The board is entitled to its opinion, of course, but it is not allowed to conduct broad debate about public policy behind closed doors.
A housing shortage in Janesville has put pressure on city leaders to green light more residential projects, and offering tax increment financing, or TIF, deals is a logical next step.
A new report provides a sobering perspective on Janesville's post-recession prosperity, indicating many of Janesville's peers are experiencing far more robust growth.
New Rock County Board member Yuri Rashkin senses a political opportunity in pushing for a Nov. 6 advisory referendum on legalizing marijuana.
Local journalism is at the core of what we do at The Gazette, and we’ve had to make some difficult choices to ensure our newsroom can continue its award-winning work.
The arrest of a former Janesville priest over sexual assault allegations was disappointing but hardly a shock given the legion of similar scandals afflicting the Catholic Church. The real surprise came from the Diocese of Madison's about-face regarding its knowledge of a 2009 incident--unrelated to the arrest--at the priest's Janesville home. It was an inexcusable gaffe in this era of heightened sensitivity toward sexual misconduct.
Anger over the pending closure of the Darien Elementary School is understandable, but talk of seceding from the Delavan-Darien School District is premature and potentially destructive.
The pending closure of the West Milwaukee Street parking lot has some people worried downtown Janesville soon could face a parking shortage. With the demolition of the Rock River parking plaza last year, their concerns would seem to have merit.
Wisconsin has spent a lot of time in mourning this year, judging by how often the flag has flown at half staff. Gov. Scott Walker and President Donald Trump have ordered lowering the Stars and Stripes a combined 14 times so far this year, compared to only eight times at this point last year.
Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel has an odd way of showing he belongs to the party that favors removing barriers to business development.
Just like we don't associate every industrial site with an environmental disaster, we shouldn't assume every mega-dairy operation will become a problem.
The pending $18 million sale of the Janesville Mall to a Houston-based group provides many reasons to feel optimistic, despite the challenging environment for brick-and-mortar retail.
Last week's decision to close the Darien Elementary School begs this question: Would voters have backed the April 3 district referendum had they known rejecting it would result in closing a school?
A nonbinding agreement is only that, and town of Beloit residents shouldn't put too much faith in the one reached Tuesday--at least judging from comments from the town's own attorney.
Tariffs imposed this year by the U.S. Department of Commerce on Canadian newsprint are punishing The Gazette and other newspapers and threaten to undo recent progress made on the digital side of newspaper operations.
To hiring local to build Foxconn. With nearly $3 billion of taxpayer funds tied to the Foxconn project in Racine County, it’s only fair that Foxconn hire as many Wisconsin companies as possible to build the campus. Many local contractors are hoping to get jobs there, and some of them attende…
If Gov. Scott Walker and the Legislature are willing to shell out more than $200,000 per job to bring Foxconn to Racine County, they should open the state's pocketbook to bring a large employer to Janeville's GM site.
Gov. Scott Walker is trying to mobilize his supporters by warning them of a "blue wave" threatening to strike Wisconsin this November, but it's starting to look more like a tsunami.
If the city of Janesville wants to create a festival street so that residents have a place to party, we're all for it. But the city, not property owners along the street, should pay for any improvements.
The big question in the Janesville City Council race is whether this council has delivered on its ambitious economic development agenda.
The Milton School District can recover, and probably quickly, from its two failed referendums. But to do that, the school board must pursue a compromise and acknowledge it won't be getting a new high school anytime soon.
Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate Rebecca Dallet speaks sincerely about fixing an election system corrupted by money, but without a hint of irony she traveled to San Francisco this month for a campaign fundraiser.
A Gazette analysis of child sexual assault prosecutions reveals a problem that's widely acknowledged among law enforcement and social welfare professionals but less familiar to the public: Children are far more likely to be sexually assaulted by someone they know.