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Flood Safety Awareness week is now through March 10

RACINE COUNTY — This week has been declared Flood Safety Awareness Week throughout Wisconsin, including Racine County. In recognition of the potential risks posed by flooding, Racine County Executive Jonathan Delagrave has issued a proclamation to raise awareness of flood safety. “During this week, the county will be focusing on raising awareness about flood safety […]

Posted inBreaking, City Hall, Government, Local news, Weather

Declaration of Emergency issued for Racine County on Feb. 22

RACINE COUNTY – An Ice Storm Warning is in effect for Racine County and much of Southeastern Wisconsin. In response to the hazardous weather, Racine County Executive Jonathan Delagrave has issued a declaration of emergency in the County of Racine. A Declaration of Emergency This state of emergency was issued under Chapter 323 of the […]

Posted inCity Hall, Community, Government, Local news, Police and fire, Schools

Community safety report: gun violence up; City, county, schools pulling together to fight back

RACINE – Yes, gun violence is up. Yes, local leaders are determined to break the cycle of violence through a variety of approaches. Yes, the public is urged to get involved. Those messages were delivered – and repeated – at a community update meeting for the Violent Crime Reduction Initiative (VCRI) before an audience of […]

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Violent Crime Reduction Initiative update meeting set for Oct. 12

RACINE — Local leaders will hold a public update of the Violent Crime Reduction Initiative here on Wednesday, Oct. 12. The meeting starts at 6 p.m. at Festival Hall, 5 Fifth St. The meeting is being co-hosted by Racine Mayor Cory Mason, Racine County Executive Jonathan Delagrave and Racine Unified School District Superintendent Dr. Eric […]

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New water safety equipment, protocols to be implemented by Racine County, City

The City of Racine’s coastline is nestled next to Lake Michigan. North Beach, 100 Kewaunee St., and Zoo Beach, located just north of it, are utilized for water recreation, especially during the summer months. Lake Michigan poses a threat to local swimmers and beachgoers. Problems with safe water quality levels and currents have resulted in […]

Posted inEmployment, Government, Local news

Summer Youth Employment initiative of Racine County a success in its 2nd year

RACINE — On June 13, Racine County’s Summer Youth Employment initiative started back up for a second year, with much excitement from Racine leaders. The Summer Youth Employment initiative Summer Youth Employment aims to recruit youth — particularly kids and teens of color — in the Racine area to give them better opportunities for the […]

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Lake Michigan water safety: County to deploy $150k on high-tech devices, training

RACINE COUNTY – Racine County officials, with a strong focus on water safety, will deploy high-tech devices and a big public information push to help prevent drownings and accidents on Lake Michigan. About $150,000 will be spent on sophisticated equipment – including drones, remote-control life rafts and satellite-linked signage – plus training and coordination for […]

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Veteran Overcomes Substance Abuse, Wins Hero Award

Jerome Lewis is a US Navy Veteran. He’s also a caring father, loving husband, and a person in long-term recovery. From his trials with a substance abuse disorder, he’s become a Veteran’s Treatment Court graduate, Veteran’s Treatment Court Mentor, and Racine County Alcohol and Drug Treatment Court Mentor. Despite the challenges he’s faced in life, […]

Posted inGovernment, Local news, Non-Profits

Federal Funds for Emergency Food, Shelter Available for Racine County Nonprofits

RACINE – Applications are now being accepted for Federal funds that will supply emergency food and shelter through nonprofit organizations. Funds will be allocated to eligible nonprofit agencies in Racine County to supplement these emergency programs within the county. “We have received funding for emergency food and shelter for many years,” said Jonathan Delagrave, who […]

Posted inBreaking, Development, Government, Local news

Caledonia Village board OKs secure youth facility

CALEDONIA – Despite opposition from village residents, the Caledonia Village Board voted 5 to 2 Monday night to allow Racine County to build and operate a $42.5 million secure youth facility. The county plans to build a 70,000 square-foot secure residential care center facility just south of Three Mile Road at the airport’s northeast corner […]

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Racine County Receives $323K Crime Prosecution Grant

RACINE COUNTY – Racine County is receiving a $323,000 Smart Prosecution Grant from the U.S. Department of Justice. The funds were formally accepted earlier this week by the Racine County Board. Racine County is among 25 communities around the country (from 90 applicants) to receive a Smart Protection Grant. Utilizing the Crime Prosecution Grant The […]

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Listening Session on Racine County Community Violence Slated for Dec. 11

Racine County has scheduled a Listening Session that will focus on community violence on Saturday, Dec. 11, from 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. The session will be held at The Main Project, 1014 State St., and free coffee will be available for attendees. Maurice Horton, Racine County’s Community Violence Prevention Supervisor, will lead the meeting […]

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County Eyes Caledonia Site For Secured Youth Facility

CALEDONIA – County officials are considering a site along Three Mile Road, near Batten International Airport here, for the proposed Racine County Youth Development and Care Center. A public input meeting, hosted by Racine County and the Village of Caledonia, is scheduled for 4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 4 at Caledonia Village Hall, 5043 Chester Lane. […]


City, County Launch COVID-19 Vaccine Prize Incentives

RACINE COUNTY – Get vaccinated, win prizes! The City of Racine and Racine County on Thursday launched a joint COVID-19 vaccine incentive program to encourage more residents to get vaccinated. The city and county governments have each kicked $10,000 ($5,000 apiece) toward 66 prizes, including electronic devices, gas cards, grocery cards, and a gas grill, […]

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