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Rainbow Pride Flag to Fly Outside Kenosha County Courthouse Throughout Month of June

KENOSHA — County Executive Jim Kreuser today ordered that the Rainbow Pride flag will be displayed among the other flags in front of the Kenosha County Courthouse throughout the month of June, LGBTQA+ Pride Month. “Kenosha County recognizes and honors the diversity, heritage, and contributions of our entire population,” Kreuser said. “Pride Month is a […]

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WGTD Honored for its Coverage of Blake Shooting Case, Race Relations

The Wisconsin Broadcasters Association at its annual gala honored WGTD FM for its coverage of the shooting of Jacob Blake and the station’s programs on race relations and racial inequities. WGTD received a first place award in the medium market category for “Best Coverage of Civil Discourse and Social Change.” In addition, the 91.1 Players […]

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Kenosha County Veterans Memorial Park begins Oak Savanna Restoration Project

Kenosha County is transplanting 100 oak trees within Kenosha County Veterans Memorial Park this spring. Over the last 15 years, Kenosha County has received and planted free tree saplings from the Argosy Foundation as well as overstock from Kenosha County’s tree program. These trees have matured and are now ready to be transplanted as part […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Highway S Reconstruction Work to Resume

Work on the reconstruction and expansion of Kenosha County Highway S is set to resume during the week of March 29, Kenosha County Highway Director Clement Abongwa announced Wednesday. Once completed later this year, Highway S will be a four-lane, divided highway from Highway 31 (Green Bay Road) to the Interstate 94 East Frontage Road. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]