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Landmarks holds off on 100 block decision

In a Monday meeting that stretched past midnight, the Landmarks Commission heard hours of comments on the proposal for the 100 block of State Street, but put off deciding on the project's most controversial aspect: whether to allow demolition of the historic Schubert building, 120 W. Mifflin St., and its treasured neighbor, the Fairchild/Stark building, at the corner of Mifflin and Fairchild Streets. >More
 Pushing Walker recall beyond moral challenge?

As the minutes tick down on the deadline next Tuesday to submit petitions for the recall of Gov. Scott Walker, the Democratic Party has been mum about how many signatures they have (540,208 are needed) and when they'll be submitted. >More
 Next steps in Solomon controversy? West-side alder says he won't step down

Six Madison council members took the rare step of asking one of their colleagues to resign last week. A Jan. 4 letter sent to Ald. Brian Solomon asked him to step down in the wake of charges he sexually assaulted and harassed an assistant city clerk, after they had been out drinking together in April 2010. The state Department of Justice, the Dane County District Attorney's Office, and the city of Madison all investigated, but none pursued charges. >More
 Overture Center set for transition with new management

On Jan. 1, as part of an agreement reached last December by the Madison Common Council, the Overture Center Foundation will officially take over management of the arts center. Overture's board has yet to hire an executive director, but center spokesman Rob Chappell says one should be on board by early next year. Overture is considering one of five finalists, including the center's current director, Tom Carto. >More
 Where did Wisconsin's jobs go?

The jobs that Wisconsin lost in November -- 11,700 -- have reminded everyone that Gov. Scott Walker promised to create 250,000 jobs in his first term in office. >More
 Zip Car now at UW

This fall, Madison quietly added a second car-sharing service when Zip Car opened an outlet on the UW campus. >More
 Project Bubbles homeless laundry program faces a setback

In October, Isthmus reported on a new program, Project Bubbles, to help homeless people get their laundry done. >More
 Private plaza sticking point on plans for 100 block of State Street

The plan to transform the 100 block of State Street calls for many drastic changes, but the most important one to the developers is a private plaza and garden on Fairchild Street across from the Overture Center and Central Library. >More
 Madison Central Library project under bid

Madison got an early Christmas present last Friday, when it opened bids for the renovation of the Central Library building on West Mifflin Street. >More
 Dane County Board spring 2012 campaigns heating up

Spring elections for the Dane County Board of Supervisors will involve eight open seats, including two in downtown Madison. At least another eight incumbents will face challenges, though Board chair Scott McDonell says "that could change in two weeks." >More
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