City staff and representatives disagree with Rock County officials, who believe sharing data related to COVID-19 cases would not address imminent threats to the community.
Communities such as Rockton, Illinois, and school districts such as Orfordville Parkview continue to hold public, in-person meetings, while other units of government are live streaming meetings and asking the public to call in or email input.
Whitewater is only going to have one polling place for Tuesday’s election because of the novel coronavirus, the city announced Wednesday.
With a huge number of absentee ballots flooding into clerks' offices and with a deadline of 8 p.m. Tuesday, voters might want to bypass the U.S. mail and deliver their ballots themselves.
Wisconsin’s Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection says it is seeing a surge of price-gouging complaints during the COVID-19 pandemic, and it has taken action against two local businesses suspected of unfairly raising prices.
The Janesville City Council on Tuesday extended its overnight parking ordinance to allow more time for the council to come to a permanent solution.
The city is considering operating emergency medical shelters in case they're needed to ease pressure on hospitals caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The state Elections Commission issued a warning Thursday about a potentially confusing mailing.
Residents can either call into the meeting or watch by teleconference on Zoom, an online video conference platform. Public comments must be submitted by email.
The Janesville City Council postponed its Monday meeting because the plan to conduct business via teleconference was not yet operational.
Janesville police on Monday announced they have divided into teams that work out of five separate locations.
The state Department of Corrections isn't accepting new inmates in an effort to stem the spread of coronavirus.
Clerks are working to make sure the April 7 elections go smoothly, but they need help.
The Rock County Job Center announced it remains open in some facets during the ongoing COVID-19 virus crisis, but the agency limiting crowds and suspending some face-to-face training services in favor of virtual meetings.
Walworth County has a second confirmed case of COVID-19, according to county officials and state data updated Thursday.
The city of Whitewater has declared a state of emergency and has closed city facilities to the public because of the new coronavirus, according to a news release shared Wednesday.
Residents who want to speak during public comment at Monday's Janesville City Council meeting should do so electronically to promote social distancing.
The city of Janesville on Monday activated its emergency operations center to manage the city’s response to the coronavirus.
DuWayne Severson is running for the 44th state Assembly seat to replace Rep. Debra Kolste, who is stepping down, according to a news release. He joins Sue Conley in the race.
Janesville officials have been working for weeks on plans that will allow them to maintain services in the event of a disease outbreak in the city. As of Friday afternoon, no cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Rock County.
A captain-paramedic agreed to resign from that position with the Edgerton fire district during a closed meeting of the district board Wednesday.
The future of overnight parking in Janesville is unclear as city council members are split on how to address the issue.
Rep. Mark Pocan will hold an online town hall meeting next week instead of his planned in-person constituent meetings.
Construction of Whitewater’s new Cravath Lakefront Park Amphitheater has begun, and the city is asking the public for help funding the project.
City officials and the owner of the Janesville Mall have negotiated a plan that fundraisers hope will make the indoor sports complex proposal more attractive to prospective donors.
A Janesville woman whose car flooded after water main breaks in November hopes to take further action against the city after it denied her liability claim.
Assembly Bill 723 would require the local police chief and county sheriff to release identifying information to the public for those about to be released after serving sentences for crimes against life and bodily security or crimes against a child.
Rock County will receive $2.58 million and Walworth County $1.55 million in one-time state funding to help pay for local transportation projects. Both amounts are fractions of what local communities had requested.
Susan Johnson, the one candidate who is not an incumbent, said the city should collaborate with the county and other communities to attract a grocery option to the Janesville's south side.
The alcohol licensing advisory committee Tuesday voted 3-0 to recommend a liquor license for Five Point Beverage at 600 W. Milwaukee St..
Zach Knutson of Next Generation Construction plans to build 28 new homes— including nine duplexes— on a 10.3-acre lot south of Rotamer Road between Walmart and Briar Crest Estates on Janesville's north side.
A sex offender expert with the Wisconsin Department of Corrections on Monday discouraged the Harmony Town Board from passing an ordinance restricting where sex offenders could live in the town.
The U.S. Census Bureau will mail out Wisconsin census forms March 12, and they should hit local mailboxes by mid-March, said Dave Godek, Janesville clerk-treasurer.
Perhaps the one irony of the public-private plan to build River Flats, a 92-unit affordable housing apartment in downtown Janesville, is that a low-income housing apartment that houses 14 residents must vanish to make room for the new complex.
Walworth County has won a financial reporting award from the Government Finance Officers Association for the 17th consecutive year, county officials announced in a news release.
As part of its consent agenda, the Janesville City Council on Monday approved a final plat for Terneus Estates, a proposed subdivision on the city's northeast side.
A Walworth County committee is reorganizing itself in a move that might allow the group to more often meet in private outside the requirements of the Wisconsin Open Meetings Law, which some experts disputed.
The Janesville City Council on Monday voted to change the legal age to buy or use tobacco or vapor products in Janesville from 18 to 21.
A 92-unit affordable housing project has cleared all its hurdles with the city, and construction could begin as soon as next week.
Rep. Bryan Steil plans a "telephone town hall" on Tuesday.
Many Rock County buildings will see staff movement, construction and improved facilities in the next decade.
Beloit College students this semester will research how Janesville can play a part in addressing an international concern: single-use plastic bags.
A Janesville Democrat discusses her past in the Legislature and future pursuits closer to home.