The City of Burlington could opt to seek a state grant to help finance the conversion of a historic downtown building into a craft brewery.

The Common Council is slated to consider the grant application and approval of a developer’s agreement with developer Tim Sullivan at a meeting on Jan. 21.

The grant could cover about $171,000 of a project that has a projected total investment of $1.3 million.

The brewery proposal is among the top stories in this week’s edition of the Burlington Standard Press. Copies of the newspaper will be available at local retail outlets on Thursday. Subscribers will receive their copies with Thursday’s mail.

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Here’s a look at some of the other stories in this week’s Standard Press:

  • ACCUSED KILLER PLEADS NOT GUILTY: A New Berlin man accused of fatally shooting Chad Bickler in the Town of Norway last month pleaded not guilty in Racine County Circuit Court Jan. 9. Troy Hoffmann, 40, waived his right to a preliminary hearing after Court Commissioner Alice A. Rudebusch found probable cause and bound him over for trial. Hoffmann is next scheduled to appear at a status conference on March 20.
  • HOT CHOCOLATEFEST RETURNS: Burlington Hot ChocolateFest is this weekend and consists of many new features as well as returning favorites. In addition to hot chocolate and chili walk events involving the city’s downtown merchants, the festival includes a full slate of live music Friday and Saturday nights at Veterans Terrace.
  • MURDER SUSPECT LACKS ATTORNEY: Linda LaRoche’s preliminary hearing on charges she murdered Peggy Lynn Johnson-Schroeder in Racine County 20 years ago has been postponed because she did not have an attorney representing her.
  • ORGANIC GROWTH: Local business Not Your Grandma’s Pantry has done so well since opening in November that the owners are planning to open a second shop in Lake Geneva next month.
  • RECORD PERFORMANCE: In a season with few highlights, the Burlington High School girls basketball team found something to cheer about Friday when senior guard Claire Walby established the school record for 3-point baskets in a game.