Racine County Eye has expanded its coverage over the past six months. You have come to count on us for stories about our coverage of COVID-19, the elections, social justice issues, business spotlights, hometown heroes, and real estate.

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The Racine County Eye turned six years old this week. I can’t believe how far we’ve come. We’ve grown the site from having no audience to having more than 50,000 people visit the news website every month. But I also know that we could do a lot more and the only thing holding us back is having more financial support through advertising and subscriptions.

What’s it like? I can tell you that owning a news website is the hardest and yet most rewarding experience I’ve ever had. But I need your help to grow to meet our mission.

Why should you help?

The Racine County Eye news website is in a better position than other media, which are saddled with debt and have significant overhead costs. In comparison, it costs a lot less to run a news website than a newspaper. So buying a subscription to us or buying an ad helps us do more journalism.

Still, our costs have increased significantly, but we remain committed to helping the community. Here are a few examples of what we’ve accomplished over the last few years:

  • Covered the health issues of neighbors living around the We Energies Oak Creek Power Plant.
  • Took a solutions-based approach to employment by starting Help Wanted, a podcast about employment.
  • Started a nonprofit page to help them get more exposure for their events, projects, and mission.

What’s in the works

  • More investigative journalism
  • Business spotlights
  • Sports information about area teams
  • eSports coverage for high school teams

But we can’t do this work without you. We have a goal of raising $5,000 by the end of the month. Every dollar will help us accomplish that mission. Please consider subscribing today:


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In addition to our education features, we’ll be kicking off a series of stories highlighting how parents, students, and educators are adapting to the impact of COVID-19 on education. If this is important to you, please consider donating to our education reporting fund. https://business.facebook.com/donate/1846323118855149/3262802717172659/

Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for Patch.com, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.