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It’s Christmas all year-round at Tex Reynolds’ Toys for Tots workshop

RACINE – Christmas Day is still months away, but you wouldn’t know it from the flurry of activity at the Tex Reynolds’ Toys for Tots workshop every Wednesday morning during the summer. Repairing a battery-powered toy truck. – In room after room in the basement of City Hall Annex, 800 Center St., some two-dozen volunteers […]

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Wisconsin’s criminal abortion ban challenged by AG Kaul, others

MADISON – Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul on Tuesday filed a lawsuit against state legislative leaders challenging the state’s 173-year-old criminal abortion ban. The filing, announced by Kaul and Gov. Tony Evers – both Democrats – names State Senate President Chris Kapenga, State Senate Majority Leader Devin LeMahieu and Assembly Speaker Robin Vos – all […]

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Governor signs emergency order against fuel price gouging; urges temporary suspensions of federal fuel tax, formulation requirements

MADISON – Gov. Tony Evers on Tuesday signed an emergency order that prohibits gasoline and diesel fuel price gouging and announced other actions aimed at combating high prices at the pump. Emergency Order #170 declares that a period of abnormal economic disruption exists in the state of Wisconsin and prohibits price gouging of gasoline and […]

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City of Racine awarded federal public safety dollars

RACINE – The City of Racine has been awarded nearly $800,000 in federal funding for community safety initiatives. The allocation, announced Monday by Gov. Tony Evers’ office, was described as “focusing on a public health approach to violence prevention.” The City of Racine federal funding allocation breakdown: About $225,000 to establish a “Safe and Sound” […]

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Downtown Racine earns Main Street America™ 2022 accreditation

RACINE – Downtown Racine Corporation (DRC) has again been designated as an Accredited Main Street America™ program by the Main Street America organization. Racine joins 863 communities throughout the U.S. meeting performance standards for preservation-based economic development and community revitalization. DRC’s performance is evaluated annually by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation’s (WEDC) Wisconsin Main Street […]

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2 killed in head-on collision with semi-tractor-trailers

YORKVILLE – Two people were killed in a head-on collision involving two semi-tractor-trailers here Tuesday morning. The collision shut down Highway 11 (Durand Avenue) at the 16000 block east of Union Grove for several hours. The Union Grove-Yorkville Fire Department reported that both drivers were killed in the accident. No other injuries were reported. The […]

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19-year-old Kenosha man held after making convenience store threat

SOMERS – A 19-year-old Kenosha man was jailed after threatening a woman at a convenience store here Monday afternoon. Convenience store encounter The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday reported that James Petersen was apprehended at Kwik Trip, 5800 31st St., after entering the store with a rifle and confronting a female employee with whom […]

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As abortion issue looms, Evers calls special session for Legislature

MADISON – Gov. Tony Evers on Wednesday signed an executive order calling the Wisconsin Legislature into special session on June 22 to take up legislation that would repeal the state’s 173-year-old criminal abortion ban. The special session comes at a time when the U.S. Supreme Court could overturn its landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision […]

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Breaking the ‘glass tent’: Meet Kenosha’s first female Eagle Scout

KENOSHA – Several speakers at Dahlia Alanis’ May 25 Eagle Scout Court of Honor credited her for breaking the “glass tent” for other girls in the Boy Scouts. Alanis with State Senator Robert Wirch who attended the ceremony. – Photo submitted by David Maack Alanis, a member of Troop 505, is the first female in […]

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2020 election critics challenge local GOP incumbents; Vos, Wanggaard targeted on August 9 primary election

RACINE COUNTY – Two long-time Racine County legislators are being challenged in the August 9 Republican primary 2020 election by candidates that are questioning the integrity of the 2020 general election in which President Joe Biden narrowly defeated Donald Trump. Wisconsin Voter Alliance, an organization critical of the 2020 Wisconsin election, placed billboards like this […]

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Ballot drop boxes cause for lawsuits in Racine, Kenosha

RACINE AND KENOSHA – The Cities of Racine and Kenosha are among five Wisconsin cities sued this week by a conservative law firm over the use of absentee ballot drop boxes. The Thomas More Society of Chicago, on behalf of individual residents from Racine, Milwaukee, Green Bay, Madison and Kenosha, filed separate lawsuits on Wednesday […]