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Deck the walls with Christmas decorations that make you jolly

The Downtown Racine Corporation (DRC) is holding a Christmas decoration competition for participating businesses in the downtown area and they need your votes. The competition will be held from now until Dec. 17. Merchants will use lights, ornaments, and decorations of all kinds to adorn their windows and walls for this exciting competition. The winner […]

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Scenes from the Holiday Parade: Let the cheer begin

Racine County residents braved the cold Saturday night to attend the holiday parade and tree lighting ceremony in downtown Racine. Still, a number of floats glittered and glistened as people lined up the streets of Main Street. Children cheered and waited anxiously for candy. The evening called for bundling up, the shoulder to shoulder warmth of […]

Posted inArts & Entertainment, Culture

Public Art Auction featuring K-9 Heroes is September 14 at Wingspread

The Downtown Racine Corporation is excited to auction off the dogs from the 17th annual Downtown Public Art project featuring K-9 Heroes of Racine County. There are 25 life-size dogs total; 14 are replicas of the K-9s that serve all of Racine County and 11 are German Shepherds in a sitting pose, in which the […]

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Racine Woman Wins Indian Motorcycle

A crowd gathered Saturday night to see who would win an Indian Motorcycle at Indian Motorcycle of Racine. Downtown Racine Corporation executive director Kelly Kruse pulled out the winning raffle ticket. The winner? Cheryl McDonald, of Racine. The prize: a 2017 Scout 60 motorcycle donated by Indian Motorcycle of Racine and the Racine Law Firm of […]

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Downtown Racine Hires New Executive Director

The Downtown Racine Corporation hired a new executive director to lead the local non-profit. Kelly Kruse, a former advertising account executive with the Journal Times, is assuming the role effective immediately, according to a press release. She replaces Devin Sutherland, who served in the position for the past 14 years. Downtown Racine works heavily with […]

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Mobile Pay Coming to Downtown Racine Parking Meters

Downtown merchants and shoppers rejoice: plugging the parking meters could soon be done with a mobile device instead of coins. City officials sent out requests for proposal to potential vendors, and responses are expected back by Dec. 14, a story in The Journal Times reads. Downtown Racine Corporation Executive Director Devin Sutherland told the newspaper […]

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Humble Home Closing After 5 Years on Main Street

Home furnishings consignment store Humble Home will close July 15 after five years on Main Street. Owners and sisters Margie Kuzia and Kathy Kuzia along with Carrie Castillo made the announcement Saturday on the store’s Facebook page. “It is with great sadness that we announce that Humble Home will be closing July 15th,” the post reads. […]

Posted inBusiness, Government

Downtown Racine Corp. Proposes Parking Meter Upgrades

Under a proposal put forth by the Downtown Racine Corporation, city meter parking would go high-tech while still maintaining the ability to feed meters with coins. DRC Executive Director Devin Sutherland told The Journal Times his idea to upgrade existing meters consists of adding software and developing an app that gives drivers the option to […]

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Holiday Parade Needs People to Participate

The annual Holiday Parade is fast approaching, and the Downtown Racine Corporation is looking for folks who want to participate. The fun begins promptly at 5:30 p.m. at 6th and Main Streets on Saturday, Nov. 14. Anyone, group, and/or organization interested in showing off their holiday spirit can visit the Downtown Racine Corporation website for […]

Posted inBusiness, Police and fire

Group Protesting Police Actions In Dog Shooting Told To Move

A group protesting against the Racine Police Department after a dog was shot to death by a Racine Police officer was told Saturday they could not protest on the sidewalk because the space had been rented by the Downtown Racine Corporation for the Holiday Parade. The group Justice 4 Angel was protesting near Monument Square […]

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