Common Council to consider street mural

RACINE – The organizer of the Black Humanity Now! Street Art Mural Project says he is encouraged by strong early support and hopes the project can become a reality within a few weeks. Scott Terry, a Racine artist, educator, and operator of Mahogany Gallery, received unanimous approval for the project from the Racine Common Council’s […]

Fun, new stops added to Open House Racine County

Get ready for fun, new additions to Open House Racine County (OHRC), coming Saturday, May 5. Presented by Real Racine, the county’s destination marketing organization, OHRC is a free exploration of nearly 60 interesting places. Among the new sites for 2018 are the Modine-Benstead Observatory in rural Yorkville, the historic DeKoven Center overlooking Lake Michigan, […]

Man Who Called In Bomb Threat Sentenced

A man, who wanted to help a woman avoid getting evicted from her home phoned in a bomb threat to the Racine County Courthouse in October, will serve a four-year prison sentence. Lee Lucas 46, phoned in a bomb threat Oct. 26 to help a woman, with whom he may have been having an affair with, […]

Three Peregrine Falcon Brothers Banded

The Racine County Courthouse Peregrine Falcon babies were banded Thursday during what has become a tradition on the 10th floor of the building. Three brothers – named Michael, Arthur and Ernie – looked none too pleased to be the center of attention of the crowd of about 25, but they took their banding without running, like […]

Baby Falcons Get Banded Thursday

The fluffy Peregrine falcon babies currently living safely on a ledge of the Racine County Courthouse will get banded Thursday. Greg Septon from the Peregrine Falcon Recovery Program will apply the bands so the program can keep track of them after they grow big enough to leave their mother. County officials announced in April that […]

State Dems Call for Halt of ICE Profiling at Courthouses

State Democrats are asking officials with Immigration and Customs Enforcement to launch an investigation over what they say is racial profiling at courthouses across the state, including the Racine County Courthouse. In a letter to John Sandweg, acting director of ICE, from Rep. Cory Mason, D-Racine, and Rep. JoCasta Zamarripa, D-Milwaukee, Democrats say ICE agents are […]