It's not easy to work from home during this COVID-19 crisis. Especially when you're a reporter, it's 15 minutes until news deadline, and your kids have trapped you inside your bathroom.

Superintendent Dennis Pauli said the district's referendum project will be completed about five weeks earlier than originally projected. The school board could vote in May to begin the 2020-21 school year earlier as a result.

The United Way Blackhawk Region recently awarded three local agencies emergency funds to help their organizations cope with increases in demand for services and the cost of food.

One resident of Janesville nursing facility Oak Park Place has died from COVID-19 infection, and four more residents from the nursing home have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, according to the Rock County Health Department.

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Police are investigating a report of an officer impersonator after a resident reported by pulled over Wednesday afternoon near the Milton House.

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East Milwaukee Street and County O/Delavan Drive will close under Interstate 90/39 next week for construction, the state Department of Transportation announced Friday.