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Local Judge Candidates Unopposed In ’22 Spring General Election

RACINE COUNTY – All three Racine County Circuit Court judge candidates will be running unopposed in the 2022 Spring General Election to be held on April 5. There will be a contest, however, for the Court of Appeals District II judgeship. That district includes Racine, Kenosha and 10 other counties in Eastern Wisconsin. Judge Eugene […]

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Racine’s Tek Help, LLC Among Recipients of North Shore Bank Funding

Earlier this month North Shore Bank announced the 11 entrepreneurs who were chosen for sponsorship through The Lonely Entrepreneur, a non-profit whose goal is to empower both current and aspiring Black business owners. The Learning Community is a program through The Lonely Entrepreneur that aims “to arm [entrepreneurs] with knowledge, tools and support needed to […]

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BREAKING: Rittenhouse found not guilty on all charges

https://www.facebook.com/tmj4/videos/3918254571610322 KENOSHA – A jury found Kyle Rittenhouse not guilty on all counts. Rittenhouse, 18, was accused of shooting and killing two men and injuring a third during a riot in downtown Kenosha last year. The officer-involved shooting of Jacob Blake, a man who had a knife and a felony warrant out for his arrest, sparked […]

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UW-Parkside receives $1.8 Million Federal Grant

UW-Parkside has received a five-year, $1.8 million grant through the federal Title III Program. The grant will be used to provide success coaches for students who are either first-time first year, or first-time transfer students to the university. Success coaches help students navigate services such as Admissions, Financial Aid, Advising, Tutoring, and various other services […]

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Deadly Fentanyl Overdoses on the Rise in Kenosha County

The Opioid Task Force received a report from the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department’s Kenosha Drug Operations Group (KDOG) stating that fentanyl has been detected in all types of counterfeit pills, marijuana, cocaine and methamphetamine. Fentanyl, a synthetic opioid, is approved for treating patients with chronic severe pain from illnesses such as advanced cancer, or severe […]

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14 people from southeastern Wisconsin charged with drug trafficking

WISCONSIN – After almost a year-long investigation, law enforcement officials from several jurisdictions in Wisconsin served 18 warrants Wednesday during a drug trafficking sting. As a result, the U.S. Attorney’s Office charged 14 people with drug trafficking and gun possession. Further warrants may be issued in the case, which is ongoing at this time, according to officials […]

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Jerry Gulley Announces Candidacy for County Executive, Kenosha County

Kenosha County Supervisor Jerry Gulley, a resident of Pleasant Prairie, formally announced his candidacy for County Executive today with the following statement: “I bought my home here in 2012 to be near my in-laws. I’ve been privileged to live in so many beautiful parts of our country – Tennessee, New York, Silicon Valley, Birmingham, Seattle, […]

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Pandemic-Related Benefits Payments End Saturday

WISCONSIN –  Various economic benefits, available to residents through the federal American Rescue Plan Act, will officially end this Saturday (Sept. 4). These benefit payments were created in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The benefits, administered through the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD), include an additional $300 per week in unemployment benefits as well […]

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Wisconsin Visual Artists interpret the theme of “Transitions” in new show opening September 12

Deborah Maris Lader, “Considering The Earth”, photopolymer etching. KENOSHA – Forty members of the Southeast Chapter of the Wisconsin Visual Artists group answered the call to interpret the theme of “Transitions” through a work of art in a new exhibit opening September 12 at the Anderson Arts Center in Kenosha. “Transitions are a part of […]

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Grace Lutheran Church Hosting Pop-Up COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic; $120 Incentive Available

KENOSHA — People who receive their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at a pop-up clinicthis Thursday, Sept. 2, will be eligible to receive incentives totaling $120, organizersannounced today. The clinic will be held from 8 to 9:15 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, 2006 60th St., inKenosha, through a partnership between the Grace Welcome Center […]