Beloit probation and parole office moves to new location

By HILLARY GAVAN For Stateline Business Journal TOWN OF BELOIT — The Wisconsin Department of Corrections’ (DOC) probation and parole office will be moving into its new location at 2950 Prairie Ave. by June 1, according to DOC spokesperson Tristan Cook. The general contractor is First Choice Builders out of Green Bay, Wisconsin. The building […]

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New property assessments to be sent

By AUSTIN MONTGOMERY Staff writer BELOIT — As the city heads full-swing into the spring development and construction seasons, the assessor’s office will be sending out notices to property owners for changes in values. Assessment notices will be sent to city residents on April 11. Property owners with a change, increase or decrease, in value […]

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South Beloit OKs sale of Sand Castle

By CLINT WOLF News editor SOUTH BELOIT — The South Beloit City Council has approved the sale of the Sand Castle building, which once was used to provide meals and programs for senior citizens. During the council meeting Monday, a resolution was approved to sell the Sand Castle, at 201 S. Eighth St., for $80,000 to […]

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ER Wagner adding 600-ton Servo Punch Press

Milwaukee-based ER Wagner announced it will have a new 600-ton Servo Punch Press available for production in late 2017, greatly increasing ER Wagner’s metal stamping capabilities. The Nidec Minster Corporation machine, which will be a part of ER Wagner’s new 157,000-square-foot corporate headquarters and state of the art manufacturing facility currently under construction in the Village […]

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First National Bank and Trust to host “Free Shred Days”

First National Bank and Trust will host 13 free shred days in 2017. Paper Recovery will be on hand to ensure secure destruction of paper documents containing personal information. This free service, open to all community members, will be available from 9:00 am until noon on the following dates: Saturday, April 1 – FNBT branch located at 500 N […]

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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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Caterpillar offices raided in probe related to Swiss unit

CHICAGO (AP) — Federal law enforcement officials raided three central Illinois facilities of manufacturer Caterpillar on Thursday as part of an investigation the company said may be related to business with its Swiss subsidiary CSARL. Officials from three federal agencies, some wearing jackets that said “police, federal agent”, searched the Peoria, Illinois, headquarters of Caterpillar, […]

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Orfordville celebrates three new downtown businesses

By ASHTIN MURPHY Stateline Buiness Journal ORFORDVILLE — On a recent Saturday, downtown Orfordville celebrated the opening of three new businesses — 100 Proof Design, Grandma Habba’s Vintage Treasures and More and Valz Primz. “We’re right off the highway so we just have to get people to stop,” said Beth Schmidt of the Economic Development […]

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Business still strong despite mild start to winter

By RYAN SILVOLA Staff writer ROSCOE — Despite a warm and snowless start to the winter in the Stateline Area, David Jack, owner of Loves Park Motorsports in Roscoe, wasn’t too concerned about snowmobile and accessory sales this season. He said as of Dec. 1, his business had been hitting sales goals. However, he said […]

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Plastic Industries Inc. leases 75,000 square feet in Janesville

JANESVILLE — Plastic Industries Inc., a plastic packaging manufacturer that produces custom and stock bottles, has leased 75,0000 square feet of space at 2929 Venture Drive in Janesville’s Beloit Avenue Industrial Corridor. The property, which is owned by STAG Industrial, is a multi-tenant building occupied by manufacturing and distribution firms. Once the facility’s tenant improvements […]

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