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Over Our Head Players kick off season with ‘Theatre/Schmeatre’
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Walker’s allies rush to aid re-election bid
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Street repairs add $1M to local cost of streetcar expansion
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Friends mourn loss of local music man Emil Pacetti
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Silver Lake residentshave a lot to lose
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Calling bluffs and winning the Kenosha casino jackpot
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Walker touts tuition freeze during UW-Parkside visit
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Are Kenosha County roundabouts safer?
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House donated to organization that helps homeless
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UFC fighter donates prize money to accident victim
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Preservation panel urges city to keep slate roof
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VOP generates concerns about School Board member
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    Judge David Wilk inaugurated

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    Room 209 in the Kenosha County Courthouse was flooded with well-wishers Wednesday as the bench welcomed its newest judge.

    Census: Poverty up; wages, jobs down

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    Kenosha County residents are still struggling with jobs, low incomes and access to health insurance, according to data released this week by the U.S. Census Bureau.

    The heat is on in Silver Lake

    SILVER LAKE — Calling Wednesday’s Village Board meeting a bit heated would be more than a bit of an understatement.

    Boater remains missing after daylong search on Silver Lake

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    Crews came up short Wednesday, after a daylong search for an Illinois man who went missing while boating in Silver Lake on Tuesday.

    Walker, Burke remain in dead heat: poll

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    The race for Wisconsin governor couldn’t be any closer with just seven weeks to go.

    Gateway president makes his case in Washington

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    Gateway Technical College president Bryan Albrecht has joined the push to get financial aid for students who attend short-term technical educational programs.

    City’s TIF plan meets with approval

    Final approval has been given to the city’s plans to rescue ailing tax incremental districts by shuffling revenue from better-performing districts.

    Task force to address closing the achievement gap

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    A state task force tackling Wisconsin’s achievement gap plans to release a report on its plan next week.

    Man arrested for brutal attack on woman

    A Kenosha man flagged down an officer claiming he was attacked before being arrested for brutally beating a woman inside an apartment in the 6000 block of 30th Avenue just after 9 p.m. Tuesday.

    Homeroom: Tremper student to be guest of state superintendent

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    Tremper High School senior Maximiliano Jacinto was invited to attend State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Evers’ State of Education address in Madison this month in honor of his being named Evers’ counterpart at Badger Boys State.

    News briefs: Bristol man struck with glass mug

    A 42-year-old Bristol man was unconscious and bleeding heavily after being struck in the face with a glass mug outside a residence in the 17700 block of 91st Place in Bristol just after 3 a.m. Tuesday, according to the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department.

    Migrating monarchs add beauty to Kenosha

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    If you feel like you are seeing a lot of monarch butterflies in Kenosha County, you’re not alone. This is the peak time for monarch migration in this part of the country.

    Event briefs: Ballroom dancing for kids starts Thursday

    KENOSHA — Ballroom dancing for kids classes begin Thursday at the Kemper Center, 6501 Third Ave.

    Council approves Fire Station 5 floor fix

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    Life at Fire Station 5 will soon return to normal, now that the city has approved a construction contract to fix the station’s faltering floor.



    Bassett post office may close

    RANDALL — The U.S. Postal Service wants to close the Bassett post office, recently displaced after the loss of a lease.

    Kenosha hosts naval pinning ceremony

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    Five U.S. Navy personnel were promoted to the rank of chief petty officer during a pinning ceremony at Veterans Memorial Park in Kenosha Tuesday.

    Event briefs: Puppet show Wednesday at library

    SALEM — A puppet show begins at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Community Library, 24615 89th St., Salem.

    Unified sees significant improvement in school report card

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    The Kenosha Unified School District improved its state report card for 2013-14.

    West-end schools exceed expectations in statewide rating

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    Two more schools in western Kenosha County — Salem and Randall — joined the list of rural schools that exceed performance expectations, data released Tuesday by the state Department of Public Instruction shows.

    Mother suspects foul play in woman’s fire death

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    The mother of a woman who died after an apartment fire believes the woman’s death is suspicious, not accidental.

    Friends mourn loss of local music man Emil Pacetti

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    Members of the local music community of all ages are mourning the loss of great craftsman and friend, as Emil Pacetti, 75, succumbed to lung cancer early Tuesday morning.

    Officer who shot Bell sued for use of excessive force

    The officer who fatally shot Michael E. Bell in November 2004 is being sued in federal court over a claim that he used excessive force during an arrest a year earlier.

    Alderman favors county’s Wi-Fi plan for downtown

    A Kenosha alderman is asking the city to rethink its stance on downtown Wi-Fi and join the county’s plan to offer wireless Internet throughout downtown.

    Deputies seek tips on dog shot eight times in Walworth County

    The Walworth County Sheriff’s Department is seeking information about a dog that was found dead, wrapped in a blanket after being shot eight times.

    Fire erupts in apartment over Spanky’s Bar and Grill

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    A Tuesday morning fire in an upstairs apartment displaced a resident and caused the temporary closure of Spanky’s Bar and Grill, 2325 52nd St.

    Three facts about ‘Fahrenheit 451’

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    “Fahrenheit 451” by Ray Bradbury is this year’s book selection for The Big Read. Copies of the book are available starting Wednesday at public libraries, and the University of Wisconsin-Parkside library.