Kenosha City Council approves emergency authorization for mayor ahead of Blake shooting decision

KENOSHA ⏤ The City Council approved a resolution giving Mayor John Antaramian emergency authorization powers in the event of unrest.  Once activated, the mayor will have emergency authorization for eight days. After eight days, the City Council will have to approve additional measures taken concerning any violent unrest. The emergency powers come as Kenosha County […]

Kenosha announces road closures ahead of Jacob Blake shooting ruling; Evers authorizes 500 National Guard

Crews spent a portion of Monday installing a fence back around the Kenosha County Courthouse. The fence served as the backdrop of many protests following the officer-involved shooting of Jacob Blake on Aug. 23, 2020. Photo by Daniel Thompson/The Uptown Observer. KENOSHA ⏤ The city has closed portions of local roadways, specifically those surrounding the […]

Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department responds to multiple calls around Kenosha area due to snow

KENOSHA ⏤ Tuesday’s snow, while making winter feel more conventional this year, led the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department to respond to a number of calls on local roadways. According to Sgt. David Wright, during the winter storm warning, the department responded to the following snow and traffic-related calls from 6 p.m. Dec. 29 to 6 […]

KABA, WEDC partner for microloans to Kenosha businesses

Messages of hope, action painted on the wooden boards of Uptown businesses in Kenosha. Photo by Daniel Thompson/The Uptown Observer. KENOSHA ⏤ The Kenosha Area Business Alliance and the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. have awarded 27 Kenosha businesses microloans up to $50,000. Kenosha Area Business Alliance and the state Economic Development Corp. announced the microloans […]

Covered for all: State OCI confirms COVID-19 vaccine will come at no cost to the public

MADISON ⏤ Tuesday, the state Office of the Commissioner of Insurance (OCI) confirmed that Wisconsin will provide the COVID-19 vaccine at no cost to residents. https://www.facebook.com/theuptownobserver/posts/129786192232571 Sign up to make a monthly donation to The Uptown Observer and support local independent journalism. According to a release from the OCI, all health insurers will be prohibited […]

Kenosha mayor asks public to be safe over holidays; alderman recaps city’s successes, struggles of 2020

Kenosha Mayor John Antaramian speaks to gathered members of the press on Sept. 14, 2020. That day’s press conference announced listening sessions for residents to give input to the city on how to move forward after the local unrest. Photo by Daniel Thompson/The Uptown Observer. https://www.facebook.com/theuptownobserver/posts/129786192232571 KENOSHA ⏤ In their final public comments of 2020, […]

Rockhead’s Comics fire in Uptown caused by overloaded circuit, Kenosha fire chief says

A fire on Dec. 16 caused approximately $100,000 in damages to the Rockhead’s Comics & Games building at 2328 Roosevelt Rd. in Uptown. Photo by Daniel Thompson/The Uptown Observer. https://www.facebook.com/theuptownobserver/videos/403533927463010 KENOSHA ⏤ An overloaded circuit on the second floor sparked an Uptown fire that damaged the Rockhead’s Comics & Games building. The fire began around […]

Kenosha County officials working on local COVID-19 vaccine distribution

KENOSHA COUNTY ⏤ On Tuesday, county officials announced plans for the first phase of local distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine, which began nationally Monday. However, the general public can expect to have to wait to receive the vaccine until the second or third quarter of 2021.  https://www.facebook.com/theuptownobserver/posts/129786192232571 Collaborative effort The county’s Tuesday announcement stated the […]