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city (1990 pop. 52,133), seat of Rock co., S central Wis., on the Rock River; inc. 1853. It is an industrial and commercial center in a grain, dairy farm, and tobacco area. Manufactures include agricultural and transportation equipment, machinery, metal and plastic products, and feeds. A state school for the blind is located in Janesville. Points of interest include the 26-room Tallman House, where Lincoln spent a weekend in 1859; the Stone House (1842), of Greek Revival style; and the Milton House (1844), which is connected to a log cabin by a tunnel used by runaway slaves as a stop on the Underground RailroadUnderground Railroad,
in U.S. history, loosely organized system for helping fugitive slaves escape to Canada or to areas of safety in free states. It was run by local groups of Northern abolitionists, both white and free blacks.
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Two of Accudyne's three facilities are located on the banks of the Rock River in downtown Janesville.
The Wisconsin State Journal reported that the Janesville plant turned out more than 416,000 medium-duty trucks since 1989.
currentPage=6) New Yorker magazine profile of Ryan points out, the seven-term congressman has accepted millions in earmarked funds and even money from President Barack Obama's economic stimulus bill to aid the constituents of him hometown of Janesville, Wisconsin.
Dollar General has started construction on a new distribution center in Janesville, Wis.
General Motors Corporation (NYSE: GM), a United States-based automaker, is planning to close its production plant in Janesville, Wisconsin, according to a new United Auto Workers document.
The merger is the third for First Community and the second in the Janesville market.
The Janesville Gazette reported that Dabiri shed tears when award presenter, Allison Hokinson of the Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) of Rock County, read words written by Dabiri and Shahlapour's daughter, MinaLiza Shahlapour:
Prochaska has an extensive arrest record, including burglary, theft, felony criminal damage, and battery, reported the Janesville Gazette.
GM is producing the GMC Yukon, Cadillac Escalade and GMC Yukon Denali at its Arlington, TX, and Janesville, WI, plants; the Chevrolet Suburban and GMC Yukon XL are also in Janesville.
US BioEnergy Corporation recently announced it has optioned additional land for a 100-million-gallon-per-year ethanol plant, known as US Bio Janesville, which will be located in South Dakota.
The Janesville, Milwaukee, Madison, Paper Valley and Superior MRFs will serve as collection depots (E-Depots) for electronics sourced from public and commercial customers and will accept computers, computer monitors, televisions and computer peripherals.
The Janesville Millwork facility will manufacture interior and exterior doors made of steel, fiberglass and wood, sold under the Reliabilt brand.