Journalism. We believe it should help you live a better life.

That’s why we spend a lot less time on publishing mug shots and a lot more time helping you understand the employment market, figure out how to spend more time with friends and family with our events calendar, and what you can do to help businesses that have opened up. Make no mistake…we aren’t shy. We tackle the big stuff, like COVID and issues around race.

And if you believe in the value of journalism — that it should help, not exploit — please consider becoming a paid member of the Racine County Eye today. We can’t do this work without you.

I often get asked: How can I help the Racine County Eye? We are grateful for the interest and the question. We have intentionally chosen not to charge for our news, but wanted to give readers the option to become voluntary monthly subscribers or make a one-time gift.

So here’s the deal… We want to continue the policy of remaining the place where all of Racine County — not just those who can pay — can use our quality news and information. And we want to grow.

We make most of our revenue from selling premium ads, business directory listings and marketing bundles, but we’ll also be hosting events over the next few months that will give businesses the opportunity to sponsor those events.

Why are we doing this?

We’re in a place where we’d love to hire more journalists and support services to make the Racine County Eye a more comprehensive news source. Soon we’ll be expanding out to Union Grove, our school coverage, and add more hard-hitting exclusive stories. But we can’t do that without the voluntary support from our readers.

So if you want to see quality journalism flourish on the Racine County Eye, please consider becoming a monthly subscriber. Or if you’d like to make a one-time donation, we’ve got a way for you to do that as well.

No matter what level you choose to support us at… we truly appreciate it. Did we forget to mention this is completely optional???

So here’s what you get if you become a Racine County Eye subscriber

At the platinum level, you’ll be mentioned on a our platinum level subscriber list. You’ll also receive a Racine County Eye pint glass or coffee mug, invite to a special meet & greet and send you one of our special Racine County Eye magnets (which we still have to design).

At the gold level, you’ll be mentioned on a our gold level subscriber list. You’ll also receive a Racine County Eye pint glass or coffee mug, and send you one of our special Racine County Eye magnets (which we still have to design).

At the silver level, you’ll be mentioned on a our silver level subscriber list. You’ll also send you one of our special Racine County Eye magnets (which we still have to design).

At the bronze level, you’ll be mentioned on a our bronze level subscriber list.


Choose your level of support.



Denise Lockwood

Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for Patch.com, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.