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Years Of Unpaid Lunches and Breaks at Heart of Wheaton Franciscan Complaints

Employees at Wheaton Franciscan Hospital-All Saints have filed complaints with the state and received back pay from Wheaton over discrepancies with their paychecks that had occurred — in some cases — for two years. Four employees from Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare-All Saints have filed complaints with the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development for not being paid for lunches that they […]

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Investigation: Broken Whistle

As an administrative law judge hearing worker’s compensation cases in Wisconsin for three decades, Joe Schaeve said he often knew how certain doctors hired by employers and insurance companies would rule even before opening their reports. “It winds up with the doctor saying ‘Not work related’ or ‘It’s all in his mind,’ ” said Schaeve, […]

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Why We’re Hosting A Forum On Bullying

The Racine County Eye is hosting a forum on bullying from 6 to 8 p.m. June 3 at the Bray Center, 924 Center Street. We’d love for you to be there because we know how important children are in this community. And for us, the issue of bullying has become too important to ignore. After 15-year-old Caledonia resident Cameron Langrell committed […]

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Viewing Physical Evidence Next in Case Against Accused Hatchet Murderer

The case against an Illinois man accused of killing his estranged wife last fall with a hatchet is continuing forward. Cristian Loga-Negru, 38, of Arlington Heights, IL, is charged with 1st degree intentional homicide, mayhem and kidnapping. He is being held without bond at the Racine County Jail after he allegedly killed Roxana Abrudan at the Mount Pleasant […]

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INVESTIGATION: Racine Ranks 5th In State For Lead Poisoning

Editor’s Note: This piece was written by Cara Lombardo and Dee J. Hall, of the Center for Investigative Journalism. Additional reporting was done by Denise Lockwood. The City of Racine ranked fifth in the state for the percentage of children testing positive for lead poisoning in 2014. But with the state sending $500,000 to help homeowners […]

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Take Our Poll: Do We Need 48-Hour Waiting Period to Buy a Gun?

State Sen. Van Wanggaard is proposing the elimination of a required 48-hour waiting period to lawfully purchase a handgun. Wanggaard, R-Racine, told The Journal Times he thinks the waiting period is an unfair inconvenience for law-abiding citizens who can pass a background check that is most often returned quickly via digital records. “An individual that […]

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Hundreds Show Up To Conversation About Homelessness

Homelessness is not Racine’s problem, rather homelessness is the result of larger problems in the community — from a lack of mental health and drug treatment services to long-term unemployment. And Racine’s problems aren’t going away, at least not in the short-term. But that’s why hundreds of people showed up to a community-wide discussion at Gateway Technical College on Tuesday, March 24 on how […]