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Good Morning, Kenosha! (Feb. 11, 2021)

Good Morning! The Uptown Observer's stringer Jordan Pauley, of Pauley's Pro Pics, took photos this chilly morning in Kenosha.    See his work below.  Latest Observances ...

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Public Works gives first approval to review of Kenosha snow removal policies

KENOSHA ⏤ The city’s Public Works Committee moved a resolution forward Monday night calling for a review and potential overhaul of snow removal policies on city streets. The resolution, principally sponsored by Dist. 17 Ald. David Bogdala, calls for immediate changes ⏤ particularly to salting policies ⏤ as well as a longterm review of current … Continue reading Public Works gives first approval to review of Kenosha snow removal policies

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Tonight’s City Meetings (Feb. 8, 2021)

Kenosha Public Works Committee to discuss changes to snow removal policy KENOSHA ⏤ The city’s Public Works Committee will be tackling the recent, local hot topic issue of its policies for snow removal on city streets. A new resolution, principally sponsored by Dist. 17 Ald. David Bogdala, calls for immediate changes ⏤ particularly to salting … Continue reading Tonight’s City Meetings (Feb. 8, 2021)

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Saints Radio Sunday (Feb. 7, 2021): Brooding Prudes, Lunde, and Tammy Peacy and Chris Sipos

KENOSHA ⏤ Hello, and welcome back to another round of Saints Radio Sunday. This week we have three bands that we will be highlighting: Brooding Prudes, Lunde, and Tammy Peacy and Chris Sipos. Each offers a different feel to Kenoshans looking for something to listen to. So please, take the time to listen, click on … Continue reading Saints Radio Sunday (Feb. 7, 2021): Brooding Prudes, Lunde, and Tammy Peacy and Chris Sipos

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Observer In-Depth: Grace Welcome volunteers risk safety to take care of city’s vulnerable citizens

KENOSHA ⏤ When the pandemic started, volunteers at Grace Welcome Center got together and came to a decision: If they die from doing their work, “So be it.” Volunteers at the center, located at 2006 60th St. in Kenosha, express seeing working at the pantry as working for the people they love, for the people … Continue reading Observer In-Depth: Grace Welcome volunteers risk safety to take care of city’s vulnerable citizens

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Artists, venues struggle for survival during COVID-19 era

Musicians, owners open up about challenges in staying afloat KENOSHA ⏤ Imagine, if you will, the struggle of watching as 50% to 100% of your monthly income vanishes in an instant at a few words' utterance. Not because of your choices as a musician or business owner, but because of an unprecedented event that overwhelmed … Continue reading Artists, venues struggle for survival during COVID-19 era

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Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department captain on administrative leave

KENOSHA COUNTY ⏤ A Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department captain is currently on administrative leave, according to a department official. KCSD Chief Deputy Marc Levin confirmed the leave Wednesday night after questioning from Supervisor Zach Rodriguez. The confirmation came during Wednesday's county Judiciary and Law Committee meeting. Rodriguez asked whether the sheriff's department had put a … Continue reading Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department captain on administrative leave

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Effort to switch County Board meetings to hybrid model fails … again

Hourlong debate undercut by bleak image of hybrid model from staff Editor's Note: This story has been updated as of 1:10 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3, to include comments from supervisors, audio of the meeting and more details in general.KENOSHA COUNTY ⏤ A motion to move County Board meetings to a hybrid in-person/virtual model failed to … Continue reading Effort to switch County Board meetings to hybrid model fails … again

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‘100 Fridays’ press conference at Grace Welcome Center (#ICYMI)

KENOSHA — On Friday, Jan. 29, Rev. Jonathan Barker of Grace Lutheran Church completed 100 Fridays of fasting in order to support increasing green energy initiatives around the nation. As a result, Barker held a press conference at the church, 2006 60th St., welcoming speakers including County Board Supervisor Andy Berg and state Rep. Tod … Continue reading ‘100 Fridays’ press conference at Grace Welcome Center (#ICYMI)

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City Snowplowing: ‘We are not treating our citizens equally’

City Council critical of snowplowing on Kenosha streets during weekend snowstorm KENOSHA ⸺ While one alderperson heaped praise on local snowplowing efforts, others had an avalanche of complaints for the job done on city streets during last weekend’s snowstorm. During the alderperson’s comments portion of Monday’s City Council meeting, Dist. 11 Ald. Rollin Pizzala first … Continue reading City Snowplowing: ‘We are not treating our citizens equally’

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Accidents keep sheriff’s department busy over weekend

KENOSHA COUNTY ⏤ The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department responded to 130 weather-related calls, including 16 accidents, during the weekend’s snowstorm.According to a department release from Sgt. David Wright, from 6 a.m. Saturday to 6 p.m. Sunday, deputies responded to:5 crashes with injuries;11 property-damage crashes;113 assist motorists;And 3 fire calls.However, there are no current road closures … Continue reading Accidents keep sheriff’s department busy over weekend

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SAINTS RADIO: The Observer wants YOU for #SaintsRadioSundays

Send us your music and be part of our weekly Saints Radio playlist The Observer will be kicking off Saints Radio with #SaintsRadioSundays, where we'll be making playlists featuring performances of local musicians. This will follow in the same format in which we did our "Snowed-In Sunday" playlist over the weekend. Therefore, if you have … Continue reading SAINTS RADIO: The Observer wants YOU for #SaintsRadioSundays

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#ICYMI: Good Morning, Kenosha (Jan. 29, 2021)

From the Viewfinder of Pauley's Pro Pics: KENOSHA — Jordan Pauley, Observer photographer and stringer, took these shots along the Kenosha harbor this morning, Jan. 29. Please take time to enjoy just a few moments of Kenosha along Lake Michigan in the morning.

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‘We need more love in this community’

‘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. … Continue reading ‘We need more love in this community’

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

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

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Old Friends: A Night at Union Park Tavern

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‘What About Last Night’: Indigo Canyon at Fusion

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Alderman, supervisor and artist spend days ‘Freezing for a Reason’ for Grace Welcome Center

The week of Jan. 18, Ald. Dominic Ruffalo, County Supervisor Andy Berg and artist Katy Wallner spent several days and nights in the cold. Their efforts were part of the "Freezing for a Reason" food drive donation drive to benefit Grace Welcome Center, 2006 60th St. in Kenosha. And in looking at the room that … Continue reading Alderman, supervisor and artist spend days ‘Freezing for a Reason’ for Grace Welcome Center

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

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

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A Tale of Three Applicants

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 … Continue reading A Tale of Three Applicants