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Kenosha City Council approves emergency authorization for mayor ahead of Blake shooting decision

KENOSHA ⏤ The City Council approved a resolution giving Mayor John Antaramian emergency authorization powers in the event of unrest.  Once activated, the mayor will have emergency authorization for eight days. After eight days, the City Council will have to approve additional measures taken concerning any violent unrest. The emergency powers come as Kenosha County […]

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Last night’s meeting: Council increases bond for inciting violence more than 10 times normal amount; alderpersons object to city methodology

KENOSHA ⏤ During last night’s City Council meeting, alderpersons voted to increase the bond amount for the charge of inciting violence by more than 10 times from $124 to $1,321. That measure passed by a slim margin of 9-7. It is effective immediately. Likewise, the city also approved emergency authorization for Mayor John Antaramian, which […]

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Kenosha council to discuss, potentially approve New Kenosha agreement, provisions tonight

KENOSHA ⏤ Tonight, the Common Council will discuss and potentially approve the city’s agreement with New Kenosha, LLC to develop the Downtown ⏤ along with inclusionary provisions. The meeting will start at 7 p.m. Those wanting to listen in on the virtual meeting can do so through a telephone connection. Call 312-626-6799 or 646-558-8656 and […]

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After months of tension, a possibility of change for Kenosha County Board

Tuesday evening’s Kenosha County Board meeting was different. For the first time in months, people treated each other, mostly, with civility throughout the process. In fact, Chairman John O’Day made it a point at the end of the meeting to call for civility and respect in all proceedings moving forward. Protesters not going anywhere To […]

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Militia member says Kenosha police sought to push protesters toward them on night of deadly shootings

A militia member patrolling the streets of Kenosha, Wisconsin on Aug. 25 claimed that police on the scene told him they planned to herd demonstrators toward the armed men — and then leave. This story also appeared in WisconsinWatch.org In a widely shared video from that fateful evening when two people were killed, Ryan Balch, […]

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Ballot drop boxes cause for lawsuits in Racine, Kenosha

RACINE AND KENOSHA – The Cities of Racine and Kenosha are among five Wisconsin cities sued this week by a conservative law firm over the use of absentee ballot drop boxes. The Thomas More Society of Chicago, on behalf of individual residents from Racine, Milwaukee, Green Bay, Madison and Kenosha, filed separate lawsuits on Wednesday […]

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Most Racine City Alders Unopposed In 2022 Spring General Election

RACINE –  A lone Racine Common Council seat will be formally contested in the 2022 Spring General Election, scheduled for Tuesday, April 5. Spring General Election Ballot Seven alders, from even-numbered Council districts, are up for election to two-year terms. The alder for District 9 is on the ballot to fill the remaining one year […]

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After hourslong public hearing, cabaret license changes sent back to City Council for approval

KENOSHA ⏤ After hours of public comment, the Licenses and Permits Committee sent changes to cabaret licenses back to the City Council. The City Council will next consider the changes for final approval for the second time.  On Monday night, the Licenses and Permits Committee heard from approximately 12 bar owners and community members. Many […]

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Kenosha to pay for damages to officers’ personal vehicles during ‘civil unrest’

KENOSHA ⏤ The city of Kenosha Monday authorized approximately $1,166 to reimburse police officers for damages received to their personal vehicles during “civil unrest.” However, one alderman was upset by both the method the measure came before the council and the personal information contained in the resolution.  Backdrop of resolution The resolution uses the same […]