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Contractors in Place for Potential Eminent Domain Ahead of FoxConn

The Village of Mount Pleasant is moving forward with preparations and preliminary work for the coming Foxconn development. The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) is still negotiating the final contract between the state and the Taiwan-based technology manufacturer for the record-breaking manufacturing facility slated for Mount Pleasant. In the meantime, the village board has approved […]

Some in Foxconn development could lose homes through eminent domain

A number of residents living in the path of the Foxconn Technology Group development were frustrated with what they felt was a lack of information at an informational meeting in Mount Pleasant Wednesday night. The official location for the proposed $10 billion LCD display panel factory was announced Oct. 4. That was the first time […]

Posted inBusiness, Employment, Government

Foxconn Building in Mount Pleasant

It’s official: Foxconn announced Wednesday that it will build its technology manufacturing facility in Mount Pleasant. Broken into three phases, the massive industrial complex will be located along Braun Road between 90th street and I-94 and represents a capital investment of at least $10 billion. Land Acquisition Could Mean Eminent Domain Jenny Trick, executive director […]

Posted inBreaking

Mount Pleasant Hires Project Coordinator For Foxconn Development

Mount Pleasant voted 4-2 Monday night to hire a project director specifically for a potential $10 billion factory Foxconn Technology Group hopes to build. Claude Lois, originally a candidate for village administrator, will assume the role on a one-year contract with Kappur and Associates. He was previously the mayor of Burlington from 2000 to 2008. […]

Posted inBusiness, Government, Wisconsin Jobs

Mount Pleasant OKs $14 Million For Roads, Business Park

The Mount Pleasant Village Board approved at its meeting Monday night borrowing nearly $14 million for a number of capital expenses. Municipal bonds will pay for roads, public infrastructure at the Land and Lakes Business Park, a new fire truck, and incentives for the Land and Lakes development “What’s precipitating the financing at this point […]

Posted inPolice and fire

Criminal Complaints: Aug. 11 Through Aug. 14

Editor’s note: All information was taken from the criminal complaints provided by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office. Defendants are innocent until proven guilty. McDonald’s Employee Pockets Thousands From Restaurant A Kenosha woman was charged with theft after stealing thousands of dollars from McDonald’s, 2610 Green Bay Road. A business administrator with the company reported […]

Posted inCommunity

Volunteers Install Little Free Libraries, Learning Trails

For this year’s Day of Action, United Way of Racine County and local partners focused on literacy. Private business, nonprofits and volunteers worked together Wednesday to put up five new little free libraries and updated two Born Learning Trails. The little free libraries are small community libraries where local residents can borrow and return books […]

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Gang Members Charged With Attempted Homicide

Two members of the Dirty-Ps gang from Racine’s south side have been charged with first-degree attempted homicide. The charges stem from an April 22 shooting near the 400 block of North Memorial Drive. Jordan L. Jones, 18, and Isaiah McGlorn, 18, were charged for their involvement in shooting a young Racine man in the leg. […]

Posted inPolice and fire, Schools

Case Student Charged After Pulling Gun Out During A Fight

A Case High School student has been charged with possessing a gun after he pulled it out at school during a fight. On April, 26, De’Avrndre Crawford, 17, was fighting with another student over allegedly stolen money, according to a criminal complaint. Crawford pulled a pistol out of his pocket, but had it concealed. Another student […]

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