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Posted inElectionsGovernment

Update: Absentee Ballots Swing Votes in Favor of Sturtevant Incumbent

**Updated 5:30 p.m. The Sturtevant Board of Canvass conducted Friday turned the election for village trustee on its head. When the polls closed, incumbent John Johnson trailed resident Michelle Duchow by one vote, 366 to 367, respectively. But absentee ballots received this week have flipped that result, and Duchow trailed Johnson by a vote, 367 […]

Posted inElectionsGovernmentSchools

Caledonia Approves Independent School District Advisory Referendum

Caledonia voted 2,481 to 2,372 to approve an advisory referendum to start pursuing an independent school district. The approval will also now allow the Caledonia village board the opportunity to move forward with paying for a feasibility study. But by no means is a potential divorce from Racine Unified a done deal. As it stands now, Racine Unified would need […]

Posted inBreakingElectionsGovernment

Sturtevant Says Yes to Referendum, 2 Incumbent Trustees

Sturtevant voters Tuesday narrowly approved – 352 to 346 – an advisory referendum directing village leaders to more fully explore a school district separate from Racine Unified. As it stands now, Racine Unified would need to give its blessing to Caledonia and Sturtevant to separate from the district. The group behind forming the independent school […]

Posted inCommunityElectionsGovernment

Dickert, Hargrove Talk Hospitality Center, Homeless Solutions

**Editor’s Note: After the Hospitality Center last week ceased overnight emergency shelter, Racine County Eye heard from residents asking where the candidates for mayor of the City of Racine stand on the issue of homelessness in general and what the city’s role could be in finding a long-term solution for overnight emergency shelter. Both incumbent […]

Posted inCommunityElectionsGovernmentLetter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor: Keep Current Sturtevant Board Intact

**Editor’s Note: This Letter to the Editor was submitted by Sturtevant Trustee Chris Larsen. He is running for re-election in the election Tuesday. There comes a time right before Election Day that you have to look at where your municipality has been, where it is now and where it is headed. In the spring election […]

Posted inCommunityElectionsGovernmentLetter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor: Diehl Shows Respect, Earns Respect

**Editor’s Note: This Letter to the Editor was submitted by William Brown of Ogichidaa Mawansomag Edward was the first alderman (outside of the Cemetery Commission) who approached the Native Community with a positive attitude and willingness to consider our position.  Despite being the unpopular vision once the issue was pursued, Edward stood for what he […]

Posted inCommunityElectionsGovernmentLetter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor: Diehl Asks for District Support, Vote

**Editor’s Note: This Letter to the Editor was submitted by 15th District Alderman Edward Diehl. My name is Edward Diehl and I am running for election for a second term as Racine’s 15th District Alderman. Aldermen in this city are non-partisan. In my time on the council it didn’t matter whether you were Republican, Democrat, […]