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Legacy Redevelopment Corporation opens Racine office, offers Small Business Loan Program

Legacy Redevelopment Corporation (LRC), a U.S. Treasury-certified Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) that has provided strategic lending solutions to Milwaukee’s underserved markets since 2003, is now offering financial assistance to struggling Racine small businesses. The organization has partnered with the City of Racine to manage a new Microenterprise Assistance Program that provides loans to Racine […]

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WMC & Johnson Financial Group Announce the Coolest Thing Made in Wisconsin

Partnering for the sixth year in a row, Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC) and Johnson Financial Group announced the 2021 Coolest Thing Made in Wisconsin on Thursday. After nearly 210,000 votes were cast over multiple rounds, the 140-Ton Navy Crane from Broadwind Heavy Fabrications in Manitowoc was crowned the winner. Nearly 70,000 votes were cast […]

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UW-Parkside announces $3 million gift to fund Scholarships, new Student Success & Learning Commons

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside announced a $3 million gift from the Callahan family of Kenosha to fund a new scholarship program for UW-Parkside students. The new program, the Callahan Scholars, will benefit students with financial needs with an emphasis on supporting Kenosha County students and students of color. In addition to funding scholarships, the gift […]

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State agencies offer cybersecurity resources to protect Wisconsinites

During National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) and the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection (DATCP) team up for a podcast to help Wisconsinites protect themselves online. The latest episode of “Transportation Connects Us” explores internet threats and the resources available to residents and businesses for dealing with them. […]

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Wisconsin Department of Health Services receives funds from CDC to combat racial, geographical inequity within COVID-19 response

On Wednesday, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announced funds will be made available to promote racial and geographic equity in the COVID-19 response. DHS was awarded $27 million by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to combat inequities related to COVID-19 infection, illness, and death, including $9 million dedicated to rural communities. […]

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Gov. Evers Orders Flags to Half-Staff Friday with Executive Order #137

Gov. Tony Evers today signed Executive Order #137 ordering the flags of the United States and the state of Wisconsin to be flown at half-staff on Fri., Oct. 15, 2021, in honor of Navy Seaman 2nd Class Arthur R. Thinnes, who lost his life during the attack on Pearl Harbor. “Our state is proud of our service members and their tremendous sacrifices, and we […]

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RUSD COVID-19 School-Based Testing Program

Racine Unified School District is participating in a federally funded COVID-19 testing program. The program is available for students in Kindergarten through 12th grade. The implementation of this program will add additional protection for students, staff, and families. By identifying cases early and preventing the spread of COVID-19 the program will make Racine Unified Schools […]

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Mt. Pleasant’s Abel Earns Spot on 2021-22 UW-Whitewater Men’s Swimming, Diving Roster

Joshua Abel, a native of Mt. Pleasant, WI, and graduate of Washington Park High School, will compete for the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater men’s swimming and diving team during the 2021-22 season, which begins this Saturday. Abel, a freshman at UW-Whitewater, is majoring in elementary education. The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater men’s and women’s swimming and diving […]

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Upcoming Programs and Events at the Racine Public Library

The following is a list of the upcoming programs at the Racine Public Library: All-Ages Programs: Alexander Hamilton Poster Exhibit: Open Hours | October 1–December 4Explore the history of founding father turned musical sensation, Alexander Hamilton. “We Will Always Be Here” Author Talk featuring Jenny Kalvaitis and Kristen Whitson: 4:30 p.m. | Monday, October 18 | […]