UP: Fitchburg. After two decades, Fitchburg this week broke ground on a new library at Lacy Road and Research Park Drive. The 15,000-square-foot facility will cost $14 million, with the city borrowing $10 million and collecting $4 million in private donations (of which it has already raised $2.8 million).
DOWN: Car owners. The Madison Police Department reports that almost half of the vehicles they've checked in a recent security initiative failed their test on theft security. Officers have found several cars unlocked, with open windows or with valuables in plain view.