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.
Lustron homes, made of square enameled steel panels — known as Lustron for its “luster on steel” — were the brainchild of Illinois inventor Carl Strandlund.
MESSENGER -- More resources means more opportunities, and that means more young people are starting their own businesses.
Young entrepreneurs are getting their feet wet at "break-neck speed," according to David Gee of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Gee is a lecturer in entrepreneurship and the co-director of the UW-Whitewater Launch Pad program, which helps people under 30 start a business.
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.
BELOIT -- Beloit officials want to fire their two top police leaders, but both men have vowed to fight what they call politically motivated charges.
The final decision on the fate of Chief Norm Jacobs and Deputy Chief Tom Dunkin, who were placed on administrative leave June 16 by City Manager Lori Curtis Luther, lies with the six-member Beloit Police and Fire Commission.
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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
Editor's note: This is an updated version of a story first published Monday, Oct. 12, 2015
BELOIT -- Although public’s focus has been on the fate of Police Chief Norm Jacobs and Deputy Chief Tim Dunkin, a quite transformation in culture has been taking place during the past 120 days, according to interim Police Chief Dave Zibolski.
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