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Opinion: We need your help

The Racine County Eye news website has earned the trust of over 457,000 readers and generated over 1.4 million page views in 2020. This represents a 56 percent increase over the same period in 2019. I have always wanted people to connect through story. But this is also bittersweet. COVID-19 giveth and COVID-19 taketh away. […]

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2 more charged in COP House fire

RACINE – Two more people have been charged by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office in the June 1 arson fire that heavily damaged the Thelma Orr COP House, 1146 Villa St., during a night of protests, rioting and a confrontation with police. Anthony A. McNeil, 27, and Jason A. Young, 30, both of Racine, […]

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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 […]

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UPDATE: 5 people shot at North Beach

UPDATE 10:38 a.m.: Racine Police issued a statement about the shots fired incident at North Beach Tuesday afternoon. Of the five people shot, three are teenagers, one is 18-years-old and the other is 20-years-old. “This shooting does not appear to have any correlation to the recent protests inthe city. Updates to follow,” said Sgt. Chad […]

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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 inBreakingNewsPolice 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 […]

Kenosha County COVID-19 Testing Centers

The Kenosha County Division of Health, in partnership with the Wisconsin National Guard, will offer free, drive-thru COVID-19 testing twice weekly throughout this fall. Testing will be available each Monday, Oct. 12 through Dec. 7, at the Kenosha County Job Center, 8600 Sheridan Road, Kenosha. Also each Friday from Oct. 16 through Dec. 4, at […]

Silk Scarf Painting Workshop / Saturday, December 5th, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

Learn basic dye application techniques, including resist, salt application and tie-dye, with instruction by artist Leslie Perrino. Create two or three wearable art pieces using this centuries old painting form, including a circle scarf. Great for gifts! Teenagers, age 14 and older, may take most adult classes; some require teacher’s consent. All supplies included in […]

Downtown Ladies Night Out

Mark your calendars for our 2nd annual Downtown Ladies Night on Friday, Nov. 20 from 2 – 8 p.m.  Bring your gal pals to a FREE night of pampering, first-class treatment, specials, and one-night-only deals at over 30 downtown businesses! For every purchase made at the participating shops, restaurants, or bars you will be entered […]

Book Buddies! / Ages 4-7 / Saturday, November 14th, 1:00 – 4:00 pm

Let’s read stories and make art! And bring in your favorite stuffed animal to be your art buddy. Must wear mask at all times (masks for stuffed animals are optional). Class is limited to 6 students, so register soon! Register online at Online registration closes three days before class begins. You may also call […]

Additional Kenosha County COVID-19 Testing Location

A new, drive-thru COVID-19 testing opportunity is coming to Kenosha County beginning this Thursday, Oct. 15. Locally owned, independent pharmacy Modern Apothecary will offer COVID-19 testing each Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday through at least Nov. 15 in the parking lot south of the Simmons Island Beach House, 5001 Fourth Ave., Kenosha. There is no charge […]

Beer and Bacon Walk

Downtown Racine Corporation will host its first-ever Beer and Bacon Walk on Nov. 7 from 1 p.m. – 6 p.m. Tickets are $30 and include samplings of delicious brews from local breweries paired with bacon-infused bites at 20 downtown locations. Each location will offer mouth-watering bacon-infused apps such as maple bacon mini crullers, chicken and […]

Candy Crawl in Downtown Racine

The Downtown Racine Corporation’s annual Candy Crawl will occur on multiple weekends to ensure smaller crowd sizes. The Candy Crawl will take place from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Oct 17, 18, 24, 25, or 31. Kids are encouraged to dress in costume and trick or treat at over 30+ businesses. Attached is the […]

Courageous Conversation on Voter Suppression

UW-Parkside, in partnership with the Kenosha Coalition for Dismantling Racism, presents a virtual panel discussion on voter suppression followed by interactive discussions on Monday, Oct 26 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the public, but participants are asked to register ahead of time on the website. ( This […]

SAVOUR 2020 Online Benefit Auction for the Racine Art Museum — Starts @ noon Monday, 10/26!

SAVOUR This… Racine Art Museum is excited to announce that this year’s art benefit, SAVOUR 2020, will be virtual. Enjoy diverse flavors of Racine-area cuisine paired with art specially created by local artists.Bid online for an amazing array of experiential packages and stunning artwork curated to accompany them.Each package blends a tempting selection of art, food, […]