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Attorneys hold out for resolution without trial in Blake criminal case

KENOSHA ⏤ The prosecution and defense are holding out for a resolution to the criminal case against Jacob Blake without a trial. Blake faces charges of criminal trespass to dwelling, a misdemeanor; third-degree sexual assault, a felony; and disorderly conduct, a misdemeanor.  According to a criminal complaint filed in the case in July, Blake allegedly […]

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City receives 3,500 letters calling for officials to fire police chief

KENOSHA ⏤ On Tuesday morning, the Police and Fire Commission heard 25 minutes of calls to fire Police Chief Daniel Miskinis. The calls for Miskinis’ resignation ⏤ at least 3,500 according to the clerk ⏤ came during the citizens’ comments portion of the meeting. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a city official read comments submitted […]

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After hourslong public hearing, cabaret license changes sent back to City Council for approval

Ald. Anthony Kennedy, who serves on the Licenses and Permits Committee, speaks at a Kenosha Tavern League meeting last month. Photo by Daniel Thompson/The Uptown Observer. KENOSHA ⏤ After hours of public comment, the Licenses and Permits Committee sent changes to cabaret licenses back to the City Council. The City Council will next consider the […]

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After months of tension, a possibility of change for Kenosha County Board

Tuesday evening’s Kenosha County Board meeting was different. This photo shows the scene during the citizens’ comments portion of the County Board’s Sept. 8, 2020, meeting. Photo by Daniel Thompson/The Uptown Observer. For the first time in months, people treated each other, mostly, with civility throughout the process. In fact, Chairman John O’Day made it […]

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Kenosha health officials encourage compliance with Evers’ new order

The message from Kenosha County officials is clear: Follow Gov. Tony Evers’ new COVID-19 emergency order. In a release issued Wednesday, the Kenosha County Division of Health strongly urged residents and businesses to comply with the statewide order.  The order notably limits “public gatherings, prohibiting groups larger than 25 percent of an indoor space’s occupancy […]

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Friday protest planned, discussions continue on cabaret license changes

KENOSHA – The organizer of a planned Friday protest hopes the music and chants give officials pause in changing Kenosha’s cabaret license requirements. Friday’s protest, organized by Aimee Crucianelli, will start at 2 p.m. The event will focus on recent changes proposed for the city’s cabaret license. A live music cutoff in the city at […]

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Kaul: 43-state coalition reaches $39.5M settlement with Anthem

MADISON ⏤ Attorney General Josh Kaul today announced that 43 states, including Wisconsin, have reached a $39.5 million settlement with Anthem.  The settlement  stems from a massive 2014 Anthem data breach that involved the personal information of 78.8 million Americans, according to a press release from Kaul’s office.  Wisconsin will receive $141,970 from the settlement.  […]

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DKI announces finance committee to oversee business recovery funds

Messages of hope, action painted on the wooden boards of Uptown businesses in Kenosha. Photo by Daniel Thompson/The Uptown Observer. KENOSHA ⏤ Downtown Kenosha Inc. announced Friday that it has put together a finance committee to help allocate funds to damaged Kenosha businesses. Following the aftermath of riots that destroyed businesses in the Downtown and […]

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State senators praise Wray’s appointment, differ on views of Jacob Blake shooting

KENOSHA ⏤ State senators Bob Wirch and Van Wanggaard agree Noble Wray is the right choice for someone to review the investigation of the Jacob Blake case. However, when it comes to their opinion of the case itself, they largely differ. Wray hired by DA Graveley, Kaul The state Attorney General’s office announced the former […]