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Posted inBusinessGovernment

Local Reaction To Walker’s Kenosha Casino Decision

Racine-area elected officials from both sides of the aisle expressed their disappointment with Gov. Scott Walker decision to reject the Menominee Tribe’s proposed Kenosha casino. Saying the potential risk to state taxpayers is too great, Walker rejected the project, jsonline.com is reporting. “After a comprehensive review of the potential economic impact of the proposed Kenosha casino […]

Posted inGovernment

Mason Might Mull Run for County Executive

  State Rep. Cory Mason is focused on winning re-election next week, but he is also seriously considering running for Racine County executive. Mason is a Democrat who represents most of the City of Racine in the 66th Assembly District, and he is running for a fifth term against Libertarian George Meyers. But, he told Racine […]

Posted inBreaking

County Budget Includes Increased Funding for Fun

The proposed 2015 Racine County budget has good news and more good news for taxpayers; property taxes stay flat, and several cultural, recreation and entertainment will get some much-needed funding increases for the first time in years. Explaining that the zoo, symphony orchestra, and a proposed disc golf course are important quality-of-life issues, County Executive […]

Posted inCommunity

Who’s Taking The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge?

Racine County District Attorney Rich Chiapete, Racine County Executive Jim Ladwig, the Horlick High School football team, the Union Grove Union High School football team, and a ton of others are helping to raise money for ALS and taking the Ice Bucket Challenge. All over the country people are challenging one another to make a […]

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Villages Have 10 Days to Agree or Lose 350 Jobs

Leaders from Mount Pleasant and Sturtevant have 10 days to salvage a land swap deal or risk losing a potential development that could bring 350 manufacturing jobs and $30 to $50 million in personal property investment. While Mount Pleasant trustees Tuesday morning directed Administrator Kurt Wahlen to continue negotiations with Sturtevant officials, trustees in that […]