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Steil still pushing for answers in Wisconsin Veterans Home outbreak

U.S. Rep. Bryan Steil, who represents Wisconsin’s 1st Congressional District. UNION GROVE ⏤ U.S. Rep. Bryan Steil isn’t satisfied with the answers he’s received concerning an August COVID-19 outbreak at the Wisconsin Veterans Home. U.S. Rep. Bryan Steil’s letter to state Department of Veteran Affairs Secretary Mary Kolar, dated Nov. 23. Image provided. On Monday, […]

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Pleasant Prairie woman faces OWI in Yorkville crash

Here’s what the Racine County Sheriff’s office is reporting: (Image Via Shutterstock) YORKVILLE ⏤ A Pleasant Prairie woman faces her first operating while intoxicated charge following a crash on I-94 early Sunday. Rashae Ashanti Martin, 18, faces a slew of traffic violations in the crash. Those charges include: deviation from designated lane; operator violate red […]

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Fire damages Fosters reStore warehouse in Racine

RACINE ⏤ A Saturday evening fire caused smoke damage to a nonprofit city thrift store.  The Racine Fire Department responded to 5626 21st St. around 6:26 p.m. Saturday for a report of smoke inside the 100,000-square-foot building. Firefighters extinguished a small fire along the building’s south wall. https://www.facebook.com/theuptownobserver/posts/129786192232571 Sign up to make a monthly donation […]

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Kenosha County Board approves police body cams, veterans memorial bonds

A Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department deputy stands monitoring commenters during a tense citizens’ comments portion of the County Board’s Thursday night special meeting. Photo by Daniel Thompson/The Uptown Observer. KENOSHA ⸺ Thursday night, 18 members of the County Board held a special meeting to pass bonds for police body cameras and improvements to a veterans […]

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Schools should switch to virtual learning, Kenosha health officer says

Kenosha County Health Officer Jen Freiheit recommends that all local schools and colleges switch to virtual-only learning from Nov. 23 to Jan. 4. File Photo by Daniel Thompson/The Uptown Observer. KENOSHA COUNTY ⏤ Kenosha County officials are recommending that local schools move to virtual-only instruction until January due to COVID-19. Kenosha County Health Officer Jen […]