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 inCORONAVIRUS, Government, Local news

Racine County COVID-19 Dashboard

RACINE COUNTY – Staying up-to-date on how the COVID-19 virus is spreading is important with the advent of the Omicron variant. As public health officials encourage residents to get vaccinated, wear masks properly and practice social distancing, having local information will help us all to minimize the impact. Officials with Racine County are reporting out […]

Posted inLocal news, Police and fire

Race in Racine: Singled out with guns drawn Racine was named the second-worst place for black people to live, but some in Racine don’t believe racism exists here. That’s why we started the Race in Racine podcast. Racism — whether overt or covert — is such a complex problem that people have become blind to it. So in this very first episode […]

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 inBusiness, CORONAVIRUS, Government, Local news

State allows limited in-person shopping

MADISON — Standalone or strip-mall based retail stores will be able to offer in-person shopping for up to five customers at a time under a new emergency order issued Monday by Governor Tony Evers. The new order allows drive-in theaters to operate with some restrictions. But safety precautions and guidelines outlined in the Safer at […]

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 inSchools, Sponsored

St. Catherine’s School invites families to open house

Making the decision on where to send your child to school is one of the most important decisions you can make as a parent, but it doesn’t have to be a difficult one. Students at St. Catherine’s enjoy a diverse and respectful community that encourages service, lifelong learning and being a globally responsible citizen. Central […]

Posted inCulture, Racine Guide, Sponsored

Ziggy Zaggy, Ziggy Zaggy, Oye! Oye! Oye!-Oktoberfest

Ziggy Zaggy, Ziggy Zaggy, Oye! Oye! Oye! Oktoberfest is upon us, and the Franksville Craft Beer Garden is serving up all the gemuetlichtkeit this weekend in a free to attend celebration, September 27 through September 30. Four fun-filled days of craft beer, food, live music and games will kick off the inaugural Oktoberfest of Racine […]

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 inBreaking, Community, Events, Sponsored

Mount Pleasant Day 2018 in pictures

Mount Pleasant Day proved to be a great success and fun for everyone. Great weather, climbing walls, helicopter rides, popcorn and music, sub sandwiches and radio controlled airplanes. Mark Hertzberg shares some of the fun with Racine County Eye. David Groen, 12, ascends a climbing wall during Mount Pleasant Day, Saturday September 16, 2018 at […]

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 inGovernment, Kenosha Government, Kenosha Lens, Local news

Flags to fly at half-staff until March 31 in remembrance of Nashville shooting victims

MADISON — Flags have been ordered to be flown at half-staff, immediately, in honor and remembrance of the six individuals killed in the Nashville school shooting that occurred on Monday, March 27. President Joe Biden issued a proclamation stating the flags shall be flown at half-staff until sunset on March 31. Wisconsin flags already at […]

Posted inArts & Entertainment, Culture, Local news, Schools, Things To Do, Union Grove

Union Grove High School Performing Arts Department announces its 2023-24 theatrical season lineup

UNION GROVE — The Union Grove High School Performing Arts Department has officially announced the lineup for the 2023-2024 theatrical season. In the coming school year, three productions will be held at the school offering students the opportunity to excel on stage. Union Grove Performing Arts 2023-24 season Fall play In November 2023, the school […]

Posted inArts & Entertainment, Celebrations, Church, Community, Culture, Events, Food & Drinks, Kenosha business, Kenosha Lens, Kenosha Nonprofits, Local news, Non-Profits, Pets, Things To Do

Easter Egg Hunt Guide: 2023 Racine and Kenosha County edition

Hippity-hoppity, Easter’s on its way, and in Racine and in Kenosha Counties, there’s no shortage of celebrations. The Easter Egg Hunt Guide: 2023 Racine and Kenosha County edition gives residents accurate and detailed information to plan your excursions at these family-friendly festivities happening throughout our counties this Easter season. Why not check out something from […]

Posted inBreaking, Business, Local news

BREAKING: Microsoft Corp. plans to build a $1 billion data center campus in Mount Pleasant

MOUNT PLEASANT, WIS. — Microsoft Corp. has announced plans to purchase a 315-acre parcel of land in Mount Pleasant for a $1 billion data center campus. The purchase aims to create a data center campus. The Village of Mount Pleasant, Racine County, Racine County Economic Development Corporation, Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, and Milwaukee 7 penned […]

Posted inCommunity, Culture, Parenting, Sports, Things To Do

2023 Ultimate Frisbee Camp to be held at Horlick Athletic Field, registration opens April 3

RACINE — A partnership between the City of Racine Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services (PRCS) and the Madison Radicals is bringing an Ultimate Frisbee Camp for youth ages 8-14 this upcoming summer. Madison Radicals logo The camp fee is $50 and includes a frisbee. This camp focuses on providing exciting drills to emphasize fundamentals, maximize […]

Posted inGovernment, Local news, Obituaries

Veteran William LaVerne Simon’s remains returned; flags to half-staff on March 28

MADISON – In honor of Army Private First Class William LaVerne “Sonny” Simon who died during World War II and was not indentified, Gov. Tony Evers signed Executive Order #189 ordering the flags of the United States and the state of Wisconsin to be flown at half-staff on Tuesday, March 28, 2023. The order will be […]

Posted inLocal news, Police and fire

Drug investigation reveals meth, weapon, 3-year-old child in same home

Criminal charges have been filed against three people following a drug investigation earlier this year by officers and agents with the Metro Drug Unit. Charged in three different criminal complaints are Christopher Weber, 26, Racine; Shelly Weber, 51, Mount Pleasant; and Jennifer Schemenauer, 38, Mount Pleasant. Christopher Weber is charged with felony counts of possession […]

Posted inLocal news, Police and fire

Elderly man doused with gas, beaten, in restraining order violation; grandson facing over 12 years prison

RACINE — A 22-year-old Racine man faces a felony charge after a restraining order violation where he allegedly doused a relative with gasoline and threatened to set him on fire. Prajit P. Patel is charged with a felony count of physical abuse of an elderly person and misdemeanor disorderly conduct after his arrest earlier this […]

Posted inArts & Entertainment, Culture, Non-Profits, Things To Do

Upcoming Programs and Events at the Racine Public Library March 25 – 31

The following is a list of the upcoming programs at the Racine Public Library.Please note: COVID-19 safety information for RPL is below the programming information. Library Services & Event Registration Week of March 25 – 31 Register for Racine Public Library programs in one of the following ways (unless noted otherwise): Call 262-636-9217 Visit the […]

Posted inLocal news, Schools, Union Grove

Union Grove High School makes big splash at SeaPerch underwater robotics competition

UNION GROVE – The Union Grove Union High School (UGHS) made a big splash at the Southeast Wisconsin SeaPerch Competition on March 19. SeaPerch is an innovative underwater robotics program that equips students, educators, and parents with the resources they need to build an underwater remotely-operated vehicle (ROV) in an in-school or out-of-school setting. All […]

Posted inObituaries

Sandra ‘Sandy’ L. Balwinski, 80, was an industrious homemaker and meticulous seamstress

Obituary for Sandra ‘Sandy’ L. Balwinski Sandra ‘Sandy’ L. Balwinski, 80, passed away on Wednesday, March 22, 2023, at Open Arms Assisted Living. Sandy was born in Milwaukee on Oct. 23, 1942, to the late Edward and Clara (nee: Erdman) Bzdawka. Sandra ‘Sandy’ L. Balwinski She graduated from Pulaski High School in Milwaukee. On Aug. […]

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Danny Charles Larrabee, 63, enjoyed car shows and hunting up north

Obituary for Danny Charles Larrabee Danny Charles Larrabee, 63, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 18, 2023. Danny was born in Racine on Oct. 20, 1959, the son of Orval and Marjory (nee: Blake) Larrabee and lived in Racine his entire life. Danny started working alongside his father at Larrabee’s Garage […]

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