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Posted inEnvironmentNews

Snow sends cars into ditches, closes schools and government offices

The early Monday morning snow accumulation that hit Racine County and all of southeast Wisconsin brought a bit of chaos with it. The Racine County Sheriff’s Office responded to more than a dozen vehicles that ended up in ditches overnight. Deputies also made an arrest for a person Operating While Intoxicated. Sheriff’s investigators are also is […]

Posted inDevelopmentNews

City looks at reimagining Regency Mall phase II project

Regency Mall is expanding its offerings, creating plans for the undeveloped areas at and around the mall, according to a memo by Jim Palenick, Racine city administrator. Racine Redevelopment Authority (RDA) recommended spending $91,000 to have two organizations spearhead the development project: Jerry Franke’s firm, Franke Development Advisors and Rinka Architects of Milwaukee. In a […]

Posted inGovernment

EPA cleanup grant request could move redevelopment projects into higher gear

Tuesday evening, the Racine City Council could take a significant step in the redevelopment of two key properties in the downtown area. On the Council agenda is a request to apply for Brownfield Cleanup Grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection agency for Water Street redevelopment properties (700, 900, and 1010 Water Street—the Machinery Row sites) […]

Posted inBusiness

City of Racine’s Micro-Enterprise Loan deadline set for Feb. 15

Applications and supporting documents for loans from the City of Racine’s Micro-Enterprise Revolving Loan fund are due by Feb. 15. The Micro Fund is an economic development activity funded through the City of Racine’s Community Development Block Grant annual allocation from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The Racine Micro-Enterprise Revolving Loan is […]

Posted inConstruction

Racine County, municipalities see first of 2019 WisDOT dollars for multiple highway needs

Racine County and its many villages, towns and two cities have received the first of their quarterly payments from the state for various highway projects and enforcement. Newly sworn-in Gov. Tony Evers announced Thursday that local governments received quarterly payments this week totaling $118,205,118 for General Transportation Aids, Connecting Highway Aids and Expressway Policing Aids. […]

Posted inCommunity

Holiday Window Decorating Competition Winner: The Season Has Spoken

The votes are in. Downtown Racine Corporation‘s (DRC) first ever Holiday Window Decorating Competition has come to an end. There were 17 downtown merchants who participated in this competition. They adorned their windows with decorations conveying the warmth, ironically, of the holiday season. All voting between November 10th and December 17th was taken into account […]

Posted inGovernment

Racine Street Projects for 2020

Tuesday’s City Council meeting approved the preliminary list of street projects for 2020, according to a story in the Journal Times. Mark Yehlen, the Public Works Commissioner, told the Journal Times that this decision will begin the process of designing, engineering, and budgeting process for the project. Yehlen’s department is to inform affected homeowners with […]

Posted inGovernment

Racine to receive $6.1 million for electric buses from national settlement with VW

The City of Racine was notified Thursday by the Wisconsin Department of Administration that the City will be awarded $6,190,906 for at least six new electric buses. The cost of the buses will be covered through the Volkswagen Transit Capital Assistance Grant Program. “This is exciting news for several reasons,” said Mayor Cory Mason. “It’s […]