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U.S. Labor Secretary Walsh involved in ending lengthy UAW-CNH Industrial dispute

MOUNT PLEASANT – U.S. Labor Secretary Martin (Marty) Walsh was reportedly involved in talks that ultimately ended a lengthy labor dispute between two United Auto Workers (UAW) locals and CNH Industrial. The strike, involving factories at Mount Pleasant and Burlington, Iowa, ended with the announcement that UAW members had ratified a new, four-year contract on […]

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UPDATE: UAW, CNH Industrial agree to new deal and end strike

UPDATE Jan. 22, 2023: Union workers have ratified a new contract with CNH Industrial covering equipment factories in Mount Pleasant and in Burlington, Iowa. The Reuters news service, citing a statement from the United Auto Workers (UAW), reported that the vote, taken Saturday, ends a strike that began last May. The contract included wage increases, […]

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Downtown Racine in 2022: ‘An unprecedented year’

RACINE — Calling 2022 “an unprecedented year” for Downtown Racine, leaders of the Downtown Racine Corp. (DRC) on Tuesday cited increased numbers of new business start-ups, special events and public event attendance. “Downtown is the economic engine of the community. I really think there are some amazing things coming in the next couple of years. […]

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Dr. King Humanitarian award 2023 winners named: Colemen, Kinchen, Terry

RACINE AND KENOSHA – Area residents Tamarra Coleman, Dr. James Kinchen and Scott Terry are this year’s Gateway Technical College Dr. King Humanitarian award winners. Dr. James Kinchen, Tamarra Coleman and Scott Terry earn the 2023 Dr. King Humanatarian Award The annual award recognizes these individuals for their contributions to society, school, business or profession […]

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Suspect identified in Jan. 1 Rerun’s Lounge double homicide

RACINE — Racine Police have identified a suspect in a double homicide at Rerun’s Lounge, a Racine bar, early on New Year’s Day. Abdullah Rashada, sometimes known as “A.J.,” is wanted for the New Years Day double homicide at Rerun’s Lounge. He is considered to be “armed and dangerous” and has “violent tendencies,” per law […]

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Volunteers sought for Jan. 25 homelessness count event

RACINE COUNTY — Community volunteers are sought for Point in Time, an annual count of Racine County homelessness scheduled for Jan. 25. The registration deadline is this Tuesday (Jan 10). Volunteers can register online at the Racine Continuum of Care website. Point in Time, which is held nationally on the same day, is used to […]

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City accepting GROW Racine mini-grant applications; $10k – $25k available

RACINE — The City of Racine is now accepting applications from local nonprofits for mini-grants of $10,000 to $25,000 through its GROW Racine (Growing Residents’ Opportunities and Wealth) initiative. The application deadline is 9 a.m. Tuesday, Jan 31. To apply, visit: GROW Racine Mini-Grants: Meeting Unmet Community Needs. The source of the grant money is […]

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GoFundMe page created to raise $20k for ‘Rerun’ Stewart’s burial expenses

RACINE — A GoFundMe page has been created to help raise burial expenses for Avery “Rerun” Stewart, a Racine bar owner who was among two people killed in a shooting early on New Year’s Day (Sunday, Jan. 1). The memorial fundraiser was launched Wednesday for Sharon Stewart, Stewart’s wife of 52 years. The GoFundMe has […]

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Downtown Racine’s 1st Burrr Pub Crawl will feature festive hot drinks

RACINE — Hot drink samples are the feature of Downtown Racine Corporation’s inaugural Burrr Pub Crawl here on Saturday, Jan. 21. The event runs from 1 to 6 p.m. at 12 participating Downtown Racine locations. The public is invited to ride a free party shuttle to all the locations throughout the day for live music […]

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Kenosha County launches vehicle crash investigation team for 2023

KENOSHA COUNTY — The Kenosha County Major Crash Assistance Team (MCAT), a multi-jurisdictional team specializing in the investigation of serious motor vehicle accidents, has been launched here. Nearly a year of planning and training has gone into creating the county-wide team. Its members have received advanced training in crash analysis reconstruction, as well as evidence […]

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Downtown Racine Achievement Awards presentation set for Jan. 17

RACINE – Downtown Racine Corp. (DRC) will present the 2022 Achievement Awards on Tuesday, Jan. 17 at the Red Onion Café, 555 Main St. The event starts at 5:30 p.m. The event also includes the State of the Downtown address that will highlight the past year’s business development updates, capital improvements, event economic impact and […]

Posted inCelebrations, Community, Culture, Kenosha Lens, Local news, Things To Do

Martin Luther King Jr. 2023 celebrations set for Racine, Kenosha

RACINE AND KENOSHA — Celebrations of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. are set for Racine and Kenosha next month. Racine celebrations The Racine Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department and the Racine Unified School District will host a free, family-friendly event to celebrate King’s legacy on Wednesday, Jan. 11. The event, to […]

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Food, shelter emergency funding applications accepted Jan. 4-19 by Racine County

RACINE COUNTY — Applications will begin to be accepted from local nonprofit agencies for funds to supplement emergency food and shelter programs next month by the county. The county has been awarded $79,338 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Emergency Food and Shelter Program. Those funds are to be allocated by nonprofit agencies to benefit […]

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Literacy Council: Tutors ‘open up a whole new world’ in 2023

RACINE — Looking for an opportunity to make a difference in someone’s life? The Racine Literacy Council has a place for you. Racine Literacy Council, 734 Lake Ave., is now recruiting volunteer tutors to help with ambitious growth plans for 2023, said Laura Sumner Coon, the nonprofit organization’s executive director. “It’s just a wonderful way […]

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