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, [...]

Kenosha Homecoming Car Show postponed until 2022

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Car show will return on July 30, 2022 KENOSHA ⏤ Residents hoping to catch the yearly Homecoming Car Show this summer will have to, again, wait another year.On Wednesday, the Kenosha County Historical Society and the show committee jointly announced the postponement, citing months of deliberation over the decision."This was not an easy decision to [...]

Tonight’s meetings: Finance committee, city council discuss clarification to financial commitment for Innovation Neighborhood

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KENOSHA— Tonight both the Finance Committee and the City Council are slated to clarify the city’s financial commitment to infrastructure in its Innovation Neighborhood at the old Chrysler site. According to the supporting documents for the council’s meeting, the council will consider a resolution to specify the city’s contribution to the $12.3 million at $7,418,661.  [...]

‘We need more love in this community’

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‘Building Hope’ panelists discuss changing roles in 2020 unrest, hopes for 2021 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. [...]

A Tale of Three Applicants

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Licenses and Permits Committee approves one application, defers others KENOSHA ⸺ During last night’s Licenses and Permits Committee meeting, the few listening gleaned not only one, but three unexpected outcomes. First, the committee voted to send a favorable recommendation of approval to the City Council for an application that was not set up to be [...]

KABA, WEDC partner for microloans to Kenosha businesses

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The loans are geared towards helping businesses damaged in the two-day August riots KENOSHA ⏤ The Kenosha Area Business Alliance and the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. have awarded 27 Kenosha businesses microloans up to $50,000. Kenosha Area Business Alliance and the state Economic Development Corp. announced the microloans in a press release last week. The Recovery Microloan Program (DRM) [...]

Rockhead’s fire caused by overloaded circuit

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KENOSHA ⏤ An overloaded circuit on the second floor sparked an Uptown fire that damaged the Rockhead’s Comics & Games building. The fire began around 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 16., at the structure at 2328 Roosevelt Rd. To battle the fire, the Kenosha Fire Department called in an additional two units, Fire Chief Charles Leipzig said Thursday. [...]

Observer In-Depth: Focusing on the aspects unseen

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Dr. Dominique Pritchett strives to elevate clients' voices, keep them healthy in an unhealthy time KENOSHA ⏤ Dr. Dominique Pritchett knows what it’s like to not have a voice. Her knowledge of hard times has pushed her to work her best to ensure her clients not only elevate their own voice, but are at peace [...]

Advocate Aurora opens Pleasant Prairie health center

PLEASANT PRAIRIE ⏤ Advocate Aurora Health has opened its newest center in Pleasant Prairie. The Aurora Health Center Pleasant Prairie is fully-open, “expanding access to health care to residents in south Wisconsin and northern Illinois,” the company said in a release. The center is located west of Interstate 94 at the northwest corner of Highway 164 and 120th Avenue. [...]

DKI announces finance committee to oversee business recovery funds

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KENOSHA ⏤ Downtown Kenosha Inc. announced Friday that it has put together a finance committee to help allocate funds to damaged Kenosha businesses. Following the aftermath of riots that destroyed businesses in the Downtown and Uptown areas of Kenosha Aug. 23 and 24, DKI started a fundraising campaign in order to assist business owners with [...]