Nancy Thurow, founder of Children's Theater of Madison, dies at her home. She started the company in 1965 after creative drama was eliminated from Madison's public schools and produced 38 seasons with CTM.
Sheboygan County Judge Angela Sutkiewicz sentences 76-year-old Ruby Klokow of Sheboygan to 10 years in prison for killing her baby daughter in 1957. When the death was first investigated, Klokow told police the baby rolled off a couch and hit her head. But when the case was reinvestigated in 2008, she admitted to throwing the baby roughly on the couch, causing her to bounce onto the floor. The baby's older brother, James Klokow, now 57, witnessed the incident and eventually told police.
The Legislative Audit Bureau finds that the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. routinely failed to follow state laws, didn't track loans and awarded money to ineligible projects.
The Wisconsin State Journal reports that UW-Madison officials are investigating claims that members of the sorority Kappa Alpha Theta interrupted an April 27 performance of The Vagina Monologues at the Brink Lounge by pounding on the windows and making lewd gestures. Sisterhood is disparaging?
The American Civil Liberties Union makes public a letter from the U.S. Justice Department telling Wisconsin school officials they must do more to make the state's private voucher school program available to disabled children.
College students party mostly without incident under the intense gaze of Madison police during the Mifflin Street Block Party. In the weeks leading up to the party, city officials threatened severe consequences for unruly behavior. The threats appear to have helped, with police writing relatively few citations and sending no one to jail.
Public information officer John Gillespie, whom the the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. hired a month ago to improve its tarnished image, resigns. The move comes after WKOW-TV revealed that Gillespie owes the state $44,000 in unpaid taxes and improper unemployment insurance compensation benefits he received.
Democrats push for a bipartisan committee to scrutinize the beleaguered Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. but are defeated by Republicans, who defend the jobs agency. In a news release, Assembly Minority Leader Peter Barca (D-Kenosha) says: "Today Assembly Republicans made it crystal clear - they won't take even a minor baby step to hold WEDC accountable."
Gov. Walker calls an emergency meeting with the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. board in Waukesha.
Compiled, in part, from local media.