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Racine Common Council meeting time change starting March 21

CITY OF RACINE — The start time for the Racine Common Council meetings will now begin at 6 p.m. according to the City of Racine. The change came following the Racine Common Council’s decision to approve the change to Ordinance 0016-22 on March 7, which affects the regular meeting time. All Council meetings will now convene […]

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Racine Police, City reach tentative contract deal

RACINE — A tentative agreement, announced Friday between the Racine Police Association and the City of Racine, could give police a new contract for the first time in more than two years. The deal, which includes a raise and benefits package for police officers, goes before the Racine Common Council’s Finance & Personnel Committee next […]

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City, firefighters union reach tentative agreement; Common Council to vote March 7

RACINE — Members of Racine Professional Firefighters Local 321 have ratified a new contract with the City of Racine. The tentative agreement, approved in a vote this week, goes before the Racine Common Council for a vote next Tuesday (March 7). The council meeting starts at 7 p.m. in City Hall Room 205. Local 321 […]

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ABM Industries begins parking operations management for Racine as of Jan. 17

CITY OF RACINE — On Jan. 17, ABM Industries took over the role of managing parking operations in the City of Racine. The bid from ABM was advanced to the Racine Common Council on Nov. 9, 2022 by the Public Works and Services Committee. The contract was approved by the Common Council on Nov. 15, […]

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City accepting GROW Racine mini-grant applications; $10k – $25k available

RACINE — The City of Racine is now accepting applications from local nonprofits for mini-grants of $10,000 to $25,000 through its GROW Racine (Growing Residents’ Opportunities and Wealth) initiative. The application deadline is 9 a.m. Tuesday, Jan 31. To apply, visit: GROW Racine Mini-Grants: Meeting Unmet Community Needs. The source of the grant money is […]

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City Alder Perez schedules listening session for Saturday, 10 a.m.

RACINE — Another member of the Racine Common Council has scheduled a listening opportunity for residents. Alder Henry Perez, who represents the 12th Aldermanic District on the city’s far west side, has scheduled a meet-and-greet at Panera Bread, 5304 Washington Ave., from 10 to 11 a.m. on Saturday. “I believe that it is important for […]

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Violent Crime Reduction Initiative update meeting set for Oct. 12

RACINE — Local leaders will hold a public update of the Violent Crime Reduction Initiative here on Wednesday, Oct. 12. The meeting starts at 6 p.m. at Festival Hall, 5 Fifth St. The meeting is being co-hosted by Racine Mayor Cory Mason, Racine County Executive Jonathan Delagrave and Racine Unified School District Superintendent Dr. Eric […]

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Racine’s Alder Terry McCarthy seeks resident input via bicycle

RACINE – Alder Terry McCarthy plans to ride every street of the 9th Aldermanic District on hisbicycle this weekend to hear residents’ concerns and input. McCarthy, whose district covers parts of the city’s west side, invites residents to flag him downto talk starting at 11 a.m. Saturday and Sunday (Oct. 1-2). He’ll be riding a […]

Posted inElections, Government, Kenosha Government, Kenosha Lens, Local news

Ballot drop box cases against Racine, Kenosha dismissed

RACINE AND KENOSHA – A conservative law firm’s lawsuits against the Cities of Racine and Kenosha over the use of unstaffed absentee ballot drop boxes were recently dismissed after a pair of separate District Court hearings. The Thomas More Society of Chicago, through its special counsel, Erick Kaardal, filed the lawsuits on May 25 against […]

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City of Racine Marijuana advisory referendum goes to November 8 ballot

RACINE – City of Racine voters will have their second opportunity in four years to weigh in on the legalization of marijuana. Racine Common Council, on a 10-2 vote Tuesday, approved a resolution to place an advisory referendum on the Nov. 8 general election ballot to measure public opinion on marijuana legalization. The yes-or-no question […]

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Racine Common Council to consider marijuana advisory referendum tonight

RACINE – The Racine Common Council this evening (Tuesday) will consider a resolution to place an advisory referendum on the November general election ballot to measure public opinion on marijuana legalization. The council meeting starts at 7 p.m. in Room 205 City Hall, 730 Washington Ave. It will also be presented live on the city’s […]

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City of Racine awarded federal public safety dollars

RACINE – The City of Racine has been awarded nearly $800,000 in federal funding for community safety initiatives. The allocation, announced Monday by Gov. Tony Evers’ office, was described as “focusing on a public health approach to violence prevention.” The City of Racine federal funding allocation breakdown: About $225,000 to establish a “Safe and Sound” […]

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OPINION: Call To Action

OPINION – I am not a politician; however, I am politically astute enough to know the American political system uses covertly biased policies, along with cross-party fraudulent efforts, usually clothed in deceptiveness to deceive Black folks. The poverty-stricken Black underclass are deceived and exploited for their political capital in most elections, be it local or […]

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