Blackhawk Bank donates $15,000 to Janesville early literacy task force

JANESVILLE – Blackhawk Bank recently announced their commitment to donate $15,000 to the Janesville Early Literacy Task Force over the next three years. These funds will assist the Task Force in providing Janesville youth – from birth to five-years-old – exposure to language and literacy skills, which will increase their ability to read at or […]

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Alliant power project closer to halfway mark

By RYAN SILVOLA Staff writer TOWN OF BELOIT — Construction on the Alliant Energy’s West Riverside Energy Center was about 35 percent complete as of early July. Scott Reigstad, senior communications partner, said nearly 800,000 total work hours have been spent on site so far. The site will be about halfway completed this fall and […]

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Couple offers robust menu, local microbrew at new Artisan Pub

By HILLARY GAVAN Senior staff writer SOUTH BELOIT — A much-loved sight is back in South Beloit — Bob and Beth Larsen behind the counter. The couple has been providing great customer service and a delicious menu at Artisan, 1322 Gardner St. and they hope to provide a nice dining experience and tasty made-from-scratch food […]

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Town to have new Casey’s this year

By RYAN SILVOLA Staff writer TOWN OF BELOIT — A new Casey’s General Store is set to be operational in the Town of Beloit in early November, the first development project in the township’s potential uptown district. Tim Kienbaum, community development director, said crews broke ground at the facility in late June. Construction crews are […]

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Airport project to bring 1K jobs to area 

By AUSTIN MONTGOMERY Staff Writer ROCKFORD — Stateline Area officials are touting the success brought by a Chicago-Rockford International Airport project that is expected to bring more than 1,000 jobs to the area. New expansion projects at the airport, from passenger to cargo changes, have been supported largely by federal funding since 2013 with the […]

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Rockton shops plan sidewalk sales event

By RYAN SILVOLA Staff writer ROCKTON — Businesses in Rockton have joined together to host the second annual Summer Sidewalk Sales event in light of road construction affecting their businesses. The sales event will be from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on July 14. Tammy Hendricks, owner of Rubies n Rust, said the downtown Rockton […]

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At mid-year, Beloit’s development already surpasses totals from 2017

By AUSTIN MONTGOMERY Staff writer BELOIT — Development and related construction is so hot in Beloit this summer the city already has surpassed last year’s total building permit value. As of July 1, Beloit had issued 623 building permits worth $26.19 million, easily exceeding the 2017 total of around the same period of 329 permits […]

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New Cup and Cake bake shop is sweet addition to downtown Beloit

By HILLARY GAVAN Senior staff writer BELOIT — Beloit’s downtown has a sweet addition — a bake shop where visitors can enjoy everything from chocolate-covered bacon to scrumptious cupcakes. Owner Molly Fisher opened Cup and Cake on June 15 at 430 E. Grand Ave., Suite 104, the former home of PORCH. “It’s somewhere you can […]

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On the Move — Summer 2018

During the Greater Beloit Area Crime Stoppers Board Meeting in March, Sara Regenauer, Town of Beloit Finance Director, was voted on the organization’s Board as Treasurer. Greater Beloit Area Crime Stoppers is a nonprofit organization made up of citizens who are against crime and want to create a partnership between the surround communities, media and […]

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Business Bits — Summer 2018

KMK Media Group develops file sharing component of website KMK Media Group, a Rockford-based marketing communications firm, completed the development of a file sharing component for a website for Civil Engineering Services located in Belvidere. The web application allows Civil Engineering Services to set up custom accounts for its clients so both the company and […]

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