Racine County Eye 2021 Local News Fund
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Two Racine County Jail Deaths Under Investigation

RACINE – Authorities are investigating two deaths involving Racine County Jail inmates that have occurred since Saturday. The Racine County Sheriff’s Office, which runs the county jail, reported the incidents. The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Office is conducting independent investigations of both deaths. First Death The first death, which occurred Saturday, involved a suspect charged with […]

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Ancient human remains found at proposed Kohler golf course site in Wisconsin

By Jim Malewitz, Wisconsin Watch Archeologists have unearthed ancient human remains of Native Americans who lived up to 2,500 years ago during excavations of the Sheboygan County site along Lake Michigan where Kohler Co. wants to build an 18-hole golf course. In a 2019 University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Cultural Resource Management report, a red circle marks […]

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Legislature Special Session Includes Racine Health Center Funding

RACINE – The Wisconsin Legislature is called into a Special Session next Tuesday that includes expanding the BadgerCare health program and funding more than 50 initiatives around the state, including $53 million for a permanent Racine Community Health Center. Gov. Tony Evers, a Democrat, signed an executive order earlier this week introducing the Special Session […]

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Risk of pavement buckling rises with temperatures

Warmer temperatures forecast throughout Wisconsin could create conditions for pavement buckling. Motorists are asked to take extra caution. Pavement can buckle when the weather quickly goes from cool to very hot. This causes slabs of pavement to expand and push against one another. If the pressure becomes great enough, the pavement can buckle and create […]

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Southeast Wisconsin Solar Group Buy Chooses Solar Vendor, Holds Informational Webinars for 2021 Group Buy Season

City of Racine – The Southeast Wisconsin Solar Group Buy (SWSGB) has selected Eagle Point Solar as its solar installer this year. Since 2010, Eagle Point Solar has been committed to the installation and deployment of solar photovoltaic systems throughout the Midwest. As the area’s largest installer with more than 1700 installations and 35 MW of […]

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Man Held On Attempted First-Degree Intentional Homicide Charge

RACINE – Leroy T. Bryant, 56, of Racine, was being held in the Racine County Jail on a $30,000 cash bond on charges of attempted first-degree intentional homicide in connection with a stabbing incident earlier this month. The Racine County District Attorney’s Office also charged Bryant with disorderly conduct. The charges include penalty enhancers for […]

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Man Charged After Disturbances At Businesses

RACINE – A 23-year-old Racine was apprehended after causing disturbances at two businesses and allegedly punching a store manager on Tuesday. Jacque M. Fipps was charged by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office with misdemeanor battery, criminal damage to property, disorderly contact, three counts of felony bail jumping and three counts of misdemeanor bail jumping. […]

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Hometown Hero: Lori Caterini

Healing doesn’t just happen with medications, treatment, and regimens. It happens with art, too. Lori Caterini, a Registered Art Therapist and Licensed Professional Counselor, brings a different perspective to healthcare and steps towards healing. Through art, people can express themselves, and Caterini has the pleasure of assisting. Lori Caterini is this week’s Racine County Eye […]

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Faith Hope & Love Wins Best Nonprofit Organization of the Year at the 2021 BizX Awards

Racine, WI  – Faith Hope & Love announced today that they were named the winner of Best Nonprofit Organization at the 2021 BizX Awards, an annual event that honors the best of the best small and medium-sized businesses around the world. The event, which was held virtually on April 29 and 30 recognizes exceptional results […]

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Wisconsin’s Credit Unions Report Strong First Quarter Financial Performance

MADISON, Wis. – Wisconsin’s 118 state-chartered credit unions continue to exhibit strong financial performance through the first quarter of 2021, according to data released today by the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions (DFI). Credit union total assets increased over $3 billion from year-end 2020 and stand at nearly $53 billion through March 31, 2021. Asset […]