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Mayor Mason Announces Initial Community Conversations in Police Reforms

On June 30, the City of Racine Mayor Cory Mason announced the first three community conversations on police reforms. In response to the murder of George Floyd, Mayor Mason announced a series of actions to reform the Racine Police Department to build trust, transparency, and accountability to the people they serve. One of those actions […]

Posted inProperty TransfersReal Estate

Property Transfers: Jensen Equipment Co. and Browns Lake Home Sell

A little over $16 million in property changed hands between June 15 and June 19, according to the Racine County Register of Deeds Office property transfer record. Transfers included the Jensen Equipment Company, many single-family homes in Caledonia, and homes along the Browns Lake. Jensen Equipment Company, 13249 Washington Ave., sold to Kowal properties, LLC […]

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Union Grove Offering Small Business Financial Resources

The Village of Union Grove Trustees recently approved attractive loan and grant resources to support its local business community. The Village worked with the Racine County Economic Development Corporation (RCEDC) to create these programs to aid local businesses and attract new development to targeted areas of the Village. There are several programs available. Union Grove […]

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Racine’s Mertins Earns Spot on CIBC Academic Honor Roll for UW-Whitewater Bowling

Caitlin Mertins, a native of Racine, WI, is a member of the bowling team at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater while majoring in elementary education. She was one of 10 Warhawks who were named to the Central Intercollegiate Bowling Conference Academic Honor Roll for the 2019-20 season. Juniors Peyton Attig (Oak Lawn, Ill./Harold L. Richards), Karlee […]

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Racine County Under Ozone Alert

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources issued an ozone alert Thursday, June 18 at 2:00 p.m. that runs until 11 p.m. on June 18.  According to the WI DNR website, the advisory is being issued because of persistently elevated levels of ground-level ozone. The ground-level ozone is formed when pollution from things like power plants, […]

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RCE introduces new features: Hometown Heroes and Business Spotlights

Racine County Eye wants to help support the community during this difficult time, that’s why we’ve created two new features: the Racine County Eye Heroes and Racine County Eye Business Spotlight.  For our heroes, we’re working on a weekly donation basket sponsored by Racine County businesses. Heroes include but are not limited to first responders, […]

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WHS Donations Up To $100K Will Be Matched By Ruud Family Foundation and Ted Sokoly

The Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) is excited to announce that the Ruud Family Foundation and Ted Sokoly are matching all donations up to $100,000 made to the Racine Campus through December 31, 2020. The Ruud Family Foundation and Ted Sokoly have committed to match dollar-for-dollar any contributions made to either the building project or general […]

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Property Transfers: Mt. Pleasant Plaza, Washington Square sell

A little over $23 million in property changed hands between June 1 and June 5, according to the Racine County Register of Deeds Office property transfer record. Transfers included Mt. Pleasant Plaza, Washington Square, and a few industrial buildings. Mt. Pleasant Plaza, 5509 Durand Avenue, sold to Mount Pleasant investments for $1,575,000.00. Mt. Pleasant Plaza […]

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UW-Whitewater Spring 2020 Dean’s List

The UW-Whitewater Registrar’s Office reports 4,264 students were selected for the Dean’s List for the spring semester with 153 of them from Racine County. About 12,400 students are currently enrolled at the university’s Whitewater and Rock County campuses. These students have demonstrated their academic abilities by receiving a grade point average of 3.4 or above […]

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Society’s Assets Awards Two Scholarships This Month

Society’s Assets awarded two scholarship awards this month. The total amount of the awards, $3000, was generated by the golf outing fundraiser last year. The two recipients are students with disabilities, seeking post-secondary degrees and residing in the agency’s service area that includes Racine, Kenosha, Walworth, Rock, and Jefferson counties. The judges were impressed with […]