NEWS & BLOGS

GM Site Owner: City Move to Condemn, Acquire Property Blindsided It

Apr 02, 2024 News

The company that owns the sprawling former General Motors site on Janesville’s southside says it was “surprised” by the city’s February decision to move forward with possible condemnation and acquisition of 250 acres that includes the former GM and adjacent JATCO properties and five smaller surrounding properties.

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Rock County Board Tables Vote on Funds for Children’s Museum Project

Mar 28, 2024 News

The Rock County Board of Supervisors voted Thursday night to table a decision to give $500,000 to the Rock County Children’s Museum’s capital facility campaign until their April 25th meeting.

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Owner of Former GM Site Says City of Janesville Began Freezing Out its Redevelopment Plans Months ago

Mar 27, 2024 News

Owners of the former General Motors site in Janesville say the city is ghosting them over the city’s plans to force sale of the 250-acre property.

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Rock County Children's Museum President: $2 Million City Gift Might Propel Campaign to Goal

Mar 27, 2024 News

The Janesville City Council’s vote this week to gift $2 million to the planned Children’s Museum of Rock County could be key to the downtown project becoming a reality, the president of the nonprofit behind the museum reflected Wednesday.

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Barber Shop with Long History in Downtown Beloit Plans Move

Mar 25, 2024 News

The old cliché: “When one door closes . . .” couldn’t be truer than for Rod Gottfredsen, owner of Austin’s Barber Shop.

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Readying to Rise: Sears demolition Underway, Woodman's Center Ahead

Mar 20, 2024 News

Cars lined up Tuesday in the parking outside Kohl’s at the Uptown Janesville Mall, watching as a large crane dug into the south wall of a former Sears building, crumpling it like paper maché.

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Multi-Use Development Proposed in South Beloit

Mar 19, 2024 News

An $80 to $90 million development project is being proposed along Shirland Avenue in South Beloit.

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Janesville Plan Commission: Famous Dave's Demolition Can Proceed, Making Way for Chicken Drive-Thru

Mar 18, 2024 News

Plans to demolish a longtime Famous Dave’s barbecue restaurant at Milton Avenue and Humes Road will move forward, allowing for construction of a new drive-thru chicken restaurant there.

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Famous Dave's or Raising Cane's? Janesville Plan Commission will hear plans for new chicken restaurant

Mar 16, 2024 News

The fate of a Famous Dave’s restaurant in the 3000 block of Milton Avenue, which is proposed to be demolished and replaced with drive-thru restaurant Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers, will be the focus of a public hearing Monday before the city of Janesville’s Plan Commission.

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Rock County Board Recommends Selling Health Care Center

Mar 14, 2024 News

Rock County will explore selling its health care center, which is mostly vacant.

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