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Teacher Appreciation Week: 5 ways to make teachers feel appreciated

RACINE, KENOSHA COUNTIES — Teacher Appreciation Week is celebrated each year as a way to celebrate the work that teachers contribute to communities everywhere. In Racine and Kenosha Counties, there are educators making grand impacts and inspiring students beyond the walls of the classrooms. This year, Teacher Appreciation Week is celebrated now until May 12. […]

Posted inCommunity, Environment, Events, Gardening, Local news, Non-Profits, Things To Do

Racine Roundup on TMJ4: Naka the tiger, Plant Swap and a Diaper Drive

The Racine Roundup aired on TMJ4 during the 4 O’Clock news on Thursday, May 4. This week, Racine County Eye web editor Loren Lamoreaux discussed various community happenings around Racine County with TMJ4 anchors Charles Benson and Susan Kim. 1. Saying goodbye to Naka the Amur tiger Naka the Amur tiger, from the Racine Zoo, […]

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2023-25 Budget listening session with Vos, Wanggaard 

UPDATE (May 4, 2023): For the rest of this story, please read the following article: ORIGINAL STORY (May 3, 2023): Listening session in Mount Pleasant Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (center) and Sen. Van Wanggaard (left) take questions from audience members during a listening session at Mount Pleasant Village Hall Tuesday evening. About 25 people discussed […]

Posted inBusiness, Development, Local news, Non-Profits

RCEDC to celebrate 40th anniversary at the May 4 Annual Meeting

RACINE COUNTY, Wis. — The Racine County Economic Development Corporation (RCEDC) will be celebrating 40 years of serving Racine County businesses at their Annual Meeting, which is happening on Thursday, May 4 at the Delta Hotels by Marriott Racine. For the past four decades, RCEDC has completed many milestone projects throughout Racine County that will […]

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Festivals, fairs and events in Racine County: May 2023 edition

RACINE COUNTY — As the warmer months are upon us in Wisconsin, a variety of festivals, fairs and events are happening in Racine County this May. This month brings opportunities to celebrate Memorial Day, which includes a heaping amount of celebrations. Additionally, different businesses, nonprofits, and community agencies are offering fun activities throughout the county. […]

Posted inArts & Entertainment, Business, Celebrations, Culture, Events, Food & Drinks, Kenosha business, Kenosha Lens, Local news, Shopping, Things To Do

5 Cinco de Mayo events to attend in Racine and Kenosha

Cinco de Mayo, which translates to the fifth of May, is celebrated each year on May 5 to commemorate the Mexican Army’s victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla. In the United States, this day has been adopted and turned into a celebration. A widespread misconception is that May 5 is Mexico’s […]

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State lawmakers near deal to increase state shared revenue to Racine County communities

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) and Racine County Executive Jonathan Delagrave were part of a press conference on Thursday, April 27, to announce that state lawmakers are close to a deal that would return millions of dollars to Racine County communities through a 10% increase in state shared revenue. “We will have a greater ability to fund services that […]

Posted inArts & Entertainment, Business, Business Spotlight, Celebrations, Community, Culture, Environment, Events, Food & Drinks, Kenosha business, Kenosha Lens, Local news, Non-Profits, Schools, Things To Do, Union Grove

Racine Roundup on TMJ4: Food Truck Adventure, Black Restaurant Week, Prom rental donation

The Racine Roundup aired on TMJ4 during the 4 O’Clock news on Thursday, April 28. This week, Racine County Eye reporter Emma Widmar discussed various community happenings around Racine County with TMJ4 anchors Carole Meekins and Ryan Jenkins. 1. Food Truck Adventure sells out Case High School’s culinary students hosted a Food Truck Adventure on […]

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April 19 enforcement initiative yields 115 traffic stops

RACINE COUNTY — A five-hour “saturation enforcement initiative” by the Racine County Sheriff’s Office and other law enforcement agencies resulted in 115 traffic stops last Wednesday (April 19), according to a Sheriff’s Office news release. The event involved 25 squads, including eight from the Sheriff’s Office, plus vehicles and personnel from the Wisconsin State Patrol, […]

Posted inGovernment, Health, Local news

DHS Awards Racine County $243,107 and Kenosha County $365,214 for Opioid and Stimulant Treatment Services

RACINE, KENOSHA COUNTIES — The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) has announced that $8 million in grants have been awarded statewide for opioid and stimulant treatment services. Among that, $243,107 has been granted to Racine County and $365,214 to Kenosha County. Through this DHS grant distribution, over 4,000 people throughout Wisconsin will have access […]

Posted inCelebrations, Community, Non-Profits, Racine Prom

PHOTOS: The LGBT Center of SE Wisconsin 2023 Equality Prom

RACINE — This past weekend, LGBT and other students from Racine County and beyond gathered for a night full of inclusivity and love at the 13th Annual Equality Prom at Meadowbrook Country Club, 2149 N. Green Bay Road in Racine. The prom was hosted by The LGBT Center of SE Wisconsin. Prom is a memorable […]

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5 of the best casinos in and around Racine County

Racine County is known for its ideal location in Wisconsin by the banks of Lake Michigan. Situated 25 miles south of Milwaukee, Racine County offers everything from best-in-class bars, restaurants, and a number of casinos.  If you’re a casino enthusiast, you can choose to stay in a hotel with a casino to enhance your gaming […]

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