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Most Racine City Alders Unopposed In 2022 Spring General Election

RACINE –  A lone Racine Common Council seat will be formally contested in the 2022 Spring General Election, scheduled for Tuesday, April 5. Spring General Election Ballot Seven alders, from even-numbered Council districts, are up for election to two-year terms. The alder for District 9 is on the ballot to fill the remaining one year […]

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Community Prayer Vigil to end violence in Racine tonight at 5:30

RACINE – The Racine Interfaith Coalition (RIC) will be hosting a prayer vigil tonight at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center at 5:30 p.m. All local officials, religious leaders, business owners and community members are invited to attend this vigil as the City of Racine stands together “for peace and the end of […]

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Violent Crime Reduction Initiative update meeting set for Oct. 12

RACINE — Local leaders will hold a public update of the Violent Crime Reduction Initiative here on Wednesday, Oct. 12. The meeting starts at 6 p.m. at Festival Hall, 5 Fifth St. The meeting is being co-hosted by Racine Mayor Cory Mason, Racine County Executive Jonathan Delagrave and Racine Unified School District Superintendent Dr. Eric […]

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Federal Funds for Emergency Food, Shelter Available for Racine County Nonprofits

RACINE – Applications are now being accepted for Federal funds that will supply emergency food and shelter through nonprofit organizations. Funds will be allocated to eligible nonprofit agencies in Racine County to supplement these emergency programs within the county. “We have received funding for emergency food and shelter for many years,” said Jonathan Delagrave, who […]

Posted inLocal news, Police and fire

Burlington Chief of Police Retiring May 20, Zmudzinski Named New Chief

The City of Burlington has announced that their Chief of Police, Mark Anderson, is set to retire on May 20, 2022. Anderson spent 27 years with the department. He served Burlington as a Dispatcher, Patrol Officer, Detective, Field Training Officer, School Resource Officer, Lieutenant, and Chief of Police. He shares, “I will miss the community […]

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Commuter Rail support resolution approved by Racine Common Council

RACINE – A group of Racine alders and the mayor want to bring back the long-dead, proposed Kenosha-Racine-Milwaukee (KRM) commuter rail line. In a 15-0 vote, the Racine Common Council approved a resolution supporting federal investment in the construction of the KRM project. The resolution is sponsored by Alders Trevor Jung, Mollie Jones, C.J. Rouse, […]

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Black Humanity Now street mural needs maintenance; City Attorney recommends denial

Two years after the Black Humanity Now street mural was painted, organizer Scott Terry is seeking approval, once again, from the City of Racine and its Public Works and Service Committee, as well as the Common Council to repaint the historical street mural. Today, on Aug. 10, the committee will discuss the matter. Tonight’s meeting […]

Posted inKenosha Lens, Uptown Observer

Kenosha to pay for damages to officers’ personal vehicles during ‘civil unrest’

KENOSHA ⏤ The city of Kenosha Monday authorized approximately $1,166 to reimburse police officers for damages received to their personal vehicles during “civil unrest.” However, one alderman was upset by both the method the measure came before the council and the personal information contained in the resolution.  Backdrop of resolution The resolution uses the same […]

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Kenosha mayor asks public to be safe over holidays; alderman recaps city’s successes, struggles of 2020

KENOSHA ⏤ In their final public comments of 2020, Kenosha Mayor John Antaramian and city aldermen first reminded residents to stay safe. However, for one alderman, the alderperson’s comments portion of last night’s meeting served as an opportunity to speak their piece about the city in 2020. Antaramian asks residents to follow COVID-19 precautions During […]

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Racine Financial Empowerment Center Earns 2021 Governor’s Financial Literacy Award

RACINE – Last week, the Racine Financial Empowerment Center (FEC) was announced as one of the recipients of the 2021 Governor’s Financial Literacy Awards, by Governor Tony Evers. The 2021 Governor’s Financial Literacy Awards honored recipients in one of three categories – individual, organization, or legacy – for providing exceptional financial literacy and capability skills […]

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March Forth to Earth Day: The Impact of the Pipeline on Mother Earth; Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

The March Forth to Earth Day project, an Environmental Conservation Organization, started on March 4th, 2022. Rallies in various cities across Wisconsin kicked off a movement for the Earth and our future. Wisconsin activists and environmentalists have participated in eight consecutive weeks of activism focused on climate change. The project will conclude on Earth Day, […]

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City of Racine awarded federal public safety dollars

RACINE – The City of Racine has been awarded nearly $800,000 in federal funding for community safety initiatives. The allocation, announced Monday by Gov. Tony Evers’ office, was described as “focusing on a public health approach to violence prevention.” The City of Racine federal funding allocation breakdown: About $225,000 to establish a “Safe and Sound” […]

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After hourslong public hearing, cabaret license changes sent back to City Council for approval

KENOSHA ⏤ After hours of public comment, the Licenses and Permits Committee sent changes to cabaret licenses back to the City Council. The City Council will next consider the changes for final approval for the second time.  On Monday night, the Licenses and Permits Committee heard from approximately 12 bar owners and community members. Many […]