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Senator Bernie Sanders takes CNH Industrial to task over UAW strike during rally

MT. PLEASANT, Wis. — U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders critisized Case-New Holland (CNH) Industrial management for not resolving a contract with the United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 180, which resulted in a strike that has lasted more than seven weeks. The former presidential candidate spoke to union workers at CNH Industrial, 3323 Kearney Ave. in Mount […]

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Downtown Racine earns Main Street America™ 2022 accreditation

RACINE – Downtown Racine Corporation (DRC) has again been designated as an Accredited Main Street America™ program by the Main Street America organization. Racine joins 863 communities throughout the U.S. meeting performance standards for preservation-based economic development and community revitalization. DRC’s performance is evaluated annually by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation’s (WEDC) Wisconsin Main Street […]

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Construction to begin on Waterford Lofts with $250K grant from WEDC

The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) has awarded the Village of Waterford $250,000 to construct the future Waterford Lofts, located at 506 E. Main St. This monetary award was made possible as part of the Community Development Investment Grant program. “In 2018, nearly 200 Waterford residents and business owners provided feedback on the future of the Village, and […]

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Business Spotlight: We Rock the Spectrum Kid’s Gym

We Rock the Spectrum Kid’s Gym is coming to Racine. Andre and Heather Bennett are opening this all-inclusive gym to provide individuals with disabilities the opportunity to grow, strengthen their bodies, and thrive in an accepting community. The future gym will be located at 5509 Durand Ave. and will serve families of Racine and Kenosha […]

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You’re invited to rock along with Downtown Racine’s Public Art Project

RACINE – Rocking chairs – 26 of them, to be exact – are Downtown Racine’s Public Art Project for 2022. The sturdy, wooden, Amish-built chairs, each decorated by local artists, can be found outside businesses throughout the Downtown area. This marks the 21st consecutive year for the public art project presented by the Downtown Racine […]

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Hotel Verdant: Officials, leaders get early look

RACINE –  Racine public officials and business leaders were invited to don hardhats on Wednesday afternoon for an early look at the transformation of the former Zahn’s building, 500 Monument Square, into Hotel Verdant. Milwaukee developer, Dominion Properties, is reconstructing the four-story, 1920s-era department store building into an 80-room boutique hotel. First launched in 2019, […]

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James A. Peterson Veteran Village receives free repairs from Generac Power Systems, Racine Habitat for Humanity

RACINE – On Friday, employees from Generac Power systems volunteered their time and talents to bring a series of repairs and home improvement projects to the James A. Peterson Veteran Village. The effort was in partnership with the Racine affiliate of Habitat for Humanity of Wisconsin. The James A. Peterson Veteran Village is led by […]

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Racine Area Veterans Incorporation Hosts Racine Veterans Support Expo on May 28

The Racine Area Veterans Incorporation (RAVI) will be hosting the first Racine Veterans Support Expo on May 28. This free event will take place on Memorial Day weekend as a way to support Veterans, their families, and support systems at Memorial Hall, 72 7th St. in Downtown Racine. Racine Veterans Support Expo The expo will […]

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Statewide Small Business Administration awards given to 2 Racine businesses

During Small Business Month, two Racine businesses were recognized as Small Business Administration (SBA) award winners for the state of Wisconsin. On May 23, state representatives, community leaders and small business owners gathered at CoveredCare to celebrate the achievements of Donisha Nesbitt of CoveredCare and Marie Watkins of Polaris Talent as women-owned business owners. Nesbitt […]

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Racine County Sheriff’s Deputies To Hand Out Milkshake Gift Cards

RACINE COUNTY – Racine County Sheriff’s deputies will be handing out gift cards for milkshakes in the coming weeks, thanks to a donation by two area businesses. Kravings Premium Beverages and M. Buse Contractors partnered to sponsor 250 $5-rechargable gift cards that were donated to the Sheriff’s Office. The cards are redeemable at Kravings, a […]

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Season openers at Kenosha’s outdoor farmers markets a grand success

The outdoor farmers market season officially opened last weekend with terrific weather and even more fantastic crowds. Both the Kenosha Public Market and Kenosha HarborMarket officially kicked off their outdoor seasons on Saturday, May 14 in the heart of Downtown Kenosha. Droves of people shopped among local vendors for everyday necessities like fruits and vegetables […]

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10 Events in Racine County you won’t want to miss in May

It’s that time of the year for festivals, fairs, and fun events. Bring on good food, tasty drinks, and time with family and friends. Racine County has several fun events happening this May as a way to kick off the summer season. Here are 10 of them. 1. Burlington Jamboree Racine County has The Burlington […]