Tonight: A COVID-19 mask ordinance recreation and open mics

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KENOSHA ⏤ Tonight, the Kenosha City Council will once again briefly wade into the face mask ordinance waters as the COVID-19 pandemic continues on throughout Kenosha County.  During tonight’s 7 p.m. meeting at City Hall, 625 52nd St., Dist. 10 Ald. Anthony Kennedy is set to introduce the repealing and recreation of parts of the [...]

Few remaining liquor licenses and end of summer events on tonight’s agendas

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KENOSHA ⏤ Tonight, several city of Kenosha committees ⏤ Licenses and Permits, Parks Commission, Public Safety and Welfare, and also Public Works ⏤ will meet to discuss liquor license applications and some end of summer events. Licenses and Permits considers remaining licenses Starting at 4:30 p.m., the Licenses and Permits Committee will meet to approve [...]

Licenses and Permits: Liquor license shortage an issue for committee

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KENOSHA ⏤ On Monday evening, the Licenses and Permits Committee faced an issue that is bound to happen in a city with many taverns: There are only a few liquor licenses left.  Kenosha Licenses and Permits Committee Chairman Ald. Curt Wilson told those in attendance as much at the 4:30 p.m. meeting. His comments came [...]

City meetings and open mics on tonight’s docket

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KENOSHA ⏤ Another Monday, another evening of city leaders meeting to make decisions for the people and music pervading the downtown area.  Licenses and Permits Committee meeting Starting at 4:30 p.m., the city’s Licenses and Permits Committee will meet on the second floor of the Kenosha Municipal Building, 625 52nd St.  Tonight’s agenda includes the [...]

Tonight in Kenosha: City Council meets; Fusion and Rustic host open mics

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KENOSHA ⏤ Tonight, local residents can attend an in-person Kenosha Common Council meeting, then head just a few blocks away in either direction for open mics at Fusion and Rustic Road. Common Council meeting tonight Tonight, the Kenosha Common Council will meet at 7 p.m. As of its last meeting, the council has returned to [...]

Observer on the Scene: Live at Kenosha COR, city meetings

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KENOSHA ⏤ The Observer has been on the scene of government meetings and also a few announcements recently ⏤ including the move of the Great Lakes Brew Fest. Kenosha COR debut (July 7, 2021) Last week, Kenosha Coalition Organizing for Resolution hosted its initial press conference introducing itself to the community.  During the conference, leaders [...]

Tonight’s meetings (July 12, 2021): City committees discuss licenses, upcoming events

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KENOSHA ⏤ Tonight, the city’s Licenses and Permits, Parks, Public Works and other committees will meet to discuss bartender's licenses and approve upcoming events. Licenses and Permits Starting at 4:30 p.m., the Licenses and Permits Committee will consider approving the new bartender’s licenses of Aimee Alvarez, Caitlyn Amezquita, Arlene Forte and also Alexis Rendon.  However, [...]

Kenosha Parks Commission approvals signal return of canceled events

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KENOSHA ⏤ Summer 2021 is shaping up to be a return to normal along the Kenosha lakefront concerning summer events after Parks Commission votes Monday night. On Monday evening, the Kenosha Parks Commission unanimously approved the locations and times of: The Kenosha Civic Veterans Parade: June 27, Navy Park;Let Freedom Ring: July 4, Pennoyer Park;Tuesdays [...]

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 [...]

Police Chief Miskinis’ disappointment, protests lead #SaturdayMorningMix

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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. https://www.facebook.com/theuptownobserver/posts/259106678948310 Good morning, Kenosha photos courtesy of stringer Jordan Pauley of [...]

(UPDATED) Tonight’s meetings: Again, different treatment for ‘false’ applications on Licenses and Permits agenda

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UPDATED: At approximately 4:35 p.m. April 26, 2021,the Licenses and Permits Committee members present (all but Anthony Kennedy) voted to concur with the city attorney's recommendations. No committee member questioned the discrepancies pointed out in this article. The City Council will next hear the issue. - Daniel Thompson, Observer founder, owner and editor-in-chief KENOSHA ⏤ [...]

CORRECTED STORY: KPD Deputy Chief says department currently plans to implement body cameras by end of 3rd Quarter

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Editor's Note: This story has been updated as of Friday, April 16, 2021, at 2:50 p.m. Corrections made to this story include clarifying that the Kenosha Police Department will be signing a contract with a vendor for body cameras by early May. Implementation will not take place until the end of the 3rd Quarter of [...]

#Mid-Week Rewind: An application, a city detective, a radio station

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KENOSHA ⏤ So far this week, the Uptown Observer's coverage has hovered heavily around municipal happenings and getting to know a detective within the city of Kenosha Police Department. https://videopress.com/v/BauuaDot?autoPlay=true&controls=false&loop=true&muted=true&persistVolume=false&preloadContent=metadata Therefore, below, please catch up on our stories that the community has been reading this week. Latest News Around Kenosha Support The Uptown Observer Make [...]

Kenosha Licenses and Permits Committee: Two ‘false’ applications, two different treatments, one interested alderperson

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KENOSHA ⸺ With one question and a brief exchange, a bartender’s license application sure to fail due to a criminal record received a second chance via deferral from the city Licenses and Permits Committee. licences and permits audio (March 29, 2021)Audio of Agenda Items 1 and 2 (new bartender's applications) during the Kenosha Licenses and [...]

Today’s tidbits: A beautiful morning and a mask mandate extension proposal

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KENOSHA ⏤ Waking up Monday morning, the sun's light hit Kenoshans with warmer temperatures and, overall, a beautiful beginning to the work week. As a result, the Uptown Observer's stringer Jordan Pauley rose up early today to capture the sun rising on the city. Please, take a look at his photos below. Alderman proposing mask [...]

Mid-Week Rewind: New communication hut for Uptown; new Fire Station No. 4 for KFD

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https://videopress.com/v/zcmdwsRA?autoPlay=true&controls=false&loop=true&muted=true&persistVolume=false&preloadContent=metadata Visit thatkenoshajournalist.zenfolio.com KENOSHA ⏤ Initiatives to improve the Kenosha Fire Department and internet access in Uptown and throughout the city moved through committees this week. For the KFD, city committees approved needed variances for a new Kenosha Fire Station No. 4. The city is planning to largely model the new Fire Station No. 4 [...]

Public Works approves Uptown SiFi Networks site for communication hut

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SiFi huts to help with broadband connectivity around city KENOSHA ⏤ While the state Legislature faces issues of broadband access in rural areas, Kenosha officials are looking to decrease broadband deserts within the heart of the city with communication huts.  https://videopress.com/v/dvkfRjfQ?preloadContent=metadata On Monday, the city Public Works Committee listened to an explanation of a new [...]

City committees, commissions give approval to new Kenosha Fire Station No. 4 variances

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KENOSHA ⏤Several Kenosha committees and commissions, including Public Works, approved moving forward with a new Kenosha Fire Department Station No. 4, passing needed variances for the project Monday. The new station, located at 4810 60th St., would replace the current building at that location, finished in 1964.  According to Kenosha Fire Department Chief Christopher Bigley, [...]