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Administrator: Foxconn could make event center bulletproof

With Foxconn Technology Group poised to build a 20 million-square-foot manufacturing facility in Mount Pleasant, the ripple effect it could have on the hotel and event center could make the project “bulletproof,” said city administrator Jim Palenick. More than 10,000 construction jobs and 3,000 permanent jobs are expected to be created over the next four […]

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Mason Takes Issue With Weidner’s Advertorial

Despite mayoral candidate Cory Mason voicing opposition to the city building an arena, the Journal Times ran an advertorial for his opponent Sandy Weidner that stated Mason was “largely silent” on the issue. Mason refuted those claims saying that he has been vocal about being against the arena for weeks. His position statements have been […]

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Common Council Approves City Administrator Contract

In a 10 to 3 vote, the Racine Common Council voted to hire on James Palenick as its new city administrator in a three-year contract. He replacec Tom Freidel, who is retiring at the end of March. Palenick was attracted to Racine’s potential, he said. “There’s so much here that an outsider sees that maybe insider’s […]

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Racine Common Council Takes A Step Closer To Building Arena

During a Committee of the Whole, Racine’s Common Council took a step closer to making the final decision on whether to build a $43 to $49 million arena, and hotel/convention center downtown. In a 14 to 1 vote, the Committee voted to hire Madison-based Hammes Company Sports Development to complete the first of three phases in […]

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