Janesville's economic development director wants the city's economy to be "bullet proof" through a recession.
Users of Janesville's trail system clearly want the trails to extend north to Milton, according to results of the city's 2019 trail user survey.
After last winter’s large amount of snow and ice, Rock County this year has upped its early fill of salt.
It has been four years since Whitewater lost Daniels Sentry Foods. Although an official’s resignation in June “hampered” the process to find another grocery store, the city manager said he is “optimistic.”
State Department of Transportation officials didn't make it official Monday, but it appears the Milwaukee Street bridge could open this week to at least one lane of traffic.
A proposed indoor sports complex with a $33 million price tag has raised questions about who could oversee private fundraising for such a massive project. Bill McCoshen has an answer.
Dave Homan is passionate about slowing climate change and is working on some proposals that eventually could be brought to the full county board.
The space crunch this year as Hedberg Public Library in Janesville updated its carpeting, layout, meeting spaces and other parts of the building forced librarians to work on outreach projects Director Bryan McCormick had hoped to do for years.
Five lots along the Rock River, including the site of the former Rock County Jail, are ready to be redeveloped now that the state has determined the area is not contaminated.
An $800,000 federal grant will help the city replace its last two buses, which are not yet scheduled for retirement.
The city's plan commission gave its stamp of approval Monday for a potential subdivision in the town of Janesville.
A Beloit developer wants to build single-family homes and duplexes on a cornfield that has attracted controversy in recent years.
The county could continue contracting with a security company, or it could use Rock County sheriff's deputies as courthouse guards at a greater cost.
A downtown building could be torn down as soon as December after a potential buyer failed to submit a plan to save the building.
U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson's staff will hold office hours in Beloit.
Four committee members voted in favor of giving city council a positive recommendation for a small homes project while two voted against and three abstained.
The city council on Monday authorized city staff to begin negotiations with Janesville Mall owner RockStep Capital to locate an indoor sports complex at the shopping center, but there remains some uncertainty surrounding private fundraising efforts.
We don't have uplifting news for you in this weather story. The best we can do is tell you that we broke temperature records Monday and probably will Tuesday, too.
Janesville officials decided not to pick up leaves Monday because of the overnight snowfall.
Rock County Communications announced this week that it has begun using a new system that allows it to track the location of 911 callers who use cellphones.
After months of demolition, the former General Motors site is cleared of all structures and much of the debris. As the site moves into its next phase, its reuse hinges in part on the remaining concrete slabs.
The Janesville Athletic Club plans to repurpose 24,000 square feet of its facility on Black Bridge Road to create an indoor sports complex, complete with batting cages, strength training equipment and one turf field.
Rep. Bryan Steil, R-1st District, announced hours his staff will meet with constituents around the district next week.
Janesville's proposed 2020 budget calls for the second-smallest tax levy increase in 20 years and a significant decrease in the tax rate. But the city's recent property revaluation means individual taxpayers will be affected differently.
Walworth County will consider renaming its government center in Elkhorn after County Administrator Dave Bretl, who is retiring in early 2020. He said the proposal came as a surprise and was “a real honor.”
New security procedures will go into effect soon at the Rock County Courthouse, affecting everyone who does business there.
A New-York based consultant thinks an indoor sports complex could give the community more Janesville and less "Chainsville."
Janesville police recently began a partnership with Ring, the doorbell camera company, giving officers a way to request videos near crime scenes.
Janesville officials on Friday dedicated a new 1.2-mile, paved bike trail extension through Northeast Regional Park on the city’s far east side. The park also was renamed Sheiffer Park.
A representative from the Janesville Jets said Wednesday during a special meeting of the city council that there is no chance the private sector could provide half the funding for a proposed $33 million indoor sports complex.
The group trying to bring a domestic violence shelter to Elkhorn is asking a judge to overturn the Elkhorn City Council’s “arbitrary and unreasonable” decision to deny the shelter’s conditional use permit.
As work on the Milwaukee Street bridge drags on months behind schedule, the city of Janesville is asking the state Department to consider opening a single lane even as work continues.
Rock County Administrator Josh Smith told The Gazette on Tuesday he does not think helping the homeless should be just one organization's responsibility.
The Rock County Board of Supervisors is looking to appoint a replacement supervisor to represent areas of the city of Beloit and the town of Beloit.
A parking lot across the street from the Janesville Police Department will be the new lot designated for homeless overnight parking in Janesville.
Steil will take constituents' questions in a phone conference Wednesday evening.
The Janesville City Council is being asked to extend its experiment in allowing homeless people to sleep in their cars in a park.
Craig Strouse, a longtime member of the Rock County Sheriff's Office, will be its new chief deputy.
The U.S. Postal Service is in a hiring spree to find at least 14 more workers to bolster the 138 employees Janesville Postmaster Dawn Hickok now oversees. The local post office needs both seasonal help and full-time employees.