State of the city address focuses on COVID-19, racial inequities and police reform

RACINE – The COVID-19 pandemic, addressing racial inequities and police reform, dominated Racine Mayor Cory Mason’s annual State of the City Address Wednesday evening. The mayor also cautioned that the upcoming budget would likely fund fewer city positions.  In the virtually presented address to the Racine Common Council and the public (via teleconference and Facebook), […]

BREAKING: State Supreme Court overturns “Safer at Home” order, City overrides the decision

UPDATE 8:39 p.m.: Despite the Supreme Court decision, the City of Racine Public Health Department extended Governor Tony Evers’ “Safer at Home” order — with the “Turn the Dial” amendments — until May 26. Public Health Administrator DottieKay Bowersox issued the following statement: “I know these are very difficult and highly unusual times, but Public […]

Do your part: Stay Safe. Save Lives.

By Racine Mayor Cory Mason and Public Health Administrator Dottie-Kay Bowersox The City of Racine recently launched #StaySafeRacine, a new social media campaign to flatten the curve, slow the spread of COVID-19, and keep people safe, no matter where they are — at home or, cautiously, out and about. The message is simple. Stay Safe. […]

Mayor Mason Reacts To Election Ruling

U.S. District Court Judge William Conley on Thursday declined to postpone Wisconsin’s April 7 presidential primary and spring election. However, he did extend the deadline for voters to request a ballot by a day. The new deadline for voters to request absentee ballots is now 5 p.m. Friday (April 3). Voters can request ballots at […]

Gold Medal Lofts construction begins

RACINE, WI – City officials celebrated the construction of Gold Medal Lofts, an $18 million 77-unit apartment complex at 1701 Packard Avenue. The project includes reconstructing the former Gold Medal Furniture building, which manufactured cots and chairs for the military, and produced director chairs for Hollywood. Mayor Cory Mason, Josh Jeffers of J. Jeffers & […]