Posted inBreaking, Elections, Government, Local news, Politics

Inauguration Day 2021: What to expect and what’s happening

Watching the inauguration When does the inauguration start: Early Wednesday morning, President Trump and Melania Trump will leave the White House without welcoming the Bidens. The Bidens will attend a church service before the official inauguration ceremony. The Inauguration program will officially begin around 11:15 a.m EST. READ MORE: How to Watch the inauguration After […]

Posted inCommunity, Events, Non-Profits

Racine Literacy Council Resumes Entry-level Classes the Week of June 15

For 55 years, the Racine Literacy Council has provided educational resources to help adult learners meet life’s challenges. The current pandemic is a new challenge, and RLC is rising to meet it. The building has been closed since March 22. Existing student/tutor pairs have continued to work together through distance learning with materials mailed to […]

Posted inHealth, Local news

First Case of Coronavirus in Wisconsin Confirmed

By Bill Houston With growing concern about the spread of the novel coronavirus spreading into the U.S., the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, local health department officials, and the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have reported the first confirmed case in Wisconsin. The unidentified adult — who has a […]

Posted inBreaking, Local news, Police and fire

DA: No charges to be issued against officer in death of Ty’Rese West

MOUNT PLEASANT, WI — After 90 days, Racine County District Attorney Patricia Hanson said Mount Pleasant police sergeant Eric Giese will not face charges in the shooting death of 18-year-old Ty’Rese West. The Racine Police Department handled the investigation with assistance from the Wisconsin Department of Justice’s Division of Criminal Investigation and the Wisconsin State […]

Posted inLife, Sponsored

Life Insurance in Wisconsin – A Comprehensive Guide

The benefits of a life insurance policy goes beyond what people usually think. Some don’t even bother with such policies because, in their opinion, this is “poorly-spent” money. In the prospect of an unfortunate event, however, these policies could ensure the well-being of your family. Policyholders can choose between several types of policies. Each comes […]

Posted inBreaking, Community, Events, Sponsored

Eco-Justice Center’ Fall Festival provided tons of family fun

The Eco-Justice Center celebrated their Fall Festival on Sunday and here are a few pictures of the fun provided!  The Center provides education programs for adults and youth related to the environment and sustainable living. Pictures by Mark Hertzberg. Keri Heusdens, left, photographs her daughter Zinnia, 1, and her husband, Adam, as they look at […]

Posted inDevelopment, Local news, Real Estate

Real Estate Transfers: Former CSL Plasma Building sells

Several commercial buildings in Racine and Caledonia are among $14.4 million in real estate transfers that occurred between May 7 through May 11, according to the Racine County Clerk of Deeds Office. Here are the real estate highlights: Newman Enterprises Inc. sold a commercial building at 1601 Washington Ave., to Kim Ellis, of West Allis, […]

Posted inCommunity, Culture, Government, Non-Profits, Sports, Things To Do

Free guest passes to Milwaukee Brewers baseball games available Aug. 25

RACINE — As part of the Milwaukee Brewers Buddies Program, the Racine, Parks Recreation and Cultural Services (PRCS) is distributing free guest passes to Racine County residents beginning Aug. 25. The guest passes are for the Aug. 30 home game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. How to claim your tickets The free guest passes can be […]

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Grocery Giveaway on Aug. 18 at Anthony Lane COP House

The Racine Police Department is hosting a grocery giveaway on Aug. 18. This community event is free and welcomes those in need to attend. It will take place this Thursday, from 4:30 p.m. until 6 p.m. or while supplies last. This food pantry takes place every third Thursday of the month. Grocery giveaway specifics This pop-up food […]

Posted inCommunity, Non-Profits, Police and fire, Things To Do

RPD kicks off Breast Cancer apparel fundraiser

The Racine Police Department (RPD) has got the ball rolling with its annual t-shirt fundraiser benefitting local cancer research. Breast cancer awareness month takes place every October. To help community members gear up for the fight against cancer, two apparel items are being sold by the department. Per the department’s Facebook post, they are selling […]

Posted inGovernment, Health, Parenting, Schools

DHS Urges COVID-19 vaccination for a healthy 2022-2023 school year

The 2022-2023 school year is approaching for Wisconsinites. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) urges parents and guardians to get their children vaccinated against COVID-19. If your child has received their COVID-19 vaccines, it is important they stay up to date with their booster vaccines. This is crucial, even for students who will be attending […]

Posted inLocal news, Schools

Wisconsin Tuition Promise introduced by UW System president to help 8K students

MILWAUKEE — Jay Rothman, president of the University of Wisconsin System, recently announced a new program, called the Wisconsin Tuition Promise, that will bring tuition aid to students set to begin in the Fall 2023 semester. The program will help disenfranchised Wisconsin students looking to earn a degree at any UW school. Roughly 8,000 students […]

Posted inSchool Awards

University of Iowa: Waterford’s Allison Zuhlke named among 13 scholastic All-Americans

IOWA CITY, IA – Allison Zuhlke of Waterford, WI is one of 13 University of Iowa women’s gymnasts recently named Women’s Collegiate Gymnastics Association Scholastic All-America Award recipients. University of Iowa’s honorees include Alex Bradford, Alexa Ebeling, Allie Gilchrist, Alex Greenwald, Clair Kaji, Bridget Killian, Caelen Lansing, Kamryn Martinez, Kareena Mcsweeny, Marissa Rojas, Allyson Steffensmeier, […]

Posted inCommunity, Food & Drinks

Canned pulled pork recipe from UW-Extension: 30 minutes until delicious

Are you struggling with what to make for dinner? Perhaps you know what you want but you are finding it difficult to make recipes given certain food shortages. How about sinking your teeth into mouth-watering pulled pork sandwiches? Jillian Frideres, FoodWIse Nutrition Educator of Racine/Kenosha notes that various food pantries and community partners have identified […]

Posted inCommunity, Events, Non-Profits, Schools

Back-to-school hygiene product drive held by Salvation Army

RACINE – The Salvation Army of Racine this week is conducting a hygiene products drive to provide back-to-school hygiene bags for Knapp Elementary School students. Full-size items are being collected. The organization also needs volunteers to assemble the bags. Please bring items to The Salvation Army Worship and Community Center, 1901 Washington Ave., by this […]