• Blackhawk Bank donates $15,000 to Janesville early literacy task force

    JANESVILLE – Blackhawk Bank recently announced their commitment to donate $15,000 to the Janesville Early Literacy Task Force over the next three years. These funds will assist the Task Force in providing Janesville youth - from birth to five-years-old -... Read More

  • Alliant power project closer to halfway mark

    By RYAN SILVOLA Staff writer TOWN OF BELOIT — Construction on the Alliant Energy’s West Riverside Energy Center was about 35 percent complete as of early July. Scott Reigstad, senior communications partner, said nearly 800,000 total work hours have been... Read More

  • Couple offers robust menu, local microbrew at new Artisan Pub

    By HILLARY GAVAN Senior staff writer SOUTH BELOIT — A much-loved sight is back in South Beloit — Bob and Beth Larsen behind the counter. The couple has been providing great customer service and a delicious menu at Artisan, 1322... Read More

  • Town to have new Casey’s this year

    By RYAN SILVOLA Staff writer TOWN OF BELOIT — A new Casey’s General Store is set to be operational in the Town of Beloit in early November, the first development project in the township’s potential uptown district. Tim Kienbaum, community... Read More

  • Airport project to bring 1K jobs to area 

    By AUSTIN MONTGOMERY Staff Writer ROCKFORD — Stateline Area officials are touting the success brought by a Chicago-Rockford International Airport project that is expected to bring more than 1,000 jobs to the area. New expansion projects at the airport, from... Read More

  • Illinois settles with Scotland bank over mortgage securities

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois has reached a $20 million settlement with the Royal Bank of Scotland resulting from the bank's marketing and sale of mortgage-backed securities a decade ago. Attorney General Lisa Madigan said in a statement that the... Read More

  • Rockton shops plan sidewalk sales event

    By RYAN SILVOLA Staff writer ROCKTON — Businesses in Rockton have joined together to host the second annual Summer Sidewalk Sales event in light of road construction affecting their businesses. The sales event will be from 10 a.m. - 5... Read More

  • At mid-year, Beloit’s development already surpasses totals from 2017

    By AUSTIN MONTGOMERY Staff writer BELOIT — Development and related construction is so hot in Beloit this summer the city already has surpassed last year’s total building permit value. As of July 1, Beloit had issued 623 building permits worth... Read More

  • New Cup and Cake bake shop is sweet addition to downtown Beloit

    By HILLARY GAVAN Senior staff writer BELOIT — Beloit’s downtown has a sweet addition — a bake shop where visitors can enjoy everything from chocolate-covered bacon to scrumptious cupcakes. Owner Molly Fisher opened Cup and Cake on June 15 at... Read More

  • On the Move — Summer 2018

    During the Greater Beloit Area Crime Stoppers Board Meeting in March, Sara Regenauer, Town of Beloit Finance Director, was voted on the organization’s Board as Treasurer. Greater Beloit Area Crime Stoppers is a nonprofit organization made up of citizens who... Read More

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