Here's some advice for anyone thinking about running for office: If you have a criminal record, assume that it will become public knowledge. More important, don't run for office if you don't think you can weather the fallout.
Janesville School District administrators should wear bell-bottom jeans when they present to the school board their new plan to bring back the traditional eight-period day.
In suspending The Back Bar’s liquor license last month, the city Alcohol License Advisory Committee showed it’s not afraid to hold bars accountable.
Even if a police shooting is justified, it is nevertheless a tragic event. Montay S. Penning could still be alive today, except that he was wielding a 9mm handgun and ignored Beloit police officers' instructions to drop the gun before they shot and killed him.
A bill outlining how law enforcement should treat open records requests for video collected by officers’ body cameras has stalled in the state Senate.
Rep. Bryan Steil, R-Janesville, fashions himself as a lawmaker willing to dispense with petty partisanship in pursuit of legislation that would benefit his constituents. But so far on prescription drug prices, he's failed to deliver.
Janesville residents know better than to get too excited over recent talk of turning the former Monterey Hotel into apartments. But this time could be different. Here are five reasons to become optimistic about the Monterey Hotel's future.
The significance of the moment wasn’t lost on officials who unveiled at a news conference Monday a new system for dispatching fire and ambulance services. They realize this technology is no ordinary upgrade.
The Janesville School Board's decision last year to start paying board members was supposed to generate more candidates. But only three people--all incumbents--signed up as of last week's filing deadline for the April election.
Congressman Bryan Steil's biggest accomplishment in 2019 didn't appear in a piece of legislation but in his willingness to work with members on the other side of the aisle.
Thumbs up to Edward Brown Jr. We normally don't give "thumbs up" to people accused of armed robbery, but the Christmas spirit singled out Brown this year. Janesville police say Brown turned himself in after speaking with a chaplain about his crime. Brown reportedly told police he had committ…
Thumbs down to Cyber Monday. Feel free today to buy from Amazon and other e-commerce websites without any local ties—but then don’t complain about a lack of brick-and-mortar retail options in Janesville. Shopko became the latest Janesville retailer to succumb to the pressures of online retai…
We don't blame Milton for wanting to avoid negative publicity. Unfortunately, Milton has made protecting its image a higher priority than confronting antisemitism.
The disorderly conduct case against a Janesville man claiming police violated his First Amendment rights shows the importance in making distinctions between protected and unprotected speech.
Janesville Superintendent Steve Pophal might consider adding "stop the slide in the school district's state report card scores" to the ambitious list of "promises" he unveiled two years ago.
Local officials should require campaigns to sign contracts ahead of their visits, promising to reimburse local governments for any incurred expenses.