Posted inLocal news, Police and fire

Former Mayor Dickert Found Not Guilty of Disorderly Conduct

RACINE – Former Racine Mayor John Dickert was found not guilty of misdemeanor disorderly conduct by a Racine County District Court jury Wednesday. The charge was in connection with a fistfight between Dickert and another man in a Mount Pleasant grocery store parking lot in March 2020. According to online court records, the jury was […]

Posted inBusiness

Racine investors lose thousands after Pacific Sands stocks delisted

Pacific Sands Inc. (OTCMKTS: PFSD), which used to be located in Racine, was notified by the Securities and Exchange Commission that it will delist the cleaning products company because it failed to file financial reports since Dec. 31, 2015. Now — after losing thousands of dollars — a number of investors question whether the company operated […]

Posted inBreaking, Elections, Government

BREAKING: Dickert To Step Down From Job

Racine Mayor John Dickert will turnover the reigns to Common Council President Dennis Wiser at 11:59 p.m. Sunday. Dickert announced in March that he planned to resign at the end of the summer to become the president and chief administrative officer of the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Cities Initiative. But he hadn’t announced a specific date until […]

Posted inElections, Government

Opposition Brewing Against Funding Arena

Spurred on by an educational meeting by the Wisconsin Taxpayers Association on how to get a referenda question on the ballot, a group against the public funding of an arena has started. The Racine Common Council voted 10 to 5 in March in favor of spending $600,000 from its intergovernmental revenue fund to pay for […]

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Dickert Announces Resignation Plans, Taking Job In Chicago

Mayor John Dickert plans to resign at the end of the summer to become the president and chief administrative officer of the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Cities Initiative. Dickert announced his decision at a press conference held Monday morning at Racine City Hall. The Great Lakes St. Lawrence Cities Initiative focuses on protecting the Great […]

Racine Common Council Takes A Step Closer To Building Arena

During a Committee of the Whole, Racine’s Common Council took a step closer to making the final decision on whether to build a $43 to $49 million arena, and hotel/convention center downtown. In a 14 to 1 vote, the Committee voted to hire Madison-based Hammes Company Sports Development to complete the first of three phases in […]

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