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


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 [...]

Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department releases warning after spate of overdoses over past week

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KENOSHA ⏤ After six overdoses in about as many days, the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department has a message. And that message is clear and simple: Do not take medication you are not prescribed. https://videopress.com/v/ta74sm1v?autoPlay=true&controls=false&loop=true&muted=true&persistVolume=false&preloadContent=metadata Emergency personnel responded to the six overdoses during the week of March 30 through April 4, 2021. As a result, both [...]

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, [...]

Mid-Week Rewind: Stories/pictures published Feb. 13 -17, 2021

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THIS WEEK'S STORIES SO FAR KENOSHA ⏤ Take a look back on the stories, videos and pictures that The Uptown Observer has published between Saturday, Feb. 13, and Wednesday morning. Find our latest stories below, presented in a nice timeline for you to peruse at your convenience. Support the Observer Family Make a one-time donationYour contribution is appreciated.DonateMake a monthly donationYour [...]

Inmate found unresponsive in Kenosha County Jail cell dies

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KENOSHA ⏤ The inmate found hanging in his jail cell on Feb. 9 at the Kenosha County Jail has died from his injuries.  Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department Sgt. David Wright made the announcement Wednesday morning that the inmate ⏤ identified as Timothy J. Nelson, 25, of Kenosha ⏤ had died at Froedtert Hospital at 3:42 [...]

Police and Fire Commission approves KFD appointments, questions what to do with citizens’ comments

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KENOSHA ⏤ During an at-times confusingly formatted meeting, the city’s Police and Fire Commission approved the resignations of three Kenosha Police Department officers.  The body also approved the appointment of nine probationary firefighters to the Kenosha Fire Department, as well as the job posting for seeking a new fire chief. However, Commissioner Leo Chiappetta asked [...]

Racine County Sheriff’s Department investigating suicide attempt at Kenosha County Jail

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25-year-old listed in critical condition KENOSHA COUNTY ⏤ The Racine County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a suicide attempt carried out in the Kenosha County Jail Tuesday evening. According to a Wednesday release from the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department, Tuesday around 6:38 p.m. a correctional officer found an inmate unresponsive in their cell. The inmate was [...]

Police and Fire Commission appoint two officers, decrease years in administration requirement for fire chief

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KENOSHA ⏤ The city Police and Fire Commission appointed two new probationary officers to the Kenosha Police Department Monday. The commission approved the appointments of Troy Damask and Alexandra Maykut unanimously during a special meeting Monday morning. Both appointments will be effective Feb. 8. Get to know a little bit about the new officers in [...]

Police and Fire Commission promote KPD and KFD personnel, discuss fire chief posting

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KENOSHA ⸺ On Tuesday morning, the Kenosha Police and Fire Commission approved numerous promotions in the Kenosha Fire Department. These promotions included those of: Nicholas Eschmann to probationary division chief of emergency medical services; Jeffery Wunder to probationary fire line captain; Michael Ruffolo to probationary fire lieutenant; And Joseph Sielski to probationary apparatus operator. All [...]

Kenosha City Council approves emergency authorization for mayor ahead of Blake shooting decision

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  KENOSHA ⏤ The City Council approved a resolution giving Mayor John Antaramian emergency authorization powers in the event of unrest. Once activated, the mayor will have emergency authorization for eight days. After eight days, the City Council will have to approve additional measures taken concerning any violent unrest. The emergency powers come as Kenosha [...]