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National Police Week observed in Racine County, 18 officers remembered for their service

RACINE — It is officially National Police Week now until May 20, and the spotlight is on those who serve and those who have lost their lives in the line of duty. National Police Week is a period that honors, remembers and showcases support for law enforcement. Members of the police force, county and city […]

Posted inBusiness, Business Spotlight, Local news

Business Spotlight: Hotel Verdant

RACINE — The long-awaited reconstruction of what was once known as Zahn’s Department Store is almost completed. In the summer of 2023, the historic building will open as Hotel Verdant, Downtown Racine’s very own sustainable and full-service boutique hotel, at 500 Main St. The hotel is located in the heart of the downtown area, along […]

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State lawmakers near deal to increase state shared revenue to Racine County communities

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) and Racine County Executive Jonathan Delagrave were part of a press conference on Thursday, April 27, to announce that state lawmakers are close to a deal that would return millions of dollars to Racine County communities through a 10% increase in state shared revenue. “We will have a greater ability to fund services that […]

Posted inConstruction, Development, Government, Local news

Highway 38 bridge project: One year or two? WisDOT weighing options after hearing from public

RACINE — A Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) project team will soon be considering whether to schedule the replacement of the Highway 38 (Northwestern Avenue) bridge over the Root River into a single construction season or spread it out over two years. The work would start in 2024. Regardless of the decision, motorists on the […]

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Former Alder John Tate II facing charge of malfeasance in office; will appear May 11

RACINE — Former Racine Alder John Tate II is facing more than three years in prison for allegedly committing malfeasance in office. Tate, 38, will appear Thursday, May 11, in Racine County Circuit Court to face a single felony count of having public interest in a private contract while holding public office. If convicted, he […]

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Racine Mayor Cory Mason, 8 aldermen sworn in Tuesday evening

RACINE, Wis. — Mayor Cory Mason and eight Racine Common Council members were sworn into office Tuesday night in front of family, friends and political supporters. Mayor Cory Mason poses for a selfie with a well-wisher after election results confirmed that he’d been re-elected to a four-year term as mayor. (April 4, 2023) – The […]

Posted inCity Hall, Elections, Government, Local news

Inauguration for Mayor Mason and Common Council Alders is April 18; public welcome to attend

RACINE — The City of Racine will host an Inauguration Ceremony and Reception for Mayor Cory Mason and members of the Racine Common Councilon on Tuesday, April 18. Inauguration Ceremony details Cory Mason Mayor Cory Mason will be sworn in for a second full term, along with alders, Mary Land and Renee Kelly at the […]

Posted inElections, Government, Local news

Mayoral watch party recap for spring 2023 election

RACINE — A “watch party” – an election night gathering of a candidate’s supporters, friends and family – is a time-honored tradition. The 2023 Spring Election for Racine mayor was no exception. Mason watch party The main floor of The Branch at 1501, 1501 Washington Ave., in the Uptown neighborhood, was crowded by 7:45 p.m. […]

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Spring 2023 election results: Mason wins re-election to Racine mayor’s seat 

RACINE — Cory Mason won re-election as Racine mayor on Tuesday after an expensive, contentious campaign. Mason received 8,596 votes (57.4%) over Alderman Henry Perez, who received 6,376 votes (or 42.6%), according to unofficial results. “Now, it’s about working together to build on our successes and build a better community for everybody,” said Mason, surrounded […]

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Racine mayor’s race spending tops a staggering $500k

RACINE — Spending in the City of Racine mayor’s race has exceeded $500,000, according to campaign finance reports filed Monday. The incumbent, Cory Mason, and Henry Perez, the challenger, face off in the Spring Election on Tuesday, April 4. In-person absentee voting (early voting) is now underway and runs through this Saturday (April 1). Friends […]

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Outside groups spending $$ in Racine mayor race

RACINE — With the 2023 Spring Election slightly more than two weeks away, campaign messages about the City of Racine’s mayoral election are cramming residents’ mailboxes, popping up on websites and filling local airwaves. The incumbent, Cory Mason, and the challenger, Henry Perez face off in the Spring Election on Tuesday, April 4. Television ads […]

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TV commercials airing in Racine mayor’s race

RACINE — Television commercials related to the Racine mayoral race between incumbent Cory Mason and challenger Henry Perez have aired on Milwaukee TV stations this week. The election is Tuesday, April 4. Concerned Citizens for Safer Streets LLC commercial An independent campaign expenditure committee, called Concerned Citizens for Safer Streets LLC, produced and aired an […]

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Racine Police Department: An opportunity to rebuild, address issues facing forward

Recently Mayor Cory Mason signed an agreement with the Racine Police Department which has been touted as offering the highest pay in the state. As a criminal defense attorney, I am often asked about my feelings toward the police. Some of the best people and some of the worst people I know have chosen law […]

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Gov. Evers, Mayor Mason, 9 other community leaders attend Racine roundtable discussing maternal, infant mortality

CITY OF RACINE — Gov. Tony Evers paid a visit to attend a roundtable in the City of Racine to gather with Mayor Cory Mason, multiple city and county officials, community members, and various representatives from the faith community to discuss the health of mothers and infants on March 20 at the Dr. Martin Luther […]

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