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Racine Public Library Wins Grant to Support Climate Change Programs

City of Racine – The Racine Public Library has been selected as one of 25 U.S. libraries to participate in Resilient Communities: Libraries Respond to Climate Change, an initiative of the American Library Association (ALA) that will help libraries engage their communities in programs and conversations on the climate crisis. “We are proud to be […]

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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), […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Gateway Technical College Celebrates Expansion of iMET Center

Racine Mayor Cory Mason tries out one of the industrial robots at the opening ceremony for the remodeled and expanded Gateway Technical College SC Johnson iMET Center in Sturtevant WI, Oct. 22. By Bill Houston Sturtevant, WI — Gateway Technical College President and CEO Bryan Albrecht was joined by Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers, Racine Mayor […]

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City of Racine Passes Ordinance Banning the Sale, Application, and Use of Coal Tar Sealant Products

On Friday, August 23rd at 9 a.m. in Colbert Park, Mayor Cory Mason will sign “Ordinance 0021-19 – Sale, Application, and Use of Coal Tar Sealant Products” into effect. The City of Racine is the second largest Wisconsin city to pass a coal tar sealant ban. Coal tar-based sealants are coatings typically applied to driveways […]

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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 & […]