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Statement from Mayor Mason on the Hiring of Alexander Ramirez for Assistant Chief

City of Racine – The following is statement from Racine Mayor Cory Mason on the PFC hiring Alexander Ramirez to be the Racine Police Department’s Assistant Chief of Police:  “I am really pleased that Mr. Ramirez has agreed to come serve the City of Racine as Assistant Chief in the Racine Police Department. I enjoyed […]

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City to Allow Schools Reopening, Higher Capacities in Businesses

RACINE – The City of Racine is revising its “Safer Racine” ordinance to allow schools to reopen buildings and increase the capacity limits on retail stores, bars, restaurants, and indoor recreation facilities. The revisions, released Monday by Racine Public Health Administrator Dottie Kay Bowersox, will allow all public and private school buildings within the City […]

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City of Racine PRCS Seeks Adopt-A-Park Program Participants

Racine – The City of Racine’s Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department is seeking individuals, groups, and/or organizations to volunteer in the Adopt-A-Park program for 2021.  Applications will be accepted beginning January 18, 2021 on an ongoing basis.  The Adopt-A-Park program is designed to encourage community involvement thorough volunteerism by helping the PRCS department maintain […]

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City Launches Financial Empowerment Center Monday

RACINE – The City of Racine will announce the official opening of the Racine Financial Empowerment Center (FEC) at a virtual press conference at noon on Monday (Dec. 7). The Racine FEC will offer free, professional, one-on-one financial counseling to help City of Racine individuals and families with low to moderate incomes, manage their finances; […]

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City Launches RENTS Website and Extends Property Registration through September 8th

City of Racine – The City of Racine RENTS Initiative has now launched a website with resources for tenants and landlords. The website also allows landlords and commercial property owners to register their properties and pay the associated fees online. The website is https://www.cityofracine.org/rents  “The RENTS Initiative is a massive undertaking and represents the most robust package […]

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Following National Trend, City of Racine Spends Heavily on Policing

After George Floyd, a black man, died at the hands of a white Minneapolis Police Officer on Memorial Day, protests and calls to defund, demilitarize, reform, and even abolish the police have swelled across the country. Floyd’s death “shocked the conscience of the nation,” Racine Police Chief Art Howell said in a letter to the […]

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City to Resume Pick Up of Household Bulky Items Starting June 8

City of Racine – The City of Racine will be reinstating the collection of Household Bulky Items starting Monday, June 8, 2020.   City residents will again be allowed to place up to 5 items tagged with a Household Bulky Item stickers out on their solid waste collection day as outlined at this website https://www.cityofracine.org/HBI/.  As a reminder, Household […]

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City of Racine Hosts Free Drop-In Playground Program

Racine –City of Racine Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Services (PRCS) is again hosting a free drop-in playground program for kids ages 7-14 at a number of city neighborhood parks. Sites are open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Thursday, beginning June 22. No registration is required to participate. Leaders will provide organized recreational activities, but […]