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Racine mayoral candidate forum set for Feb. 2

RACINE — A coalition of community organizations is sponsoring Racine’s first mayoral candidate forum on Thursday, Feb. 2. The event runs from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 716 College Ave. The forum, which is open to the public, is sponsored by the Racine Interfaith Coalition, the League of United Latin American Citizens […]

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Racine Police, City reach tentative contract deal

RACINE — A tentative agreement, announced Friday between the Racine Police Association and the City of Racine, could give police a new contract for the first time in more than two years. The deal, which includes a raise and benefits package for police officers, goes before the Racine Common Council’s Finance & Personnel Committee next […]

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ABM Industries begins parking operations management for Racine as of Jan. 17

CITY OF RACINE — On Jan. 17, ABM Industries took over the role of managing parking operations in the City of Racine. The bid from ABM was advanced to the Racine Common Council on Nov. 9, 2022 by the Public Works and Services Committee. The contract was approved by the Common Council on Nov. 15, […]

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Racine Mayor Cory Mason, 8 aldermen sworn in Tuesday evening

RACINE, Wis. — Mayor Cory Mason and eight Racine Common Council members were sworn into office Tuesday night in front of family, friends and political supporters. The night highlighted Mason’s political win over his opponent, Alderman Henry Perez, who still retains his seat representing District 12. Despite the celebratory tone, Mason’s critics wondered why he […]

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District 15 Alder applications being accepted by City of Racine

RACINE — The City of Racine is seeking applicants for Alder representing District 15 on the Racine Common Council. District 15 is an area on the city’s far north side. The position will fill the unexpired term of Melissa Lemke who resigned from the Common Council in July. She cited time commitments needed to care […]

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City Alder Perez schedules listening session for Saturday, 10 a.m.

RACINE — Another member of the Racine Common Council has scheduled a listening opportunity for residents. Alder Henry Perez, who represents the 12th Aldermanic District on the city’s far west side, has scheduled a meet-and-greet at Panera Bread, 5304 Washington Ave., from 10 to 11 a.m. on Saturday. “I believe that it is important for […]

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Urban Sketchers Racine & Kenosha: sketching local landmarks through meet-up events

RACINE/KENOSHA — The global phenomenon of Urban Sketching is taking off in Southeastern Wisconsin. The Racine Art Council has created a unique opportunity for sketchers and artists through the development of the Urban Sketchers Racine & Kenosha group. “The whole premise of it is to sketch on location and show the world one sketch at […]

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Spring 2023 election results: Racine alder races: Land retains seat, Kelly comes out ahead of Taft

RACINE — Voters in Racine’s aldermanic districts 11 and 13 voted to keep incumbent Mary Land but to give political newcomer Renee Kelly a chance on the Common Council, respectively. Unofficial results from Racine County Clerk Wendy Christensen posted the results with 100% of precincts reporting. In District 11, Land came out ahead of challenger […]

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Schrader launches write-in campaign for Racine mayor in April 4 election

RACINE — Michael Schrader of Racine has entered the Racine mayor’s race as a write-in candidate in the April 4 Spring Election. He filed Declaration of Candidacy documents with the city clerk’s office last Friday (March 3). Schrader, 56, of 1636 Chatham St., told the Racine County Eye that he decided to enter the race […]

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Former Alder John Tate II facing charge of malfeasance in office; will appear May 11

RACINE — Former Racine Alder John Tate II is facing more than three years in prison for allegedly committing malfeasance in office. Tate, 38, will appear Thursday, May 11, in Racine County Circuit Court to face a single felony count of having public interest in a private contract while holding public office. If convicted, he […]

Posted inCommunity, Government, Local news, Non-Profits

City accepting GROW Racine mini-grant applications; $10k – $25k available

RACINE — The City of Racine is now accepting applications from local nonprofits for mini-grants of $10,000 to $25,000 through its GROW Racine (Growing Residents’ Opportunities and Wealth) initiative. The application deadline is 9 a.m. Tuesday, Jan 31. To apply, visit: GROW Racine Mini-Grants: Meeting Unmet Community Needs. The source of the grant money is […]

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Food, shelter emergency funding applications accepted Jan. 4-19 by Racine County

RACINE COUNTY — Applications will begin to be accepted from local nonprofit agencies for funds to supplement emergency food and shelter programs next month by the county. The county has been awarded $79,338 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Emergency Food and Shelter Program. Those funds are to be allocated by nonprofit agencies to benefit […]

Posted inGovernment, Local news, Schools

Teen Voice program gives Burlington students inside look at local government

BURLINGTON — The Burlington Area School District and the City of Burlington have once again collaborated to include teens in leadership roles through the Teen Voice program. The Teen Voice program has operated for more than 10 years in the City of Burlington and allows Burlington area students an opportunity to gain a better understanding […]

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Mason seeking second term; stresses ‘a more equitable community’

RACINE — Racine Mayor Cory Mason formally kicked off his re-election campaign last week touting the city’s recent accomplishments and emphasizing his vision of inclusion for all residents. “I’m really excited about the work we’ve been doing,” he told supporters who crowded into Littleport Brewing Co., 214 Third St. “In the last five years, we’ve […]

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