Kenosha County Health Officer: Children 12 and up can now get Pfizer vaccine

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KENOSHA COUNTY ⏤ Children aged 12 years and older can now go get Pfizer COVID-19 vaccinations, county Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit announced Thursday. Freiheit, in a morning release, said the county is following the eligibility expansion of the CDC’s Wednesday action. On that day, the CDC authorized the use of the Pfizer vaccine for [...]

Freiheit: New COVID-19 vaccination tactic similar to polio response, more mobile

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KENOSHA COUNTY ⏤ Kenosha County Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit told the county Health Board Tuesday that the new approach to fighting COVID-19 mirrors that used to fight polio in the mid-1900s. https://www.facebook.com/theuptownobserver/videos/914626509094371 “Be mobile," she told the county Health Board. "Be in the neighborhoods." "That’s our strategy this summer." She also equated the shift [...]

Tonight’s Meetings: County committee to get updates on Administration, PSB building upgrades

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KENOSHA COUNTY ⏤ Facilities Division Project Manager Frank Martinelli will update the Kenosha County Public Works/Facilities Committee on various building upgrades at its meeting tonight. Among them are several upgrades to the Kenosha County Public Safety Building, the Detention Center and also the Administration Building. Current ongoing county upgrade projects  According to supporting documents linked [...]

#HCS: Grace Welcome Center cuts ribbon on new cooler, celebrates anniversary

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“God, we sit in this basement in Grace Welcome Center ready to see you in our midst. Open our eyes and our hearts to greet you and all that come this day.” KENOSHA ⏤ Those were the closing words of Pastor Kevin Beebe’s prayer in the Grace Welcome Center basement Wednesday as the pantry cut [...]

Alderperson announcement, City Council #OfInterest this week

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KENOSHA ⏤ This week, Observer readers found the words of Alderperson Jan Michalski and also Alderperson Holly Kangas of the City Council to be #OfInterest. Of primary focus, Michalski announced that Gorman's will be bringing a full grocery store to the Uptown Neighborhood. Not only will this be coming to Uptown, but it will be [...]

Tonight’s meetings: KCSD to present body camera policies to county committee

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KENOSHA COUNTY ⏤ Tonight, the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department will present its drafted policies governing the use of the department’s new body cameras.  The two policies fall within the departments Sworn Law Enforcement Policy Manual, where it is Policy 425, and its Custody Manual, under Policy 526. Both will come before the Kenosha County Judiciary [...]

Michalski: Full grocery store coming to Uptown Neighborhood

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KENOSHA ⏤ City officials are working to bring a full grocery store to the Uptown Neighborhood, right on 22nd Avenue, according to Dist. 3 Ald. Jan Michalski. Michalski announced the full-service grocery, which he identified as Gorman’s, would occupy the old Salvation Army lot in Uptown during a ribbon cutting Wednesday at Grace Welcome Center.  [...]

UPDATED: Alderperson: Rusten Sheskey should be ‘given a permanent desk job’

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Editor's Note: This story has been updated to include information from KPD documents released online concerning the Sheskey investigation as of 11:40 a.m. Tuesday, May 4, 2021. - Daniel Thompson KENOSHA ⏤ During the alderpersons’ comments portion of Monday’s City Council meeting, Dist. 4 Ald. Holly Kangas expressed her frustration over the missing gun of [...]

City Council strikes down attempt to repeal Kenosha mask mandate

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KENOSHA ⏤ Monday night, the City Council voted overwhelmingly to kill an effort to repeal the city's mask mandate, which will remain in effect until May 27. The effort, led by sponsors Dist. 5 Ald. Rocco LaMacchia, Dist. 6 Ald. Dave Paff and Dist. 16 Ald. Dominic Ruffalo, sought the City Council to end the [...]

KCSD: Single-vehicle crash kills Milwaukee man

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BRIGHTON ⏤ A single-vehicle crash Monday morning has killed a Milwaukee man, the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department announced in a release. According to KCSD Sgt. David Wright, deputies and Burlington fire and rescue personnel responded to the 700 block of 312th Avenue in the town of Brighton for a report of a serious accident at [...]