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Racine Police, Hope City Church celebrate 1st annual Love Week; 20 educators honored

RACINE — The inaugural celebration of Love Week kicked off today as Racine police officers and pastor Tylre Butler of Hope City Church visited nine different locations throughout Racine Unified School District to honor educators who continually show love to their schools and the community. This special partnership between the Racine Police Department’s Community Oriented Policing Unit […]

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Grocery Giveaway on Aug. 18 at Anthony Lane COP House

The Racine Police Department is hosting a grocery giveaway on Aug. 18. This community event is free and welcomes those in need to attend. It will take place this Thursday, from 4:30 p.m. until 6 p.m. or while supplies last. This food pantry takes place every third Thursday of the month. Grocery giveaway specifics This pop-up food […]

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Racine Roundup on TMJ4: RUSD receives model certification, Snapshots of Safety series, and M Force

The Racine Roundup aired on TMJ4 during the 4 p.m. news on Thursday, Aug. 11. Loren Lamoreaux, Web Editor at the Racine County Eye, discussed various stories with TMJ4 anchor Symone Woolridge on the newscast.  During the segment, Lamoreaux announced that Racine Unified School District has recently received 6 model certifications from the National Career […]

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Racine Roundup on TMJ4: Back-to-School resources, Diaper Drive & Starving Artist Fair

The Racine Roundup aired on TMJ4 during the 4 p.m. news on Thursday, Aug. 4. Emma Widmar, staff writer at the Racine County Eye, discussed various stories with TMJ4 anchor Charles Benson on the newscast.  During the segment, Widmar introduced the Racine County Eye’s Back to School campaign which includes back-to-school advice from teachers, school […]

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2 Families Displaced by House Fire on Racine’s North Side

RACINE – On Wednesday afternoon at 12:07 p.m. the Racine Fire Department responded to a house fire call that left two families displaced at 1116 Nelson Court. Tenants in the upper unit of the duplex, located on the north side of the city, discovered the fire “originating from near an electrical outlet in a bedroom,” […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Police: COP House fire started by person from out-of-town

RACINE, WI — The person alleged to have started the COP House on fire early Monday morning during a riot is not from Racine. Authorities in Racine say they’ve made an arrest in an apparent arson case after the city’s Thelma Orr Community Policing House was ransacked and set ablaze Sunday night. Speaking before reporters […]

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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. A small crowd […]

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Week In Review: Jacato Drive Renamed, Racial Bias Complaint Unfounded

You were busy, we were busy. Catch up on the latest headlines this week in our week in review. Here were our top most read stories from the week. Two Arrested at 4th of July Parade After Allegedly Fleeing Police Investigation: Man’s Complaint of Racial Bias Against Racine Officer Unfounded Racine Police Release Traffic Stop […]

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Photo Gallery: Jacato Drive Becomes Anthony Lane

The renaming of Jacato Drive to Anthony Lane and the ribbon cutting for a new addition to the COP House wasn’t just about cake and ribbon on Thursday. The gathering was about a community coming together to make a neighborhood better. Charlie Clarke, a principal of both Kinzie Racine, LLP and Evanston, IL-based Kinzie Realty Corp., […]

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