Tonight in Kenosha: City Council meets; Fusion and Rustic host open mics

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KENOSHA ⏤ Tonight, local residents can attend an in-person Kenosha Common Council meeting, then head just a few blocks away in either direction for open mics at Fusion and Rustic Road. Common Council meeting tonight Tonight, the Kenosha Common Council will meet at 7 p.m. As of its last meeting, the council has returned to [...]

Observer on the Scene: Live at Kenosha COR, city meetings

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KENOSHA ⏤ The Observer has been on the scene of government meetings and also a few announcements recently ⏤ including the move of the Great Lakes Brew Fest. Kenosha COR debut (July 7, 2021) Last week, Kenosha Coalition Organizing for Resolution hosted its initial press conference introducing itself to the community.  During the conference, leaders [...]

Tonight’s meetings (July 12, 2021): City committees discuss licenses, upcoming events

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KENOSHA ⏤ Tonight, the city’s Licenses and Permits, Parks, Public Works and other committees will meet to discuss bartender's licenses and approve upcoming events. Licenses and Permits Starting at 4:30 p.m., the Licenses and Permits Committee will consider approving the new bartender’s licenses of Aimee Alvarez, Caitlyn Amezquita, Arlene Forte and also Alexis Rendon.  However, [...]

City government, music and Kenosha Innovation Neighborhood June’s top subjects

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Observer readers focused on our "Around the Mics" galleries, local government coverage and the Kenosha Innovation Neighborhood discussion last month. Therefore, below, take a moment to look at the stories that your community spent time with from the Observer in June. You may even catch bits of information you previously missed. If you also like [...]

Thompson’s Take (Opinion): The wrong people are excited about Kenosha Innovation Neighborhood

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Lately, when I think about the Kenosha Innovation Neighborhood project near Uptown Kenosha, I return to the same thought: The wrong people are excited about this. See, I’ve obviously been following developments on it, and recently, I attended the public input session on the project at the old Brown Bank Building. Now, I acknowledge the [...]

Kenosha Parks Commission approvals signal return of canceled events

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KENOSHA ⏤ Summer 2021 is shaping up to be a return to normal along the Kenosha lakefront concerning summer events after Parks Commission votes Monday night. On Monday evening, the Kenosha Parks Commission unanimously approved the locations and times of: The Kenosha Civic Veterans Parade: June 27, Navy Park;Let Freedom Ring: July 4, Pennoyer Park;Tuesdays [...]

Paff says federal government ‘bankrupting America’ as other alderpersons support Biden jobs plan

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KENOSHA ⏤ In what has become a routine at City Council meetings, Dist. 6 Ald. David Paff not only voted in opposition of nearly all his colleagues, but also used his comments to denounce the federal government and President Joe Biden's American Jobs Plan. Paff’s statements came during discussion of a resolution supporting the jobs [...]

City Council to hold public hearing tonight on declaring Red Zone property ‘blighted’

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KENOSHA ⏤ Tonight, following a public hearing, the City Council will vote on whether or not to declare the Red Zone property, 4814 Sheridan Rd., “blighted.” After being declared blighted, the city would take possession of the property. Mayor John Antaramian presented the resolution to the council. A requirement to take over property In order [...]

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 [...]

Alderperson announcement, City Council #OfInterest this week

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KENOSHA ⏤ This week, Observer readers found the words of Alderperson Jan Michalski and also Alderperson Holly Kangas of the City Council to be #OfInterest. Of primary focus, Michalski announced that Gorman's will be bringing a full grocery store to the Uptown Neighborhood. Not only will this be coming to Uptown, but it will be [...]