If cold weather ever sticks around in Janesville, the city might have a public outdoor ice rink at Traxler Park for the first time in several years.
Rock County officials Thursday tried to put to rest speculation about moving the Rock County 4-H Fairgrounds, saying they are moving ahead with fixing the existing fairgrounds.
Members of the state Incorporation Review Board said the town of Beloit's petition to incorporate into the village of Riverside likely will be denied next week.
The widow of a man who died after falling out of his wheelchair in a Rock County Transit van is suing the county, saying the death was caused by the driver’s negligence.
The city has until Monday to submit necessary paperwork in a lawsuit filed by a Janesville woman against the Janesville Community Development Authority.
A spate of local leaders and residents expressed support for a proposed $405 million casino and resort in Beloit on Tuesday, calling the development a boon for the local economy.
Overriding a city staff recommendation, the Janesville City Council left open the door to finance public infrastructure to encourage private residential development.
JATV could be forced off Charter if the Federal Communications Commission passes a proposal requiring public access stations pay a fee to be on cable.
Recent cuts to the Walworth County Visitors Bureau have left some wondering about the future of the county's tourism funding.
The 62-unit, three-level apartment building would serve low-income residents. The council will consider selling three vacant parcels to a developer to make it happen.
National Wildlife Federation officials are urging House Speaker Paul Ryan to reauthorize and fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund after a poll in the 1st District showed overwhelming support for it.
Janesville's African American Liaison Advisory Committee invites residents to have coffee with Police Chief Dave Moore.
Janesville police issued an alert Thursday about attempts to get people to give up their Social Security numbers and other information.
A plan to resurface Highway 14 between Janesville and Evansville brought about 80 highly concerned people to the Center Town Hall on Wednesday night.
The Whitewater City Council has approved the 2019 city budget with increases across the board—to the general fund budget, tax levy and tax rate.
After receiving 32 applications for a new Janesville fire chief, the police and fire commission is ready to narrow the pool to an undetermined number of finalists.
Environmentally minded residents might soon have more options for sustainable living if proposals covering backyard beehives and compost piles become city ordinances.
“There’s good people out here who want to have an apartment. Landlords should take more pride,” said Greg Wallace, who has worked for years in rental property maintenance.
The state Department of Transportation announced it has awarded grant money to upgrade a 15-mile stretch of Wisconsin & Southern Railroad line between Milton and Whitewater.
The state Assembly speaker has appointed Rep. Amy Loudenbeck, R-Clinton, to be the vice chairwoman of the Legislature's Joint Committee on Finance.
A rate hike will spark an estimated $445,300 in additional revenue for wastewater utility maintenance and operating expenses.
Economic Development Director Gale Price shared some of the causes of the city's current housing shortage Tuesday night.
Janesville’s reserve of vacant industrial land will grow by 47 acres after the city council on Monday night unanimously authorized purchase of a parcel on the city’s east side.
Walworth County is mulling over granting the Walworth County Fair a loan that would build a pavilion over the fairgrounds’ outdoor horse arena, attracting larger horse shows and boosting revenue.
The Elkhorn City Council on Monday approved a tax-rate increase in its 2019 budget, but the city administrator said more significant changes could come in future budgets.
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.