Posted inGovernment, Health and Fitness

Racine County STD cases continue to increase, bulk of them in City

The number of people testing positive for having sexually transmitted diseases continues to be on the rise in Racine County, but that may be because more people are getting tested. In Racine County, 1,608 cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis were reported in 2017, a 215 case or 15 percent increase compared to 2016, according to the […]

Posted inReal Estate

Mount Pleasant begins buying property for Foxconn

Almost $12 million in property changed hands between Dec. 11 through Dec. 15, according to the Racine County Register of Deeds. Here are the highlights: The Village of Mount Pleasant purchased the first two properties for the Foxconn project, an electronics manufacturer that wants to build a 20 million-square-foot manufacturing facility. We’ll be adding to this […]

Posted inBusiness, Employment, Government

Foxconn Building in Mount Pleasant

It’s official: Foxconn announced Wednesday that it will build its technology manufacturing facility in Mount Pleasant. Broken into three phases, the massive industrial complex will be located along Braun Road between 90th street and I-94 and represents a capital investment of at least $10 billion. Land Acquisition Could Mean Eminent Domain Jenny Trick, executive director […]

Posted inCommunity, Obituaries

Dorothy Peyton Cherished Family and Friends

Dorothy A. Peyton, 86, passed away on Friday surrounded by her family at her residence.  Dorothy was born in Racine, Wisconsin on  August 2, 1931 and was the daughter of the late Charles and Frieda (Nee; Habada) Musil. Dorothy graduated as an honor student from St. Catherine’s High School, “Class of 1947”.  On November 11, […]

Posted inCommunity, Government

Listening Session Wednesday at Waterford Town Hall

COUNTY EXECUTIVE’S SEPTEMBER 13, 2017 LISTENING SESSION AT WATERFORD TOWN HALL Public Welcome and Encouraged to Attend Racine County Executive Jonathan Delagrave announced his next listening session is scheduled for Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at Waterford Town Hall, 415 N. Milwaukee Street. He will be available to meet county residents from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. […]

Posted inBusiness

Assembly OKs $3 Billion Incentive Package For Foxconn

The Wisconsin State Assembly approved a $3 billion incentive program to lure electronics manufacturer Foxconn Technology Group to southeast Wisconsin. Foxconn will bring up to 13,000 new jobs and build a $10 billion manufacturing campus in southeastern Wisconsin by 2020. The Assembly approved the tax bill on a bipartisan 59-30 vote. Representatives Cory Mason (D-Racine), […]

Posted inBreaking, Police and fire

Police: Man Forced Himself On Woman, Beat Her

A Racine man was in court Monday on two separate charges: one involved him beating a woman and another involving a hit-and-run case from 2015. Earl Simington, 47, was charged by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office with substantial battery, and false imprisonment. If convicted of both charges, Simington faces up to 9 years six […]

Posted inBreaking, Community

Racine County Resources for Flooding Victims

PRESS RELEASE Racine – County Executive Jonathan Delagrave is deeply concerned for community members affected by the floods and power outages. In coordination with Federal, state and local agencies, he is deploying resources to Western Racine County. “It is essential that we bring all resources to bear to restore our community as quickly as possible,” […]

Posted inCommunity, Government, Health and Fitness

State Opioid Prescriptions Down, But Not In Racine County

The amount of opioids being prescribed by doctors in Wisconsin has declined from 2010 to 2015, but Racine County numbers remain high and there is still work to be done on the issue, say state officials. According to the Center for Disease Control, the morphine milligram equivalents per person was 640 per 100 people in the U.S. […]

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