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Kenosha County Board approves police body cams, veterans memorial bonds

A Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department deputy stands monitoring commenters during a tense citizens’ comments portion of the County Board’s Thursday night special meeting. Photo by Daniel Thompson/The Uptown Observer. KENOSHA ⸺ Thursday night, 18 members of the County Board held a special meeting to pass bonds for police body cameras and improvements to a veterans […]

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Schools should switch to virtual learning, Kenosha health officer says

Kenosha County Health Officer Jen Freiheit recommends that all local schools and colleges switch to virtual-only learning from Nov. 23 to Jan. 4. File Photo by Daniel Thompson/The Uptown Observer. KENOSHA COUNTY ⏤ Kenosha County officials are recommending that local schools move to virtual-only instruction until January due to COVID-19. Kenosha County Health Officer Jen […]

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Kenosha mayor wants to focus on rebuilding relationships, youth in coming years

Kenosha Mayor John Antaramian speaks to the press at the a press conference held at the Civil War Museum announcing listening sessions in the city following social unrest. Photo by Daniel Thompson/The Uptown Observer. KENOSHA ⏤ For its mayor, Kenosha needs to focus on its youth as future leaders of the community. Mayor John Antaramian, […]

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Kenosha mayor pleased with voting in city; presidential election to enter fifth day

Volunteers and Kenosha staff work to count the ballots coming in to the Kenosha Municipal Building, 625 52nd St., on Tuesday. The city received more than 30,000 absentee ballots by Election Day. Photo by Daniel Thompson/The Uptown Observer. KENOSHA ⏤ With the election process over in the city, Mayor John Antaramian has high praise for […]

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AP calls Wisconsin for Biden; group celebrates in Civic Center Park

Supporters of Joe Biden stand in Civic Center Park Wednesday holding signs stating “Voters Decide” while celebrating Biden’s projected victory in the state. Photo by Daniel Thompson/The Uptown Observer. KENOSHA ⏤ The Associated Press’ selection of Joe Biden as the projected winner of the state in the general election had a near instant reaction in […]

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Kenosha takes third in ‘5 Mayors’ early voting challenge

Kenosha Mayor John Antaramian, left, and James Burnett of Kane Communications speak during Monday’s press conference held via Zoom around noon. Screenshot. KENOSHA ⏤ More than 50% of the electorate in Wisconsin’s five largest cities have cast early ballots for Tuesday’s election. The mayors of those cities ⏤ including Kenosha Mayor John Antaramian and Racine […]

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HUD awards $4.4M to address lead-based paint in Kenosha homes

Local and federal officials, including Rep. Bryan Steil, hold a $4.4 million check being presented to Kenosha to address lead-based paint in local homes. Photo by Daniel Thompson/The Uptown Observer. KENOSHA ⏤ The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded Kenosha $4.4 million to help eradicate lead-based paint in local homes. HUD announced […]

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HARIBO hires general contractor for Pleasant Prairie build

KENOSHA COUNTY ⏤ HARIBO Group has selected Gilbane Building Company as the contractor to oversee its Pleasant Prairie build. The Germany-based confectionery company made the announcement Monday. Milwaukee-based Gilbane will serve as the general contractor on HARIBO’s first North American facility. The manufacturing facility is located in Prairie Highland Corporate Park, west of I-94 and […]