You’d think Jonathan Baker would have been California dreaming on a late October day. After all, several acres of Baker’s hemp crop on a rural Whitewater hillside were in limbo.

Janesville medical radioisotope startup SHINE Medical Technologies announced it has closed on a $50 million financing deal with global investment firm Oaktree Capital Managment.

Throndsen Lettering, a Janesville company that has lettered thousands of shirts and decked out thousands of letter jackets for more than a half-century, has been bought by Roundhouse Marketing Services.

Regal's Durst division in Shopiere will close early next year under a company restructuring, costing 75 people their jobs, a company official confirmed Thursday.

Despite continued, big-ticket public and private investment in revitalization of Janesville's downtown riverfront, the revival hasn’t brought an overall decrease in vacancies in some stretches of the downtown’s west side—at least not yet.

The Rock County housing market continues to experience tighter-than-average inventories, and dips earlier this year in federal interest rates and recent stock market gyrations have begun to light the market's fuse, sources say.

Blackhawk Community Credit Union has closed on purchase of the former Chase Bank property at 100 W. Milwaukee St. in downtown Janesville. The credit union plans this fall to begin work to restore the bank to its original 1913 look, and it plans to use the inside as the site of its Legacy Center, a museum-like space that will showcase artifacts from Janesville's former General Motors assembly plant.