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Jensen’s journey with colon cancer leads to financial hardships, benefit on June 11 at Roma Lodge

Racine County Eye - 2 hours 13 min ago
RACINE — Katie Jensen, Senator Van Wanggaard’s daughter, received the shocking news that she was diagnosed with stage four colon cancer in November 2022. She was 46 years old when she received the diagnosis, just one year after colon cancer screenings begin. With a life-threatening diagnosis like hers, Jensen has found the will to fight […]
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$54,527 in grants will benefit 2 coastline projects in Racine including wetland conversion and scenic platform

Racine County Eye - 5 hours 39 min ago
RACINE COUNTY — Two coastline projects in Racine are receiving funding from the distribution of Gov. Tony Evers’ 1.4 million in grants from Wisconsin’s federally funded Coastal Management Program. The funds benefitting Racine will be distributed to the Meachem Stormwater Pond Constructed Wetland Conversion project and the Scenic Platform for Wetland Viewing at Samuel Myer […]
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Violence Prevention Grant awards $1.5M to the City of Racine

Racine County Eye - 6 hours 13 min ago
RACINE — The City of Racine has been named a recipient of a grant from the Wisconsin Community Safety Fund (WCSF) to reduce violence stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. A total of $1,500,000 in funds will be awarded to the city over three years. The WCSF was created to support local, evidence-based activities that enhance the […]
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Personal injury claims: things to keep in mind when pursuing a personal injury case in Racine, Wisconsin

Racine County Eye - 7 hours 3 min ago
If someone’s negligence or recklessness causes you harm, injuries, or losses in Racine, Wis., you can sue the person for damages. This is common knowledge and it’s one of the first things personal injury victims consider after an accident. However, there is more to pursuing a personal injury case than meets the eye. Various laws […]
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Relay for Life Racine celebrates 30th anniversary on June 9 at Campus Park

Racine County Eye - June 7, 2023 - 6:56pm
RACINE COUNTY — Relay for Life Racine, the largest Relay for Life event in the state, will celebrate 30 years of working towards a cure for cancer on June 9 at Campus Park, 8500 Campus Drive, in Mount Pleasant. The American Cancer Society event features 12 hours of fun, community connection, and unity. Established 36 […]
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Dunk-A-Cop Challenge complete: Racine Police get dunked as Wadewitz students log 13,000+ minutes of reading

Racine County Eye - June 7, 2023 - 6:23pm
RACINE — Students at Wadewitz Elementary School, 2700 Yout St., sent the Racine Police Department‘s Saregents, Officers and Cadets swimming in a dunk tank on June 5, after a successful first Dunk-A-Cop Reading Challenge. From May 16 until May 31, the school participated in the first Dunk-A-Cop Reading Challenge hosted by Ofc. Travis Brady of […]
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Man dies in Racine house fire on 19th Street

Racine County Eye - June 7, 2023 - 6:19pm
RACINE — A man died in a house fire in Racine on Wednesday. The house fire broke out at 11:51 a.m. in a single-family home in the 3300 block of 19th Street. The Racine Fire Department responded to the scene and found large flames and smoke coming from two bedroom windows, according to a press […]
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2nd man accused in home invasion homicide, $1 million cash bond set

Racine County Eye - June 7, 2023 - 4:58pm
RACINE — A 24-year-old Illinois man is facing the rest of his life in prison for allegedly shooting and killing a man during a home invasion in October 2021. Christopher Martinez was charged Tuesday, June 6, with one felony count each of first-degree intentional homicide as a party to a crime with use of a […]
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Angel: Wisconsin Humane Society featured pet for June 7

Racine County Eye - June 7, 2023 - 1:27pm
This week’s featured pet from the Wisconsin Humane Society is Angel, who gives a lot of affection but does not need a lot of touch in return. She likes to position herself laying across a leg, chest, or arm, giving kisses and likes just a few pets at a time because she feels her job […]
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Voyager Series Workshops begin June 29 at Root River Environmental Education Center

Racine County Eye - June 7, 2023 - 12:45pm
RACINE — The Root River Environmental Education Community Center (REC) is gearing up for a summer packed with a Voyager Series of Workshops starting June 29. The Voyager Series will be held at the REC at 1301 W. 6th St. in Racine. The REC functions through a partnership between the University of Wisconsin-Parkside and the City […]
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Changes coming to Monument Square traffic on June 8

Racine County Eye - June 7, 2023 - 12:20pm
RACINE — Traffic on Monument Square in Downtown Racine will be permanently redirected starting this Thursday (June 8). Monument Square is the one-way street that serves businesses along the square between Fifth and Sixth Streets. The Racine Department of Public Works (DPW) announced Monday that the one-way traffic direction will be changed from the present […]
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2023 Juneteenth events, celebrations and activities in Racine County

Racine County Eye - June 7, 2023 - 11:13am
RACINE COUNTY — Racine County is celebrating Juneteenth with a variety of events, celebrations, and activities, for people to participate in this year, leading up to June 19. Juneteenth has been celebrated since June 19, 1865, as a way to celebrate the announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas, and more generally is known […]
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WRJN radio completes $3.65M sale; a lot more sports coming

Racine County Eye - June 7, 2023 - 10:29am
RACINE — The sale of Racine radio station WRJN has been completed and the new owner, Madison-based Civic Media, replaced the oldies music programming with a talk-news-sports format on Monday. Civic Media purchased WRJN along with stations in La Crosse and Chippewa Falls from Magnum Media of Sun Prairie in a deal valued at $3.65 […]
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Rising cost of living in northeast Wisconsin has many working families treading water 

Racine County Eye - June 7, 2023 - 9:25am
Shannon Pikka loves the work-life balance of her job in construction. She left an office job in insurance and now enjoys being up early and working with her hands as part of a drywall finishing crew. The single mother’s workday ends around 3 p.m. — just in time to greet her two children from school. […]
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2023 Racine County Farmers Market Guide

Racine County Eye - June 6, 2023 - 6:01pm
It’s officially that time of the year when you can trade shopping at a grocery store for strolling the streets at a local farmers market. Local farmers and business owners supply the freshest fruits and veggies, craft goods, and a variety of products like freshly baked bread, homegrown flowers, and handmade jewelry. Now is your […]
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LaRoche appeals life sentence conviction in 1999 homicide; new evidence discovered

Racine County Eye - June 6, 2023 - 3:18pm
RACINE — A woman convicted of homicide in 2022 is appealing her case on the grounds that the outcome of her trial might have been different if the jury had seen all the evidence. Linda LaRoche, 67, is serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole for the death of Peggy Johnson, 23, who […]
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Waller Elementary principal sleeps on school roof after students raise nearly $9K for ADA-accessible playground equipment

Racine County Eye - June 6, 2023 - 8:36am
BURLINGTON — Principal Ann Phillips survived a night sleeping under the stars on the roof of Waller Elementary School, 195 Gardner Ave., this past Friday, for good reason. Students at the school raised $8,926.45 in donations for this year’s PTO Walk-a-thon. The money raised will go towards purchasing ADA-accessible equipment for the school’s playground. A […]
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First-generation high school graduate Esquivel excels despite language barriers, finds a best friend

Racine County Eye - June 5, 2023 - 6:41pm
RACINE — Vivian Esquivel came to the United States from Mexico in September in search of opportunities. Upon coming to Racine, she enrolled at Park High School, with the mindset to take advantage of the education she would get to explore. Now, less than a year later, Esquivel is graduating with a 4.0 and is […]
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Festivals, fairs and events in Racine County: June 2023 edition

Racine County Eye - June 5, 2023 - 5:28pm
RACINE COUNTY — June is the perfect time to celebrate and enjoy a variety of festivals, fairs and events happening in Racine County. This month is full of fun. Businesses, nonprofits, churches and community agencies offer fun activities throughout the county as a way to have some summer fun. There is truly something for everyone […]
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Milwaukee woman accused of stealing almost $30K from at least 3 Ulta stores

Racine County Eye - June 5, 2023 - 3:29pm
RACINE COUNTY — A 20-year-old Milwaukee woman is suspected of stealing almost $30,000 in perfume, makeup, and other items from three Ulta stores in Wisconsin and Illinois. Shavona Williams was charged Friday, June 2, in Racine County Circuit Court with one felony charge each of retail theft of an amount greater than $10,000 and bail […]
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