Uline plans another Pleasant Prairie warehouse


Uline is planning to occupy another warehouse in Pleasant Prairie.

The shipping supply company’s plans to open a 521,000-square-foot warehouse in LakeView Corporate Park is on Monday’s agenda for the village Plan Commission.

According to village documents, Uline plans to lease a warehouse now under construction at 8495 116th St. The Centerpoint WisPark Land Company II began construction on the building in May.

KABA, chamber announce business excellence winners

The Kenosha Area Business Alliance and the Kenosha Area Chamber of Commerce on Thursday named seven local companies and one individual as their 2014 Business Excellence Award winners.

The Kenosha County Business Excellence awards began in 2005 when KABA and the chamber joined to present a collaborative program celebrating successul companies in the county.

New restaurant pulling into Kenosha Metra station


The city is working out the final details on a lease contract that would open the doors for a new restaurant to begin operations at the Metra train station by the end of September.

Kenosha Area Transit Director, Ron Iwen Thursday said the restaurant initially would likely operate from 5:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and could expand its hours later depending upon customer flow.

Gurnee company to relocate operations, 28 jobs to Pleasant Prairie

A Gurnee, Ill.-based producer of packaged consumer goods plans to move its operations to Pleasant Prairie.

Quest Products purchased a building at 8201 104th St. in LakeView Corporate Park this week, and plans to move about 30 jobs to Pleasant Prairie, according to Jean Werbie-Harris, the village’s community development director.

The unshakable summer

It’s been a grim summer in much of the world. Yet investors in the United States have largely shrugged it off — so far at least.

A big reason is that five years after the Great Recession officially ended, the U.S. economy is showing a strength and durability that other major nations can only envy. Thanks in part to the Federal Reserve’s ultra-low interest rates, employers have ramped up hiring, factories have boosted production and businesses have been making money.

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Thomas Koessl, of Kenosha, has joined Much Shelist, a Chicago-based law firm, as a principal in the labor and employment practice group. He received a juris doctorate degree from Chicago-Kent College of Law and a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. Koessl councils clients on employment and labor law, including compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Family Medical Leave Act and National Labor Relations Act, employee discipline, on-site investigations and labor relations. (photo in images external)

Michele Randall and Janet Pobar, of Randall & Pobar LLC, a full-service financial planning and investment management services firm, have been named Five Star Best in Client Satisfaction Wealth Managers for 2014.

Riley Construction continues to stay busy

Riley Construction is nearing completion on one project and has started another:

American Job Shop LLC, of Bristol, has been approved to be the northern hemisphere tier one supplier for all two-cycle diesel business for Rolls Royce and Detroit Diesel production by MTU America.

Kenosha firms step up hiring


Demand had finally picked up.

New orders were beginning to roll in.

Kenall construction moving faster than expected


Kenall Manufacturing Co., a beneficiary of an improving economy, is moving along faster on its construction timetable and needs to hire more workers to begin training in preparation for the move to its new Kenosha facility.

“Growth has been a little faster than we anticipated,”said Randy Hernandez, the company’s executive vice president of operations. “We have many more orders. They have increased dramatically.”

Contrarian’s case


Employers in the U.S. are creating jobs at the fastest pace since the late 1990s and the economy finally looks ready to expand at a healthy rate. But sluggish growth in France, Italy, Russia, Brazil and China suggests that the old truism, “When the U.S. sneezes, the rest of the world catches a cold,” may need to be flipped.

Maybe the rest of the world will sneeze this time, and the U.S. will get sick.

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    Judge David Wilk inaugurated


    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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    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


    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


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

    Gateway president makes his case in Washington


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


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

    West-end schools exceed expectations in statewide rating


    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


    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


    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


    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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