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Racine fire displaces family, causes significant damage, over $150K in damages

RACINE, WI — A fire damaged a home on Wednesday night on the 2400 block of Olive Street, leaving it unhabitable and displacing the residents. The fire broke out at 11:30 p.m. The residents were not home at the time of the fire, and no injuries were reported, according to a press release by the […]

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Found: Alleged driver in hit-and-run that seriously injured We Energies flagger apprehended

UPDATED 9 p.m.: Daniel Slominski, 41, was apprehended by Racine County Sheriff’s deputies at his home after the department received multiple tips about both the truck and the address. According to a press release from RCSO, Slominski exited his home and admitted to hitting the We Energies flagger and fleeing the scene. He told deputies […]

Posted inBreaking, Environment, Kenosha Lens, Kenosha Police and Fire, Local news, Police and fire, Weather

Nearly 10K with power outages in Racine, Kenosha Counties on March 9-10

UPDATE: As of 8:35 a.m., on March 10, there are 6,518 WE Energies customers in Racine who are without power. Customers without service total 4,802 in Kenosha County. 91,264 customers in Milwaukee are without power. RACINE, KENOSHA COUNTIES — Due to the snowfall impacting Southeastern Wisconsin, residents in Racine and Kenosha Counties are experiencing power […]

Posted inLocal news, Weather

Ice storm response efforts continue, We Energies works to restore power to remaining 120 Racine, Kenosha customers

 RACINE, KENOSHA COUNTIES — An emergency declaration remains in effect as Racine County continues its coordinated response to the recent ice storm. The Emergency Operations Center (EOC) remains operational and will continue to collaborate with municipalities and utility providers for recovery.  Currently, there are power outages in Racine County and additionally in Kenosha and Walworth […]

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Power outages in Racine, Kenosha Counties; over 7K without power

RACINE/KENOSHA COUNTIES — Due to the ice storm, residents in Racine and Kenosha Counties are experiencing power outages today, (Feb. 22) according to WE Energies. The number of residents affected by the outages continues to change as new reports are made and as power is restored. Currently, as of 5 p.m., 2,678 customers of WE […]

Posted inFinances, Home, Local news, Public Notices

Public Service Commission extends public comment window for WE Energies rate increase

Customers affected by a potential 13%-rate increase hike proposed by WE Energies will have a few extra days to voice their concerns. The Wisconsin Public Service Commission on Tuesday agreed to extend the public comment portion on the rate increase through Monday, Nov. 14. The comment period had been scheduled to end Monday at 5 […]

Posted inBusiness, Community, Culture, Food & Drinks, Home

2022 We Energies Cookie Book celebrates hometown favorites, available in Racine and online Nov. 1

The holiday season is upon us. Soon greeting cards will be in the mail, stockings will be hung, and cookies will be in the oven. To get a jumpstart on your holiday baking, copies of the 2022 We Energies Cookie Book will be available for pickup on the border of Racine and Kenosha, and online […]

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Update: Issue resolved, We Energies: Power outage affects more than 3k residents in Racine County

Update: The outages that occurred due to this incident have been resolved as of July 8. There are currently 3,236 people within the Racine County area without power due to an incident. We Energies serves over 14,000 people in the Village of Mount Pleasant, where the outage took place. The official cause of the power […]

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2 Families Displaced by House Fire on Racine’s North Side

RACINE – On Wednesday afternoon at 12:07 p.m. the Racine Fire Department responded to a house fire call that left two families displaced at 1116 Nelson Court. Tenants in the upper unit of the duplex, located on the north side of the city, discovered the fire “originating from near an electrical outlet in a bedroom,” […]

Posted inLocal news, Weather

Storms Brings Scattered Power Outages

RACINE COUNTY – Severe thunderstorms that swept through the county early Thursday resulted in scattered power outages. As of 10 a.m. Thursday, the We Energies website showed 976 Racine County customers without power. The greatest number (435) were in the Town of Burlington. Smaller pockets of outages were shown in the City of Racine, Mount […]

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We Energies restores power to over 600 customers

UPDATE 1:13 p.m.: Power was restored at 12:40 pm to all customers. ‘Our crews found a piece of equipment that they safely repaired. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate our customers’ patience,” said Brendan Conway, a spokesperson for We Energies. RACINE — A number of We Energies customers — including businesses on Main Street […]

Posted inGovernment, Kenosha Government, Kenosha Lens, Local news

We Energies Gas Line Construction Underway In Paris And Brighton Towns

The construction of the 46-mile gas line segment in Kenosha County will cost about $186 million, according to a recent report. The We Energies Lakeshore Lateral gas pipeline project is ongoing, with crews active in Brighton and Paris Towns. The project involves installing new natural gas transmission pipelines from Bluff Creek gate station in Whitewater town […]

Posted inCommunity, Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor: We Energies’ Unfinished Business

By Carl Lindner Two years ago, almost to the day, a dozen or so members of the Clean Power Coalition of Southeast Wisconsin gathered in Ziegler Park, across from We Energies’ headquarters. They were there to protest the pollution and health hazards caused by the two large coal-burning plants in Oak Creek.  Since 2017 the […]

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