LAUREL — To Jose Mares, who turned an urban corner into a thing of beauty. Mares, who lives next door to the Kenosha Rotary Safety Center, 5716 14th Ave., three years ago asked for permission to spruce up the grounds. “Now,” said Safety Officer Dennis Walsh, who staffs the Safety Center, “it’s like a botanical garden. ... He’s in there every day, watering, pulling weeds.” Kudos to Mares for taking the initiative to brighten up his neighborhood.
And the answer is ... Melvin Gordon.
The Bradford graduate will go down in history as the first player ever to score a touchdown in U.S. Bank Stadium, which debuted Sunday with a preseason game in which the host Minnesota Vikings defeated the San Diego Chargers 23-10 in Minneapolis.
Money matters in politics, and Kenosha County residents are part of the process, donating $1.2 million to federal candidates and political action committees since the start of the current two-year election cycle.
Major Republican donor Richard Uihlein, who owns Uline, a Pleasant Prairie-based packaging and shipping supplies distributor, skewed the data for Kenosha County with a massive $1 million donation to a political action committee backing Texas Sen. Ted Cruz’s presidential bid.