• Cliffbreakers Hires KMK Media Group

    Rockford– KMK Media Group, a marketing communications firm, was hired by Cliffbreakers Riverside Hotel & Conference Center to publicize various aspects of its $2.5 million facility renovation that includes the meeting spaces accommodating up to 1,200 guests, the lobby, restaurant,... Read More

  • City agrees to Staples tax refund

    By AUSTIN MONTGOMERY Staff writer BELOIT — A property assessment dispute started last year was settled this week after Staples and the City of Beloit reached an agreement. The deal resolves differing assessed property values for the distribution center on... Read More

  • Hendricks Commercial Properties nominated for award

    BELOIT– Hendricks Commercial Properties has been nominated for a Real Estate Redevelopment & Reuse award by the Rock County Economic Development Agency. The award is part of the Community and Economic Development Awards program created by the Wisconsin Economic Development... Read More

  • Sheriff’s recruits, trainees laid off due to soda tax holdup

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Cook County sheriff has laid off more than 110 recruits and trainees, saying the move was made because a proposed countywide tax on soda was put on hold. The layoffs are in addition to 300 layoffs... Read More

  • Beloit Ho-Chunk casino proposal gets a boost

    By AUSTIN MONTGOMERY Staff writer WASHINGTON, D.C. — Interests from the federal, state and local level to bring a Ho-Chunk Nation casino to Beloit are hailing progress on the plan following a meeting last week with the Department of Interior’s... Read More

  • Learning by doing

    By HILLARY GAVAN Senior staff writer BELOIT — For youngsters, building things can translate into building confidence. Area youth attended the Hendricks CareerTek Engineering and Construction Academy last week and were eager to show off their new creations, which included... Read More

  • Staples, city may be near agreement

    By AUSTIN MONTGOMERY Staff writer BELOIT — A tax assessment dispute between the Staples Distribution Center in Beloit and the City of Beloit may be nearing settlement, with the Beloit City Council set to meet tonight in executive session to... Read More

  • Biologist researching growing rice commercially in Wisconsin

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Marquette University biology professor is researching the possibility of growing rice commercially in Wisconsin, despite the state's seasonally cold temperatures. Native American tribes have been growing wild rice in Wisconsin for generations, but growing rice commercially... Read More

  • SwedishAmerican awards 15 scholarships to associates’ children

    As college tuition costs continue to rise, the good news is that SwedishAmerican is here to ease some of the burden through our Associates’ Children Scholarship Program, which recently provided 15 one-year $1,000 scholarships to children of SwedishAmerican associates. To... Read More

  • Mercyhealth to present $250,000 check to University of Illinois College of Medicine Rockford for expansion

    Mercyhealth will present a $250,000 gift to the University of Illinois College of Medicine Rockford on Wednesday, July 19 at 2:00 p.m. The check presentation will be held at the College, 1601 Parkview Avenue, Rockford. Javon Bea, President and CEO... Read More

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