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

Advertisements 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 […]

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Racine Lifts Occupancy Limits; Masks Still Required

Advertisements 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 […]

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

Advertisements 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 […]

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City to Allow Schools Reopening, Higher Capacities in Businesses

Advertisements 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 […]

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

Advertisements 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 […]

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No In-Person Property Tax Payments for City of Racine

Advertisements RACINE – Forget about making that annual in-person trek to Racine City Hall to pay your property taxes. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, City Hall remains closed to the public. That means choosing another payment method. Property tax bills are expected to arrive in the mail this week (Dec. 14-19) with instructions on how […]

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City Launches Financial Empowerment Center Monday

Advertisements 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 […]

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Free Meter Parking Days are back In Downtown

Advertisements RACINE – Free meter parking in Downtown Racine is back for the holidays in 2020. The City of Racine and the Downtown Racine Corporation have teamed up to coordinate free meter parking on the following Saturdays: November 28 (Small Business Saturday), December 5, December 12 (Kris Kringle Tour and Open House), and December 19. […]

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

Advertisements 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 […]

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Following National Trend, City of Racine Spends Heavily on Policing

Advertisements 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 […]

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City to Waive Fees and Allow Sidewalk Cafés Citywide

Advertisements City of Racine–Today, Mayor Cory Mason, in conjunction with City Clerk Tara Coolidge, and the Racine Public Health Department, have issued an order waiving the fees for sidewalk café licenses and allowing them citywide. The City of Racine is still in the midst of a public health emergency as coronavirus cases continue to increase. […]

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

Advertisements 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, […]

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City of Racine Hosts Free Drop-In Playground Program

Advertisements 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, […]