Starting fresh: Fitness businesses ready to help Stateline Area residents get in shape

By Ashtin Murphy Stateline Business Journal As the New Year arrives, resolutions and determination to make life changes often turn gyms into busy places. And, sometimes, it even sticks. Either way, this time of year can bring a sharp uptick in business for companies specializing in fitness. Stateline Business Journal touched base with several companies […]

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Exciting changes ahead: Dollar General builds $75M distribution center near Highways 11 and G

JANESVILLE — There’s excitement in the voices of Janesville officials when they talk about the development of the new Dollar General Distribution Center. “I think it will be huge for the economy for the entire region, not just Janesville,” said Sam Liebert, Janesville City Council president. The $75 million project will encompass nearly one million […]

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Making a splash: Local businesses help residents find perfect pools

There’s nothing like a relaxing dip in a cool pool as the weather heats up on sunny summer days. Or, perhaps you prefer the bubbly motion of a hot tub or spa. Either way, from Loves Park, Illinois, to Beloit and Janesville, ‘tis the busy season for all pool and spa businesses in the Stateline […]

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The sky’s the limit

JANESVILLE — The Southern Wisconsin Regional Airport, just a few miles north of Beloit and south of Janesville off State Highway 51, has been serving the needs of the public for more than 60 years. And for more than 40 of those years, Airport Director Ron Burdick has worked at the site. “I’ve been out […]

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Construction to begin along I-39/90

MADISON — Though most of the construction along I-39/90 won’t be hitting Beloit for several years, northern Rock County could be seeing projects begin as early as next week. There are more than 15 projects on the schedule, according to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s latest plan. Beginning this month, work will begin on the […]

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Noodles & Company opens on Milwaukee Road in Beloit

BELOIT — Noodles & Company, Beloit’s newest chain restaurant, offers a broad, globally-inspired menu of pastas, salads, soups and sandwiches. It also has a small selection of beer and wine. “We offer a variety of flavors that you can’t get everywhere,” said Dave Babcock, the location’s general manager. The restaurant at 2900 Milwaukee Road, opened […]

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Turner graduate returns to Beloit, opens up own chiropractic practice

BELOIT — A 2004 Beloit Turner graduate said he’s thrilled to be back home in Beloit to launch his new business. “After being gone 10 years, I’ve been pleasantly surprised with all that’s been done downtown,” said Dr. Seth Pelock. He opened Pelock Chiropractic, 2240 Prairie Ave., on Jan. 25 and hosted a grand opening […]

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Tradition lives on at Keep on Cut’n

BELOIT — If little Johnny got in trouble, the adult who caught him in the act never bothered to call the house. After all, his mother, Linda Prescher, could nearly always be found working away at her beauty shop, Keep on Cut’n. Twenty-three years have passed by, and the shop, first located in the Shopko […]

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Proposed rail project would pass through Rock County

A proposed railroad that may some day pass through Rock County has a new route. The plan calls for a bypass that, if built, would allow trains to go around Chicago to the south, and it then shoots north past Rockford to hook up with another rail line in Rock County. Along the way, it […]

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Construction work to begin on I-39/90

MADISON — Though most of the construction along I-39/90 won’t be hitting Beloit for several years, northern Rock County could be seeing projects begin as early as next week. There are more than 15 projects on the schedule, according to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s latest plan. Beginning this month, work will begin on the […]

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