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No more Roe: What overturning abortion rights means for Wisconsin

In a historic decision, the United States Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade, a nearly 50-year-old case ruling protecting the right to abortion. With a 6-3 majority vote, conservative justices overturned the precedent set in 1973 that protected a patient’s privacy within the confines of their doctor’s office. Justice Samuel Alito wrote the opinion […]

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You’re invited to rock along with Downtown Racine’s Public Art Project

RACINE – Rocking chairs – 26 of them, to be exact – are Downtown Racine’s Public Art Project for 2022. The sturdy, wooden, Amish-built chairs, each decorated by local artists, can be found outside businesses throughout the Downtown area. This marks the 21st consecutive year for the public art project presented by the Downtown Racine […]

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Upcoming Programs and Events at the Racine Public Library May 30-June 5

The following is a list of the upcoming programs at the Racine Public Library.Please note: COVID-19 safety information for RPL is below the programming information. Library Services & Event Registration Week of May 30 – June 5 Register for library programs in one of the following ways (unless noted otherwise): Call 262-636-9217Visit the library at […]

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James A. Peterson Veteran Village receives free repairs from Generac Power Systems, Racine Habitat for Humanity

RACINE – On Friday, employees from Generac Power systems volunteered their time and talents to bring a series of repairs and home improvement projects to the James A. Peterson Veteran Village. The effort was in partnership with the Racine affiliate of Habitat for Humanity of Wisconsin. The James A. Peterson Veteran Village is led by […]

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Bradford High School students stage walkout for reproductive rights

KENOSHA – Students at Bradford High School staged a walkout at 10 a.m. on Thursday to protest the possible overturn of Roe v. Wade in the Supreme Court. Hundreds of students, many armed with signs, walked along Washington Road and 39th Avenue chanting in protest of the opinion draft that was leaked on May 2. […]

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Season openers at Kenosha’s outdoor farmers markets a grand success

The outdoor farmers market season officially opened last weekend with terrific weather and even more fantastic crowds. Both the Kenosha Public Market and Kenosha HarborMarket officially kicked off their outdoor seasons on Saturday, May 14 in the heart of Downtown Kenosha. Droves of people shopped among local vendors for everyday necessities like fruits and vegetables […]

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Community Prayer Vigil to end violence in Racine tonight at 5:30

RACINE – The Racine Interfaith Coalition (RIC) will be hosting a prayer vigil tonight at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center at 5:30 p.m. All local officials, religious leaders, business owners and community members are invited to attend this vigil as the City of Racine stands together “for peace and the end of […]

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City of Racine officials discuss ongoing and increased gun violence

RACINE – On Monday, officials from the City of Racine gathered at Racine City Hall to discuss recent tragedies, namely the ongoing and increased gun violence that has been taking place in Racine. Participants included Mayor Cory Mason, Police Chief Maurice Robinson, Assistant Police Chief Alexander Ramirez, Common Council President John Tate II, Alderman Maurice […]

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Racine County Community Resource Directory

The Racine County Eye has compiled a helpful Community Resource Directory to provide assistance when someone is in need of available resources. This directory contains resources such as emergency resources, abuse resources, advocacy support, consumer needs, education, employment help, food resources, financial assistance, healthcare, housing, parenting, mental health, transportation, and veteran services. Racine County is […]

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Man barricaded inside house taken into police custody without incident

A man wanted in Indiana and Wisconsin was taken into custody Friday afternoon after a stand-off with police. Racine County Sheriff Chris Schmaling sent a notice at 11:28 a.m. Friday asking the public to steer clear of the area of Echo Lane and Bryd Avenue because of an “ongoing critical incident.” School leadership told Racine […]

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2nd Annual Seltzer Beer Stroll is June 18

DOWNTOWN RACINE – The second annual Seltzer Beer Stroll is coming to Downtown Racine on June 18 from 1 p.m. until 6 p.m. Hosted by the Downtown Racine Corporation, the Seltzer Beer Stroll has been created to allow patrons to “stroll the sidewalks of beautiful Downtown Racine and sample all the newest seltzer beer flavors […]