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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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OP-ED: Fuel journalism, help the community and get cool stuff

We’re not going to sugar-coat this — reader revenue helps fuel journalism. So if local news matters to you, please donate to our 2021 Local News Fund today. With a goal of raising $30,000 through the Local Media Association, Racine County Eye will fund several investigative journalism projects.  Our community struggles with affordable housing, the impact […]

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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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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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Road Closure: County Highway G

The Village of Caledonia Police Department recently released information about a road closure/traffic alert. Caledonia residents and drivers passing through the area should be aware that County Highway G is closed, at this time. County Highway G, between County Highway H and the East Frontage Road, will be closed for pavement repairs. People who need […]

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Johnson Financial Group to donate $500,000 to help United Way Organizations across Wisconsin

Johnson Financial Group announced today their plan to donate $500,000 to United Way partner organizations across Wisconsin. “In recognition of our incredible associates – and to kick-off our annual giving campaign at Johnson Financial Group – we are giving $500,000 to support various organizations in the communities where they live and work,” said Jim Popp, […]

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Ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate completion of Pike River Phase II Restoration Project

SOMERS — The completion of the Pike River Phase II restoration project in Kenosha County’s Petrifying Springs Park will be celebrated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, Oct. 15, County Executive Jim Kreuser announced today. Members of the public are invited to this event, which will begin at 1 p.m. in Area No. 4 in […]

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UW-Parkside’s Center for Research in Innovation and Smart Cities to host author, smart cities expert Dr. Jonathan Reichental October 28

SOMERS, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin-Parkside’s Center for Research in Innovation and Smart Cities is hosting Dr. Jonathan Reichental, a globally-renowned expert in Smart Cities and Innovation for a hybrid session on the topic of The Smart Cities Imperative: What Cities and Their Citizens Need to Know.  The event will be held in person and via live stream Thursday, October […]