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City of Racine: Trick-or-treating is Oct. 31

RACINE — Halloween is nearing and the City of Racine has officially announced that on Oct. 31, 2022, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., trick-or-treating will take place in the city. “Like so many kids, my children are already looking forward to trick-or-treating.  Let’s have a fun and safe Halloween this year,” said Mayor Cory […]

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Downtown Racine seeks applicants for Holiday Parade on Nov. 12

RACINE — The Downtown Racine Corporation will host its annual Holiday Parade and Tree-Lighting Ceremony on Saturday, Nov. 12, at 5:30 p.m. Experience the magic of the holidays on Main Street surrounded by Racine’s community members. The organization is currently seeking parade applicants who wish to be a part of this year’s holiday event. Applications are available online; […]

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RYDE Racine partners with RUSD, Gateway for student transportation for 2022-23 school year

RACINE – Students of both Racine Unified School District and Gateway Technical College will have another option for transportation to and from school once again this year. The City of Racine’s public transportation system, RYDE Racine, is back providing transportation to the public schools after an almost two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Racine […]

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Electric bus fleet grows in City of Racine with $3.8 million grant

RACINE – The City of Racine has been awarded nearly $3.8 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Low or No Emission Vehicle Program to add four more electric buses to its fleet. The grant, announced Wednesday, means that Racine Transit (RYDE Racine) will have 13 all-electric, battery-powered buses making nearly […]

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Racine included on new electric vehicle multistate tour route

RACINE – The City of Racine will be a stop on a new 1,100-mile route around Lake Michigan designed for operators of electric vehicles (EVs), state and local officials announced here Tuesday morning. The Lake Michigan Electric Vehicle (EV) Circuit Tour is a collaborative effort from the governors of Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana and Illinois, said […]

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Racine County Sheriff alleges online voting tool vulnerable to fraud

by Henry Redman, Wisconsin ExaminerJuly 29, 2022 Racine County Sheriff Christopher Schmaling alleged on Wednesday that there are “vulnerabilities” in Wisconsin’s statewide election website because people can request absentee ballots under someone else’s name. Election officials responded that this is a crime and the fact that someone can commit a crime doesn’t mean it’s a […]

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New water safety equipment, protocols to be implemented by Racine County, City

The City of Racine’s coastline is nestled next to Lake Michigan. North Beach, 100 Kewaunee St., and Zoo Beach, located just north of it, are utilized for water recreation, especially during the summer months. Lake Michigan poses a threat to local swimmers and beachgoers. Problems with safe water quality levels and currents have resulted in […]

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City of Racine awarded federal public safety dollars

RACINE – The City of Racine has been awarded nearly $800,000 in federal funding for community safety initiatives. The allocation, announced Monday by Gov. Tony Evers’ office, was described as “focusing on a public health approach to violence prevention.” The City of Racine federal funding allocation breakdown: About $225,000 to establish a “Safe and Sound” […]

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Hotel Verdant: Officials, leaders get early look

RACINE –  Racine public officials and business leaders were invited to don hardhats on Wednesday afternoon for an early look at the transformation of the former Zahn’s building, 500 Monument Square, into Hotel Verdant. Milwaukee developer, Dominion Properties, is reconstructing the four-story, 1920s-era department store building into an 80-room boutique hotel. First launched in 2019, […]