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Mayor, Common Council members to propose LGBTQ-friendly ordinances

On the heels of receiving a low score from a survey ranking the support of Racine's LGBTQ community, Mayor Cory Mason worked with concerned...
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Dangerous heat predicted, here’s how to stay cool this weekend

The National Weather Service (NWS) in Milwaukee/Sullivan is forecasting the potential for dangerous heat this weekend. According to the National Weather Service, temperatures will climb into the...

Wisconn Valley neighbors pull up stakes

Yards overgrown with wheat -- seeded by the adjacent farm fields --surround several abandoned homes around what will become the Wisconn Valley Science and Technology Park. The...
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Section of Highway U shutdown after culvert fails

Motorists who use County Trunk Highway U from Highway 20 north to County Highway K will need to plan for a different route. Effective Friday, that...
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Racine Unified graduation times and dates 2018

This weekend is the big one as students attending Racine Unified Schools will receive their diplomas. Here's when and where those big moments will...

Splish splash! SC Johnson Community Aquatic Center opens Saturday

Racine area residents will have a new place to keep cool when the SC Johnson Community Aquatic Center opens on Saturday in Pritchard Park. SC...
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Spring cleaning? City changes definition for bulky waste pickup

Recent changes as to what is considered bulky waste might mean more trips to the city's waste collection site for Racine residents. The Racine Common...

Airbnb sets room tax collection pact with city; ordinances clarified for hosts

A newly amended City of Racine ordinance for short-term room rentals clarifies city rules for Airbnb hosts and those who rent rooms in their...
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Buildings have to come down before Foxconn facilities can be put up

Before the massive buildings that will house factories and other operations on the Foxconn Technology Group campus can be built, some structures will have...
Village threatens to condemn home

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...
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Wind Lake couple charged with election fraud

A Wind Lake couple is accused of election fraud for voting more than once and registering to vote in more than one place in...
Foxconn TIF Mt. Pleasant

DNR Issues Approval Allowing Racine to Divert Water for Foxconn

MADISON - The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced Wednesday that it has approved the City of Racine's request to divert an annual...
Robert Wittke Jr.

Robert Wittke Jr. announces bid for 62nd Assembly District

Bob Wittke Jr., a Racine Unified School board member, has announced his candidacy for the 62nd Assembly District after Tom Weatherston (R-Caledonia) announced that...
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BREAKING: John Leiber announces bid for 62nd Assembly seat

John Leiber, of Caledonia, has announced his bid for the 62nd Assembly District seat. Rep. Tom Weatherston (R-Caledonia) announced Tuesday that he would not be seeking re-election...
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Weatherston announces he won’t seek re-election for 62nd Assembly seat

After five years of representing the 62nd State Assembly District, Tom Weatherston will be retiring after his term ends in 2019. Weatherston, who is 68-years-old, said...

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Property Transfers: Kwik Trip, Manor Hall, and more Foxconn properties sell

Almost $16 million in property transfers happened between June 4 through June 8, and $17 million changed hands between June 11 and June 14,...

Getting around Washington Avenue, Douglas Avenue rehabs in Racine

For drivers in Racine trying to get from Point A to Point B, 2018 is proving to be challenging. Bordering at times on impossible. A...
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Human Foosball coming to West Racine July 14-15

Imagine yourself as the little wooden person attached to a giant pole. A foosball is coming at you and you cannot take your hands...
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Aggravated battery charge filed against inmate for beating elderly prisoner

A 50-year-old Racine man faces three felony charges, including aggravated battery of an elderly person, after a fight June 16 in the Racine County...

Secret shopper finds Racine’s gems as well as warts

The good news for people in the hospitality or retail business, or any business reliant on face-to-face dealings, there are about 230,000 people living...