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Kenosha County, Grace Welcome Center Partnering in COVID-19 Vaccine Outreach Effort

KENOSHA — Kenosha County Public Health and the Grace Welcome Center are working together on a neighborhood outreach effort to provide greater access to the COVID-19 vaccine for underserved populations. Public Health employees and volunteers earlier this week staged a three-and-a-half-hour, walk-in clinic in the sanctuary of Grace Lutheran Church, 2006 60th St., Kenosha. Another […]

Posted inSchools

History Department to Offer Course on Kenosha Black History

SOMERS, Wis. – UW-Parkside History Department is offering a seven-week course beginning March 29 titled “Researching Kenosha’s Black History,” taught by Professor Edward Schmitt. “For us to begin learning, healing, and making progress as a community after the painful events of the last year, it is crucial to understand the essential contributions and challenges of […]

Posted inUptown Observer

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 […]

Posted inUptown Observer

Police and Fire Commission discusses, makes some changes to recruitment practices

Kenosha Fire Department Chief Charles Leipzig, second from left, speaks to reporters at the scene of a fire in Uptown on Aug. 12, 2020. Leipzig has submitted his resignation from his position as chief. Deputy Chief Christopher Bigley will serve as the interim chief of the department. Photo by Daniel Thompson/The Uptown Observer. KENOSHA ⏤At […]

Posted inUptown Observer

Observer Conversations: Organizers of new panel series explain importance of hard discussions

The first “Building Hope” panel discussion will focus on activism. This photo was taken by The Uptown Observer Founder and Editor-in-Chief Daniel Thompson at the Christopher Columbus statue in the city during a protest over the summer. KENOSHA ⸺ The Kenosha County Dems and Lifecourse Initiative for Healthy Families are partnering for a panel series, […]

Posted inUptown Observer

Kenosha mayor pleased with voting in city; presidential election to enter fifth day

Volunteers and Kenosha staff work to count the ballots coming in to the Kenosha Municipal Building, 625 52nd St., on Tuesday. The city received more than 30,000 absentee ballots by Election Day. Photo by Daniel Thompson/The Uptown Observer. KENOSHA ⏤ With the election process over in the city, Mayor John Antaramian has high praise for […]

Posted inUptown Observer

Kenosha takes third in ‘5 Mayors’ early voting challenge

Kenosha Mayor John Antaramian, left, and James Burnett of Kane Communications speak during Monday’s press conference held via Zoom around noon. Screenshot. KENOSHA ⏤ More than 50% of the electorate in Wisconsin’s five largest cities have cast early ballots for Tuesday’s election. The mayors of those cities ⏤ including Kenosha Mayor John Antaramian and Racine […]

Posted inUptown Observer

After hourslong public hearing, cabaret license changes sent back to City Council for approval

Ald. Anthony Kennedy, who serves on the Licenses and Permits Committee, speaks at a Kenosha Tavern League meeting last month. Photo by Daniel Thompson/The Uptown Observer. KENOSHA ⏤ After hours of public comment, the Licenses and Permits Committee sent changes to cabaret licenses back to the City Council. The City Council will next consider the […]

Posted inUptown Observer

Friday protest planned, discussions continue on cabaret license changes

KENOSHA – The organizer of a planned Friday protest hopes the music and chants give officials pause in changing Kenosha’s cabaret license requirements. Friday’s protest, organized by Aimee Crucianelli, will start at 2 p.m. The event will focus on recent changes proposed for the city’s cabaret license. A live music cutoff in the city at […]