Palm Leaving DHS for Biden Administration

MADISON — Andrea Palm, Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) Secretary-designee, is leaving to become the nominee as Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in the Biden Administration. Her last day at DHS is Wednesday. “Andrea Palm is a public servant through and through—she’s been a critical part of our […]

Basement Fire Displaces Family of Ten

A family of 10 people – three adults and seven children – were displaced by a fire in a basement at 1221 Highland Avenue on Saturday evening. The Racine Fire Department responded to the fire call at about 7:15 p.m. Saturday. Upon arrival, they found heavy smoke coming from the basement. The fire was under […]

Rittenhouse seen in bar, police say

MOUNT PLEASANT – Mount Pleasant Police on Friday confirmed that Kyle Rittenhouse, the Illinois teen charged with shooting three people during unrest in Kenosha last summer, was seen in a local tavern earlier this week. However, his presence there did not violate his bond agreement or Wisconsin law. According to a news release, a caller […]

Accidents Close I-94/41 Sunday Morning

YORKVILLE – Traffic accidents blamed on icy conditions and careless driving closed southbound lanes of Interstate 94/41 and damaged a Racine County Sheriff’s Office squad here Sunday morning. Deputies responded to a car-versus-semi collision on I-94/41 near Highway 20. There were no injuries reported in the initial crash. A second accident in the same area […]

Small Fire Results in Big Water Mess

RACINE – An automatic sprinkler, triggered by a wastebasket fire, caused extensive water damage to an apartment unit at 134 Main Street Wednesday evening. The Racine Fire Department was called to the residence at 10:18 p.m.by an automatic sprinkler system water flow alarm. The sprinkler head had extinguished an accidental wastebasket fire in Apartment 210. […]