Consumer - WKOW 27: Madison, WI Breaking News, Weather and Sports

Top Stories

Read More

UPDATE: IRS extends tax-filing deadline due to issues with online payment site

The IRS extends tax-filing deadline for all filers to midnight Wednesday, April 18, due to glitch with agency's website.

More>>

Wisconsin parents can sign up for $100 child rebate beginning May 15 Video included

Gov. Scott Walker says families will be able to sign up for a $100 per-child tax rebate starting on May 15, 2018. 

More>>

Equipment and machinery from former GM plant in Janesville heading to auction

All equipment and machinery from the former GM Janesville Assembly Plant will be sold in a four-day online auction beginning later this month. 

More>>

Home values, property taxes rising in Madison

Property assessments were mailed to Madison homeowners Friday, and for most residents, the news is mixed. 

More>>

Apostle Islands National Lakeshore quarter launched into circulation Video included

Updated:

A part of the Wisconsin Northland will now be in millions of American's pockets after a new quarter program was launched in Red Cliff on Wednesday. 

More>>

Cold spring could hurt Wisconsin berry farms Video included

Pick-your-own berry farms are reeling from this unseasonably cold and snowy April.

More>>

Buyer found for Boston Store parent Bon-Ton, fate of closures unclear

File photo File photo

The Bon-Ton Stores announced Monday that it had received a signed letter of intent from an investor group to acquire the company as a going concern in a bankruptcy court-supervised sale process. 

More>>

Organic Valley optimistic despite $10 million loss in 2017 Video included

Organic Valley farmers gathered at the La Crosse Center on Thursday for the 30th Annual Business Meeting.

More>>

Portillo's bringing its classic Chicago-style eatery to Madison

Portillo’s, the fast casual concept known for its menu of Chicago-style favorites, proudly announces details on its newest location at 4505 East Towne Blvd. in Madison near East Towne Mall. 

More>>

E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce expands

The CDC is warning you, if you have bagged, chopped romaine lettuce at home -- don't eat it.  

More>>

Hasbro wants your old toys

Have any old toys sitting around that you don't want any more? Toy maker Hasbro is launching a free recycling program for toys and board games.

More>>

Boston Store liquidation likely to be approved this week Video included

The future of Boston Store is not looking good. According to a report on Biz Times Milwaukee, the company will ask a bankruptcy court to approve liquidation on Wednesday. 

More>>

Historic Garver Feed Mill in Madison being renovated Video included

Officials broke ground on Tuesday on the Garver Feed Mill renovation. The building on Madison's east side will be turned into a production facility and restaurant hub with other public facilities.

More>>

UW Arboretum & brewery collaborate for beer Video included

The UW-Madison Arboretum is partnering with a local taproom to create a one of a one-of-a-kind brew. Levi Funk owns Funk Factory Geuzeria, a sour beer brewery on nearby Gilson St.

More>>

Angie's List: Garage remodeling Video included

Your home’s garage has evolved from its humble origins as a vehicle storage area. In today’s Angie’s List report, we’ll see how creative design and organization can create the garage space of your dreams.

More>>

RECALL: ConAgra Brands, Inc. Salisbury steaks recalled

Courtesy: ConAgra Brands Inc. Courtesy: ConAgra Brands Inc.

Before you plan your dinner, take note of this recall.

More>>

Farm-to-table food truck makes debut in Madison Video included

The Madison Metropolitan School District and "REAP" Food Group rolled out a new farm-to-table food truck on Tuesday at La Follette High School. 

More>>

Angie's List: Three D-I-Y projects for Spring Video included

Believe it or not, spring isn’t far off, and there might be some household projects you need to tackle.

More>>

Best Buy warns of data breach

Best Buy is warning that some of its customers' payment information may have been compromised in a data breach.

More>>

Angie's List: Cleaning up after a flood Video included

In today’s Angie’s List report, what to do when the water rises inside your home.

More>>

Angie's List: Sod vs. Seed Video included

It doesn’t matter if you’re in a newly built home with no lawn or an older home with patchy spots of grass here and there, you have two options to turn your yard into a lush, green showplace your neighbors will envy: sod or seed. 

More>>

Angie's List: Using technology to secure your home

You probably know your security system can monitor your alarms and locks, but increasingly, home automation can be tied into a single network controlled by your security interface.

More>>

Avoiding identity theft this tax season Video included

Scammers will try to get your tax refund this year or steal your identity, but there are things you can do to prevent it.

More>>

Exact Sciences reports 4Q loss

Exact Sciences Corp. (EXAS) on Thursday reported a loss of $21.8 million in its fourth quarter.

More>>

Alliant Energy posts 4Q profit

Alliant Energy Corp. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $231.2 million.

More>>

Angie's List: Getting the most value of what you put into your home Video included

Some home projects can increase your value, others can preserve it, and some might not be worth the money you spend on them. 

More>>

Disney Parks Raise Ticket Prices

It's going to cost you more to get into the "Happiest Place on Earth". 

More>>

Angie's List: Off-season home selling Video included

If you’re planning to sell your home this year, you might want to hurry. That’s right, it could be easier to sell your home in the winter rather than the spring, summer or fall.

More>>

Angie's List: A New Year's Resolution for Your Home

Too many of us wait until things around the house either break down or die altogether before we fix them. 

More>>

Angie's List: Car Lifts Video included

ANGIE'S LIST (WKOW) -- Even if you have a two-car garage, you can fit a third or even fourth car in your garage without adding any room, just by using the space overhead. 

More>>

Angie's List: Radiant Flooring is hot trend

Getting “cold feet” before your wedding doesn’t happen in the literal sense, but getting them each morning after crawling out of a warm bed is annoying. 

More>>

Fiat Chrysler recalls 2017 Pacifica minivans for engine stalling problem

Fiat Chrysler is recalling more than 160,000 minivans mainly in North America to fix a software problem that can make engines stall.

More>>

BBB offers tips to choosing a tax preparer

It’s that time of the year again when many taxpayers must choose a tax preparer to help file a tax return. The BBB and the IRS recommend that taxpayers choose their tax return preparer wisely.

More>>

Angie's List: Is an electric vehicle right for you?

Despite the low gas prices we’re currently enjoying, the demand for electric vehicles may soon surge as manufacturers prepare to debut new, affordable models that can go as much as 200 miles between chargings.

More>>

Angie's List: Holiday Lighting Dangers

Today’s Angie’s List report may sound like a holiday downer but it’s meant to keep your family safe.

More>>

Angie's List: Carriage Houses

The humble carriage house is more popular than ever, as homeowners find new ways to use them. 

More>>

Angie's List: Carpet clean-up stain removing secrets

Have you ever tried to clean coffee out of your carpet? How about wine… or even blood? It’s no easy task.

More>>

Angie's List: The Disappearing Dining Room

The Disappearing Dining Room Whether you call it dinner or supper, only 23 percent of us are spending our evening meal gathered around a proper dinner table in space designed just for that purpose. 

More>>

Angie's List: Pre-fabricated homes can be 'fabulous'

 When many people hear “prefabricated” or “modular” in relation to houses, they picture trailers or hastily built tract homes.

More>>

Angie's List: Don't Be Lazy About Those Leaves

Fall may be the most beautiful time of the year, and many places have made leaf watching a tourism windfall, but the leaves aren’t as pretty when they’re ankle-deep in the yard.

More>>

Angie's List: Removing Lead Safely

October 25th through 31st is Lead Poisoning Prevention Week and we’re marking it with this homeowner alert for anyone with a house built before 1978.

More>>

Amazon issues recall on some solar eclipse glasses

Amazon has issued a recall to customers who purchased eclipse glasses that may not have come from a recommended manufacturer.

More>>

Amazon Prime Day starts Monday night: Tips for getting the best deals

Amazon's annual Prime Day kicks off tonight at 8 p.m. CT and lasts for 30 straight hours with new deals to be released as often as every five minutes, according to the company's website.

More>>

Mars Inc. suing Wisconsin woman over her brand of chocolates

Candy maker Mars Inc. is suing a Wisconsin woman over chocolates she is selling under a name the company says is "confusingly similar" to its cocoa extract supplements called CocoaVia.

More>>

Recall Alert: Southern Grove cashews

A warning for cashew lovers: Southern Grove is recalling its 'Cashew halves and pieces with Sea Salt' because there may be glass inside the canisters.    

More>>

Powered by Frankly