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Jim Leute

Dealers: Recalls not hurting sales
- Despite the recalls, the automaker posted its best June sales in the U.S. since 2007. Local dealers say the recalls have had minimal impact on their sales. Read more >>
NorthStar breaks ground in Beloit
- NorthStar is supported by the National Nuclear Security Administration as it pushes for a more reliable and diverse supply of Mo-99. Read more >>
Officials pledge fix for traffic backups
- Transportation officials hope a traffic backup of more than three miles on Interstate 90/39 on Monday night will not be a recurring problem. Read more >>
Radio club wants to buy building
- If the Janesville Community Radio Podcasters Club is successful in its transition to landlord, it doesn't plan to change the business operation at 321 E. Milwaukee St. Read more >>
United Alloy expansion on track
- Construction on a 112,000-square-foot addition to United Alloy should be done later this year and be fully operational early in 2015. Read more >>
Seneca pumping out peas in pouches
- So far, Seneca has committed about $40 million to the pouch line project in Janesville, said Paul Palmby, the company's executive vice president and chief operating officer. Read more >>
Senate candidates meet in forum
- What started as an innocuous question about the state's infrastructure ended in a sharp exchange between 15th Senate District candidates Mike Sheridan and Austin Scieszinski. Read more >>
Golf getting the green out
- More and more, golf course designers are turning away from carefully manicuring their creations. Wisconsin's Erin Hills golf course fits this trend. Read more >>
Major opportunity: Erin Hills to host state's first US Open
- Officials at Erin Hills golf course prepare the site for the 2017 U.S. Open. Read more >>
SHINE still needs investors: CEO
- SHINE officials estimate construction, equipment and regulatory costs for the Janesville plant will hit $180 million. Read more >>
NorthStar signs isotope customer
- NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes said Tuesday it has signed a letter of intent with Triad Isotopes, the second-largest radiopharmacy chain in the United States. Read more >>
SHINE will discuss partnership with Indonesia
- International recognition of SHINE Medical Technologies could lead to an influx of money to support the Janesville facility's construction. Read more >>
Suda picked to lead workforce group
- Rhonda Suda will become chief executive officer and executive director of the Southwest Wisconsin Workforce Development Board on July 14. Read more >>
Crystal Computer Consulting to move
- Crystal Computer Consulting plans to move from downtown Janesville to a building twice as big on West Memorial Drive. Read more >>
INTERACTIVE: Independent vs. chain restaurants in Janesville
- A review of Janesville restaurant licenses shows that independent restaurants outnumber chains and franchises. See for yourself with this interactive map. Read more >>
Is Janesville really 'Chainsville?'
- Often dubbed “Chainsville,” Janesville has plenty of chain or franchise restaurants. A review of city restaurant licenses, however, shows the moniker might not be appropriate. Read more >>
Hendricks buys shopping center
- Kevin Hendricks and Backyard Properties of Rock County bought the Blackhawk Village Shopping Center, which sits on nearly 12 acres on Center Avenue on the city's south side. Read more >>
Plans call for sale of ANGI Energy
- The division will continue to operate from its plant on Delavan Drive in Janesville. ANGI moved into the former ThyssenKrupp/Gilman factory in 2012. Read more >>
Courthouse lot gets routine maintenance
- This year, the county is replacing sections of concrete, sealing seams and filling cracks damaged by salt and water from tough Wisconsin winters. Read more >>
Edgerton High graduates 122
- What the Class of 2014 accomplished over the last 13 years of public education will set the stage for the next chapter of their lives, Principal Mark Coombs said. Read more >>
Manufacturer charts new course
- United Alloy is in the midst of a large expansion that will double its production space and increase employment by 30 percent in three to five years. Read more >>
Career development program grows
- Inspire Rock County is designed to connect local high school and middle school students with local career and education information. Read more >>
Candidate wants series of debates
- In a letter to fellow candidates, Austin Scieszinski called for debates in Whitewater, Edgerton, Milton, Oregon, Janesville, Beloit, Evansville, Orfordville/Footville and Brodhead. Read more >>
New convenience store coming soon
- It will be a brick-faced, single-story convenience store with a 16-pump gas service station with an overhead canopy, according to city documents. Both the store and the pumps will be oriented toward the southeast. Read more >>