual harassment at the state Capitol.
Rock County officials studying proposals for updating the courthouse appear to have figured out they cannot fix previous mistakes by making new ones.
Milton school officials aren't eager to talk about redrawing district lines, but their insistence that a new high school is needed to alleviate overcrowding makes the once unthinkable more plausible.
Forgetting about what makes Thanksgiving great is easy when recalling last year's clash with the in-laws, long lines at the airport or the annual post-pumpkin pie peek at the bathroom scale.
The public shouldn't buy Rock County Sheriff Robert Spoden's claim that he did nothing wrong by trying to stop a Janesville Police Department investigation involving his son.
If lawmakers removed government from every aspect of people’s lives, a 6-year-old somewhere would be driving a car because that tyke’s parents felt their child could handle the responsibility.
The outcome of Tuesday's referendum calls into question Milton School District's leadership and its ability to make a credible case for a building a new high school.
Creative minds within county government should work to ensure the four nonprofits affected by an attorney general legal opinion continue to receiving funding.
The cowardly killing of eight innocent people by a self-proclaimed ISIS follower in New York City on Tuesday proves again this nation's leaders must overhaul our immigration programs.
A new ordinance is needed to make downtown more business friendly, allowing bar customers to join a special event with their drinks in hand.
Milton voters will be considering one of the leanest referendums put forth in Rock County in recent memory, and it's now time to approve it.
The incident at Evansville High School last week provides a fresh reminder of the limitations of security systems and the difficulty in vetting non-students seeking to enter a building.
When parents make a promise, they better be darn sure they can deliver. Does Janesville Superintendent Steve Pophal know how to deliver on several promises he made this year, including having 90 percent of Janesville third-graders reading at or above grade level by 2022?
The fatal flaw in an Assembly bill to restrict the release of body camera footage is the proposal would undermine the main rationale for equipping police officers with recording devices.