Court: Wisconsin Bell discriminated against worker

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin appeals court says state labor officials properly determined that Wisconsin Bell’s decision to fire a bipolar employee amounted to discrimination. According to court documents, Wisconsin Bell fired Charles Carlson in 2011 for engaging in electronic chats with co-workers and leaving work early one day. Carlson maintained he was reacting […]

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Walker announces candymaker Haribo to build near Kenosha

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker says international candymaker Haribo will build its first North American plant employing 400 people in southeast Wisconsin. Walker announced the $242 million planned facility on Thursday surrounded by state and local economic development officials. The company is expected to be operational in Pleasant Prairie, near Kenosha, by 2020. […]

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Caterpillar hires former US attorney general after raid

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — Caterpillar says it is hiring a former U.S. attorney general to help it sort out matters that sparked a federal raid on its Peoria headquarters. William P. Barr will serve as outside counsel to the large equipment manufacturer. He’ll help Caterpillar review and address issues relating to its use of a […]

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Illinois service providers file 2nd lawsuit demanding pay

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A group of agencies and businesses that provides services to state government has opened a second front in the legal fight to get Illinois to pay billions in back-due bills. The Pay Now Illinois coalition filed a lawsuit in St. Clair County on Thursday demanding state officials pay bills dating to […]

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On the move

Bonnie Arrington of Spectrum Insurance Agency, 5301 E. State St., Rockford, Illinois, attended an ethics class presented by Perfection Cleaning & Restoration on May 24. Arrington received three credits towards her Continuing Education requirements set forth by the Department of Insurance in the State of Illinois. Karla Rodgers of Spectrum Insurance Agency completed her ‘Agency […]

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Beloit Health System chef seeks to serve healthy and tasty meals

BELOIT — When Beloit Memorial Hospital’s Executive Chef of Hospitality Services Tom Sullivan was asked to build a menu around a theme of “growing together,” he decided to offer bison tenderloin stuffed with turnip greens and pheasant. After all, bison and pheasant graze together. To recreate their grassland habitat, he sprinkled a base of microgreen […]

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Work begins on ambulatory surgery center at NorthPointe

ROSCOE — In 10 months or so, the new ambulatory surgery center could be accepting patients at the NorthPointe Health and Wellness Campus. A groundbreaking ceremony was held in April for the 30,939-square-foot facility that will represent a $15.27 million investment for Beloit Health System. “We could not have done this without your support,” Beloit […]

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Love’s Park Motorsports expands, relocates to revamped Roscoe facility

ROSCOE — Loves Park Motorsports recently hosted a grand opening of its new Roscoe location. The family-owned business that repairs and deals in new and used ATVs, utility vehicles, Sea-Doos, pontoon boats and motorcycles as well as apparel, parts and accessories was first opened in Machesney Park in 1996 by the Jack family. It’s still […]

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Future funding of I-39/90 uncertain because of budget

Work continues despite questions of future funding on Interstate-39/90 expansion in Wisconsin. Despite concerns about no new revenue for highway projects in the next state budget, State Rep. Amy Loudenbeck, R-Clinton, said there are eight projects from the Illinois/Wisconsin state line to Janesville, and five more from Janesville to Edgerton along Interstate 39/90 this summer […]

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On the Move: Summer Quarter 2016

Mat Cooper and Duane Murwin have both received Wreckmaster level 2/3 towing certifications. This is a key certification that enables i90 Enterprises to provide prompt and reliable service on an on-call basis and also as requested by area law and safety enforcement staff. The Wreckmaster certification course trains tow drivers in all aspects of towing […]

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