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 [...]

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 [...]

#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 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 [...]

Today’s tidbits: A beautiful morning and a mask mandate extension proposal

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KENOSHA ⏤ Waking up Monday morning, the sun's light hit Kenoshans with warmer temperatures and, overall, a beautiful beginning to the work week. As a result, the Uptown Observer's stringer Jordan Pauley rose up early today to capture the sun rising on the city. Please, take a look at his photos below. Alderman proposing mask [...]