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Racine mayor’s race spending tops a staggering $500k

RACINE — Spending in the City of Racine mayor’s race has exceeded $500,000, according to campaign finance reports filed Monday. The incumbent, Cory Mason, and Henry Perez, the challenger, face off in the Spring Election on Tuesday, April 4. In-person absentee voting (early voting) is now underway and runs through this Saturday (April 1). Friends […]

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Outside groups spending $$ in Racine mayor race

RACINE — With the 2023 Spring Election slightly more than two weeks away, campaign messages about the City of Racine’s mayoral election are cramming residents’ mailboxes, popping up on websites and filling local airwaves. The incumbent, Cory Mason, and the challenger, Henry Perez face off in the Spring Election on Tuesday, April 4. Television ads […]

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CANCELED: EcoFest Racine returns on March 25

Visitors to EcoFest 2023 may drop off electronics for recycling. The annual celebration of earth and sustainability will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. this Saturday (March 25) at Gateway Technical College, Lake Building, 1001 Main St. – UPDATE: Due to the weather, EcoFest has been canceled and will not be rescheduled. According […]

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TV commercials airing in Racine mayor’s race

RACINE — Television commercials related to the Racine mayoral race between incumbent Cory Mason and challenger Henry Perez have aired on Milwaukee TV stations this week. The election is Tuesday, April 4. Concerned Citizens for Safer Streets LLC commercial An independent campaign expenditure committee, called Concerned Citizens for Safer Streets LLC, produced and aired an […]

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Upcoming April 4 election ballots include statewide, local referendum questions

RACINE COUNTY — More than just candidates’ names will appear on Spring Election ballots. All Wisconsin voters will be asked to vote on three statewide questions while voters in some Racine County municipalities will consider ballot questions related to public safety or schools. The Spring Election is Tuesday, April 4. In-person absentee ballots may be […]

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Spring Election early voting starts March 21: what you need to know

EASTERN RACINE COUNTY — If your schedule prevents you from voting in person on Spring Election day (Tuesday, April 4), you have other options. Eligible Wisconsin voters may vote absentee by mail or in person. Requests for absentee ballots must be made in writing to the municipal clerk in the city, village or town where […]

Posted inCommunity, Local news, Non-Profits, Schools

Gifford School drive collects 1.5 tons of food

RACINE COUNTY — Students and staff at Gifford School, 8332 Northwestern Ave., collected more than 1.5 tons (3,052.8 lbs. to be exact) of food for a local food pantry in the school’s annual food drive. Gifford students loaded food items – ranging from ramen noodles to canned tuna to peanut butter – into vehicles Tuesday […]

Posted inGovernment, Local news, Police and fire

Racine Police, City reach tentative contract deal

RACINE — A tentative agreement, announced Friday between the Racine Police Association and the City of Racine, could give police a new contract for the first time in more than two years. The deal, which includes a raise and benefits package for police officers, goes before the Racine Common Council’s Finance & Personnel Committee next […]

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Sweet dulcimer sounds coming to Heritage Museum March 11

RACINE — Members of the Sweet Melody Strings will bring the sounds of hammered dulcimer music to the Racine Heritage Museum, 701 Main St., on Saturday (March 11). The program starts at 1 p.m. A hammered dulcimer in action Sweet Melody Strings will perform on the hammered dulcimer, a unique folk music instrument, at the […]

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Schrader launches write-in campaign for Racine mayor in April 4 election

RACINE — Michael Schrader of Racine has entered the Racine mayor’s race as a write-in candidate in the April 4 Spring Election. He filed Declaration of Candidacy documents with the city clerk’s office last Friday (March 3). Michael Schrader Schrader, 56, of 1636 Chatham St., told the Racine County Eye that he decided to enter […]

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Housing panel: Better policy needed, yet reasons for hope

RACINE — Housing insecurity is a big problem locally, yet panelists at a Monday evening forum here also expressed reasons for hope. “Bringing Home Justice – The Housing Crisis in Racine County” was a 90-minute panel discussion sponsored by Opening Our Hearts and Minds to End Racism. Panelists were: Grant Buenger, Racine Habitat for Humanity […]

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City, firefighters union reach tentative agreement; Common Council to vote March 7

RACINE — Members of Racine Professional Firefighters Local 321 have ratified a new contract with the City of Racine. The tentative agreement, approved in a vote this week, goes before the Racine Common Council for a vote next Tuesday (March 7). The council meeting starts at 7 p.m. in City Hall Room 205. Local 321 […]

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Racine Police investigating Mead Street traffic fatality of 18-year-old

RACINE – Racine Police are investigating a single-vehicle rollover accident that killed an 18-year-old female in the 1800 block of Mead Street on Tuesday evening. Police and emergency personnel were called to the scene shortly before 10:30 p.m. on Tuesday. They found a heavily damaged GMC SUV on Mead Street with the 18-year-old, who received […]

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