How can the housing market be improved?

One way to help improve the housing market is to tear down old, blighted homes, said Peter Bildsten, Secretary for the Department of Financial Institutions. The department oversees the state-charted banks and credit unions working to ensure the companies are following all state and federal regulations. In a sit down discussion with the Beloit Daily […]

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Piggly Wiggly construction, store opening delayed

The Pig is likely not to open in Beloit until early next year. Gary Suokko, COO of Piggly Wiggly Midwest, said a general contractor for the Beloit store, at 1827 Prairie Ave., will likely be chosen soon. “We don’t have an exact timeline right now,” he said. “Once you hire a general contractor you can […]

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Fairbanks Morse receives order to provide pumps for Ecopetrol

Fairbanks Morse Engine, an EnPro Industries company, has received an order from Ecopetrol, the primary oil and gas producer in Colombia, to supply five, two-stroke, opposed-piston, dual-fuel, engine-driven crude oil pump sets and auxiliary equipment for the Ayachucho-Covenas pipeline in Columbia. Fairbanks Morse Marketing Director Sheila Gailloreto said a cross functional team made up of […]

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Wind farm debate still going strongin Boone county

BELVIDERE, Ill. — After over a year of public hearings, the push to change the wind turbine setbacks in Boone County is no closer to being amended. Last summer the Boone County Board opened up the ordinance for a text amendment to increase the setback distance. Since then it has gone through the zoning committee […]

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The ‘Y’ would see changes if moved to the Ironworks

The Stateline Family YMCA may move into the Ironworks building. Doug Britt, executive director for the YMCA, said the organization is looking at either moving or renovating its current location at 1865 Riverside Drive. “The last renovation happened in 1991,” he said. “So it would just be to update and make it current. The building’s […]

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Associated Bank plans location next to Beloit’s Eclipse Center

Associated Bank is planning on building a new branch near the Eclipse Center. “We want to stay in the Beloit community and make sure we have enough resources to meet our customers’ needs,” she said. “Having another branch will help us with that.” The bank purchased the land at 602 Henry Ave. from Hendricks Commercial […]

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On the Move

Jim Conley, Rock Valley College Professor of Computer Information Systems, has been recognized as an Advanced Level Instructor by Cisco Networking Academy. This award recognizes Conley’s achievements as one of the top 25 percent of instructors globally. James Rozinsky and Aimee Berman of the Employee Benefits team at Spectrum Insurance Agency, 5301 E State St […]

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Business Bits

Red Roof Inn reopens its ‘new’ State Street location in Rockford ROCKFORD — The Red Roof Inn at 7434 E. State St., Rockford, recently re-opened to unveil its newly redesigned hotel. The 108-room hotel boasts new, modern flooring, large, flat-screen TVs, Rest Suite beds by Serta and more. Guests can enjoy free Wi-Fi, free Red […]

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Stateline Area Business News in Brief

Farm leaders named MADISON — Brittany Kalscheur of Clinton and Ed Hookham of Janesville  are two of 15 agricultural leaders selected to participate in the Farm Bureau Institute. The Farm Bureau Institute is a year-long leadership training program that has a goal of developing strong and effective agricultural Farm Bureau leaders. The program is now […]

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