Madison Media Digest

If you only read one local news story this week, check out this piece about the Madison city flag. 

City Government

The city council approved the creation of a committee to study the site of the soon-to-be-former Oscar Meyer plant. Soglin hopes to achieve a two percent raise in city taxes for the average home in 2018. The development committee for the Madison Public Market is moving forward with a tentative design. The city council approved the creation of a city council chief of staff position. Madison’s forgivable home loan program will end this year


Cherokee Middle School’s yearbook will be reprinted to take out slurs and antisemitic material. Local fourth graders spread kindness and cheer via an end-of-the-semester art project. Mayor Soglin wants to put together a citizen task force to evaluate city government structure and function. Madison Metropolitan School District’s Mann Scholars program celebrated their 20th year of college prep. MMSD hopes to spend the summer improving their advanced learning plan. 


A new restaurant on the east side aims to combat the lack of female-centered bar spaces.

Northside residents and community leaders gathered to address gun violence and potential solutions. Playground equipment at a west side park was destroyed in a fire. East Madison Community Center’s new program will help connect families with necessary resources. Here’s where all the good stuff is at the Dane County Farmer’s Market.