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Never Mind!: Racine winter parking restrictions won’t change after all

File photo by Scott Anderson, Patch Staff RACINE ⏤ A planned change to city of Racine winter parking restrictions isn’t taking place. Instead, the city will continue to enforce the current winter parking restrictions for the 2020-2021 winter season. Those restrictions run from 2 a.m. to 6 a.m. during snow emergencies. The Department of Public […]

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City Launches Financial Empowerment Center Monday

RACINE – The City of Racine will announce the official opening of the Racine Financial Empowerment Center (FEC) at a virtual press conference at noon on Monday (Dec. 7). The Racine FEC will offer free, professional, one-on-one financial counseling to help City of Racine individuals and families with low to moderate incomes, manage their finances; […]

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Racine Public Library Wins Grant to Support Climate Change Programs

City of Racine – The Racine Public Library has been selected as one of 25 U.S. libraries to participate in Resilient Communities: Libraries Respond to Climate Change, an initiative of the American Library Association (ALA) that will help libraries engage their communities in programs and conversations on the climate crisis. “We are proud to be […]

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City Launches RENTS Website and Extends Property Registration through September 8th

City of Racine – The City of Racine RENTS Initiative has now launched a website with resources for tenants and landlords. The website also allows landlords and commercial property owners to register their properties and pay the associated fees online. The website is https://www.cityofracine.org/rents  “The RENTS Initiative is a massive undertaking and represents the most robust package […]

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Mayor Mason Announces Initial Community Conversations in Police Reforms

On June 30, the City of Racine Mayor Cory Mason announced the first three community conversations on police reforms. In response to the murder of George Floyd, Mayor Mason announced a series of actions to reform the Racine Police Department to build trust, transparency, and accountability to the people they serve. One of those actions […]

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Following National Trend, City of Racine Spends Heavily on Policing

After George Floyd, a black man, died at the hands of a white Minneapolis Police Officer on Memorial Day, protests and calls to defund, demilitarize, reform, and even abolish the police have swelled across the country. Floyd’s death “shocked the conscience of the nation,” Racine Police Chief Art Howell said in a letter to the […]

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City Partners with State and County to Open COVID-19 Community Testing Site

City of Racine – Today, the City of Racine, in partnership with Racine County, the State of Wisconsin, and Wisconsin National Guard finalized plans to open a drive-thru COVID-19 community testing site to open in the City of Racine at Festival Hall. The site will be open Monday, May 18, through Friday, May 22 from […]

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$48 Million Lakefront Hotel Project Gets Major Move

RACINE, WI — After looking at the legal challenges of building a hotel and convention center on land originally reclaimed from Lake Michigan, city officials and a developer unveiled revised plans for the proposed $48 million project. Racine Mayor Cory Mason was joined by Gatehouse Capital developer David Rachie, State Representatives Bob Wittke and Tip […]