County public health, Grace again offering incentives at Thursday clinic

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Editor’s note: Daniel Thompson has volunteered at previous Grace Welcome Center pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinics. He also received his COVID-19 vaccination at the center. This is simply a disclosure of that past relationship. You can read about his personal vaccination experience here.  KENOSHA ⏤ Grace Welcome Center, Kenosha County Public Health and the state are [...]

Alderman pulls mask ordinance ahead of City Council meeting

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KENOSHA ⏤ Dist. 10 Alderman Anthony Kennedy has withdrawn his proposed ordinance updating the city's face mask response during the COVID-19 pandemic. City officials announced Kennedy's decision on the ordinance, which had packed two meetings full of protesters, in a press release sent Friday. The city of Kenosha's press release announcing Dist. 10 Ald. Anthony [...]

County Public Health, Grace hoping incentives increase vaccinations

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KENOSHA ⏤ Kenosha County Public Health officials and Grace Welcome Center are hoping incentives will increase turnout tomorrow at their COVID-19 vaccination clinic.  The pop-up clinic ⏤ located at Grace Lutheran Church, 2006 60th St. ⏤ will start at 8 a.m. tomorrow (Sept. 2). The clinic will end at 9:15 a.m. Cash, gift card vaccination incentives [...]

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 [...]

Kenosha mask mandate ends as vaccination numbers stagnate in communities of color

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KENOSHA ⸺ As of today, the city of Kenosha is no longer under the enforcement of any face mask mandate. However, the county Health Department has released recommendations to continue to stop the spread of COVID-19.  On Wednesday, a day before the city’s mandate expired, Kenosha County Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit encouraged residents to [...]

Ald. LaMacchia shares bitter comments over city mask mandate in its final days

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KENOSHA ⏤ During the alderpersons’ comments portion of Monday night’s City Council meeting, Dist. 5 Ald. Rocco LaMacchia gave brief, biting comments to his colleagues while discussing the city’s ongoing mask mandate. LaMacchia gave the only alderpersons’ comments during that portion of the meeting, coming after a lengthy closed session focusing on impending litigation against [...]

COVID-19 vaccine updates lead #SaturdayMorningMix

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KENOSHA ⏤ This week, families hoping to fully vaccinate children received welcome health news: Children 12 years and older can now receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in Kenosha County. Kenosha County Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit made the vaccine announcement earlier this week. Likewise, she also gave updates to several county committees on local efforts [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Night Out in Kenosha: Would You Kindly? at Kenosha Fusion

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KENOSHA ⏤ In the past month, a lot of the old players and bands that were making headway in the music scene nights prior to COVID-19 have come out of hiatus, including Would You Kindly?. The band stopped by Kenosha Fusion last Saturday night, during which they performed a new song, "Tear Stained Glass." Check [...]

A Look Back: The Observer spends time along the Kenosha harbor

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KENOSHA ⏤ Since the COVID-19 pandemic started, the Uptown Observer crew has spent a lot of time walking, taking photos and enjoying the Kenosha harbor. https://www.facebook.com/olfashionednews/videos/10159662275253013 Over time, we've seen many views along Lake Michigan, also capturing and sharing them periodically with our readers. You can also find the entirety of what we've posted from [...]

Addendum to Kenosha County Kickstart plan gives further guidance to event organizers

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KENOSHA COUNTY ⏤ On Wednesday, Kenosha County officials released an addendum to the county’s Kickstart plan, providing guidance to event organizers on how to limit the spread of COVID-19. https://videopress.com/v/BauuaDot?autoPlay=true&controls=false&loop=true&muted=true&persistVolume=false&preloadContent=metadata Important to note is the emphasis officials put on the addendum being recommendations not binding by law. However, they are the best practices as Kenosha [...]

Michalski sponsoring second Uptown cleanup this Saturday; alderpersons share comments on various topics

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KENOSHA ⏤ While last night’s meeting didn’t have any hot button topics on the agenda, alderpersons spent the end sharing a few important local things on their minds. https://youtu.be/ofAxmrwsY_U During the alderpersons’ comments portion of last night’s Kenosha City Council meeting, Dist. 3 Ald. Jan Michalski, Dist. 2 Ald. Bill Siel, Dist. 16 Ald. Dominic [...]

Observer Recap: A vaccine, a police chief and a detective (March 21-27, 2021)

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KENOSHA ⸺ Over the past week, Uptown Observer coverage has focused mainly on the COVID-19 vaccine and the Kenosha Police Department. https://videopress.com/v/ta74sm1v?autoPlay=true&controls=false&loop=true&muted=true&persistVolume=false&preloadContent=metadata Last week, stories included: Founder Daniel Thompson receiving a COVID-19 vaccination; Police Chief Daniel Miskinis updating the community on arrests during civil unrest; And a detective working to also change things in law [...]

Thompson’s Take (Opinion): Vaccination, feeling safe at Grace while helping the community

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Editor’s Note: This column is about Observer Founder Daniel Thompson's subjective experiences getting a COVID-19 single-dose vaccination. Therefore, this piece is his opinion. This is not a news article. That does not mean that it does not contain facts; however, the main focus is to relay experience.  Hello everyone. I’m writing this because I think [...]

#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 [...]

#SaturdayMorningMix: Two claims and a mask mandate extension

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KENOSHA ⏤ Claims filed against the city of Kenosha and an extension of the city's mask mandate until May 27 lead this week's most viewed stories on the Uptown Observer website. As a result, below, please take time to look back on all of our reporting that the community has paid attention to since March [...]

Kenosha City Council extends current mask mandate until May 27, unanimously denies Huber and Grosskreutz claims

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KENOSHA ⏤ The City Council has extended the city’s face mask mandate until near the end of May. The council approved the motion 14-3 Monday night, with aldpersons David Paff (Dist. 6), Mitchell Pedersen (Dist. 12) and Dominic Ruffalo (Dist. 16) voting against.  The extension, approved off of a resolution by Dist. 2 Ald. Bill [...]

#MidWeekRewind: A vaccine update and a shooting top latest articles

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KENOSHA ⏤ Another Wednesday means another time to reflect on recent articles published by The Uptown Observer site since Saturday, March 6. Therefore, below, please find the latest articles published in the different sections on our site. And, if you like what you read, don't forget to like, share and follow us via the email [...]