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5 Ways To Celebrate Small Business Week

It’s National Small Business Week. Small businesses keep the wheels turning in Racine and Kenosha County. From the Downtown area to the county lines, various local shops contribute to our community’s success. The COVID-19 pandemic poses challenges for small businesses. Storefronts shut their doors, restaurants face staff shortages and owners struggle to make ends meet. It’s critical to support […]

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1 person dead, one charged with drunk driving in car crash

RACINE — One person died in a two-car crash that happened Sunday night on Main and Kewaunee street. The driver of the other car was also charged with drunk driving. Stephanie Raggs, 49, of Racine, was charged by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office with operating a vehicle while suspended – causing death, drunk driving […]

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Mayor Mason Announces Hip Hop Appreciation Month

August is now officially declared as Hip Hop Appreciation Month in the City of Racine. The request for recognition came from numerous hip-hop enthusiasts, local business owners, and artists. Mayor Cory Mason declared this proclamation to highlight the hip-hop genre, culture, and community. Since 2011, the city of Racine and the Origins of Hip-Hop 8 […]

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Relay for Life Racine 2021

Relay for Life Racine is an annual fundraiser that benefits the American Cancer Society (ACS). The event’s goal is to raise funds for cancer research, honor survivors, support the community, and celebrate Relay for Life’s impact. This local event will take place on August 13 at Mt. Pleasant Campus Park, 8500 Campus Drive. The kick-off […]

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Walmart Employee Accused Of Assaulting Customer

MOUNT PLEASANT –  A $500 cash bond and a $2,500 signature bond were set for a 17-year-old Walmart employee accused of assaulting an elderly customer here last week, according to online court records. Charges for Walmart Employee Jazareia A. Velasquez of Racine has been charged by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office with aggravated battery-elderly […]

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3 Unique Places to Stay in Racine County Summer is finally here. Between festivals, the lakes, shopping, dining, and the warm temperatures, Racine is a great place to spend time during the summer. Whether you’re passing through or looking for a place to staycation, there are three places in Racine County that you don’t want to miss out on visiting. 1. Snooze […]

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4th of July in Racine County

Racine’s 4th of July parade route Racine County knows how to party on the 4th of July. Whether you’re looking to attend a parade or catch a firework show, this county has you covered. COVID-19 put a damper on the festivities last year, but now the fun is back on for another year. You don’t […]

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Racine and Vicinity Show 2021 Award Winners Announced

On June 15, 2021, Racine Art Museum’s (RAM’s) Wustum Museum of Fine Arts continued a longstanding Racine tradition with a twist—this year’s opening reception and awards presentation for Racine and Vicinity Show were virtual. Racine Art Museum Exhibitions  This juried exhibition—the latest in the museum’s longest-running exhibition series—showcases work from artists residing throughout Racine, Kenosha, […]

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Actor, Comedian and Host, B.D. Freeman Performing at the Juneteenth Celebration

Racine – City of Racine Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services and the Dr. John BryantCommunity Center are pleased to announce actor, host, comedian BD Freeman will beperforming a few pieces from his brand new one person show “Manic Impressive!”; ahilarious opus of BD sharing his manic impressions of a world gone coo-coo. He will beperforming […]

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One Injured In Rollover Crash

MOUNT PLEASANT – One person was injured in a two-vehicle rollover collision at 16th Street and Oakes Road here Tuesday afternoon. Mount Pleasant Police and the South Shore Fire Department were called about 5:14 p.m. Tuesday to a report of a crash that included a vehicle that had completely rolled over. The collision involved a […]

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