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City of Racine Marijuana advisory referendum goes to November 8 ballot

RACINE – City of Racine voters will have their second opportunity in four years to weigh in on the legalization of marijuana. Racine Common Council, on a 10-2 vote Tuesday, approved a resolution to place an advisory referendum on the Nov. 8 general election ballot to measure public opinion on marijuana legalization. The yes-or-no question […]

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Spring 2023 election results: Mason wins re-election to Racine mayor’s seat 

RACINE — Cory Mason won re-election as Racine mayor on Tuesday after an expensive, contentious campaign. Mason received 8,596 votes (57.4%) over Alderman Henry Perez, who received 6,376 votes (or 42.6%), according to unofficial results. “Now, it’s about working together to build on our successes and build a better community for everybody,” said Mason, surrounded […]

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Update: Former Racine Alder John Tate malfeasance case dismissed without prejudice

Update 2:15 p.m.: Racine County Circuit Court Judge Eugene Gasiorkiewicz on Tues., April 25, dismissed without prejudice the case against former Racine Alderman John Tate II. Tate’s initial appearance on a single felony charge of having a public interest in a private contract while holding public office was originally scheduled for May 11. His court […]

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Racine’s Financial Empowerment Center honored with financial literacy award 2 years running

RACINE — The Racine Financial Empowerment Center (FEC) recently received the Governor’s Financial Literacy Award for a second straight year. The recognition is sponsored by the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions and the Governor’s Council on Financial Literacy and Capability. The FEC offers free, one-on-one professional financial counseling to City of Racine residents. This counseling […]

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Racine Common Council to consider marijuana advisory referendum tonight

RACINE – The Racine Common Council this evening (Tuesday) will consider a resolution to place an advisory referendum on the November general election ballot to measure public opinion on marijuana legalization. The council meeting starts at 7 p.m. in Room 205 City Hall, 730 Washington Ave. It will also be presented live on the city’s […]

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Mayor Lifts Racine Mask Mandate

RACINE – Mayor Cory Mason signed an executive order Thursday suspending enforcement of the Racine mask mandate effective at noon. The Racine Common Council will consider a full sunset of the mask ordinance at its regular meeting at 7 p.m. next Tuesday, March 1.   “I have been in discussion with the Public Health Department […]

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Ballot drop boxes cause for lawsuits in Racine, Kenosha

RACINE AND KENOSHA – The Cities of Racine and Kenosha are among five Wisconsin cities sued this week by a conservative law firm over the use of absentee ballot drop boxes. The Thomas More Society of Chicago, on behalf of individual residents from Racine, Milwaukee, Green Bay, Madison and Kenosha, filed separate lawsuits on Wednesday […]

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TV commercials airing in Racine mayor’s race

RACINE — Television commercials related to the Racine mayoral race between incumbent Cory Mason and challenger Henry Perez have aired on Milwaukee TV stations this week. The election is Tuesday, April 4. Concerned Citizens for Safer Streets LLC commercial An independent campaign expenditure committee, called Concerned Citizens for Safer Streets LLC, produced and aired an […]

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Renee Kelly: City of Racine 2023 alder candidate

Racine County Eye asked candidates to fill out a questionnaire so that our readers could learn more about them. These are Renee Kelly’s answers. Renee Kelly What position are you seeking?Alderman, 13th District, Racine City Council How long have you lived in Racine?32 years Age49 OccupationAccountant, Village of Somers If you have served as an […]

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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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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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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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DNR announces Green Tier Charter for Climate Action to commemorate 53rd Earth Day

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced on April 18 that DNR Secretary Adam N. Payne signed the new Green Tier Charter for Climate Action. Essentially, the charter adds value to Wisconsin communities by helping align business objectives with environmental stewardship. The launch of the charter additionally commemorates the 53rd Earth Day, underscoring Wisconsin’s dedication […]

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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 […]

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