State legislators reach a compromise on a statewide ban on smoking in bars and restaurants. It will not take effect until July 2010 and caps fines for bars that break the law at $100 a day. Oh, and it says local government may not bar bars from having outside smoking patios.
Anderson Desilva, 29, is convicted of second-degree sexual assault for raping a woman he met at a Madison bar in 2007. The jury rejected his claim that the sex was consensual.
A state appeals court rules that police do not need a warrant to attach GPS tracking devices to people's cars, even those not suspected of crimes. But the court, "more than a little troubled" by its own ruling, urged legislative action to prevent abuse.
Brett Favre tells the Minnesota Vikings, with whom he's met, that he plans to stay retired.
The UW Board of Regents approves a $250-a-year tuition surcharge for in-state UW-Madison students (and a $750 annual hike for out-of-state ones) for each of the next four years.
ESPN reports that Brett Favre is ready to play for the Vikings, pending the outcome of medical tests.
Traffic jams as thousands of cars flock to the Alliant Center for the chance to discard at no cost electronic equipment like computers that once cost them plenty. One organizer estimates the total take at 250 tons.
Brett Favre is still possibly a would-be Viking.
A man sitting in a vehicle parked outside a south Madison bar is shot in the thigh by another man who asks him for a light. Accounts do not say whether the light was provided.
Brett Favre is spotted outside the Metrodome, muttering "Eeny, meenie, miny, mo...."
Four individuals, ages 18 to 23, are charged with reckless homicide for allegedly providing the heroin that killed Jason Swanson, 25, last fall in Middleton.
Local public health authorities announce that Dane County has 29 confirmed cases of swine flu, up from one suspected case a week ago.
The Vikings confirm they're interested in Favre. Who isn't?
A planned hearing to block renewal of the liquor license for the Kollege Klub on the UW Kampus is kanceled due to a kommunications mix-up. But police upset about fights, disturbances and underage drinking plan to explore other options, including revocation.
Brett Favre shaves, for once using a razor and not a pruning shears. Says he'll let his ridiculous stubble return, before deciding about football.
David Carley, a former Madison developer and two-time candidate for governor, dies at age 80 at his home in Virginia.
Brett Favre says he's only had a day to grow the damn thing, get off his back.
Compiled (in part) from local media