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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 […]

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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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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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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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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Kenosha Alderman: ‘Our town has changed’

KENOSHA ⏤ Near the end of the Kenosha Common Council meeting on Monday, Ald. Anthony Kennedy had one message for his colleagues: Listen ⏤ even if things get ugly.  “We have to understand that some people don’t have the ability to express their pain in ways that are constructive,” Kennedy said. “And so we’re going […]

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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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August primary election results: Vos declares victory over Steen, city voters say no to tax increase for police

After early returns in the primary election showed him trailing opponent Adam Steen, Robin Vos, (R-Rochester) at the end of the night declared victory for the 63rd Assembly District seat despite a 260 vote difference between him Steen. Vos is the longest-serving speaker—since 2013—and has been in Madison since 2004. City rejects tax increase for […]

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City of Racine officials discuss ongoing and increased gun violence

RACINE – On Monday, officials from the City of Racine gathered at Racine City Hall to discuss recent tragedies, namely the ongoing and increased gun violence that has been taking place in Racine. Participants included Mayor Cory Mason, Police Chief Maurice Robinson, Assistant Police Chief Alexander Ramirez, Common Council President John Tate II, Alderman Maurice […]

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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 […]