• Walker signs $3 billion Foxconn bill into law

    STURTEVANT, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker signed a $3 billion incentive package Monday for Foxconn Technology Group to build a flat-screen plant in southeastern Wisconsin, a deal he says will provide thousands of jobs for generations. The Republican governor... Read More

  • Ironworks wins state redevelopment award

    MADISON — Hendricks Commercial Properties has received a Redevelopment and Reuse award for the Ironworks campus redevelopment project in Beloit. The award was presented Wednesday at the 3rd annual Community and Economic Development Awards banquet. The Wisconsin Economic Development Association... Read More

  • Northpointe Surgery Center hosts open house

    By HILLARY GAVAN Senior staff writer ROSCOE — “If you don’t need to be in a hospital, you shouldn’t be.” That’s what Beloit Health System CEO and President Tim McKevett said about patients needing outpatient procedures. Thanks to the new... Read More

  • Bankers seek new crop of agricultural lenders

      SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Michelle Paulus made up her mind on a career in agricultural lending well before college. The Lincoln resident and University of Illinois senior in agriculture and consumer economics was among U of I and Illinois... Read More

  • Mechanics at auto dealerships approve contract, end strike

    CHICAGO (AP) — Mechanics at Chicago-area auto dealerships have approved a four-year contract, ending a strike that lasted for seven weeks. Automobile Mechanics' Local 701 says the offer voted on Sunday was the fourth since the strike began Aug. 1.... Read More

  • Wisconsin camp immerses kids in the environment

    EAGLE RIVER, Wis. (AP) — A northern Wisconsin camp has been immersing its campers in the environment in some unconventional ways. Towering Pines Camp For Boys created an environmental immersion program in the 1970s called acclimatization, Milwaukee Public Radio reports.... Read More

  • Wisconsin camp immerses kids in the environment

    EAGLE RIVER, Wis. (AP) — A northern Wisconsin camp has been immersing its campers in the environment in some unconventional ways. Towering Pines Camp For Boys created an environmental immersion program in the 1970s called acclimatization, Milwaukee Public Radio reports... Read More

  • Aging population challenges Wisconsin amid worker shortage

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin's health care industry is facing challenges from a growing worker shortage. As baby boomers retire, there will be more health care consumers, the Wisconsin State Journal reported. However, the number of workers to provide those... Read More

  • Speaker: Companies need to learn from supply chain management 

    By HILLARY GAVAN Senior staff writer BELOIT — Companies need to take lessons learned from supply chain management to build their talent pipeline. That’s what Jason Tyszko, executive director of the Center for Education and Workforce at the U.S. Chamber... Read More

  • Commuter rail agency proposing fare hikes, service cuts

    CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's commuter rail agency is considering hiking fares by up to 20 percent and cutting weekend service. Metra officials say higher costs for staffing and material and cuts in subsidies by the state of Illinois are behind... Read More

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