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Kenosha’s Kreuser: ‘Pull Together For The Good Of The County’

KENOSHA – In delivering his final State of the County address Tuesday evening, Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser urged the County Board and his successor to continue the momentum. After serving as Kenosha County Executive since June 2008, Kreuser will retire effective April 18. He will be succeeded by Samantha Kerkman, who was elected in […]

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Kenosha County Board approves police body cams, veterans memorial bonds

KENOSHA ⸺ Thursday night, 18 members of the County Board held a special meeting to pass bonds for police body cameras and improvements to a veterans memorial park. However, it was five board members not present Thursday night who created the situation, and stalled the bonding process. The board members absent Thursday night were: Zach […]

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After months of tension, a possibility of change for Kenosha County Board

Tuesday evening’s Kenosha County Board meeting was different. For the first time in months, people treated each other, mostly, with civility throughout the process. In fact, Chairman John O’Day made it a point at the end of the meeting to call for civility and respect in all proceedings moving forward. Protesters not going anywhere To […]

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County Board approves resolution setting framework for Kenosha County Racial and Ethnic Equity Commission

KENOSHA — The establishment of Kenosha County’s Racial and Ethnic Equity Commission will move forward after the County Board’s approval Tuesday night of a resolution outlining the group’s structure and responsibilities. As stated in the resolution, the commission’s mission will be to realize greater racial equity and dismantle racism in Kenosha County through research, education, […]

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Updated: Kreuser finds Kenosha County Board behavior ‘disheartening’; Berg speaks out against Decker

KENOSHA – On Friday, Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser called recent behavior witnessed coming from the County Board “disheartening.” Kreuser reacted to certain County Board members’ actions — specifically, Zach Rodriguez and Erin Decker —  at the most recent County Board meeting on Sept. 15.  In a live video of the meeting that continued after […]

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Tensions rise over Kenosha County appointments to emergency, equity panels

by Erik Gunn, Wisconsin ExaminerMarch 7, 2023 This story also appeared in Wisconsin Examiner Three appointments to volunteer boards in Kenosha County have sparked uproar in the community with echoes of the unrest that rocked the city on the shore of Lake Michigan more than two years ago after police shot and paralyzed a Black […]

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Kreuser Announces Appointments to Kenosha County’s New Racial and Ethnic Equity Commission

KENOSHA — Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser today announced the seven applicants he is recommending to serve on the county’s new Racial and Ethnic Equity Commission. Kreuser interviewed and selected these individuals from a field of 35 individuals who applied before the June 30 deadline. Under the County Board resolution that established the committee earlier […]

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KCDHS updates committee members on efforts to combat systemic racism in Kenosha County

KENOSHA COUNTY ⏤ Since declaring racism a public health crisis in August, many have wondered what Kenosha County is doing to continually combat systemic racism. Division of Health Director John Jansen described steps the county has taken at a Human Services Committee meeting Tuesday night. These steps include the creation of the Kenosha County Racial […]

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Tamarra Coleman honored as a 2023 Notable BIPOC Executive

KENOSHA — For Tamarra Coleman, her efforts as the executive director of the nonprofit Shalom Center in Kenosha have always been about doing the work. And it’s never been about anything more than that, than leading a staff and a group of 400 volunteers in the only homeless shelter in Kenosha County. So when word […]

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Opinion: Wanggaard asks Evers for more National Guard units

Dear Governor Evers, Two people are dead. Another was shot. This violence could have been prevented. Last night, the Kenosha County Board of Supervisors asked for an additional 1,500 National Guard members for Kenosha tonight. I second that request and implore you to fulfill it. Without massive resources, violence will only escalate. To the extent […]

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Kenosha kicks off Bike-to-Work Weeks with Bike Rodeo on June 5

KENOSHA — Kenosha County and the City of Kenosha’s annual Bike-to-Work Weeks will kick off with a Bike Rodeo event for families on Saturday, June 5, County Executive Jim Kreuser and Mayor John Antaramian announced today. During Bike-to-Work Weeks, June 5-19, people are encouraged to commute by bicycle and to discover — or rediscover — […]

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Post names KUSD teachers who called in sick Monday

A Facebook page caused outrage Friday by naming Kenosha Unified School District teachers who called in sick Monday. The Kenosha County Eye, which is not affiliated with the Racine County Eye, posted screenshots of the names of every teacher who called in sick on Monday. More than 276 teachers had done so.  This high number […]

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Maldonado resigns from Racine County Board; applications sought for District 2 replacement

RACINE COUNTY — Fabi Maldonado has resigned his seat on the Racine County Board representing District 2 with about a year left in his two-year term. The board is currently accepting applications for a supervisor for the unfilled term. Maldonado this week confirmed to the Racine County Eye that he resigned in April citing “personal […]

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Alan Mollerskov, Union Grove Union High School District Administrator, to retire after 50-year career

UNION GROVE — Union Grove Union High School District Administrator Alan Mollerskov has announced his plan to retire after the 2022-2023 school year. Mollerskov’s decision to retire comes after 50 years in education: 17 at St. Catherine’s High School as a teacher and coach, and 33 at Union Grove Union High School in various administrative […]

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