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Posted inBreakingElectionsGovernmentLocal newsPolitics

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 […]

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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 inHealthLocal 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 inBreakingLocal newsPolice 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 […]

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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 […]

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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 inDevelopmentLocal newsReal 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, […]

Downtown Racine Wine Walks

The Downtown Racine Corporation will be hosting Fall Wine Walks on October 9 & 16, 2021 with two sessions available on each date to ensure smaller crowd sizes (12 p.m.- 4 p.m. and 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.). Enjoy the change of seasons in beautiful downtown by sampling 20 delicious wines poured at 20 participating […]

Chainsaw Carving & Art Forest Festival

River Bend Nature Center is pleased to host the 9th Annual Chainsaw Carving & Art Forest Festival on October 3rd.  During the free event, the public is invited to watch chainsaw artists create incredible sculptures from logs;  join the bidding fun when all carvings go to a lively public auction. Explore the autumn forest guided […]

Virtual Meeting: Positive Parenting Program

Parenting isn’t always easy, but Triple P (Positive Parenting Program) is here to help! Children’s Wisconsin is offering a free Triple P Seminar that gives parents and caregivers a friendly place to learn, share and seek support. This week’s seminar will review the five principles of positive parenting, then focus on the realities of parenting, […]

2021 CCJC Auto/Motorcycle Show

The Mount Pleasant Police Department is teaming up with the Case High School Criminal Justice Club and Patriot Club to host their 7th annual Car / Motorcycle show. Due to continued popularity, the show will be held at the Franksville Park located at 9614 Northwestern Ave., Franksville, WI. This event begins at 9:00 am. It […]

Eco-J Discovery Days

The Eco-Justice Center of Racine proudly invites you to come and explore the farm during their first annual Eco-J Discovery Days, September 17-19. Enjoy fun activities for the entire family, meet the animals who live on the farm, watch educational demonstrations and enjoy some tasty treats. Discovery Days is a rebranding of the center’s popular […]

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State Warns of Possible FoodShare Scams

RACINE COUNTY – The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) warns FoodShare members to be aware of fraudulent surveys offering cash and additional benefits. The DHS does not give any member additional FoodShare benefits or cash rewards for doing something like completing a survey. FoodShare benefit amounts will only change when there is new information […]

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UPDATE: Police arrest homicide suspect in Rebecca Rannow murder

Montreal D. Greer UPDATE: Officials with the Racine Police Department arrested a man in the murder of Rebecca Rannow, who was found dead in her home in August. Montreal D. Greer, 40, of Racine, faces a first-degree intentional homicide charge. The Racine County District Attorney’s Office has not officially charged Greer. He has been in […]