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    Chrysler site study begins


    A relatively light turnout greeted eight members of the Urban Land Institute advisory services panel Monday as they get started on their study to redevelop the 109-acre Chrysler Engine Plant site at 5555 30th Ave.

    Two to receive AAUW education awards


    A women’s group will honor two Kenosha Unified School District teachers with awards for diversity and educational excellence next month.

    Some say the didn’t hear tornado sirens during drill

    PLEASANT PRAIRIE — Village officials hope residents alarmed by Thursday’s statewide tornado drill may have learned a thing or two.

    Pleasant Prairie updates permit fees; most to cost more


    PLEASANT PRAIRIE — The village is making changes to permit fees associated with the building inspection department, and most fees are going up.

    News briefs: Bones not human, medical examiner says

    Bones discovered in a local resident’s basement were confirmed as non-human, according to Kenosha County Medical Examiner Patty Hall on Monday.

    Brother testifies in murder trial


    As his trial began Monday, there was no question Chester Mass shot and killed his girlfriend. The only question was motivation.

    Kenosha man takes plea deal in attempted homicide case


    A Kenosha man accused of trying to kill his then-wife during an argument in a grocery store parking lot in 2011 entered into a plea agreement Monday, as his trial was to begin.

    Annual town meetings begin Tuesday

    It is the time of year when townsfolk across the state get together to exercise their power of direct democracy at annual town meetings.

    Wilmot wins national Academic Decathlon title


    Home sales lag in Kenosha County

    Mortgage rates are low, but it’s harder for millennials and other first-time home buyers to find the house they want because of the small inventory of existing homes in Kenosha County, real estate experts say.

    Kenosha pharmacy wins statewide revitalization award


    Erin Merritt, a pharmacist and a lifetime Kenosha resident, not only envisioned owning a drug store, but a quaint, corner store that would reside in the 117-year-old Herrmann Drug store building.

    Gateway sets Earth Day celebration

    The planting of a Survivor Tree will highlight Gateway Technical College’s annual Earth Day celebration on Saturday.

    Event briefs: Medicare session set for Thursday

    KENOSHA — A“Welcome to Medicare” program will meet 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Boys and Girls Club, 1330 52nd St.

    History Mystery: Kenosha’s last livery stable closed in 1925


    Question: When did the the Palace Livery, the last livery stable in Kenosha, close?

    Behavioral court seeing success


    Lorenzo Jones’ life was turmoil, he said, “at rock bottom” when he had the chance to join the county’s Behavioral Health Treatment Court.

    Survivor recalls Holocaust horrors


    Magda Brown was 17 years old when her world was destroyed.

    Snapshot: Local couple exercises by cleaning up downtown trash


    For more than two years, Jeff Haig and his wife Peggy Boerman have combined physical exercise with public service four or five days each week. With a bucket and an extension tool in hand, the couple picks up trash along the sidewalks and thoroughfares of downtown Kenosha.

    News briefs: Country Thunder named top festival

    Country Thunder, the four-day country music festival that takes place each July in Twin Lakes, was named Festival of the Year Sunday night at the Academy of Country Music Awards.

    Authorities probe case of severely burned cat


    A cat found last week with severely burned paws is recovering at a local animal hospital while authorities investigate alleged animal abuse.

    Somers cracks down on troublesome bars


    SOMERS — Troubled bar scenes once again have the attention of the Somers Town Board.

    Silver Lake trustee questions attorney fees

    SILVER LAKE — Trustee Pat Dunn raised concern last week over mounting legal fees the village is incurring.

    Somers looks to become whole again


    SOMERS — Less than two weeks after the election carved a new village of Somers from the town, residents and officials are looking ahead to reunification.

    A Life Remembered: Blindness couldn’t stop Chuckie Puntillo


    Each Monday, the Kenosha News takes a look at the life of a Kenosha County resident who recently died. We share with you, through the memories of family and friends, a life remembered.

    Event briefs: Seniors can share spring stories

    KENOSHA — “Spring Has Sprung” is the topic for a conference call for seniors, beginning at 2 p.m. Tuesday.