A city committee deadlocks on a vote to choose between two proposals to redevelop the old Garver Feed Mill on the east side. The eight-member panel could not decide between a proposal by Common Wealth Development to turn the mill into an arts incubator and one by Barnsdale Land Company to make it a green "sustainability" center.
Milton McPike, the beloved former principal of Madison's East High School, resigns from the UW Board of Regents. The 68-year-old McPike, appointed to the board in 2004, is battling cancer.
Daniel Kaltenberg, 44, and his wife, Jacklyn, 45, plead guilty to misdemeanor charges for hosting a teen drinking party on their farm near Waunakee. The party, held in September, was attended by 70 teenagers.
Tyree Jacobs, 31, of Madison, dies from injuries he received in a beating over the weekend. James Anderson, 22, is charged with second-degree reckless homicide for punching and kicking Jacobs outside a party on Atticus Way.
Madison police release a sketch of the man they believe murdered Joel Marino, 31, in January. Police also found DNA they believe belongs to the killer on the knife used to stab Marino.
The Immigrant Workers Union holds a small rally on the steps of the City-County Building, lamenting an increase in raids by the federal government in the past year. The group also decries Sheriff Dave Mahoney's policy of notifying federal authorities of illegal immigrants in the Dane County jail.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office upholds two more stem-cell patents owned by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation. The federal government previously upheld a third patent owned by the UW-Madison group. The patents are being contested by research groups from California and New York, which say they will appeal the government's decision.
Madison school officials announce plans to add a second security guard at Toki Middle School. The school will also get a dean of students to help handle discipline problems. About 100 parents attended a meeting last week, complaining that student behavior was out of control and the school had become unsafe.
Richard Dawkins, an evolutionary biologist from Oxford University and author of The God Delusion, speaks to 1,300 people at the Memorial Union. He calls evolution a "supremely elegant alternative" to religion.
Gov. Jim Doyle announces that Madison will host a World Stem Cell Summit in September. The annual summit brings together top researchers from around the world.
Compiled from local media