Former Madison School Board member Jim Fullin, 58, dies of leukemia.
Nicholas Schiavo, owner of Café Continental and Club Majestic, is struck in the head with a shotgun stock in a downtown parking lot. Police later charge Jason Hall, 19, with aggravated battery for striking Schiavo and three counts of recklessly endangering safety for allegedly firing the shotgun. Schiavo says he followed Hall because he was afraid Hall would damage his car.
Gov. Jim Doyle vetoes a bill that would relax rules on rent-to-own stores. Doyle says the bill did not go far enough to protect consumers.
A Dane County jury finds brothers Mark Mey, 17, and Paul Mey, 20, and twins Jeremy and Jonathan Adeyanju, 19, guilty of attempted murder in a gang-related shooting in Oregon last summer.
Responding to public concern, UW-Madison officials reverse their decision to close the city's only fertility clinic. The decision to close was prompted by problems among the clinic's three physicians, including charges of sexual harassment.
UW-Madison football player Marcus Randle El, 19, gets 18 months' probation for two battery incidents last year in which he attacked his girlfriend and punched another student.
UW-Madison alumni John Morgridge of Cisco Systems and his wife, Tashia, announce plans to donate $50 million to build the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, a biomedical research facility. The gift is the largest private donation in UW history.
About 21% of eligible voters turn out in Dane County for the spring election. Madison School Board: Seat 1, Arlene Silveira narrowly defeats Maya Cole, 17,933 to 17,847; Seat 2, newcomer Lucy Mathiak unseats 12-year incumbent Juan Jose Lopez, 20,182 to 15,246. Dane County Board: Dist. 5, Ashok Kumar beats David Lapidus, 465 to 196; Dist. 7, Matthew Veldran ousts longtime incumbent David Blaska, 1,060 to 839; Dist. 15, incumbent Richard Brown Sr. tops Ronn Ferrell, 731 to 691; Dist. 18, incumbent Dorothy Wheeler triumphs over Al Vorhees, 1,458 to 826; Dist. 23, Sheila Stubbs upsets incumbent Don Eggert, 516 to 421; Dist. 24, Dale Suslick edges past Robin Schmidt, 1,787 to 1,710; Dist. 30, Patrick Downing boots incumbent Bob Ruth, 1,603 to 1,259; Dist. 31, incumbent Gerald Jensen prevails over Daniel Olson, 1,270 to 1,063; Dist. 33, incumbent Jack Martz bests Brian Casey, 1,008 to 922; and Dist. 36, incumbent Richard Pertzborn overcomes Eric Hohol, 1,375 to 1,111.
UW-Madison students narrowly reject a referendum to rebuild and remodel the student unions. The students would have had to pay an extra $200 a year in fees for the next 30 years to help fund the $169 million renovation.
Compiled from local media