JANESVILLE -- The race in Wisconsin’s 1st Congressional District pits a five-term Republican incumbent considered a rising star in his party against a Democratic political newcomer who is receiving financial support that the previous Democratic candidate could not attract.
JANESVILLE -- Thefts from vehicles are the most common property crime in Janesville, and local police arrested three men Tuesday morning in connection with seven such crimes.
JANESVILLE -- A new face was added Tuesday night in the race for Wisconsin's 1st Congressional District seat, but no new ground was broken when four hopefuls answered questions posed by the Janesville League of Women Voters.
JANESVILLE -- A marijuana-growing operation in Lima Township was the largest operation the brass at the Rock County Sheriff's Office had seen in their decades on the job.
Joseph R. Chrislaw Sr.’s defense to charges that he tried to have his estranged wife and her boyfriend killed apparently will be that he tried to back out of a deal that he is charged with making with an undercover cop.
Chrislaw, 46, of 733 Kellogg Ave., No. 3, Janesville, is charged with two counts of soliciting first-degree intentional homicide. He was bound over for trial Friday in a preliminary hearing. Court Commissioner Stephen Meyer entered not guilty pleas on his behalf.
Chrislaw remains in custody at the Rock County Jail in lieu of $30,000 cash bond—$15,000 on each charge. His next court date has not been scheduled.
JANESVILLE -- Rock County’s presiding judge disagrees that a district court report indicates local judges are disposing of felony cases too slowly.
JANESVILLE -- The 12 & 12 Drop In Center will move to 402 W. Delavan Drive, Janesville, the site of the defunct Screamin’ MeeMees strip club, and organizers plan to start hosting 12-step meetings there in four to six weeks.
JANESVILLE -- The man accused of trying to hire a hit man to kill a Janesville City Council member and his girlfriend now has an attorney and a pending preliminary hearing.
JANESVILLE -- A trial date is set in the state's child sexual assault and child pornography case against Jeremy C. Schade.
JANESVILLE -- The building that once housed Janesville's only strip club—and apparently pay-for-sex escapades—could become a meeting place for people trying to stay sober.