The average Janesville water bill would increase by about 25 percent per year starting at the end of 2019 under a proposed water rate increase recommended by city staff.
A lawyer for the Monterey Dam Association says members are examining their options after a Rock County judge Tuesday threw out their lawsuit that aimed to block the city's removal of the dam.
A Department of Natural Resources grant will shave $400,000 off Monterey Dam removal costs for the city, and more grant money for the overall project could be on the way.
Some residents in Walworth County are denouncing the Walworth County Board’s decision last week to block an advisory referendum on legalizing marijuana.
A nearly 2-foot drop in water levels in the Rock River downtown over the weekend had little to do with the city tearing out part of the Monterey Dam last week, Janesville Public Works Director Paul Woodard says.
Janesville police on Friday night spoke with Bill McCoy because he called for the hanging of multiple city officials after demolition on the Monterey Dam began earlier that day.
Bernie Sanders joined Randy Bryce on Saturday at a campaign rally at Janesville's UAW Local 95 Hall.
People parking on parts of the UW-Whitewater campus without permits are facing a steeper penalty after the campus police increased the ticket fine from $25 to $100.
In a rare move, the Walworth County Board on Tuesday killed a resolution to hold an advisory referendum asking voters if the Legislature should legalize marijuana.
People who tried Janesville’s back-in angled parking largely opposed the idea, and other people weren’t willing to give it a try, according to survey results shared by the city.
A strip club owner pushed back on new ordinances the Darien Town Board proposed for sexually oriented businesses Tuesday night, claiming one in particular could strain the relationship between the clubs and the town.
A federal grand jury indicted two Houston men with stealing textbooks from UW System schools, including UW-Whitewater, according to a U.S. Department of Justice news release.
Voters in Walworth County will be asked on the Nov. 6 ballot whether the state Legislature should address the practice of commercial taxpayers appealing their property tax assessments and, in many cases, owing less as a result.
The Janesville Noon Lions Club has paid for recent improvements at Lions Beach.
The Janesville School District and former Harrison Elementary School teacher Peggy Wileman have settled a disability rights lawsuit that arose over Wileman’s firing by the school district in 2014.
Gary Groelle, a retiring Rock County Sheriff’s Office captain running for sheriff, said his personnel file at the sheriff’s office has been “spiked” with a disciplinary report Groelle calls “phony.”
Local public safety unions said they won't be significantly affected by last week’s Supreme Court ruling that allows employees to opt out of paying union dues.
A slow/no-wake order is in effect for the Beloit-area fireworks Wednesday.
The Walworth County Board's executive committee will consider an advisory referendum to gauge public support for legalizing marijuana in Wisconsin. Board member Charlene Staples submitted a resolution to put the referendum on the November ballot. The resolution is identical the one the Rock County Board narrowly passed last week.
The monthly Rock County siren test has been postponed from July 4 to July 11.
The Darien Town Board looks to tighten its ordinances on strip clubs after recent drug arrests.
The lack of family housing, particularly single-family housing, troubles Whitewater residents and city officials.
A groundbreaking for the new Prairie Village Community Center for seniors was held in Whitewater on Wednesday.
Voters in Rock County will be asked in November whether marijuana should be legal for adults in Wisconsin.
The Rock County Sheriff's Office offers advice to deal with the upcoming heat wave, including locations of cooling centers.
Janesville City Council members are willing to consider creating a municipal court if it can help streamline the processing of alleged ordinance violations.
Janesville police can now issue citations for simple marijuana and drug paraphernalia possession instead of arresting the offenders.
Janesville is preparing to begin its fourth phase of fiber optic internet network extension to additional city facilities.
For years, voters in some Janesville neighborhoods have visited their local schools to cast ballots in elections. That arrangement is likely nearing an end.
Student activists and survivors of a mass school shooting in Parkland, Florida flooded the Janesville office of U.S. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan on Friday afternoon, demanding Ryan introduce a bill in Congress requiring universal background checks on gun purchases.
A former Delavan man deported to Mexico was recently charged in Walworth County Court with failing to update his address in the sex offender registry after he was removed from the country.
Gov. Scott Walker has appointed Beloit attorney Derrick Grubb as Rock County's newest judge.
The city has launched an email newsletter so local stakeholders can better understand and promote the community.
The former General Motors plant site has received a $500,000 grant from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation to support demolition and redevelopment.
A county-wide advisory referendum asking if the state Legislature should close a commercial tax loophole inched closer to being on the November ballot Monday morning.
Visitors to next week’s Town Square Gran Prix bicycle race will see a partially completed town square still filled with construction equipment.
Federal funds will pay for services to Rock County residents who are leaving jail or prison, in hopes of keeping them from returning to antisocial lives.
A committee that advises the Janesville Police Department on relations with black residents held a town-hall meeting Thursday night.
A man has been charged with the sexual assault of a child after a rape-kit test matched him to the victim, the state Department of Justice says.
An Australian shepherd named Boomer and about nine other dogs attended Wednesday's opening ceremony for Whitewater's new dog park on East Starin Road and North Jefferson Street.