A lawn mower, a computer, and 15 tires — including a giant tractor tire — were among the debris pulled out of the water during the annual Pike River Revival Saturday.
Launched in 2007 by an avid kayaker hoping to clean up the river, the Pike River Revival now draws volunteers including Boy Scouts, church groups and supporters of the Kenosha Sportfishing and Conservation Association, all hoping to improve conditions in the river that flows through Somers and Kenosha before pouring into Lake Michigan at Alford Park.
A Waukegan man was arrested after fighting with police after they smelled marijuana in his car.
Daniel A. Green, 28, of Waukegan, was stopped about 7:30 p.m. Friday in the 7200 block of 23rd Avenue for not have the license plate on his vehicle properly displayed.
BRISTOL — Those who slept in Saturday missed the chance to enjoy the outdoors and get close up with some feathered friends at the annual Fall Fest at Pringle Nature Center in Bristol Woods Park.
Mary Stoner of Bristol was among those who thought it a perfect event to attend with her grandkids, Olive, Finn and Lily Christensen.
SOMERS — If you spotted a column of black smoke coming from the parking lot of Sam’s Club in Somers about noon on Saturday, it wasn’t a car fire you were seeing.
It was a sofa.
Registration is underway for the annual Holiday House events.
Families who took part in 2013 events and wish to participate this year must register in person at one of the registration sites. Registrations will not be accepted by phone.
The local connections to Miss America continue.
Pleasant Prairie native Christina Anna Thompson, 28, a top-eight finalist for Miss America in 2008, is the executive director of the combined Miss New York City, Miss Cosmopolitan and Miss Metropolitan scholarship pageants in New York City.
The master plan for Pennoyer Park successfully passed through another level of municipal approval Thursday, when the City Plan Commission voted in favor of the plan.
Pennoyer Park’s master plan calls for improvements to the park’s bathrooms, parking lot and walkways. It also calls for a redesigned band shell, including disabled-accessible seating, and a new walking bridge over the Pike River.
WILMOT — A hatha yoga mixed level-class begins this week at Wilmot High School, 11112 308th Ave., as part of its Community Outreach program.
There are two sessions: 4 p.m. each Monday through Nov. 10, or 6 a.m. each Wednesday through Nov. 11.
With growing demand for services among recipient nonprofits, United Way of Kenosha County hopes to reverse a downward trend, which has seen annual contributions from 2010-2013 dip by $100,000, according to CEO Tracy Nielsen.
PLEASANT PRAIRIE – Police are looking for a suspect in the robbery Friday morning of State Bank of the Lakes, 8700 75th St.
The body of John Spoor, 66, of McHenry, Ill., was recovered at 8:24 a.m. Friday morning from Silver Lake.
SILVER LAKE — Keith Cormican, of Black River Falls, didn’t hesitate to hit the road to Silver Lake to help in the search for a missing fisherman.
There will be no trial in the civil case filed over Devin Kunich’s death. His family accepted a settlement offer Thursday from Geico insurance.
Union members picketed at the entrances to the Amazon warehouse construction site Friday, protesting the hiring of a South Carolina-based, non-union contractor.
Featuring a larger screen, improved battery life and a number of tech-savvy upgrades, Apple’s iPhone 6 arrived in stores Friday morning and local consumers lined up to buy it.
A Kenosha woman faces numerous charges after repeatedly weeding her neighbor’s yard without permission in the 6800 block of 20th Avenue, according to Kenosha Police.
Military veterans gathered at the American Heroes Café inside Festival Foods to commemorate National POW/MIA Recognition Day, which is held on the third Friday in September.
An independent economic impact study claims that Gateway Technical College is a good investment that saves taxpapers money and produces more than $933.2 million in income to the region.
Chicago’s reaction action to ban smoking — cigarettes, e-cigarettes or medical marijuana — in public parks hasn’t appeared to gain much traction in Kenosha County.
Gateway Technical College, citing a need to update its Law Enforcement Center facilities, has tentatively approved a $3.75 million expansion project that includes a new shooting range, training facilities and simulation facades at its Kenosha campus.
KENOSHA — A beach cleanup is slated for 9 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, starting on the Simmons Island beach.
On Monday, the Kenosha City Council will be tasked with choosing a preferred route for the streetcar expansion project.
The developer behind the Residences at Library Park project received the go-ahead from the city’s Plan Commission Thursday, paving the way for work to begin in January.
More charges will be coming for the man and woman accused of working together to record video footage in women’s locker rooms at the Pleasant Prairie RecPlex and the Uline headquarters.
A Kenosha man was taken into custody for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of a controlled substance after driving a dump truck into the back of a SUV at the intersection of Washington Road and Green Bay Road just before 7 a.m. Tuesday.