Justin Sprecher

During debates at Isthmus, things get heated between Ald. Harrington-McKinney & Handowski over Jeffy Trail, and Martin & Campbell face off in the only open seat for council this year. more

Mar 23, 2017 5:00 AM News


Joe Tarr

Although a lot of people travel to and from Madison on intercity buses, there still isn’t a decent place to wait for them. The numerous private companies who serve the city continue to drop off and pick up on a public sidewalk. more

Mar 23, 2017 5:00 AM News

Fitchburg mayoral candidate, Jason Gonzalez, offers to send Isthmus a picture of former client’s penis when asked about alleged violations of attorney conduct. more

Mar 17, 2017 3:14 PM News


Dylan Brogan

Ald. Sheri Carter and challenger José Rea debate new panhandling ordinance and Madison College leaving downtown in order to expand its south-side campus. more

Mar 16, 2017 5:00 AM News

Oscar Mayer has a potential buyer in Reich Brothers Holdings, which specializes in buying and repurposing old industrial sites. The company’s co-CEO has hopes that Madison’s signature industry could find new life as a job center. more

Mar 16, 2017 5:00 AM News


David Michael Miller

After the 2008 financial meltdown, Congress passed legislation designed to protect everyday folks from shenanigans by brokers and advisers. Now the Trump administration is moving to roll back those reforms. more

Mar 16, 2017 5:00 AM News

A boutique hotel proposed for the top of State Street hopes to use a nearby city ramp for parking. But it is just one of several developments looking to use the same ramp, prompting fears that there won’t be enough parking downtown. more

Mar 15, 2017 11:07 AM News


David Michael Miller

It sounded like an amazing idea to turn Madison College’s downtown campus into a science museum, art galleries, nonprofit space and affordable housing. But it also turned out to be too costly. more

Mar 9, 2017 5:00 AM News


Justin Sprecher

Isthmus moderates mini-debates between the candidates for the Common Council’s five contested races. Ald. Maurice-Cheeks and challenger Steve Fitzsimmons differ sharply on policing, while Ald. Zach Wood and John Terry Jr. talk housing. more

Mar 9, 2017 5:00 AM News 2 Comments


Justin Sprecher

Hundreds rally at state Capitol, take time from work and school for Madison’s “Day Without a Woman” demonstration. more

Mar 8, 2017 4:22 PM News

After nearly seven hours of testimony and debate and over strong opposition from some neighbors, members of the Madison Common Council vote 12-7 to approve the controversial Olbrich Park biergarten. more

Mar 8, 2017 1:19 PM News 2 Comments


Steven Potter

On Monday, lawyers for Tony Robinson’s family released the evidence and arguments they were planning on making had the case gone to trial. Now one alder is calling for a new investigation and another wants the city to have more say in settlements. more

Mar 8, 2017 11:12 AM News

Tony Robinson’s family is releasing documents collected in a now-settled lawsuit, which it says proves the officer who killed him lied. State Rep. Chris Taylor is proposing new reforms for police use of force and officer-involved shootings. more

Mar 6, 2017 2:39 PM News


David Michael Miller

As if the health care system weren’t confusing enough as is, the uncertainty about what will happen to Obamacare is enough to drive anyone mad. Despite daily changes on efforts to repeal and replace the plan, we try to give some perspective. more

Mar 2, 2017 5:00 AM News


David Michael Miller

Did a Madison alder help pave the way for a biergarten run by her husband at Olbrich Park? The Common Council is expected to vote on the project on March 7. more

Feb 28, 2017 2:13 PM News 12 Comments


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    UW Cinematheque, Union South-Marquee & Chazen Museum of Art; Barrymore Theatre; and Sundance Cinemas 608


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    UW Cinematheque, Union South-Marquee & Chazen Museum of Art; Barrymore Theatre; and Sundance Cinemas 608

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