By the end of 2008, GM's production had dropped by 18.4%, and it had stopped shifts at its Pontiac and Flint, Michigan plants, as well as facilities in Oshawa, Ontario, and Janesville, Wisconsin.
Eventually GM closed both the Janesville, Wisconsin and Moraine, Ohio plants, as well as metal stamping plants in Pennsylvania and Wyoming and a minivan plant in Georgia.
While some brides note that a Vera's gown is on the pricier side, there is also a Vera's Clearance Center in Janesville with prices slashed to as little as $99.
It is served by the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy, the Chicago & North-Western, the Chicago, Milwaukee & St Paul, the Chicago, Milwaukee & Gary ("Rockford Route") and the Illinois Central railways, and is connected by interurban electric railway with Chicago and Freeport, Illinois, and Janesville, Wisconsin.
It is served by the Chicago & North-Western, and the Chicago, Milwaukee & St Paul railways, and by an inter-urban electric railway to Janesville, Wisconsin and Rockford, Illinois.