The Obama administration’s call for a minimum wage raise to $10.10 an hour has created a stir with supporters and opponents divided on the benefits for workers and their employers.
Supporters of the proposed measure say it would reduce poverty and could make a big difference in the economy because low-wage workers will have more money to spend on basic goods and services.
Clark Dietz has elected the following board members for 2014: John Boldt, PE, FACEC (Chairman,President and CEO), Charles Craddock, PE (Executive Vice President), Jerry Payonk, PE (Executive Vice President), Hans Peterson, PE (Treasurer), Allen Staron, PE (Secretary), Wes Christmas, PE, Mustafa Emir, PhD, PE, and Jon Howaniec.
On Feb. 11, 16 local RE/MAX Elite agents were presented with the following awards for outstanding achievements in 2013:
The general manager of Kenosha’s two commercial radio stations says WLIP and WIIL have undergone a smooth transition into new ownership.
Programming and talent at the stations will remain the same under the stations’ new owner, Digity LLC, said Karl Wertzler, the leader of the stations.
RACINE (AP) — SC Johnson is increasing the number of jobs cuts planned for the Racine area to 300 and possibly as high as 400, the consumer products giant said Friday.
Chairman and CEO Fisk Johnson told employees of the revised job cuts Friday at company headquarters in Racine, The Journal Times reported.
— Scott Holan has been appointed vice president/fixed income portfolio manager for Johnson Bank’s wealth division. Holan holds a bachelor of arts degree in economics from the University of Southern Maine and has more than 15 years experience in investment and portfolio management, most recently with BMO Private Bank.
Holan’s background includes working with high-net worth families and individuals as well as institutional clients such as pensions, foundations, educational systems, labor groups and corporations. Holan will be located at the Johnson Building in downtown Racine, but will also have offices in the wealth function from Green Bay to Kenosha.
Aurora Health Care will invest $100 million into southeastern Wisconsin, with the centerpiece of their multi-year plan an ambulatory surgery center on the outskirts of Burlington.
The investment is a “multi-pronged approach” to improving health care services for now and in the future, said Lisa Just, vice president of Aurora Health Care.
Just one week after disclosing its shaky fourth-quarter financial figures, Abbott Laboratories laid off an unspecified number of employees at its North Chicago, Ill., headquarters on Tuesday.
Abbott is the largest private employer of Kenosha County residents. The company has approximately 70,000 employees worldwide and an estimated $22 billion in annual net sales, according to its website.
U.S. Cellular, located at 10288 77th St., is celebrating its grand opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. on Tuesday. The new store boasts 3,600-square-feet of showroom and three phone bars for hands-on access to the latest devices. The store also offers an expanded service center with an on-site technician and additional work stations.
Rodney and Dianone Lambright have opened Witty RAC Services in Mount Pleasant this month. The business offers lifestyle management and concierge services to businesses and local individuals including shopping, errand service, scheduling appointments, in-home services, cleaning, car detailing, yard care, property care and office help.
Mo Moorman has joined Aurora Health Care as director of public relations. Moorman will be responsible for the company’s public relations, public affairs and social media marketing. Prior to joining Aurora, he consulted at Johnson Controls and spent six years at Kenosha-based Jockey International, directing the company’s public relations, internal communications and social marketing programs. (photo in images extnernal)
The Society for Human Resource Management’s Racine & Kenosha area chapter has announced its 2014 board of directors: Marta Kultgen Professional in Human Resources, president, human resources manager for Racine County; Clara-lin Tappa, PHR, SHRM-Racine & Kenosha area chapter past president, assistant vice-president and human resources manager of United Communication Corporation; Daphne Ursu, SHRM-Racine & Kenosha area chapter president-elect, HR manager of the Kenosha News; Jane Kurylo, Strategic Professional in Human Resources, SHRM-Racine & Kenosha area chapter vice president of membership, HR manager of Northlake Engineering, Inc.; Diane Henderson, SHRM-Racine & Kenosha area chapter treasurer, HR manager of Educator's Credit Union; and Brad Foley, SPHR, SHRM-Racine & Kenosha area chapter secretary, chief value partner of HR Value Partners.
A Pleasant Prairie man faces numerous charges after reportedly driving his pickup truck into a flooded ditch in the 14400 block of Highway K in Bristol at approximately 7:30 p.m. Monday.
TWIN LAKES — There may not be any controversial issues driving the race for three trustee seats on the Twin Lakes Village Board, but, for the first time in years, there is a full slate of candidates.
Sometimes, the kids on the Mahone Middle School Battle of the Books team admit, their friends give them a hard time.
A Kenosha man will spend six years in prison for the near-fatal stabbing of a friend.
The city has spent nearly $15,000 in legal and professional services fees stemming from the complaints made against Fire Chief John Thomsen.
Salem School has been busy with special projects recently highlighted by the district.
Kenosha Police tracked down and arrested a pair of alleged purse snatchers after they reportedly robbed a 63-year-old Kenosha woman Tuesday.
The high school student accused of attacking a bus driver entered a plea deal in court Wednesday, admitting his guilt on two of the three charges.
WILMOT — Students from area schools will participate in a Wisconsin School Music Association sanctioned District Solo and Ensemble Music Festival at Wilmot High School, 11112 308th Ave., from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Local residents aren’t the only ones dying for spring.
No one could blame you for spray-painting your entire body a hideous shade of green on St. Patrick’s Day this year.
A Kenosha Unified School District committee Tuesday night approved a recommendation to expand honors courses for English for seventh and eighth grades.
SOMERS — United Hospital System’s plan to bring significant medical facilities to Green Bay Road and Highway S could begin with groundbreaking early this summer.
The city will be allowed to intervene in the Kenosha Police and Fire Commission’s review of complaints made against Fire Chief John Thomsen.
The 138-kilovolt transmission line that could cut through Paul and Marissa Maggio’s farm between highways KD and O south of Highway 50 does not fit well with their plans to become a certified organic farm.
It hasn’t necessarily been one of the worst winters for the Kenosha Street Division, but it has been one of the busiest.
City staff will take a month to review a proposal to construct a dog park at Anderson Park, after a number of potential concerns with the plan caused the Parks Commission to defer action on the item.
The trial for a Pleasant Prairie couple accused of starving their horses is tentatively scheduled for June 23.
A damages hearing in the civil case against a former Kenosha Achievement Center employee accused of assaulting a disabled man was indefinitely postponed Tuesday.
KENOSHA — “Robin Hood” is the theme for Family Fun Night, 6 to 9 p.m. Friday in the Hedberg Library at Carthage College, 2001 Alford Park Drive.