The city's architect unveils concepts for a $29.5 million Central Library renovation, which adds 25,000 square feet, to a total of 120,000, including an expandable third story.
About 500 West High School students - a quarter of the study body - walk out of classes to protest a district plan that they think will do away with electives. That'll learn 'em.
The UW Badgers football team upsets top-ranked Ohio State, 31-18. Afterward, some 35,000 fans storm the field, pinning other fans against a rail and causing minor injuries to two people. Police issue 37 citations, including 35 arrests, mostly for underage drinking. Go, Badgers.
Mayor Dave Cieslewicz proposes spending $4.7 million to buy a 7.76-acre parcel on the 800 block of East Washington Avenue. The site, now a used car lot, would be redeveloped as mixed housing and commercial.
Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne says Deputy Keith Severson, an 11-year-veteran of the Dane County Sheriff's Office, was justified in using deadly force against Eugene Walker, 25. Walker reportedly had a gun when he threatened his ex-girlfriend but was unarmed when he attacked Severson.
Mayor Dave Cieslewicz departs on a five-day trip to Stockholm, Sweden, to participate in the European Green Capital Conference.
Four council members - Tim Bruer, Steve King, Paul Skidmore and Joe Clausius - walk out of the Common Council meeting while Ald. Thuy Pham-Remmele is speaking. With three other alders absent, the move breaks quorum, bringing the meeting to a halt.
The state Transportation Projects Commission approves expanding I-90 and I-39 in Dane and Rock counties at an expected cost of between $700 million and $1 billion. The next governor and Legislature must set aside money for the project.
Capital Newspapers announces it will take over the business side of The Onion's Madison print edition. State Journal publisher Bill Johnston calls The Onion "a nice niche business to have with our other businesses like Agri-View, Wheels for You and Nursing Matters." Future shocks: "Area Farmer Has Always Hated Broccoli" (Agri-View); "Ad of the Week: '88 Buick LeSabre, used only by little old lady to attend Satanic services on Sundays" (Wheels for You); and "Nurse Jackie to Get Clean, Sober in Third Season - Not!" (Nursing Matters).
Fire damages the Bavaria Sausage company in Fitchburg. No one is injured.
The U.S. Department of Transportation awards Madison $950,000 in federal funds to help plan and build the multi-model train station downtown. The money will be used to design a new underground parking facility, a bike station, intermodal connections to Madison Metro and intercity buses, and a public market.
Compiled (in part) from local media