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No more Roe: What overturning abortion rights means for Wisconsin

In a historic decision, the United States Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade, a nearly 50-year-old case ruling protecting the right to abortion. With a 6-3 majority vote, conservative justices overturned the precedent set in 1973 that protected a patient’s privacy within the confines of their doctor’s office. Justice Samuel Alito wrote the opinion […]

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Free live music returns to Monument Square on Fridays and Saturdays

The Downtown Racine Corporation (DRC) will host Music on the Monument and Saturday Sounds on the Square this summer. The event is back on Monument Square and offers free live music, from a variety of genres, every Friday and Saturday all summer long. From 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. from June 17 to August 27 […]

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Hotel Verdant: Officials, leaders get early look

RACINE –  Racine public officials and business leaders were invited to don hardhats on Wednesday afternoon for an early look at the transformation of the former Zahn’s building, 500 Monument Square, into Hotel Verdant. Milwaukee developer, Dominion Properties, is reconstructing the four-story, 1920s-era department store building into an 80-room boutique hotel. First launched in 2019, […]

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Racine HarborMarket Comes to Monument Square This Summer

RACINE – Racine HarborMarket – a new outdoor market – is coming to Monument Square starting June 30. Racine HarborMarket is a collaboration between Kenosha’s Original HarborMarket and the Downtown Racine Corporation (DRC). The Kenosha organization has managed the Kenosha HarborMarket for the past 30 years. Market managers promise “the freshest regional produce” including fruits, […]

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Hotel Verdant Development Update, March 2022

The Future Hotel Verdant The former Zahn’s Department Store building, 500 Monument Square in Downtown Racine, is under a transformation to become Hotel Verdant, an 80-room, full-service boutique hotel. – Workers with general contractor C.G. Schmidt Co. remove interior debris from the former department store building. The crew is presently making structural modifications and doing […]

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Recap: Racine’s State of the Downtown And Achievement Awards

DOWNTOWN RACINE – The Annual State of the Downtown and Achievement Award Presentation for the Downtown Racine Corporation saw a crowd of over 125 people on Wednesday, Jan. 26. The Red Onion hosted the event which brought in a standing-room-only crowd. The event recaps the accomplishments of the previous year and announces some of what’s […]

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UPDATED: Racine to Host Rally to End Gerrymandering in WI Jan. 21

The following article has been updated to include event-specific information. Fair Courts End Gerrymandering Racine Rally Information Beginning at noon on Friday, Nikki Fisher, on behalf of the SE Region Fair Maps Coalition, will welcome attendees, followed by the following speakers: Dwight Mosby, president of the Racine branch of the NAACPTom Rutkowski, environmental activist, member […]

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Lakeview Pharmacy Under New Ownership

RACINE – One of the city’s last independent pharmacies, Lakeview Pharmacy, 518 MonumentSquare, is under new ownership. Megan Haapnen, Lakeview’s lead pharmacist in charge, has purchased the business from PeteCiarmita. Ciarmita and his late wife, Lynne, founded the pharmacy in 1974. Before joining Lakeview Pharmacy 12 years ago, Haapnen earned a Doctor of Pharmacydegree from […]

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Racine’s Monument Square To Become “Deer District Racine” In Support Of The Milwaukee Bucks During the NBA Finals

City of Racine – Today, Mayor Cory Mason announced that Racine’s Monument Square will become “Deer District Racine” for the remainder of the NBA Finals. With support from the City’s Department of Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Services (PRCS), Downtown Racine Corporation, Pub on Wisconsin, and Littleport Brewing Company, Monument Square will be set up for […]

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Downtown Racine ‘Excited and Hopeful’ for Spring/Summer Events

Like spring flowers, Racine County is reblooming after a very long winter exacerbated by the COVID-19 global pandemic of the past year. Therefore, many are looking forward to spring and summer events in Racine. Two organizations – the Downtown Racine Corp. and Real Racine (Racine County’s destination marketing organization) – recently announced spring/summer events. Also, […]