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Jim Leute

Hendricks buys Beloit country club
- The club will be renamed the Beloit Club, and construction could start as early as next month on a new clubhouse. Read more >>
Site puts Dick's, Gordmans at mall
- A plan loaded onto the website of CBL & Associates on Monday showed Dick's and Gordmans sharing the 140,000-square-foot space that JCPenney vacated at the Janesville Mall. Read more >>
Mercy to end insurance program
- The decision not to offer Medicare Advantage products for 2015 will affect about 400 people whose policy will expire Dec. 31. Read more >>
Businesses prepped for construction
- Several business interests were on hand, and much of the discussion centered on the plan to convert the Highway 59 interchange with I-90/39 from a cloverleaf to a diamond. Read more >>
Fest tries to broaden its regional reach
- This year's four-day event is expected to draw 13,200 attendees and generate nearly $450,000 for area restaurants, shops and hotels. Read more >>
Highway chief touts Interstate project
- The Interstate 90/39 project is needed, but it's threatened by inability of Congress to pass a long-term transportation funding bill, a federal transportation official said Wednesday. Read more >>
Janesville's Kmart to close in December
- Kmart, the city's longest-tenured big-box retail store, will close in early December as its parent company tries to reduce expenses. Read more >>
City to consider $2.4M TIF deal
- In an effort to boost the city's supply of available industrial space, Janesville council members Monday will consider partnering with a local developer on a project on the city's south side. Read more >>
Janesville company buys NY business
- VNE Corp.'s acquisition of a New York company is expected to strengthen the local operation as it grows its worldwide semiconductor business. Read more >>
Firm buys Beloit's Patch Products
- Patch Products said Tuesday that its founders, Fran and Bryce Patch, sold the company to Topspin Partners, a New York private equity firm. Read more >>
Dorsey drops Assembly campaign
- When asked Tuesday about newly discovered comments on social media, Jacob Dorsey told The Gazette he was ending his campaign against Rep. Deb Kolste, D-Janesville. Read more >>
Transportation planning underway
- Long-range transportation planning is the work of the Janesville Area Metropolitan Planning Organization, a group that includes representation from area municipalities. Read more >>
Assembly candidate apologizes for gay slur
- Jacob Dorsey, Republican candidate for the 44th Assembly District, said Thursday he made an inappropriate posting on Twitter about same-sex marriages in December. Read more >>
Pizza/video partnership drives sales
- Family Video has partnered with Marcos Pizzas to cross-sell movies and pizzas, and the recipe has routinely generated high sales volumes for the Janesville operation. Read more >>
JPAC marks 10 years as cultural hub
- Since its opening, JPAC has welcomed tens of thousands of people to events and helped unite the local arts community. Read more >>
First jobs, lasting impressions
- As the nation prepares to celebrate it's 120th official Labor Day, The Gazette asked local business and community leaders about their first jobs and lessons learned from each. Read more >>
Federal Interstate is a state problem
- Officials say it's a mistake to assume that all major highway projects are routinely funded 80 percent by the federal government and 20 percent by state and local matches. Read more >>
NorthStar signs isotope deal with GE
- NorthStar will partner with GE Healthcare as a distributor of molybdenum-99, a medical isotope used for detecting heart disease and determining stages of cancer progression. Read more >>
Scieszinski: Wait and see on recount
- In the Democratic primary for 15th Senate District, unofficial returns show Janis Ringhand and Austin Scieszinski separated by 274 votes, about 1.8 percent of the total cast. Read more >>
Interstate alternative to be busy in 2015
- State transportation officials said next year would be an active one for the alternate route that will take travelers off Interstate 90/39 near Janesville. Read more >>
Ringhand narrowly defeats Scieszinski in 15th Senate race
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JANESVILLE—It went down to the wire, and Rep. Janis Ringhand narrowly defeated Austin Scieszinski to advance as the Democratic candidate in November's general election for the 15th Senate District.

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About 18 percent of eligible Rock County voters go to the polls
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JANESVILLE—About 18 percent of Rock County's eligible voters went to the polls for Tuesday's partisan primary.

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SHINE passes internal milestone
- SHINE is working toward regulatory approval to build an $85 million medical isotope plant on Janesville's south side. Read more >>
Missing Elkhorn man still missing
- Russ Delorme was last seen July 13, and his vehicle was found two days later in a parking lot on Esterly Road at the Kettle Moraine State Forest near Whitewater. Read more >>
Three square off in Senate primary
- Rep. Janis Ringhand, first-time candidate Austin Scieszinski and former Assembly Rep. and Speaker Mike Sheridan are vying to advance to the November general election. Read more >>
DOT unveils Beloit interchange plan
- Several business owners along Beloit's busy Milwaukee Road are concerned that a redesigned Interstate interchange will cut them off from paying customers from the east. Read more >>
Sheridan responds to attack ad
- Paid for by “Citizens Against Payday Lenders. F. Kessler, Treasurer,” the ad focuses on payday loan legislation that passed the Assembly when Sheridan was its speaker. Read more >>
Propane industry outlook improves
- While it's never wise to bet on Mother Nature, a propane official believes the industry is poised to avoid a repeat of the shortages and price spikes of last year. Read more >>