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Tuesday 07/19/2016
Beloit Health System chef seeks to serve healthy and tasty meals
Updated: July 19, 2016 - 3:59 pm

BELOIT — When Beloit Memorial Hospital’s Executive Chef of Hospitality Services Tom Sullivan was asked to build a menu around a theme of “growing together,” he decided to offer bison tenderloin stuffed with turnip greens and pheasant.

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Future funding of I-39/90 uncertain because of budget
Posted: July 19, 2016

Work continues despite questions of future funding on Interstate-39/90 expansion in Wisconsin.

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Love’s Park Motorsports expands, relocates to revamped Roscoe facility
Updated: July 19, 2016 - 3:58 pm

ROSCOE — Loves Park Motorsports recently hosted a grand opening of its new Roscoe location.

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Work begins on ambulatory surgery center at NorthPointe
Updated: July 19, 2016 - 4:00 pm

ROSCOE — In 10 months or so, the new ambulatory surgery center could be accepting patients at the NorthPointe Health and Wellness Campus.

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On the Move: Summer Quarter 2016
Updated: July 19, 2016 - 3:48 pm

Mat Cooper and Duane Murwin have both received Wreckmaster level 2/3 towing certifications. This is a key certification that enables i90 Enterprises to provide prompt and reliable service on an on-call basis and also as requested by area law and safety enforcement staff. The Wreckmaster certification course trains tow drivers in all aspects of towing and recovery. Their goal is to provide students with the tools to open the roadway in the fastest, safest and most efficient way possible. Be assured that the staff at i90 Enterprises is properly trained to provide efficient and professional service.

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The 615 Club to be featured on WGN
Updated: July 19, 2016 - 2:20 pm

BELOIT — The 615 Club will take center stage in an upcoming segment of the WGN travel series “Cruisin’ Wisconsin.”

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Alpaca owners reflect on 20-plus year adventure
Updated: July 19, 2016 - 3:20 pm

BELOIT — Reba and Mariah can definitely have diva attitudes, but their fans don’t mind.

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Thursday 05/12/2016
New business moving into downtown offering fun, new trend
Posted: May 12, 2016

BELOIT — Looking for something new to do on date night or for the kids’ birthday party? All ages are invited to try the newest trend — live escape rooms.

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Wednesday 03/16/2016
Building Permits, Rock and Winnebago Counties, January 2016
Posted: March 16, 2016

Building Permits

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February 2016 Bankruptcies ROCK COUNTY, WINNEBAGO COUNTY
Posted: March 16, 2016

February Bankruptcies

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GE announces plans for 160 tech jobs in Chicago area
Posted: March 16, 2016

CHICAGO (AP) — GE has announced plans to create 160 Chicago-area jobs focused on digital advancements in transportation and health care.

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Tractor Supply may occupy Staples site
Updated: July 19, 2016 - 1:24 pm

BELOIT — A Tractor Supply Company retail store may come to Beloit, but it will need rezoning at the Morgan Square center to allow outdoor storage of goods.

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Friday 03/11/2016
Illinois unemployment rises in January to 6.3 percent
Posted: March 11, 2016

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — The Department of Employment Security says Illinois' unemployment rate rose again in January, reaching 6.3 percent.

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Employees sue Wisconsin manufacturer over compensation
Posted: March 11, 2016

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) — Current and former employees are suing Oshkosh Corp. subsidiary Pierce Manufacturing and calling for a jury trial in the case related to compensation.

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RoRo Expo at new location
Posted: March 11, 2016

ROSCOE — The annual RoRo expo will be starting next weekend at a new location.

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MercyRockford, city reach deal on hospital
Posted: March 11, 2016

ROCKFORD — The City of Rockford and MercyRockford Health System have reached an agreement that will keep a proposed $485 million hospital construction project in Rockford.

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Mercy threatens move to Wisconsin
Posted: March 11, 2016

ROCKFORD — MercyRockford Health System President and CEO Javon Bea has demanded that Rockford cut building permit fees in half for a proposed $485 million hospital campus or the project will be moved to Wisconsin.

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Tuesday 02/16/2016
Downtown Beloit Association celebrates year of successes
Posted: February 16, 2016

BELOIT — Whooshing capes were heard at Domenico’s Italian Restaurant as local superheroes gathered for the Downtown Beloit Association annual dinner on Thursday.

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Noodles & Co. welcomes crowds at new location
Posted: February 16, 2016

BELOIT — Noodles & Company, Beloit’s newest chain restaurant, offers a broad, globally-inspired menu of pastas, salads, soups and sandwiches. It also has a small selection of beer and wine.

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Vacant downtown building to be filled
Posted: February 16, 2016

BELOIT — Another vacant building in Beloit will soon be filled, as a business plans to open its doors.

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Tuesday 02/09/2016
Baldwin pays visit to Fairbanks
Updated: February 09, 2016 - 4:05 pm

BELOIT — U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisconsin) toured Fairbanks Morse Engine Division on Monday to highlight her push for more taxpayer-funded shipbuilding components to be made in America.

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AbbVie cuts costs, turns profit that meets 4Q expectations
Posted: February 09, 2016

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill. (AP) — Soaring U.S. sales of the blockbuster anti-inflammatory drug Humira helped AbbVie post a profit of $1.52-billion for the fourth quarter and match Wall Street's earnings expectations.

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Caterpillar reports 4Q loss, but tops expectations
Posted: February 09, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) — Caterpillar Inc. reported a fourth-quarter loss as sales for equipment continued to slide amid weakness in the mining and energy industries.

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Chamber’s new digs intended to promote business success
Posted: February 09, 2016

BELOIT — The Greater Beloit Chamber of Commerce was showing off its new home at Irontek, 601 Third St., on Monday.

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Jack’s Tire business named a ‘Top Shop’
Posted: February 09, 2016

SOUTH BELOIT — Jack’s Tire Sales & Service, 4829 Prairie Hill Road, was named as one of three finalists in Tire Review Magazine’s “Top Shop” competition, sponsored by Hankook Tire, O’Reilly Auto Parts and K&M’s Mr. Tire Group.

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Monday 02/08/2016
City concerned about foreclosure bill
Posted: February 08, 2016

BELOIT — City Officials are concerned about a new bill which would change foreclosure laws in Wisconsin.

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Stateline Chamber launches with party
Posted: February 08, 2016

ROCKTON/ROSCOE — A union will be solidified with an official celebration.

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Tuesday 01/19/2016
Old National buys Anchor BanCorp Wisconsin
Posted: January 19, 2016

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — An Indiana bank will buy Anchor BanCorp Wisconsin in a deal valued at $461 million.

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Monday 01/18/2016
Old National buys Anchor BanCorp Wisconsin
Posted: January 18, 2016

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — An Indiana bank will buy Anchor BanCorp Wisconsin in a deal valued at $461 million.

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Allegiant adding new Florida route from MidAmerica airport
Posted: January 18, 2016

MASCOUTAH, Ill. (AP) — Starting this spring, Allegiant Airlines will fly twice a week from MidAmerica St. Louis Airport to the Florida Panhandle beach city of Destin.

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Tuesday 01/12/2016
Western Illinois business development to create 1,300 jobs
Posted: January 12, 2016

HAVANA, Ill. (AP) — A new $150 million business development is expected to bring about 1,300 jobs to Western Illinois.

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Wisconsin firms cash in on marijuana legalization elsewhere
Posted: January 12, 2016

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Some Wisconsin companies are cashing in on new opportunities created by the legalization of marijuana in other states.

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State notified of more than 10,000 layoffs in 2015
Posted: January 12, 2016

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin employers notified the state of more than 10,000 layoffs in 2015 — the most in since 2010.

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Illinois 'Ag Invest' program to loan more to farmers
Posted: January 12, 2016

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Officials say a state-sponsored low-interest loan program for farmers has been updated for agriculture's growing needs.

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Macy's announce plans to close Peoria store
Posted: January 12, 2016

CHICAGO (AP) — Macy's has announced plans to close its store in Peoria's Northwoods Mall, one of 40 stores the department store chain is shutting down after reporting disappointing holiday sales.

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McLean County, Mitsubishi agree to automaker property value
Posted: January 12, 2016

NORMAL, Ill. (AP) — McLean County and Mitsubishi Motors North America have agreed on a value of the automaker's facilities in Normal for tax reasons.

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Monday 01/04/2016
OSHA cites Ripon company for safety violation
Posted: January 04, 2016

RIPON, Wis. (AP) — The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited a commercial laundry machine manufacturer in Ripon for a repeated safety violation.

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Most Illinois metro areas see unemployment rates rise
Posted: January 04, 2016

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Unemployment increased in most of Illinois' metro areas in November and most areas lost jobs over the past year.

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US Steel contract deal won't stop Granite City shutdown
Posted: January 04, 2016

GRANITE CITY, Ill. (AP) — A tentative contract agreement between U.S. Steel Corp. and the United Steelworkers union won't prevent the company from temporarily shutting down its Granite City plant.

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Work apparel-maker Duluth Trading joins stock indexes
Posted: January 04, 2016

BELLEVILLE, Wis. (AP) — The parent company of work apparel-maker Duluth Trading Company says it's been added to a pair of key stock indexes.

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Bipartisan bill would make it a felony to defraud WEDC
Posted: January 04, 2016

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Two lawmakers are seeking support for a bipartisan effort that would make it a felony to defraud the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp.

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Unemployment rises in 29 of state's largest 32 cities
Posted: January 04, 2016

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Unemployment rates rose across most of Wisconsin's largest cities in November.

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Kohler strike over but recorded on canvas
Posted: January 04, 2016

KOHLER, Wis. (AP) — Kettles of chicken dumpling soup and chili no longer simmer over burning barrels stoked with firewood.

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Bad start for winter businesses
Posted: January 04, 2016

BELOIT — It’s been beginning to seem like the birds shouldn’t have bothered to fly south for winter. Today, the trend might just change.

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Sweet addition made to downtown Rockton
Posted: January 04, 2016

ROCKTON — Downtown has always had charm, but Main Street recently got a little sweeter.

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Home furnishings that have stories to tell
Posted: January 04, 2016

Among the items lining the shelves are old, wooden cheese boxes, a rusty toy truck, tin kitchen canisters, slatted crates and a variety of vintage Mason jars.

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Tuesday 12/29/2015
Bad start for winter businesses
Posted: December 29, 2015

BELOIT — It’s been beginning to seem like the birds shouldn’t have bothered to fly south for winter. Today, the trend might just change.

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South Beloit shopping center still in the works
Posted: December 29, 2015

SOUTH BELOIT — The plan to build a retail shopping center on Willowbrook Road in South Beloit has been brewing for years, and Hendricks Commercial Properties is still working toward making it a reality.

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At 83, beloved waitress serves her last platter at D’s Snack Shop
Posted: December 29, 2015

BELOIT — Viola Thostenson, 83, may have hung up her apron strings on Saturday, but she will continue to tug the heartstrings of all her

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Thursday 12/17/2015
AFSCME local union OKs contract for 1,000 U of I staffers
Posted: December 17, 2015

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — A large University of Illinois employee union has approved a three-year contract with the Urbana-Champaign campus.

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