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Air Quality Advisory Issued Thursday

RACINE COUNTY – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has issued an air quality advisory for all of Southeastern Wisconsin until 11 p.m. Thursday. The air quality index is expected to reach unhealthy levels for sensitive groups, the DNR stated Thursday afternoon. This includes children, the elderly, individuals with respiratory and cardiac problems and […]

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Racine Zoo Welcomes Tawny Frogmouth

The Racine Zoo added another tawny frogmouth to their exhibit. The Zoo is pleased to introduce the newest animal, Groot. He will join Ashton, the tawny frogmouth in the Australian-themed Walkabout Creek Exhibit, alongside the kangaroos, wallaroos, and emu. Tawny frogmouths are insectivorous birds native to Australia, and one of the species atthe Racine Zoo […]

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Hometown Hero: Sophia Karegeannes

Sophia Karegeannes wears many hats, including a crown. The Racine County Eye Hometown Hero of the week is a future nurse, Miss Racine 2020, a reading tutor, CNA, and active community member. During National Nursing Week, we honor her commitment to the healthcare field and the Racine community. Photo Credit: Denise Watrous Karegeannes is a […]

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Racine County COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 cases United States: 32,725,013 confirmed, 581,939 deathsWisconsin: 603,303 confirmed, 2,882,859 negative, 6,904 deathsCentral Racine County Health Department: 13,286 cases (combined confirmed and probable; +114 from last week), 69,748 negative (+1,000), 211 deaths (+1)City of Racine Public Health Department: 10,078 cases (combined confirmed and probable; +119 from last week), 49,807 negative (+428), 118 deaths (+0)Racine […]

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MP Police Investigating Auto Dealership Thefts

MOUNT PLEASANT – The Mount Pleasant Police Department is investigating the theft of vehicles from three auto dealers here last Friday. The dealerships are Palmen Motors, 8320 Washington Ave.; Frank Boucher Chevrolet, 8600 Washington Ave., and McFarland Auto, 7901 Washington Ave. Mount Pleasant Police were called to Palmen last Friday to investigate a burglary. Officers […]