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The state is making a big push to lure Illinois millennials, and Janesville is creating the kind of amenities millennials want. Janesville is well positioned to capture its share of the Illinois migration so long as city leaders continue to make downtown revitalization a top priority.

A new fitness court for downtown Janesville is a smart move for economic development. It will make downtown a more attractive place to work and should draw people who might also visit businesses, such as the farmer's market, after their workouts.

Advocates of proposed legislation to remove protections for nearly 1 million acres of Wisconsin wetlands are advancing the usual story line depicting bureaucracy as oppressive to development. But what they fail to acknowledge is environmental rules serve a purpose and to eliminate them--as opposed to improving them--would benefit a relative small number of developers at the expense of the public interest.