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Posted inDevelopmentNews

UPDATE: Homeowners ready for Foxconn lawsuit, say fair offer would sway them

UPDATE: Despite a number of neighbors opposing the move, the Mount Pleasant Community Development Authority voted 6 to 1 in favor of designating several properties as blighted, according to a story by the Journal Times. The Mount Pleasant Village Board is expected to take up the matter at its next meeting. ORIGINAL STORY: The Foxconn […]

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Mount Pleasant neighbors sue over eminent domain

Seven Mount Pleasant property owners have sued the village in federal court over how it is handling property acquisitions for Foxconn Technology Group. The landowners who filed the lawsuit own property located within the footprint where Foxconn wants to build an LCD manufacturing facility. Expected to generate 10,000 construction jobs and 3,000 permanent positions, the […]

Posted inBreaking

Requests Include Millions For Utility Expansion

A series of resolutions passed by the Racine Waterworks Commission Tuesday night included the possibility of spending millions to extend water service to Mount Pleasant and expand the Racine Wastewater Utility in anticipation of the growth expected along the Interstate 94 corridor. The expansion request, however, goes far beyond the proposal by Foxconn Technology Group […]

Posted inPolice and Fire

DeGroot Blames Village President Supporters In Egging Home, No Arrests Made

Mount Pleasant Trustee David DeGroot circulated a press release Friday March, 10 alleging that supporters of village president Jerry Garski egged his house in a politically motivated attack, though investigators are not so sure. DeGroot hopes to unseat Garski in the April 4 election for village president. According to the release, four people egged DeGroot’s house […]