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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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Most Racine City Alders Unopposed In 2022 Spring General Election

RACINE –  A lone Racine Common Council seat will be formally contested in the 2022 Spring General Election, scheduled for Tuesday, April 5. Spring General Election Ballot Seven alders, from even-numbered Council districts, are up for election to two-year terms. The alder for District 9 is on the ballot to fill the remaining one year […]

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Lakeview Park Public Input Session Planned for December 15

RACINE – The public input session, focusing on revitalizing Lakeview Park, will be hosted via Zoom by Payne & Frazier Consultants starting at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 15. Department of City Development staff and representatives of F Street Development will be present. Community members can register to participate in the session by clicking on the […]

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City’s Newest TIF Districts Closer To Starting Gate

CITY OF RACINE – The City’s two newest Tax Increment Districts (TIF) are drawing close to reality. Officials intend to use property tax dollars to improve the overall housing quality and public infrastructure in two city areas.  The Joint Review Board approved two districts — the City’s 27th and 28th — on Tuesday. City officials […]

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Electric Scooters Soon Coming to Racine

RACINE – Visitors and residents will soon be able to rent electric scooters here. The Racine Common Council recently approved a pilot electric scooter ordinance governing the use of electric scooters for the public from private companies. The council also granted a license to Bird, a scooter manufacturing and rental company, to deploy 100 electric […]

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Commuter Rail support resolution approved by Racine Common Council

RACINE – A group of Racine alders and the mayor want to bring back the long-dead, proposed Kenosha-Racine-Milwaukee (KRM) commuter rail line. In a 15-0 vote, the Racine Common Council approved a resolution supporting federal investment in the construction of the KRM project. The resolution is sponsored by Alders Trevor Jung, Mollie Jones, C.J. Rouse, […]