BELOIT — Police have stepped up traffic enforcement in school zones following an increasing number of complaints.
Two officers were assigned to Todd Elementary School on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015 to encourage compliance with parking rules and to prevent parents from blocking driveways, according to a post on the department’s Facebook page.
(updated) ELKHORN -- A malfunctioning recording of the national anthem didn’t stop the girls basketball game from tipping off after a visiting player stepped off the court to sing it live.
Players from Elkhorn Area High School and visiting Clinton Community High School were waiting for the game to begin Nov. 17, 2015 when the announcer at the scorer’s table had difficulty getting a recording of the national anthem to play over the sound system.
JANESVILLE -- Illinois and Wisconsin are two of 25 states that have announced they will halt the resettlement of Syrian refugees following the terrorist attacks in Paris.
However it is unclear if states can keep refugees out once they are allowed to enter the United States.
On a recent evening as autumn approached, my wife suggested that we build a fire out in the yard in our portable fire pit and enjoy a bottle of wine. It is pretty much how we spend our winter evenings indoors, meditating on the grace of the flames and the mantra of the wood, ruminating on the events that occupy our lives.
STATELINE NEWS -- Michael Cleinmark leafed through a well-worn scrapbook where he keeps a Beloit Daily News front page from Oct. 22, 1949, with a photograph of his home being delivered by a specially designed truck.
JANESVILLE -- Rep. Paul Ryan, after a week at home in Janesville with his family mulling a call from Republicans to run for speaker, gave his party an ultimatum.
During a widely reported closed door meeting today, Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015, with members of the House Republican Conference, Ryan said he needs to know by Friday if all 247 members would support his bid for speaker.
Special coverage of the Beloit Police Department begins HERE
Feb. 24, 2015: City council hires consultant to study police department management
June 3, 2015: Lori Curtis Luther takes over as Beloit city manager from Larry Arft, who retired.
June 16, 2015: Police Chief Norm Jacobs and Deputy Chief Tom Dunkin placed on administrative leave.
Oct. 8, 2015: Jacobs and Dunkin notified Luther will seek to have them removed.
Oct. 13, 2015: Luther announces allegations to be forwarded to the Beloit Police and Fire Commission
Oct. 26, 2015: First scheduled meeting of the Beloit Police and Fire Commission.
BELOIT -- The following documents have been posted on the city of Beloit website.
Charges Filed Against Police Chief and Deputy Chief
Filing of Disciplinary Charges - Chief Norman Jacobs
Internal Investigative Report - Norman Jacobs
Filing of Disciplinary Charges - Deputy Chief Tom Dunkin
Internal Investigative Report - Tom Dunkin
Official Statement from City Council President