Hometown Hero: Melisa Quintanilla

Is there a person in your life that continually shows up for others, even when they are in need? Melisa Quintanilla is no stranger to helping her community despite being the one deserving praise. This Neonatal Intensive Care Unit nurse at Ascension All Saints, 3801 Spring Street, continually chooses to put Racine before herself. There […]

COP House releases playbook to serve as crime reduction model

RACINE – The Racine Police Department has released the “COP House Playbook” to help other police departments develop a community-oriented policing model that has been credited with contributing to the city’s historically low crime rates. The 132-page digital book discusses how law enforcement can enlist community resources to build and operate Community Oriented Policing (COP) […]

Meal Services in Racine

Meal services in Racine County are now available for residents. Due to COVID-19 changes may occur, but as of now, this is the current information to follow. Where are meal services happening in Racine? Look no further, follow this guide for times and locations. Use the Racine Meal Service Guide for access to meal services […]

2 charged with arson in COP house fire

RACINE, WI – Two people were charged by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office with arson after they set the COP House on fire during a riot. The incident took place early Monday morning after a confrontation with the Racine Police Department. Justin Hernandez, 25, of Kenosha, and Kylie Gelmi, 20, of Mount Pleasant, were both charged with arson of a […]

Photo gallery, video of COP House damage

RACINE, WI – City officials assessed the damage at the COP House, 1146 Villa St., after a protest turned violent early Monday morning. A group of protesters started the COP Hous, 1146 Villa Street on fire during a riot early Monday morning. PHOTO BY Scott AndersonA group of protesters started the COP Hous, 1146 Villa […]

Protesters confront police in front of police department, set COP house on fire

RACINE, WI – The COP House, 1146 Villa Street, was set on fire by protesters at about 2 a.m. Monday following a confrontation with police, according to Racine Police Chief Art Howell. By 2:36 a.m., the fire had been put out, according to preliminary reports. The night didn’t start out violent. https://twitter.com/LessnauThomas/status/1267274668974669827 A small crowd […]

2nd Annual Lakeside Clean Up June 27

Neighbors are invited to participate in the second annual Lakeside neighborhood clean up no matter what area of Mount Pleasant they call home. Organized by the officers assigned to the new Mount Pleasant COP house on Mead Street and several community leaders, the goal of the clean up is to bring residents together to pick […]

Mount Pleasant COP House Nearing Completion

Mount Pleasant’s first COP house is well on its way to completion. Located in the 2200 block of Mead Street on the village’s southeast side, the home is the first of its kind for Mount Pleasant police’s COP program (Community Oriented Policing). Construction of the single-family home is being financed by a $350,000 grant from […]