• Chicago firm will run $1 billion overhaul of Union Station

    CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's historic Union Station will get a roughly $1 billion makeover that will include millions of square feet of office, retail and hotel space, according to details unveiled Thursday by Amtrak and the city. The proposed commercial... Read More

  • Officials: Starved Rock visitors should be patient, cautious

    UTICA, Ill. (AP) — Illinois officials say Memorial Day visitors to Starved Rock State Park should monitor social media for reports on traffic delays and parking closures. Department of Natural Resources officials say large crowds are expected at the recreation... Read More

  • Lawmaker: Budget likely to increase little cigar tax

    By CARA LOMBARDO Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Taxes on a type of cigar that looks like a cigarette may be going up in Wisconsin. Republican Rep. Dale Kooyenga has long pushed for little cigars, which have filters and... Read More

  • The next generation of entrepreneurs

    By AUSTIN MONTGOMERY Staff writer ROCKTON — A chance to introduce the Stateline Area to up-and-coming Hononegah Community High School student entrepreneurs kicked off seamlessly Tuesday, with around 100 family members, friends and business leaders hearing presentations on three different... Read More

  • Beloit has highest jobless rate among cities

    By Daily News Staff MADISON — Beloit had the highest unemployment rate among the 32 largest communities in Wisconsin for the second month in a row in April. Beloit had an unemployment rate of 4.8 percent in April, down from... Read More

  • City of Beloit may appeal landlord lawsuit

    By AUSTIN MONTGOMERY Staff writer BELOIT — After a March Rock County Circuit Court ruling found Beloit landlords could challenge aspects of the city’s rental inspection and property registration process, the city is looking to appeal the case, according to... Read More

  • IPM Foods seeks damages from city

    By AUSTIN MONTGOMERY Staff writer BELOIT — A dispute over termination of sewer service has resulted in IPM Foods filing a lawsuit against the City of Beloit. IPM and the city have run into past disputes, prompting the company to... Read More

  • Ho-Chunk Nation urges judge to reject casino lawsuit

    By TODD RICHMOND Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Ho-Chunk Nation is pushing back against a rival tribe's lawsuit seeking to halt the Ho-Chunk's plans to expand a northern Wisconsin casino, arguing in new filings that the lawsuit has... Read More

  • Rockton to get new McDonald’s

    By HILLARY GAVAN Senior staff writer ROCKTON — Rockton will become home to a new McDonald’s with the latest technologies. The new restaurant will be built at the corner of Rockton Road and Quail Trail, on the same corner as... Read More

  • Committee to consider eliminating labor review panel

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin's 106-year-old labor commission would vanish and Gov. Scott Walker's administration would decide workplace disputes in its place under a budget proposal up for consideration Thursday in the Legislature's finance committee. Walker's plan to eliminate the... Read More

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