A Ho-Chunk Nation representative said last week the tribe is hopeful its proposed $405 million casino and resort in the city of Beloit will be approved by the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs.
The marijuana referendum passed earlier this month asked voters whether cannabis should be taxed and regulated like alcohol—but that regulatory system is more complicated than many people might realize.
Janesville will continue its commitment to biking with a new wayfinding plan that will cover a swath of the city’s bike trails.
A newly formed Rock County committee will grant stakeholders and community members considerable policy influence at the Southern Wisconsin Regional Airport.
Peeling and chipped paint covers the brick and concrete building at Rockport and Washington. A dusty car and old Mobil sign are visible through broken windows.
Here are some new--or fairly new--things to know about the gun-deer season that starts Saturday.
In an hour-long meeting Tuesday, the Rock County Board modified and adopted a 2019 county budget that increases overall expenditures by 8.4 percent and drops the tax rate amid rising equalized value countywide
Janesville Finance Director Max Gagin presented the proposed 2019 city budget to the city council Monday night. The proposal includes increases to the total budget, tax levy and tax rate of about 3 percent.
Several local lawmakers have stiffened their support for legalizing marijuana following the Tuesday passage of all marijuana advisory referendums statewide, including Rock County.
On Tuesday night, voters approved two referendums that could chart a new future for the Delavan-Darien School District.
The new gas station will be located at the northwest corner of West Memorial Drive and North Washington Street.
The Janesville Town Board has given a horse rescue owner less than a month to create a timeline for how she will reduce the number of horses on her property by half.
Rock County employees' health care costs are expected to rise next year under the preliminary 2019 budget, but the county administrator says the increases are part of a temporary plan.
Local Democratic lawmakers were optimistic that Tony Evers’ electoral victory would pave the way for bipartisanship in state government despite Republican legislative majorities.
A Janesville police officer who was still on his 18-month probationary period resigned Thursday as he faced probable firing.
Walworth County has positioned itself as perhaps the only debt-free county in Wisconsin.
Janesville police and firefighters are set to receive a 6 percent pay increase by 2021, but union leaders say it isn’t enough to counteract increases in health insurance copays.
With a slate highly competitive and publicized races up and down the ballot Tuesday, state and local officials are anticipating what could be a surge of voters.
The city of Janesville has not yet dug into Jim Grafft’s latest proposal to fix the decaying Monterey Hotel, but a building code official said Grafft met a deadline to submit a proposal this week that might save the building from demolition.
Janesville's annual loose-leaf pickup begins Monday.
A Beloit-area man announced a week before Tuesday's election that he will challenge state Sen. Steve Nass as a write-in candidate.
The repairs will cover 12 miles of road and also include underground utility upgrades.
Steve Preston, a Janesville native who served as a cabinet secretary under President George W. Bush, is set to become the new head of Goodwill International.
With an estimated 20,000 vehicles traveling on Milton Avenue each day, Janesville officials know they can’t please everyone when it comes to stoplight timing.
Beloit manufacturer Fairbanks Morse announced Tuesday it has been awarded a contract to build four diesel propulsion engines for LPD 30, an amphibious warship being built for the U.S. Navy.
Echoing the police union’s recent criticism of city management, the Janesville firefighters union is not happy with how city officials handled the latest round of contract negotiations.
Rock County Board member Yuri Rashkin used a press conference Monday to lobby voters to support a Nov. 6 advisory referendum on legalizing marijuana.
Less than a month before her retirement, a Walworth County dispatcher said the communications center was understaffed. Officials said a 2019 study will determine if that’s true.
The city will start issuing tickets with $15 fines--not just warnings--to those who violate downtown parking restrictions starting Thursday.
Walworth County is forming a new committee that will be responsible for identifying local housing options for recently released violent sexual offenders—but the task could prove difficult.
The Wisconsin Troopers’ Association on Thursday released its list of endorsed state Assembly and Senate candidates, which includes several local incumbent lawmakers.
While officials from the city of Janesville and related groups praised the opening of festival street downtown, there remain nearby standing reminders of a not-so-bright past.
Jim Grafft has until Wednesday to provide more information on how he'll fix the dilapidated Monterey Hotel if he wants to prevent the city of Janesville from demolishing the building.
Construction on a security screening station at the Rock County Courthouse likely will begin by December now that the county board has approved a contract for the project.
It was a summer of ribbon-cuttings in downtown Janesville, and the city will squeeze in one more before the weather turns frigid.
Unemployment in the Janesville metro area is estimated to tie its record low 2.8 percent in September, according to data released Wednesday from the Department of Workforce Development.
Thirteen new single-family homes will be coming to Janesville’s east side after the city council approved extending public infrastructure to the property.
In a social media post last week, a Rock County Board member sparked interest in revisiting plans to move the Rock County 4-H Fairgrounds to a new location, stirring what has long been a conversation in the county.
Pending approval of next year’s budget, Janesville will be getting another police officer and information technology employee in 2019.
The Janesville police union is not happy with how the city handled its latest contract negotiations.
Walworth County’s spending could shrink by almost a quarter next year under the administrator’s preliminary 2019 budget.
The Monterey Dam Association has dropped its lawsuit against the state Department of Natural Resources, officially ending the biggest battle over the controversial dam removal project.
Members of the Milton Joint Fire Commission on Wednesday agreed that the intergovernmental agreement with the city of Janesville has worked for both cities' fire departments.
The Democrat challenger in the 32nd Assembly District race is attacking the Republican incumbent for not agreeing to a debate, which the incumbent's campaign said was because of scheduling.
The plan commission unanimously rejected a developer’s request to modify the city’s comprehensive plan to facilitate a large multipurpose development on Janesville’s north side.