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Former Horlick Manufacturing Site Welcomes “Belle City Square”

RACINE- The former historic Horlick Manufacturing site is under renovation. The first renovated building at Belle City Square will soon open. The Belle City Square is a 16-acre site along Northwestern Avenue. The first apartment building’s name was officially announced today. Developed by J. Jeffers & Company, the City of Racine supported the renovation through […]

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Statement from Mayor Mason on the Hiring of Alexander Ramirez for Assistant Chief

City of Racine – The following is statement from Racine Mayor Cory Mason on the PFC hiring Alexander Ramirez to be the Racine Police Department’s Assistant Chief of Police:  “I am really pleased that Mr. Ramirez has agreed to come serve the City of Racine as Assistant Chief in the Racine Police Department. I enjoyed […]

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Legislature Special Session Includes Racine Health Center Funding

RACINE – The Wisconsin Legislature is called into a Special Session next Tuesday that includes expanding the BadgerCare health program and funding more than 50 initiatives around the state, including $53 million for a permanent Racine Community Health Center. Gov. Tony Evers, a Democrat, signed an executive order earlier this week introducing the Special Session […]

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Racine Among 15 Cities and Counties Selected for 2021 LEED for Cities Local Government Leadership Program

City of Racine – The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), creators of the LEED green building rating system, have announced 15 cities and counties, including Racine, which will begin the process for certification in a national cohort with support from the LEED for Cities Local Government Leadership Program.  According to a release from the USGBC, the Bank of […]

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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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City Partners with State and County to Open COVID-19 Community Testing Site

City of Racine – Today, the City of Racine, in partnership with Racine County, the State of Wisconsin, and Wisconsin National Guard finalized plans to open a drive-thru COVID-19 community testing site to open in the City of Racine at Festival Hall. The site will be open Monday, May 18, through Friday, May 22 from […]

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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 […]