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More Engagement with Schools on Tap for RAMAC

Increased involvement and engagement with area schools is on tap for RAMAC, newly placed president Jim Ladwig told small business owners last week. Ladwig was the featured speaker at the monthly Business Ideas Exchange luncheon at John’s Dock, 303 Dodge Street, followed by a Q&A session. During his remarks, Ladwig outlined three areas on which […]

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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, is reporting. “After a comprehensive review of the potential economic impact of the proposed Kenosha casino […]

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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 […]

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Former Caledonia President Running for County Executive

Former Caledonia President Jonathan Delagrave is running for Racine County Executive. Currently, Delagrave is head of the county’s Human Services Department. He made the announcement Tuesday just hours after Jim Ladwig announced his resignation, the story in The Journal Times reads. According to our friends at 91.1FM WGTD radio, Delagrave has chalked up endorsements from […]

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Ladwig Resigning County Executive to Lead RAMAC

Racine County Executive Jim Ladwig confirmed Tuesday he is resigning from his office to lead the Racine Area Manufacturers and Commerce effective January 1, 2015. He will not seek re-election in April. The announcement was made by RAMAC chairman Rick Vojtisek, a story in The Journal Times reads. “RAMAC is very pleased to announce Jim as […]

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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 […]

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Innovative Entrepreneur Award Nominations Open

Do you know an innovative entrepreneur or team who started a business in Racine County in the last three years? Racine County Workforce Development is accepting nominations for the 10th anniversary of the Apollo Award; a $2,000 cash award to help the chosen business with marketing, product development or research and development. The award was […]

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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 […]

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