UP: Edgewater Hotel. The redevelopment project won a crucial approval from the TIF Joint Review Board, which approved expanding a downtown tax incremental financing district to include the hotel see Alicia Yager's report). The developer needed to be in a TIF district in order to receive a $16 million city loan.
DOWN: Travis Ludy, Mitchell Klatt and Joseph Tracy. These three UW-Madison students threw a house party at 37 N. Brooks St. on Sept. 11. When the police came knocking, they turned off the lights and music and hid. That turned out to be a really bad idea. The trio ended up with $86,000 in fines for 130 counts of allegedly providing alcohol to minors. And what's worse, Ludy tells the Wisconsin State Journal, "there wasn't a whole lot of beer left anyway."