County Executive Kreuser announces members of Racial and Ethnic Equity Commission

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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 [...]

Highway H project for Kroger fulfillment center underway

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PLEASANT PRAIRIE ⏤ Construction is underway on additional turn lanes and driveway access for Kroger’s new fulfillment center on Highway H. The project, located between 93rd Place and Bain Station Road in Pleasant Prairie, began on Tuesday, closing that section of the road. County officials expect that closure to continue for a month, they stated [...]

County Executive: Pride flag to fly over Kenosha County for month of June

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KENOSHA COUNTY ⏤ Today, Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser announced that the Rainbow Pride flag will fly outside of the Kenosha County Courthouse throughout the month of June. The Kenosha County Board declared June as LGBTQA+ Pride Month at its last month. Sup. Zach Rodriguez brought the resolution to do so forward. . In ordering [...]

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 [...]

County Executive Committee moves amended resolution creating Racial Equity Commission forward

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KENOSHA COUNTY ⏤ Tuesday night, the Kenosha County Executive Committee gave its approval to a resolution creating the county’s Racial Equity Commission. https://youtu.be/kp2Hl0w7wdc 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 [...]

Kenosha County Board chairman selects Lewis to serve county’s 23rd District; board approves 13-2

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Kenosha County Board Chairman John O'Day. Photo by Daniel Thompson/The Uptown Observer. KENOSHA COUNTY ⏤ During a Wednesday meeting, Kenosha County Board Chairman John O’Day announced his selection of Twin Lakes attorney Kim Lewis to fill the vacant District 23 supervisor position. Supervisor Lon Wienke previously served the district until his death March 3, 2021.  [...]

#WhatYouMissed: A look back on last week’s stories (March 15-21, 2021)

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KENOSHA ⏤ Often, it is the case in the 24-hour news cycle that people read stories and then they quickly forget about them within a week's time. https://videopress.com/v/ta74sm1v?autoPlay=true&controls=false&loop=true&muted=true&persistVolume=false&preloadContent=metadata As a result of this, we want to offer a look back each week on stories that impacted our community the previous seven days. So, please, take [...]

Kenosha County Board approves funds for Pike River restoration, Vets Memorial Park budget changes

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KENOSHA COUNTY ⏤ During a Tuesday evening meeting, the Kenosha County Board gave its approval to several measures to improve county parks. https://youtu.be/Xby3yVBSOBA The board approved: Department of Transportation easements in Old Settlers Park in Paddock Lake;Grant funding for Phase II of the Pike River restoration initiative in Petrifying Springs Park;2021 budget changes to Veterans [...]

Kenosha County Finance and Administration Committee gives its approval to various items to improve county parks

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KENOSHA COUNTY ⸺ Last night, the Kenosha County Finance and Administration Committee moved forward several items benefiting the Pike River restoration project and county parks. https://youtu.be/c6nqE82KOKY In total, the committee approved four resolutions pertaining to: Department of Transportation easements in Old Settlers Park in Paddock Lake;Grant funding for Phase II of the Pike River restoration [...]

Kenosha County health officer updates Health Board on COVID-19 response; vaccine clinics ‘going amazing’

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KENOSHA ⏤ Kenosha County Health Officer Jennifer Freiheit gave her latest local COVID-19 and vaccine clinics update to the Kenosha County Health Board Tuesday morning. https://videopress.com/v/BauuaDot?autoPlay=true&controls=false&loop=true&muted=true&persistVolume=false&preloadContent=metadata According to Freiheit, it won’t be long until the 65-plus age group reaches herd immunity through vaccination ⏤ a multi-faceted effort led by county employees and volunteers. In fact, [...]