Alderman Trevor Jung sees opportunity in the American Jobs Plan to finally construct commuter rail line connecting Kenosha, Racine, and Milwaukee.
More than 50 buildings have been demolished due to their dilapidated states since 2016 in the City of Racine. “It feels great to rehab those old buildings and bring them back to life again. But in all reality, the highest and best use for that lot would be to tear it down and put in residential units,” Jerry Gulley, of Image Real Estate, said.
Actions by the City of Racine to do away with mask requirements followed the announcement on Thursday by the CDC that vaccinated people can resume normal activities without social distancing.
Through Bird, a California company thinking about setting up shop in Racine, scooters could be rented with a cellphone application. The scooters could make it easier for people to use public transportation, then travel that last mile or two on wheels.
City extends incentive package to company developing the Historic Horlick District.
Bandanas, scarves and gaiters are no longer considered “face coverings" under the city's Safer Racine ordinance, but they aren't really being banned. A few other changes were made Monday night.
Three City of Racine aldermanic races, for which early voting is already underway with polls to close on Tuesday, April 6, are contested.
In what was considered to be an "administrative error," when a firm sought applicants to be the City of Racine's new police chief, it advertised a salary that was actually higher than the maximum allowed — putting the city in a bind that was rectified Thursday.
A dispute that erupted in fall 2019 between the City of Racine and the union that represents local firefighters is heading to Racine County Circuit Court.
The City of Racine alderman arrested in February on allegations he attempted to flee from a traffic stop was in court on Thursday for a preliminary hearing.
City Council President John Tate II said it remains a challenge to sell a positive vision of Racine if other governments keep putting facilities in the city that residents don’t want in their own neighborhoods.
Edwin Santiago, accused of drunk driving and attempting to speed away from a Caledonia police officer who was attempting to pull him over, was in court on Thursday for his first appearance.
Under the original agreement, the city agreed to loan the developer no more than $4 million as a development incentive. Due to the pandemic, private hotel financing is no longer available. Therefore, the city agreed to increase the loan amount to $5.5 million.
For the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic reached Wisconsin a year ago, students streamed into Racine Unified schools Monday morning.
“I’ve met with the gentleman, and I have no personal issues with him,” Alderman Henry Perez said. “His experience is outstanding.” Perez's issues related to Vornholt's relationship with Mayor Mason and a perceived lack of transparency.
A resolution calls on RUSD to stick with remote learning until employees have access to vaccines, and/or if there can be a more comprehensive safety plan in place. Right now, students are to begin returning to classrooms March 1.
The city's prior administrator, Jim Palenick, left to take a job in Ohio in July 2020.
RPD seeks grant that would aid in gun crime investigations
City adopts ordinance that will create nine new overlay districts at strategic access points.
“This is someone who has not contributed to the city, not contributed … to our libraries, to our health departments, to our fire departments, to our parks by not having these taxes in,” Alderman Lemke said of the building's owner, who is hundreds of thousands of dollars behind on his taxes and has been using the building as storage for years, allowing debris and animal waste to accumulate inside the building that once housed vaudevillian performances and later became a movie theater.
Plus, see some photos from The Journal Times' exclusive tour of the dilapidating and clutter-filled but historic playhouse-turned-movie theater.
Racine County Board supervisors whose districts lie in the City of Racine are standing by their decision to approve the construction of the new juvenile detention facility in the city, even though most of the City Council opposes the plan.
The condemned historic theater that is the subject of a donnybrook between the City of Racine and local historical preservation activists has received a midnight reprieve from the wrecking ball.
The County pushed back on allegations of racism following the presentation of the controversial plan to build a new facility to serve at-risk juveniles without notifying the surrounding neighborhood of its intention.
Alderman John Tate II vows to lead the effort to relocate the new proposed juvenile facility out of city limits.