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2 killed in head-on collision with semi-tractor-trailers

YORKVILLE – Two people were killed in a head-on collision involving two semi-tractor-trailers here Tuesday morning. The collision shut down Highway 11 (Durand Avenue) at the 16000 block east of Union Grove for several hours. The Union Grove-Yorkville Fire Department reported that both drivers were killed in the accident. No other injuries were reported. The […]

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19-year-old Kenosha man held after making convenience store threat

SOMERS – A 19-year-old Kenosha man was jailed after threatening a woman at a convenience store here Monday afternoon. Convenience store encounter The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday reported that James Petersen was apprehended at Kwik Trip, 5800 31st St., after entering the store with a rifle and confronting a female employee with whom […]

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Grocery giveaway hosted by RPD, Journey Disaster Response Team on June 16

A grocery giveaway, hosted by the Racine Police Department and the Journey Disaster Response Team, will be this Thursday, June 16, from 4:30 p.m. until 6 p.m., or while supplies last. This community event is free and welcomes those in need to attend. A grocery giveaway will take place on each third Thursday of the month, […]

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Citizen Services Program website by Racine Police Department can keep locals informed, safe

The Citizen Services Program is a website to connect the Racine Police Department to the community. Through this initiative, the police department is able to partner with community members to help keep the Racine community safe. “Each member of the department is committed to providing quality and professional services during each citizen contact,” shared an […]

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Sonnenberg Schools of Racine, Kenosha merger provides opportunities for more students

Sonnenberg Schools of Mount Pleasant and Pleasant Prairie have merged and will be moving to the former Racine Early Education Center, located at 2015 Franklin St. Also known as the REE Center, this building was previously owned and operated by Racine Unified School District. “Our early education programs moved to the former Bull Fine Arts […]

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Cooling Centers in Racine County

With the temperatures rising, cooling centers are a necessary outlet for many in our city. Racine residents in need of shelter, cooling assistance, or additional services can call 211 for available resources. In addition, in Racine County, the following locations are available as cooling centers. These locations serve as temporary assistance. It is important that Racine County […]

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Richard Bong State Recreation Area celebrates Pollinator Week; 3 ways you can get involved

Richard Bong State Recreation Area is participating in Pollinator Week. This annual celebration takes place from June 20 through 26 and aims to create awareness about pollinator health. The Bong’s Naturalist Association strives to connect people with Racine County’s only state recreation area. Through the celebration of Pollinator Week, they are continuing their efforts to […]