Journalism. We believe it should help you live a better life.

That’s why we spend a lot less time on publishing mug shots and a lot more time helping you understand the employment market, figure out how to spend more time with friends and family with our events calendar, and what you can do to help businesses that have opened up. Make no mistake…we aren’t shy. We tackle the big stuff, like COVID and issues around race.

And if you believe in the value of journalism — that it should help, not exploit — please consider becoming a paid member of the Racine County Eye today. We can’t do this work without you.

The Menominee Tribe wants to make a deal with Governor Scott Walker: approve the $800 million Kenosha casino and in return the tribe is expected to offer to pay $220 million for a new arena in Milwaukee, according to a story by

Walker last month announced he was rejecting the proposed $800 million casino project because compacts signed years ago with the Potawatomi put state taxpayers at risk. Walker said that under the gaming compacts taxpayers could stand to lose $100 million. Still, officials with the Menominee Tribe said their casino project is worth $1 billion over the next 25 years to the state if the governor approves the deal.

Reporter Charles Benson wrote: “There’s a lot on the table, and not a lot of time to think about it. The federal government has given the state until February 19th. Governor Walker has said his decision was final.”

Walker proposed lending $200 million to help pay for the Milwaukee Bucks arena project, which would then be paid back through a “jock tax.”,

Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.