Centre 1 Bancorp, Inc. reports record earnings for 2017

BELOIT – The Annual Meeting of shareholders of Centre 1 Bancorp, Inc., the holding company for First National Bank and Trust Company, was held in Beloit, Wisconsin on May 10. The meeting was the 36th for the holding company and the 136th for the family-owned bank, chartered in 1882. Steven M. Eldred, Chairman and CEO, reported […]

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Local stakeholders celebrate newly remodeled State Street McDonald’s

By RYAN SILVOLA Staff writer BELOIT — Community stakeholders gathered for a celebration commemorating the newly remodeled McDonald’s on State Street in Beloit on Tuesday. Franchise owner Guy Bucciferro III and his family welcomed community members to the private VIP party and ribbon cutting at the restaurant at 45 State St., offering them the chance […]

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Developers cite ‘regional, global’ interest in former GM property

By AUSTIN MONTGOMERY Staff writer JANESVILLE — Demolition at the former Janesville General Motors plant is underway, and officials tasked with the redevelopment effort say there has been significant interest from “regional and global prospective occupants,” according to a Commercial Development Company (CDC) news release issued Wednesday. The company believes the former assembly plant could […]

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Groundbreaking on new Casey’s set for mid-June 

By RYAN SILVOLA Staff writer TOWN OF BELOIT — Ground may be broken at the site of a new Casey’s General Store in the Town of Beloit in mid-June, officials say. Town administrator Ian Haas said crews are working on sewer extension for the project. Casey’s representatives told him crews likely will break ground next […]

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Upscale apartments set for former Kerry site

By HILLARY GAVAN Senior staff writer BELOIT — Downtown Beloit will soon be home to another upscale residential development. Hendricks Commercial Properties is in the process of renovating the former Kerry Ingredients plant, 200 W. Grand Ave., into a 70-unit apartment building, according to John Gackstetter, asset manager with Hendricks Commercial Properties LLC (HCP). “Because […]

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Area farmers begin planting

By RYAN SILVOLA Staff writer CLINTON — Planting has begun for Stateline Area farmers, with many of them working to get all of their seeds in the ground before thunderstorms hit the area on Wednesday. Rock County Agriculture Agent Nick Baker said while the snow two weeks ago was concerning, the weather has made a […]

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ABC Supply Co. Inc. continues focus on employee success, receives Gallup Great Workplace Award

BELOIT – Building products distributor ABC Supply Co. Inc. is proud to announce it has been awarded the Gallup Great Workplace Award for the 12th year in a row. The prestigious award recognizes businesses around the world that engage employees and provide exemplary working environments. ABC Supply is one of just 39 companies worldwide to […]

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Jobless rates in northern Illinois stable

SPRINGFIELD — Unemployment rates stayed mostly stable between February and March in northern Illinois, according to figures released Thursday by the Illinois Department of Employment Security. Boone County had an unemployment rate of 5.4 percent in March, unchanged from February, but down dramatically from 9.4 percent in March of 2017. Ogle County had a jobless […]

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Beloit’s jobless rate second highest

MADISON — Beloit’s unemployment rate for March was the second highest among Wisconsin’s 32 largest communities, according to figures released Wednesday by the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development. Beloit’s jobless rate was 4.2 percent in March, unchanged from February, but down from 5.7 percent recorded in March of 2017. Still, Beloit’s jobless rate is only […]

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Groups plan student internship program

By HILLARY GAVAN Senior staff writer JANESVILLE — Rock County 5.0, Blackhawk Technical College (BTC) and the Southwest Workforce Development Board are offering a new internship program to provide students with work experience and employers with future employees. For more information, employers and students can visit YourRockInternship.com. The deadline for students to apply is Monday, […]

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