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2024 budget amendments debated by city leaders

RACINE — There was wide-ranging debate on issues from the proposed 2024 budget as city leaders considered the impacts of increasing parking fees, employee benefits and wage differentials. The Committee of the Whole met on Thursday to discuss proposed amendments to the 2024 city budget. The committee voted unanimously to recommend the Racine Common Council […]

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City moves forward in process for YMCA acquisition with 10-2 vote in favor

RACINE — The Community Development Authority is a step closer to acquiring the YMCA property at 725 Lake Ave. The Common Council voted Tuesday in favor of giving the CDA the authorization to negotiate with the YMCA to acquire the property for blight elimination and redevelopment. The YMCA was built in 1960, but the organization […]

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New gun violence reduction action plan to be implemented in Racine

RACINE — In 1996, a strategy for reducing gun violence was implemented in Boston that centered on collaboration and focused on the specific groups responsible for the rise in homicides. Police investigate in Graceland Cemetery in June 2022 after gunfire erupted during the funeral of Da’Shontay King. – The results were dramatic. In one five-month […]

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Save A Lot reopening uncertain; Common Council votes against liquor license 6-5

RACINE — The possibility of Save A Lot returning to Elmwood Plaza Shopping Center, 3701 Durand Ave., looks less likely as the company was unable to secure a class A liquor license. The Common Council voted Tuesday, July 18, six to five against exceeding the city’s liquor license quota. To exceed the quota would require […]