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Last night’s meeting: Council increases bond for inciting violence more than 10 times normal amount; alderpersons object to city methodology

Advertisements The first page of the ordinance approved Monday night increasing the bond amount for inciting violence from $124 to $1,321. KENOSHA ⏤ During last night’s City Council meeting, alderpersons voted to increase the bond amount for the charge of inciting violence by more than 10 times from $124 to $1,321. That measure passed by […]

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Kenosha City Council approves emergency authorization for mayor ahead of Blake shooting decision

Advertisements KENOSHA ⏤ The City Council approved a resolution giving Mayor John Antaramian emergency authorization powers in the event of unrest.  Once activated, the mayor will have emergency authorization for eight days. After eight days, the City Council will have to approve additional measures taken concerning any violent unrest. The emergency powers come as Kenosha […]

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Kenosha announces road closures ahead of Jacob Blake shooting ruling; Evers authorizes 500 National Guard

Advertisements Crews spent a portion of Monday installing a fence back around the Kenosha County Courthouse. The fence served as the backdrop of many protests following the officer-involved shooting of Jacob Blake on Aug. 23, 2020. Photo by Daniel Thompson/The Uptown Observer. KENOSHA ⏤ The city has closed portions of local roadways, specifically those surrounding […]

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Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department responds to multiple calls around Kenosha area due to snow

Advertisements KENOSHA ⏤ Tuesday’s snow, while making winter feel more conventional this year, led the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department to respond to a number of calls on local roadways. According to Sgt. David Wright, during the winter storm warning, the department responded to the following snow and traffic-related calls from 6 p.m. Dec. 29 to […]

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KABA, WEDC partner for microloans to Kenosha businesses

Advertisements Messages of hope, action painted on the wooden boards of Uptown businesses in Kenosha. Photo by Daniel Thompson/The Uptown Observer. KENOSHA ⏤ The Kenosha Area Business Alliance and the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. have awarded 27 Kenosha businesses microloans up to $50,000. Kenosha Area Business Alliance and the state Economic Development Corp. announced the […]

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Covered for all: State OCI confirms COVID-19 vaccine will come at no cost to the public

Advertisements MADISON ⏤ Tuesday, the state Office of the Commissioner of Insurance (OCI) confirmed that Wisconsin will provide the COVID-19 vaccine at no cost to residents. https://www.facebook.com/theuptownobserver/posts/129786192232571 Sign up to make a monthly donation to The Uptown Observer and support local independent journalism. According to a release from the OCI, all health insurers will be […]

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Kenosha mayor asks public to be safe over holidays; alderman recaps city’s successes, struggles of 2020

Advertisements Kenosha Mayor John Antaramian speaks to gathered members of the press on Sept. 14, 2020. That day’s press conference announced listening sessions for residents to give input to the city on how to move forward after the local unrest. Photo by Daniel Thompson/The Uptown Observer. https://www.facebook.com/theuptownobserver/posts/129786192232571 KENOSHA ⏤ In their final public comments of […]

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Kenosha council to discuss, potentially approve New Kenosha agreement, provisions tonight

Advertisements https://www.facebook.com/theuptownobserver/posts/129786192232571 KENOSHA ⏤ Tonight, the Common Council will discuss and potentially approve the city’s agreement with New Kenosha, LLC to develop the Downtown ⏤ along with inclusionary provisions. The meeting will start at 7 p.m. Those wanting to listen in on the virtual meeting can do so through a telephone connection. Call 312-626-6799 or […]

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Wisconsin officials expecting doses of Moderna COVID vaccine this week

Advertisements MADISON ⏤ Gov. Tony Evers announced Monday the state is expecting shipments of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.  The shipments will begin arriving at hospitals and clinics across the state this week, his office said in a release. “Folks, this is exciting news,” Evers said in making the announcement with the state DHS. “The COVID-19 […]

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Teen arrested in connection with 61st Street shooting in Kenosha

Advertisements KENOSHA ⏤ Kenosha Police Department officers have arrested a juvenile in connection with a shooting last week on 61st Street.  According to a department release, the teen was booked into jail pending charges of : Second-degree recklessly endangering safety;Injury by negligent use of a dangerous weapon; And minor in possession of a firearm. The […]

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‘The numbers are stark,’ Kenosha County medical examiner says

Advertisements KENOSHA ⏤ Kenosha County Medical Examiner Patrice Hall is strongly urging the public to stay home and avoid gatherings during the holidays. The impetus for her pleas? An increased case volume in her office in recent months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “The numbers are stark,” said Hall, whose office handles death investigations and […]

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Rockhead’s Comics fire in Uptown caused by overloaded circuit, Kenosha fire chief says

Advertisements A fire on Dec. 16 caused approximately $100,000 in damages to the Rockhead’s Comics & Games building at 2328 Roosevelt Rd. in Uptown. Photo by Daniel Thompson/The Uptown Observer. https://www.facebook.com/theuptownobserver/videos/403533927463010 KENOSHA ⏤ An overloaded circuit on the second floor sparked an Uptown fire that damaged the Rockhead’s Comics & Games building. The fire began […]

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Kenosha County officials working on local COVID-19 vaccine distribution

Advertisements KENOSHA COUNTY ⏤ On Tuesday, county officials announced plans for the first phase of local distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine, which began nationally Monday. However, the general public can expect to have to wait to receive the vaccine until the second or third quarter of 2021.  https://www.facebook.com/theuptownobserver/posts/129786192232571 Collaborative effort The county’s Tuesday announcement stated […]

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Police and Fire Commission discusses, makes some changes to recruitment practices

Advertisements Kenosha Fire Department Chief Charles Leipzig, second from left, speaks to reporters at the scene of a fire in Uptown on Aug. 12, 2020. Leipzig has submitted his resignation from his position as chief. Deputy Chief Christopher Bigley will serve as the interim chief of the department. Photo by Daniel Thompson/The Uptown Observer. KENOSHA […]