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Mayor Mason Announces Round Two of the Successful Microenterprise Loan Program

The City of Racine is excited to announce that it is expanding financing options for early-stage microenterprise businesses through the Microenterprise Financial Assistance Program, or “Micro Fund”, in 2020. The Micro Fund provides up to $15,000 in low-interest loans to Racine-based owner-operated businesses with five or fewer employees. “In 2019, the response to the Micro […]

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Operation North Pole-Santa Briefs County Officials

Santa recently took a break from his normal routine to pay a visit to Racine County Public Safety Officials. Santa landed his specially equipped sleigh on the roof of the Racine County Communication Center, where he was greeted by David Maack, Racine County Emergency Management Coordinator. Dubbed Operation North Pole, the purpose of Santa’s visit […]

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City Announces “Food for Forgiveness” Partnership with Malicki’s Piggly Wiggly and the Racine County Food Bank

City of Racine – Today, Mayor Cory Mason was joined by Police Chief Howell, officers of the Racine Police Department, and representatives from Malicki’s Piggly Wiggly and the Racine County Food Bank to announce the “Food for Forgiveness” partnership. Beginning Friday, December 6th and continuing through December 31st, the Racine Police Department will offer a […]

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County Executive Delagrave and Mayor Mason Ask Community For Help With Upcoming Census

On behalf of Racine County Executive Jonathan Delagrave, and in partnership with City of Racine Mayor Cory Mason, members of the community are being invited to one of the U.S. Census 2020 Trainings facilitated by Alexia Knox, Partnership Specialist, Chicago Regional Census Center: It is crucial for the community and the state that every person […]

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City of Racine to Provide Free Financial Counseling to Low-Income Residents

RACINE, Wis. – Racine was selected yesterday by the national Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund (CFE Fund) to receive funding and technical support to extend financial empowerment programming to low-income residents for free. The city is one of six chosen nationwide to receive professional, one-on-one financial counseling as a public service. Cities for Financial Empowerment […]

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City of Racine Passes Ordinance Banning the Sale, Application, and Use of Coal Tar Sealant Products

On Friday, August 23rd at 9 a.m. in Colbert Park, Mayor Cory Mason will sign “Ordinance 0021-19 – Sale, Application, and Use of Coal Tar Sealant Products” into effect. The City of Racine is the second largest Wisconsin city to pass a coal tar sealant ban. Coal tar-based sealants are coatings typically applied to driveways […]

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Racine Common Council OKs @North Beach development

Racine Harbor LLC, owned by Milwaukee-based Royal Capital Group, will pay the City of Racine $3.25 million for 9.5 acres at 1129 Michigan Boulevard. Royal Capital Group is purchasing the former Walker Muffler Manufacturing site from the City to build a $50 million commercial-residential property. The Common Council approved the developer’s agreement at a meeting […]

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Racine Common Council next step to agreement for water for Foxconn, Mount Pleasant

An intergovernmental agreement to ensure that infrastructure costs associated with the development in Mount Pleasant do not land on other municipalities, or water/sewer utility ratepayers, is now headed to the Racine Common Council. The Mount Pleasant Village Board reviewed and approved the agreement Thursday. It must also be approved by the Racine Common Council and […]