The standing-room-only crowd that filled the City Council chambers largely agreed that something needs to be done to help Janesville’s homeless population, but disagreement stemmed from what exactly the city should do to help.
The city of Janesville’s 2018 financial report is the latest indicator of a flourishing local economy in recent years.
The impact of a GPS system would be twofold. Passengers could check the bus locations on their phones. The system would also provide audio and visual aids inside the bus.
Rock County Sheriff Troy Knudson says marijuana legalization in Illinois will not change how his office enforces Wisconsin’s marijuana laws.
Walworth County recently received a $1.8 million grant to expand family drug treatment court, hire a coordinator to handle the program and add a clinical person to offer more family-based services.
Under a state law passed in 2015, municipalities in Wisconsin are prohibited from regulating the use of plastic containers. This means, for example, that Wisconsin cities cannot ban the use of plastic shopping bags.
The smell coming from lagoons at Birds Eye’s town of Darien vegetable processing plant has prompted complaints for years, but it is improving, a company representative says.
Rep. Bryan Steil announced a "telephone town hall" for Wednesday.
Janesville announced an extension of lane closures for street repair.
Rock County officials say data paint a fuller picture of operations, tell stories about trends and foster financial efficiency.
Now that backyard beekeeping is regulated and allowed, local beekeepers hope Janesville residents welcome bees rather than fear them.
State funding for Walworth County Drug Court is at risk because of the program’s low participation, the treatment court coordinator said during a meeting Friday.
Rock County sheriff's investigators found no other deputies knew about the actions of a now ex-deputy who was charged with domestic violence in April.
A 303,000-square-foot speculative industrial building is about twice the size of other such facilities recently built in Janesville.
The Walworth County Housing Authority will get a $50,000 infusion for an affordable housing development in Lake Geneva after the Walworth County Board approved the appropriation Tuesday.
The city of Janesville announced the temporary closing of a downtown parking lot
Public speakers at Janesville City Council meetings still can discuss any number of topics during public comment even if they aren’t on the agenda—at least for now.
Historic tax credits help provide financial relief to residential and commercial properties that are undergoing renovations.
Synthetic materials used in modern construction and home furnishings release toxic gases when they burn and are linked to an increased risk of cancer for firefighters.
A rancid odor from two lagoons at the Birds Eye plant in the town of Darien has been a lingering issue for years.
If the change happens, public comment speakers could only discuss items on that night’s meeting agenda that don’t require a public hearing.
The Monterey Hotel is in “substantial compliance” with a list of required repairs, city officials found during an inspection last week.
Walworth County does not plan to make public a map identifying places where sexually violent people may live in the county, partly because it could be used for "competitive" reasons, officials said.
The relationship between property values and the tax levy is like a pizza. Bear with us because this is the only way to make property assessments sound sexy.
The Janesville Police Department's annual bicycle rodeo is Saturday, June 1 at Wilson Elementary School.
Intersections in Whitewater will close briefly on Friday afternoon during preparations to upgrade railroad tracks.
Janesville and more than 30 other local agencies are collaborating to host the fair, which will run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday at the Rock County Job Center.
The policy changes will give residents more flexibility in planting gardens and other plants that aren't traditional turf grass.
The 1st Congressional District's new representative on Tuesday discussed the first bill he has authored.
Wisconsin lawyers who take on public defender cases are paid the least in the nation. Attorneys and judges throughout Walworth County's courthouse are speaking to the need for change.
Building a new City Hall has been on the city's list of priorities for a while. Now that it is at or near the top of the list, Elkhorn soon should be on its way to a new facility.
The city council will hear a first reading Tuesday of a plan to annex 40 acres that could eventually become the site of a five-building, 260-unit multifamily development.
The owner of a set of South Water Street riverfront properties has halted an environmental review the city had planned at the site after Blackhawk Community Credit Union pulled the plug on a landmark development there.
With little discussion, the Rock County Board General Services Committee on Tuesday authorized buying the former Pick 'n Save building on Janesville’s south side for $4.4 million.
Completion of a bridge in downtown Janesville has been postponed because of high water.
First Congressional District Rep. Bryan Steil will hold a listening session at Milton City Hall on Friday.
Rock County has one of the highest eviction rates in the state. But that doesn't capture many other residents who agree to leave to avoid being evicted.
As talks about merging fire and emergency medical services departments amplify, legislators this week will unveil a bill that would give volunteer firefighters and EMS workers tax credits.
Janesville City Manager Mark Freitag and former city council candidate Jan Chesmore are entangled in a “private legal matter” after she accused him of influencing the spring election.
Whitewater reached the 25-year mark as a member of Tree City USA and planted a new tree in Starin Park to mark the occasion.
As markets for commodities soften, more local landowners are considering a different source of income: leasing their fields for solar development.
The city of Janesville received the 2019 Project of the Year Award for the Janesville West Town Square project.
Another initiative that aims to help Janesville’s homeless residents is coming to the city council.
Rock County has signed an offer to buy the vacant Pick ‘n Save building on Janesville’s south side and plans to turn the former grocery store into a new human services complex.
An African American man who claims Walworth County handed him zoning citations because of his race called the violations “very unjust” Monday in Walworth County Court.