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Ukrainian flag flies at City Hall to commemorate 1-year anniversary of Russia’s Invasion

RACINE — On Feb. 24, Mayor Cory Mason issued an order to fly the Ukrainian flag at the City of Racine’s City Hall.  Recognizing Ukrainian crisis By flying the Ukrainian flag, the city is recognizing the one-year anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The flag was raised by Bill Miller, the City of Racine Facility Manager.  […]

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Declaration of Emergency issued for Racine County on Feb. 22

RACINE COUNTY – An Ice Storm Warning is in effect for Racine County and much of Southeastern Wisconsin. In response to the hazardous weather, Racine County Executive Jonathan Delagrave has issued a declaration of emergency in the County of Racine. A Declaration of Emergency This state of emergency was issued under Chapter 323 of the […]

Posted inCity Hall, Construction, Development, Local news

Burlington Council approves Echo Lake Dam modification, repairs to cost nearly $8 million

BURLINGTON — On Dec. 6, the City of Burlington Common Council unanimously approved the Echo Dam Modification as a part of the Echo Lake Dam Spillway Compliance Project. View the meeting minutes online. What’s next? According to the city, this approval will: Repair the dam, keep and dredge Echo Lake Expand the existing park and […]

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City of Racine achieves perfect score in latest Municipal Equality Index, up 144% since 2018

RACINE — The City of Racine is among 120 cities nationally to achieve a perfect score in the annual Municipal Equality Index (MEI) released Wednesday by the Human Rights Campaign. This year’s MEI rating marked the first time that Racine has received a perfect score of 100 and was a huge increase from the city’s […]

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Jim DeMatthew announces Racine mayoral bid

RACINE – Calling for residents to work together to restore Racine, Jim DeMatthew announced his candidacy for Racine mayor on Monday. The spring election is April 4, 2023. DeMatthew, 61, an investment and retirement services specialist, told attendees at a campaign kickoff event at Joey’s Yardarm, 920 Erie St., that he wants to turn the […]

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Veterans Day Ceremony & luncheon at Memorial Hall on Nov. 11 hosted by RAVI, Racine Lutheran High School

RACINE — Racine Area Veterans Inc. (RAVI) and Racine Lutheran High School (RLHS) are joining forces to host a Veterans Day Ceremony at Memorial Hall, 72 7th St. The event will start at 10 a.m. on Nov. 11 and will include a variety of tributes and remarks. The ceremony will include a proclamation declared by Mayor […]

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Community safety report: gun violence up; City, county, schools pulling together to fight back

RACINE – Yes, gun violence is up. Yes, local leaders are determined to break the cycle of violence through a variety of approaches. Yes, the public is urged to get involved. Those messages were delivered – and repeated – at a community update meeting for the Violent Crime Reduction Initiative (VCRI) before an audience of […]

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State of the City: Mayor Mason praises Evers, ARPA funding

RACINE – Mayor Cory Mason, delivering his annual State of the City address on Tuesday evening, was effusive in his praise to Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers and the funding the city has received through the federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). “This is the 16th year I have had the privilege to represent the City […]

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Black Humanity Now street mural needs maintenance; City Attorney recommends denial

Two years after the Black Humanity Now street mural was painted, organizer Scott Terry is seeking approval, once again, from the City of Racine and its Public Works and Service Committee, as well as the Common Council to repaint the historical street mural. Today, on Aug. 10, the committee will discuss the matter. Tonight’s meeting […]

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City of Racine officials discuss ongoing and increased gun violence

RACINE – On Monday, officials from the City of Racine gathered at Racine City Hall to discuss recent tragedies, namely the ongoing and increased gun violence that has been taking place in Racine. Participants included Mayor Cory Mason, Police Chief Maurice Robinson, Assistant Police Chief Alexander Ramirez, Common Council President John Tate II, Alderman Maurice […]

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City Launches Road Impact Loan Program

RACINE – The City of Racine has launched a loan program to assist businesses impacted by road construction, particularly the reconstruction work on parts of Washington Avenue (Highway20). The City of Racine Road Construction Loan Program provides 0% interest working capital loans of up to $5,000. There is a total of $50,000 available for this […]

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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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Racine Lifts Occupancy Limits; Masks Still Required

RACINE – The City of Racine has revised its “Safer Racine” ordinance to end occupancy limits that were put in place last year to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The revisions were released Thursday by Racine Public Health Administrator Dottie Kay Bowersox. The update to the ordinance includes: Increases indoor and outdoor capacity […]

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City of Racine Invites Community to Dialogue (Virtually) with Police Chief Finalists

City of Racine – The Racine Police and Fire Commission (PFC) has narrowed the search for Racine’s new Police Chief to two finalists, and now the City of Racine invites the public to hear from these two candidates prior to the PFC making its final selection. The community is invited to meet and hear from […]

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