County Executive Committee moves amended resolution creating Racial Equity Commission forward

KENOSHA COUNTY ⏤ Tuesday night, the Kenosha County Executive Committee gave its approval to a resolution creating the county’s Racial Equity Commission. The Racial Equity Work Group, a work group of county officials and citizens, created the resolution after 90 days of weekly meetings.  While there was some discussion, the resolution moved on from the […]

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County Executive Kreuser announces members of Racial and Ethnic Equity Commission

KENOSHA ⏤ On Wednesday, Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser announced the seven public appointees that will make up the county’s new Racial and Ethnic Equity Commission.  The appointees’ service on the commission will begin immediately. However, their official confirmation is pending, based on votes by the County Board on Aug. 17. Kreuser made selection from […]

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KCDHS updates committee members on efforts to combat systemic racism in Kenosha County

KENOSHA COUNTY ⏤ Since declaring racism a public health crisis in August, many have wondered what Kenosha County is doing to continually combat systemic racism. Division of Health Director John Jansen described steps the county has taken at a Human Services Committee meeting Tuesday night. These steps include the creation of the Kenosha County Racial Equity […]

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Tonight’s events: ‘Reaching Out’ debut and Kenosha County Racial Equity Work Group meeting

Tonight at 5 p.m. the United Way of Kenosha County will be reviewing resources available to the community for its “Reaching Out” virtual series. The first installment of the series debuts at 5 p.m. tonight and is expected to last until 6 p.m. Though only an hour long, the debut will feature presentations from: Racine […]

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Police Chief Miskinis’ disappointment, protests lead #SaturdayMorningMix

KENOSHA ⏤ This week, readers focused on local protests and also now-retired Kenosha Police Chief Daniel Miskinis‘ statement on his disappointment with some citizens. The former police chief, officially retired as of today (May 1), expressed his frustration in a post earlier this week. In his post, he decried pressures on the department to take […]

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‘We need more love in this community’

KENOSHA ⸺ “We need more love in this community.” After an hour-and-a-half-long conversation, Ald. Anthony Kennedy boiled down the vast issues facing the city into a missing component in its core: Love. “You don’t have to like me,” the Dist. 10 alderman said. “But you do have to love me. “And I have to love […]

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Observer on the Scene this week: Body cam demo, downtown shots

KENOSHA ⏤ This past week, the Uptown Observer went live for the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department demonstrating its new body cam system to the Kenosha County Board and police responding to shots downtown. The point of this is to offer the community an opportunity to view these things for themselves. Therefore, we hope it gives […]

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Supervisor Jerry Gulley announces bid for Kenosha County Executive

Editor’s note: This article has been modified to correct an error. County Board Supervisor Jerry Gulley was elected in 2020. KENOSHA COUNTY ⏤ Late Tuesday evening, County Board Supervisor Jerry Gulley officially announced that he will run for Kenosha County Executive in 2022. The current county executive, Jim Kreuser, is retiring at the end of […]

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