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Voting early: Racine voters line up at mobile election unit, scheduled through Nov. 6

RACINE — In-person absentee (or early) voting remains a popular option here for the Nov. 8 general election. On Tuesday morning, voters were lined up outside the City of Racine’s mobile election unit parked at James Lockwood Park, 4300 Graceland Blvd. From there, it was headed to the Wustum Museum of Fine Arts parking lot […]

Posted inElections, Government, Kenosha Government, Kenosha Lens, Local news

Ballot drop box cases against Racine, Kenosha dismissed

RACINE AND KENOSHA – A conservative law firm’s lawsuits against the Cities of Racine and Kenosha over the use of unstaffed absentee ballot drop boxes were recently dismissed after a pair of separate District Court hearings. The Thomas More Society of Chicago, through its special counsel, Erick Kaardal, filed the lawsuits on May 25 against […]

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Ballot drop boxes cause for lawsuits in Racine, Kenosha

RACINE AND KENOSHA – The Cities of Racine and Kenosha are among five Wisconsin cities sued this week by a conservative law firm over the use of absentee ballot drop boxes. The Thomas More Society of Chicago, on behalf of individual residents from Racine, Milwaukee, Green Bay, Madison and Kenosha, filed separate lawsuits on Wednesday […]

Posted inBreaking, Government

Weidner found in contempt of court

Racine County Circuit Court Judge Eugene Gasiorkiewicz listens to attorney’s arguments during Racine Alderwoman Sandy Weidner’s civil contempt of court case Wednesday, October 3, 2018. (c) Mark Hertzberg for Racine Alder Sandy Weidner, who faced a potential fine of up to $15,000, invoked her Fifth Amendment right against self incrimination multiple times during her […]

Posted inElections

City of Racine residents to vote on five Common Council races

The Spring election will be held on Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018.  In total, there are nine candidates running for Common Council districts 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10, with one district’s incumbent running unopposed.  We reached out to all but the unopposed candidate. Follow the links to read their responses. District 2 Candidates: Mollie Jones, […]

Posted inGovernment

Mason: Time to Move on from Arena

Despite positive remarks from Interim Mayor Dennis Wiser that the arena project could be a bright spot in the city’s future, Mayor-elect Cory Mason says it’s time to move on to something else. Mason’s comment comes a day after Wiser spoke with a group of business leaders at the Ad-Hoc Mayor’s Advisory Group, which is […]

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Weidner, Mason vie for mayoral seat, election Tuesday

A special mayoral election is set for Tuesday and City of Racine residents will choose between Sandy Weidner and Cory Mason for the job. Here is the biographical information they submitted to Racine County Eye. Sandy Weidner Sandy Weidner is the current alderperson for Racine’s 6th district. A graduate of Horlick High School, she has […]

Posted inLetter to the Editor

LTE: Weidner’s characterization of city debt misleads public

Dear editor: Over the past 30 years, I’ve had the opportunity to serve Racine residents as a school board member, alderman, mayor, and as the City Administrator. I strongly believe that honesty is the most important attribute that a candidate for office must demonstrate. I have known and worked with both of the mayoral candidates […]

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