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First Fridays return to downtown Racine

RACINE – First Fridays, a popular monthly shopping and entertainment event in downtown Racine, is back from 4 to 9 p.m. this Friday, May 7. The event was curtailed in 2020 by the COVID-19 pandemic. The May edition is described as “a soft opening” by Tony Bigonia, president/chair of the First Fridays organization. There will […]

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Cardinal Capital to build multi-family housing, commercial development on former Porter’s site

RACINE – Cardinal Capital Management Inc. announced plans to build a seven-story multi-family, commercial development on the former Porter’s property at 301 6th Street. Cardinal Capital Management, of West Allis, has several other development projects they partnered with the City on, including the former Ajax property. In that project, they have completed the first of […]

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Man Faces Multiple Charges After Hit-And-Run

RACINE – The Racine County District Attorney’s Office filed multiple charges against Travon T. Donley, 26, of Racine, after he allegedly fled from a vehicle collision that injured a woman on Wednesday. Donley was charged with hit and run, obstructing an officer, possession of drug paraphernalia and three counts of felony bail jumping. All of […]

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Racine Among 15 Cities and Counties Selected for 2021 LEED for Cities Local Government Leadership Program

City of Racine – The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), creators of the LEED green building rating system, have announced 15 cities and counties, including Racine, which will begin the process for certification in a national cohort with support from the LEED for Cities Local Government Leadership Program.  According to a release from the USGBC, the Bank of […]

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Gov. Evers Announces More Than $21 Million to Help Wisconsinites Pay Overdue Utility Bills

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers, together with the Wisconsin Department of Administration (DOA) and the Public Service Commission (PSC), announced on Wednesday more than $21 million to cover utility bill arrearages for more than 36,000 qualifying utility customers across Wisconsin through the Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program (WHEAP).  “This year has been tough for folks and families, and we know there are so many who’ve […]

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Gov. Evers Signs Senate Bill 69, Requires Holocaust and other Genocides Education for Wisconsin Students

MILWAUKEE — On Wednesday, Gov. Tony Evers signed Senate Bill 69, now Wisconsin Act 30, requiring lessons about the Holocaust and other genocides be incorporated into social studies education for Wisconsin students throughout grades five to twelve. “This bill will affect generations of kids in our state and bring increased awareness, and recognition in our schools to […]

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Appointments No Longer Needed at Regency Mall COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic; County Still at ‘High’ Risk

RACINE – Advance appointments are now a thing of the past for the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) COVID-19 vaccine clinic at Regency Mall, 5538 Durand Ave. The clinic, located in the former Burlington Coat Factory space, began offering walk-up vaccinations to anyone age 16 or older on Tuesday. The free clinic is open […]