LAUREL – To Gorman & Co. Inc., for continuing its push to redevelop the former Elks Club/Heritage House, 5706 Eighth Ave., into an 80-room boutique hotel. This project has moved slowly, to be sure. But a short-term lease agreement approved by the City Council this week gives Gorman the time it might need to secure another $850,000 development grant to aid in the $20 million project. While the future of this project may appear uncertain to outsiders, we feel Gorman — a developer with a proven track record elsewhere — wouldn’t continue investing resources into a venture that has a less-than-good chance to succeed. If it does, downtown Kenosha will be all the better for it.
A severely injured bald eagle found in New Munster was released there today, after spending about seven weeks recuperating at a wildlife hospital in Walworth County.
A man spotted the eagle sitting in a field on March 11, and a Department of Natural Resources wildlife biologist called Fellow Mortals wildlife rehabilitation center to capture the bird and see if it could be nursed back to health.