NEWS & BLOGS

TID Housing Fund Application Process Outlined

Mar 13, 2024 News

The City of Beloit has about $6 million in Tax Incremental District funds to use as incentives for developers to create more affordable housing units in the city.

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Former GM Worker Bar Zoxx Social Club is Still a Southside Hangout. Now, in The Path of City Plans to Redevelop the GM Site, its Future is Uncertain

Mar 13, 2024 News

Zoxx Social Club has had different names over the years but it’s always been a bar for General Motors workers and southside Janesville residents, with a close-knit neighborhood feel.

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At Forum, Milton Council Candidates Focus on Housing, Taxes, Growth

Mar 13, 2024 News

Affordable housing, communication with the public and the impact of city growth and development on taxpayers were key issues discussed Tuesday night at a forum for Milton Common Council candidates, hosted by the Rock County Civics Academy.

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Raven's Wish Owner Says it's Time to Pass on Janesville Art Gallery

Mar 12, 2024 News

Raven’s Wish has been a downtown Janesville artists’ hub and gallery since 2007. Now, owner Alicia Reid has decided to sell it.

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Rock County Board Weighs Giving ARPA Funds to Children's Museum

Mar 11, 2024 News

The Rock County Board on Thursday will consider giving $500,000 in COVID-19-era American Rescue Plan Act relief funds to the capital campaign for the planned Rock County Children’s Museum.

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Capital Campaign Launched for Next Step Family Resilience Center

Feb 29, 2024 News

Family Services of Southern Wisconsin has launched a capital campaign with a goal of raising $3.6 million in support of the Next Steps Family Resilience Center in Beloit.

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Hard Rock Casino on Target for Completion in Rockford

Feb 29, 2024 News

Construction is on time and on target for the Hard Rock Casino in Rockford, and the casino and entertainment venue could be open in seven months.

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Janesville City Council Takes First Step Toward Acquiring GM property

Feb 27, 2024 News

The Janesville City Council voted Monday night to take the first step toward purchasing, cleaning up and redeveloping 7 parcels on the city’s south side: the former General Motors plant and JATCO properties and five small surrounding properties, totaling about 250 acres in all.

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2 restaurants, 1 site: Famous Dave's manager says chicken franchise news was a surprise

Feb 27, 2024 News

A new drive-thru chicken restaurant could be rising soon on Janesville’s northeast side. That came as a surprise to an existing barbecue restaurant on the same site. Its manager said Tuesday it has an active lease and has not been told by its landlord that it is being kicked off the site.

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Upper Floor Housing Grants Available in Beloit

Feb 27, 2024 News

Funding now is available to create additional housing units in downtown Beloit while preserving economic vitality and the historic culture of the community.

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