Observer Conversations: James Simmons for Kenosha County Sheriff

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Editor's note: As the Observer wishes to be fair to all candidates, if there is another sheriff candidate who would also like to sit down for an interview on camera, I am more than happy to oblige. Please email me at dthompson@theuptownobserver.com. KENOSHA ⏤ When Kenoshans think of Kenosha County Sheriff candidate James Simmons, he [...]

Supervisor Jerry Gulley announces bid for Kenosha County Executive

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Editor's note: This article has been modified to correct an error. County Board Supervisor Jerry Gulley was elected in 2020. KENOSHA COUNTY ⏤ Late Tuesday evening, County Board Supervisor Jerry Gulley officially announced that he will run for Kenosha County Executive in 2022. The current county executive, Jim Kreuser, is retiring at the end of [...]

Kenosha mayor pleased with voting in city; presidential election to enter fifth day

KENOSHA ⏤ With the election process over in the city, Mayor John Antaramian has high praise for poll workers, and Kenosha’s citizens. Despite one incident well-publicized on social media at a polling place at Journey Church, 10700 75th St., Antaramian said the city had very minor problems on Election Day. A smooth election amid a pandemic “In [...]

AP calls Wisconsin for Biden; group celebrates in Civic Center Park

KENOSHA ⏤ The Associated Press’ selection of Joe Biden as the projected winner of the state in the general election had a near instant reaction in Kenosha. Around the same time as the announcement, a “Change is Coming” rally was being held in Civic Center Park. The rally turned into a celebration of Biden’s projected [...]