Kenosha County to celebrate 101 years of women’s right to vote Sept. 8

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KENOSHA ⏤ Next week, the Kenosha County Suffrage 100 Committee will be holding its celebration of 101 years of women’s right to vote on Sept. 8.  The event ⏤ previously delayed due to inclement weather last month ⏤ will kick off at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 8. The Anderson Arts Center, 6603 Third Ave., in [...]

County Public Health, Grace hoping incentives increase vaccinations

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KENOSHA ⏤ Kenosha County Public Health officials and Grace Welcome Center are hoping incentives will increase turnout tomorrow at their COVID-19 vaccination clinic.  The pop-up clinic ⏤ located at Grace Lutheran Church, 2006 60th St. ⏤ will start at 8 a.m. tomorrow (Sept. 2). The clinic will end at 9:15 a.m. Cash, gift card vaccination incentives [...]

County Executive Kreuser announces members of Racial and Ethnic Equity Commission

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KENOSHA ⏤ On Wednesday, Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser announced the seven public appointees that will make up the county’s new Racial and Ethnic Equity Commission.  The appointees’ service on the commission will begin immediately. However, their official confirmation is pending, based on votes by the County Board on Aug. 17. Kreuser made selection from [...]

Highway H project for Kroger fulfillment center underway

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PLEASANT PRAIRIE ⏤ Construction is underway on additional turn lanes and driveway access for Kroger’s new fulfillment center on Highway H. The project, located between 93rd Place and Bain Station Road in Pleasant Prairie, began on Tuesday, closing that section of the road. County officials expect that closure to continue for a month, they stated [...]

Tesla autopilot allegedly drives sleeping man along I-94; human driver receives citation

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KENOSHA COUNTY ⏤ Sunday, a Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department deputy pulled over a Tesla driver on I-94 who was allegedly asleep at the wheel; due to autopilot capabilities, they simply issued him a citation.  No injuries resulted because of the man’s alleged slumber behind the wheel. This, the alleged product of the autopilot taking over, [...]

Kenosha County Board approves funds for Pike River restoration, Vets Memorial Park budget changes

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KENOSHA COUNTY ⏤ During a Tuesday evening meeting, the Kenosha County Board gave its approval to several measures to improve county parks. https://youtu.be/Xby3yVBSOBA The board approved: Department of Transportation easements in Old Settlers Park in Paddock Lake;Grant funding for Phase II of the Pike River restoration initiative in Petrifying Springs Park;2021 budget changes to Veterans [...]

Kenosha County Finance and Administration Committee gives its approval to various items to improve county parks

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KENOSHA COUNTY ⸺ Last night, the Kenosha County Finance and Administration Committee moved forward several items benefiting the Pike River restoration project and county parks. https://youtu.be/c6nqE82KOKY In total, the committee approved four resolutions pertaining to: Department of Transportation easements in Old Settlers Park in Paddock Lake;Grant funding for Phase II of the Pike River restoration [...]

KDOG yields more than 3,600 grams of marijuana, $19,000 in Tuesday bust

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KENOSHA COUNTY ⏤ A Kenosha Drug Operations Group investigation yielded more than 3,600 grams of marijuana and $19,000 in cash Tuesday. David Kelsch According to a release from the group’s commander, Sgt. John Wilke, KDOG served a search warrant on a home on the 1000 block of 88th Avenue in the village Somers around 2 [...]

Mid-Week Rewind: New communication hut for Uptown; new Fire Station No. 4 for KFD

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https://videopress.com/v/zcmdwsRA?autoPlay=true&controls=false&loop=true&muted=true&persistVolume=false&preloadContent=metadata Visit thatkenoshajournalist.zenfolio.com KENOSHA ⏤ Initiatives to improve the Kenosha Fire Department and internet access in Uptown and throughout the city moved through committees this week. For the KFD, city committees approved needed variances for a new Kenosha Fire Station No. 4. The city is planning to largely model the new Fire Station No. 4 [...]

Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department identifies Williams Bay man killed in Feb. 19 crash

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TOWN OF PARIS ⏤ The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department has identified the Williams Bay man killed in a Feb. 19 as 41-year-old James M. Olson Jr.  The multi-vehicle crash that killed the man took place in the town of Paris at the intersection of Highway 12 and U.S. 45.  Feb. 19 crash that killed Olson [...]

Sheriff’s department identifies woman killed in Feb. 8 crash on I-94

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Woman struck and killed by car while crossing to median KENOSHA COUNTY ⏤ The Kenosha County Sheriff's Department has identified the woman killed in a crash on I-94  this week as Kristina M. Pacheco, of Milwaukee. The department released the 34-year-old's name in a department release Wednesday morning. The fatal crash According to KCSD Sgt. [...]

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 [...]

Mid-Week Rewind Stories (Feb. 10, 2021)

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This week's stories so far Take a look back on the stories, videos and pictures that The Uptown Observer has published since Sunday. Below, find our latest stories presented in a neat list for you to peruse by clicking right.   @import url(https://theuptownobserver.com/wp-content/plugins/siteorigin-panels/css/front-flex.min.css); #pgc-2157-0-0 { width:100%;width:calc(100% - ( 0 * 30px ) ) } #pg-2157-0 [...]

Milwaukee woman killed in Monday evening accident on I-94

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KENOSHA COUNTY ⏤ A car struck and killed a Milwaukee woman on I-94 Monday after she had exited her car following a prior accident. According to Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department Sgt. David Wright, deputies, detectives and the Somers Fire Department responded to the 2400 block of I-94 southbound near Somers at 7 p.m. They were [...]

Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department captain on administrative leave

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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 [...]

Tonight’s county meetings (Feb. 3, 2021)

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Racial Equity Work Group, Judiciary and Law Enforcement CommitteeKENOSHA COUNTY ⏤ County Board supervisors will hold meetings tonight in two groups ⏤ one focusing on racial equity, the other on law.The Kenosha County Racial Equity Work Group ⏤ led by Dist. 16 Supervisor Jerry Gulley ⏤ will kick off the meetings with its virtual discussion [...]

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

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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 [...]

Accidents keep sheriff’s department busy over weekend

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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 [...]

Tonight’s events: ‘Reaching Out’ debut and Kenosha County Racial Equity Work Group meeting

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'Reaching Out' event to share United Way resources Tonight at 5 p.m. the United Way of Kenosha County will be reviewing resources available to the community for its "Reaching Out" virtual series. The first installment of the series debuts at 5 p.m. tonight and is expected to last until 6 p.m. Though only an hour [...]

Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department responds to multiple calls around Kenosha area due to snow

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KENOSHA ⏤ Tuesday’s snow, while making winter feel more conventional this year, led the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department to respond to a number of calls on local roadways. According to Sgt. David Wright, during the winter storm warning, the department responded to the following snow and traffic-related calls from 6 p.m. Dec. 29 to 6 a.m. Dec. 30: [...]