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New Industrial Building Planned For Mount Pleasant

The Land and Lakes Development Co. plans to build a 308,000 square-foot speculative industrial building starting this summer in the Park 94 business park. Part of a 60-acre business park development, Illinois-based Land and Lakes will break ground on the second phase of the project. The recent sale of a 132,000-square-foot spec building to Zilber Property Group […]

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Sturtevant Files Lawsuit Against County Over Cobble Court

A land dispute between the Village of Sturtevant and Racine County, playing out as a war of attrition, came to a head Monday with Sturtevant beginning a lawsuit against the County. The property in question consists of four vacant parcels located near the corner of 84th Street and Hwy 11. They were originally part of […]

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BREAKING: InSinkErator Submits Plans For New Headquarters

InSinkErator plans to construct a $24 million 85,000 square-foot building for its headquarters and lab in Mount Pleasant. A division of Emerson Electric, InSinkErator makes food waste disposers for home and commercial use. The company employs 1,000 people in southeast Wisconsin and plans to move 170 people from its existing headquarters in Racine to the new […]

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Effort to Pull Funding For Pritchard Park Sports Complex Shot Down

An amendment request to remove funding for a $2.25 million sports complex project at Pritchard Park from the county budget got shot down Tuesday night by the Racine County Finance and Human Resources Committee. Racine County Board member Melissa Becker made the amendment request, saying that while she appreciated Racine County Executive Jonathan Delagrave’s vision […]

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Mental Health, Pritchard Park Expansion Highlighted In County Budget

Racine County Executive Jonathan Delagrave presented his 2017 budget with a focus on “the big picture,” which included expanding the county’s mental health services, and a turf football field and ice skating rink at Pritchard Park. But for those who were looking for a commitment from the county to building an event center in downtown […]

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Ascension Cuts Mental Health Unit Staff, Beds

Want to see more hard-hitting stories like this? Consider making a donation. Editor’s note: This is the first story in a two-part series on Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare’s mental health unit.  As Ascension Wisconsin restructures the Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare Group, the former Wheaton Franciscan Mental Health and Addiction Care Group is among the departments that have taken […]

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Emergency Homeless Shelter Site On Shaky Ground

After residents complained at a meeting held at the Racine County Courthouse Thursday about the location of an emergency homeless shelter on Martin Luther King Drive, Racine County Executive Jonathan Delagrave offered to help the group find a new location. But with cooler weather on the horizon, a short-term solution to reconstitute the REST program — […]

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State of the County Address Stresses Success, Vision

Racine County Executive Jonathan Delagrave Tuesday night addressed county supervisors for his annual State of the County address. In his remarks, Delagrave highlighted continued economic growth along I-94, including large new industrial buildings in Mount Pleasant and Sturtevant and the pending development at Highway K and I-94 in Caledonia. Additionally, Delagrave pointed to successes in […]

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Statewide Tornado Drill Set For Thursday

If you hear tornado sirens going off at around 1 p.m. Thursday, it’s likely for the statewide tornado drill that Racine County will be participating in. Racine County residents are encouraged to join in on the mock tornado watch and warning, according to a press release by the Racine County Emergency Management department. “It’s important […]

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Delagrave Supports School District Study, Says Racine Unified Making Positive Strides

Racine County Executive Jonathan Delagrave attended the Sturtevant Village Board meeting Tuesday to make a short presentation about the county’s 2016 budget and answer questions from trustees about a range of topics. Trustee Chris Larsen asked Delagrave if he could support a new school district if the results of an upcoming study show that the […]

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Familia Dental Going Into Former Blockbuster

Underserved families in the greater Racine area will soon have access to quality and affordable dental care. Familia Dental is opening in the former Blockbuster space at 5201 Washington Avenue, according to a press release from Racine County Executive Jonathan Delagrave. He is holding a press conference at 11 a.m. Friday at the Familia Dental […]

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Delagrave Tells Trustees What Kind of Executive He’ll Be

Racine County Human Services Director Jonathan Delagrave Tuesday made the first of what he said would be regular visits to the Sturtevant Village Board if he’s elected County Executive next April. During public comment, Delagrave introduced himself and gave a brief run-down of his experience and answered a question from Village President Steve Jansen. “It’s […]

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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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