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Ballot drop boxes cause for lawsuits in Racine, Kenosha

RACINE AND KENOSHA – The Cities of Racine and Kenosha are among five Wisconsin cities sued this week by a conservative law firm over the use of absentee ballot drop boxes. The Thomas More Society of Chicago, on behalf of individual residents from Racine, Milwaukee, Green Bay, Madison and Kenosha, filed separate lawsuits on Wednesday […]

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Bradford High School students stage walkout for reproductive rights

KENOSHA – Students at Bradford High School staged a walkout at 10 a.m. on Thursday to protest the possible overturn of Roe v. Wade in the Supreme Court. Hundreds of students, many armed with signs, walked along Washington Road and 39th Avenue chanting in protest of the opinion draft that was leaked on May 2. […]

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Roe v. Wade: ‘We saw this day coming’ — midwives prepare to protect abortion access in Wisconsin

by Ruth Conniff, Wisconsin ExaminerMay 4, 2022 The morning after the terrible news broke about the draft Supreme Court opinion overturning Roe v. Wade, I called my homebirth midwife, Ingrid Andersson. Ingrid is my hero. She helped me have all three of my daughters at home. No one is more dedicated to women’s health and […]

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Kenosha’s Kreuser: ‘Pull Together For The Good Of The County’

KENOSHA – In delivering his final State of the County address Tuesday evening, Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser urged the County Board and his successor to continue the momentum. After serving as Kenosha County Executive since June 2008, Kreuser will retire effective April 18. He will be succeeded by Samantha Kerkman, who was elected in […]

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Help for Homeowners Program Available Says Kenosha County Treasurer

KENOSHA — The Wisconsin Help for Homeowners program, recently announced by Gov. Tony Evers, could provide more than $92 million in financial assistance for Wisconsin residents. Support for the program has been provided through the American Rescue Plan Act. Kenosha County Treasurer Teri Jacobson encourages homeowners who are experiencing financial hardship from the COVID-19 pandemic […]

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N95 Masks Available Now for Kenosha County Residents

A large supply of N95 masks* has been made available to residents through Kenosha County Public Health. No identification is required to receive a supply of masks. “We are very happy to be able to offer these free masks to Kenosha County residents, particularly those who may have a tougher time obtaining masks,” said Kenosha […]

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Kenosha County Warns of Dangerous Snow Removal, Driving Practices

Now that snow cover has finally landed in southeast Wisconsin, Kenosha residents and property owners are being reminded by the Kenosha County Division of Highways of proper snow removal practices. As residents are removing snow from the driveways and sidewalks on their properties, it is important to note that placing snow onto the roads is […]

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Jerry Gulley Announces Candidacy for County Executive, Kenosha County

Kenosha County Supervisor Jerry Gulley, a resident of Pleasant Prairie, formally announced his candidacy for County Executive today with the following statement: “I bought my home here in 2012 to be near my in-laws. I’ve been privileged to live in so many beautiful parts of our country – Tennessee, New York, Silicon Valley, Birmingham, Seattle, […]

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Kreuser Announces Appointments to Kenosha County’s New Racial and Ethnic Equity Commission

KENOSHA — Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser today announced the seven applicants he is recommending to serve on the county’s new Racial and Ethnic Equity Commission. Kreuser interviewed and selected these individuals from a field of 35 individuals who applied before the June 30 deadline. Under the County Board resolution that established the committee earlier […]

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Mahone Fund, Kenosha County Public Health Partner to Offer COVID-19 Vaccinations at Upcoming Music Events

KENOSHA — COVID-19 vaccinations will be available at this summer’s Lincoln Park Live Music Series performances and at the Aug. 21 HarborPark Jazz, Rhythm & Blues Festival, event organizers announced today. These vaccination stations will be provided by way of a partnership between the Mary Lou & Arthur F. Mahone Fund and Kenosha County Public […]

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Jeffris Family Foundation Awards Challenge Grant to Support Restoration of Kenosha County Ceremonial Courtroom

KENOSHA COUNTY— The Jeffris Family Foundation will provide a $675,000 challenge grant to help fund the restoration of the Ceremonial Courtroom in the Kenosha County Courthouse, provided additional funds can be raised locally, County Executive Jim Kreuser announced on Monday. To earn the $675,000 award, Kenosha County must raise $1.35 million in private donations over […]

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Kenosha County to Offer Human Services on the Go, a Mobile Unit Targeted to Specific Neighborhoods

The Kenosha County Division of Aging, Disability, and Behavioral Health Services, in partnership with other agencies, will offer a mobile human services unit that will travel through targeted areas throughout the summer beginning this week. Housed in a small bus, the Human Services on the Go unit will offer on-the-spot Narcan training, information about substance […]

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Kenosha County Parks to Offer Busy Schedule of Summer Programs for All Ages

Kenosha County Parks is offering several free outdoor activities this summer that are sure to get everyone moving, County Executive Jim Kreuser announced on Friday. The Traveling Yoga Series kicked off the season in May, offering free yoga classes at a different park every Saturday and Sunday, from 9 to 10 a.m. Additional, regularly scheduled […]

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Kenosha County Youth Justice Worker Receives Hillcrest School Award

KENOSHA — Kenosha County Youth Justice Worker Susana Wolf attended last week’s awards and commencement ceremony at Hillcrest School, planning only to celebrate the accomplishments of some of the students she’s helped to move onto the right path in life. She didn’t realize that she’d be leaving with the school’s Courage to Care Award, an […]