From online story comments
On permits approved for downtown River Flats apartment complex: Good, we need more affordable options. Many of us are seeing our rents go up every year. Many of us are on fixed incomes.
- They were called “projects” in the 1970s when there was a call for “low to median” income housing. As for the end result after unintended consequences? Not so good for the most part.
- anesville, why don’t you just buy the Monterey Hotel? It already exists downtown. Fix it up instead of building something new and not for low-income housing. We need to start fixing buildings instead of building new ones.
- More low-income housing. Good choice, Janesville. Let’s invite even more drugs to our city. So glad I’ll be moving out of here in spring!
- Wow. It is amazing all the negative comments about low income. Not everyone that has low income does drugs. We don’t know everyone’s story. Maybe if our community was more positive and less negative, better things would come to Janesville.
On no challengers running for the Janesville School Board: The machine is broken.
On Mexican candy maker buying Impact Confections: They’re taking our jobs! Oh, wait, they’re creating jobs. My bad.
- At present they own and make circus peanuts? Does anyone really eat those things?
—Eric J. Stoner
- Eric J. Stoner, we use them for bear bait.
On Illinois man accused of killing an Illinois man in Janesville: Death is always tragic, but why are people coming up from Illinois to do it in our community? This seems to be a growing trend.
- Janesville is getting scary. Stopped shopping there three years ago.
- Janesville has way less crime than Rockford and Madison. So where do you go to shop? Over and an hour away? Johnson Creek, maybe? Every sizable community has crime.
On West Milwaukee Street business closing because of unruly neighbors: As a small-business owner, this saddens me to the core. What a shame that this was not remedied before it was too late and affected the small-business owners so terribly.
- Downtown Janesville is flourishing. Unfortunately, this section of downtown is not keeping up with Main Street, Parker Drive, etc., and remains seedy.
- That’s just sad. I’ve been in there, and it was a nice, cozy place run by good people. I really hope we are able to get our downtown cleaned up so we can keep and even recruit new businesses.