A man sexually assaulted two girls multiple times, police say, leading to three felony charges.
PADDOCK LAKE — As the sun disappeared behind Central High School’s field emerging from the waning light were the sights and sounds of Jersey Surf.
Their drum and bugle corps program “Pay it Forward,” which included the late Bill Withers’ “Lean on Me,” gave 8-year-old Sofiya and her 4-year-old sister Selah reasons to marvel and applaud as they sat comfortably sandwiched between their mother Lisa Hill and aunt Robin Town.
PLEASANT PRAIRIE — Every Tuesday and Thursday, nine kids from Kenosha’s Boys & Girls Club storm the range at Jack Thomsen’s Transcendental Golf to pick up some golfing skills.
The program was set up between the Kenosha Police Department and the Boys & Girls Club to engage students in a game that is known for keeping players disciplined.
The city will begin taking bids Friday for the renovation of 104th Avenue just south of 60th Street, meaning the repaving of the seriously deteriorated road will be completed this summer.
Repaving 104th Avenue has been a point of consternation between Kenosha and Somers, as the street borders each municipality. While the two governments debate exactly how to fund the work, the city said it will go ahead and get the project started before construction season ends.
An alleged hit-and-run victim chased the suspect to his residence at 3:55 p.m. Wednesday at the 2600 block of 35th Street.
According to police reports, a 47-year-old Kenosha man told police a vehicle hit his car and caused damage to the front passenger side. The man then followed Joel Ritchie, 43, of Kenosha, to his residence where Ritchie parked the car and ran away.
A Pleasant Prairie couple fraudulently got access to a woman’s food stamp benefits when one of them pretended to be the woman in a phone call to the state, according to court records.
John R. Clum Sr., 47, and Colleen G. Bates, 48, are charged with misappropriating someone’s identity to obtain a monetary benefit. If convicted, they could each receive three years prison.
While fewer Kenosha County homeowners are facing foreclosure, many of those who have struggled through the process for several months are losing the battle.
Foreclosure filings in May were down 6.7 percent compared to the same period a year ago.
The peanut butter — and the jams — were in abundance Thursday at Veterans Memorial Park, where families staked out on the lawn for the first performance of this season’s Peanut Butter and Jam concert series.
Many groups set out blankets and picnics under the late-morning sun. At 11:30 a.m., Michigan-based band The Ragbirds entertained with their brand of exuberant folk-pop that was perfect for a sunny and picturesque day by the lake.
A new radio communications tower for the county and city joint emergency operations is expected to finally make its debut mid-month.
Kenosha County Board Supervisor Dennis Elverman, Public Works and Facilities Committee chairman, said Tuesday the tower located at 60th Street and 60th Avenue in the southwest corner of Nash Park, would be going online by July 14. It is replacing a tower at 60th Street near 54th Avenue, which is at least a half century old.
The Kenosha Police and Fire Commission adjourned after nearly eight hours of testimony Thursday at the Municipal Building, involving the possible termination of firefighter Matthew Spidell.
Spidell, a seven-year department veteran, took the stand without legal representation. He admitted to operating emergency vehicles without a valid driver’s license during a three-month span in 2013 and refuted claims he lied about his residency.
Uline, the packaging materials company headquartered in Pleasant Prairie, announced Thursday it will relocate its Midwest distribution center — and 475 jobs — from Waukegan, Ill., to Kenosha.
The company said it has plans to buy 200 acres of land that was annexed into Kenosha from the town of Paris this week. The site, near Highway 142 and Interstate 94, will house a 60,000-square-foot office and a 1 million-square-foot distribution center.
Antioch, Ill.-based State Bank of the Lakes is awaiting regulatory approval to complete the acquisition of Talmer Bank and Trust and expand its presence in Kenosha.
If approved, State Bank of the Lakes, a unit of Wintrust Community Bank network, will take over operations on Aug. 8.
KENOSHA — A class in becoming certified to carry a concealed weapon will take place noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at Veterans of Foreign Wars, 6618 39th Ave.
The cost is $75. The class will cover requirements for a Wisconsin Concealed Carry permit.
A petition submitted by residents who want to dissolve the village of Silver Lake was certified by Village Clerk Terry Faber Thursday.
The petition was filed June 25, but Faber had until Thursday to certify the signatures.
The organization that was created to carry out the redevelopment of downtown Kenosha is actively working on project initiatives, despite the absence of a director.
Members of the board of directors, some whom are members of partnership organizations, are taking on projects that were launched when Violet Ricker served as executive director of Downtown Kenosha Inc. She resigned suddenly in June. Meanwhile, the Downtown Kenosha Inc. Board is launching a nationwide search for a new director with economic development experience.
PARIS — Town officials hope a recent intergovernmental agreement reached with the city of Kenosha will lead to further cooperation and a more permanent boundary agreement.
“The town is still hoping to get a boundary agreement in place,” Paris supervisor Ron Kammerzelt said.
The former Kenosha man police say killed his wife, then set fire to the building containing her body has decided against a jury trial.
PLEASANT PRAIRIE — Village Administrator Mike Pollocoff said it is too soon to consider a federally funded development along Interstate 94 a bad investment for Wisconsin.
With employee contracts scuttled, the Kenosha Unified School Board is working on creating an employee handbook.
A man was growing marijuana in a secret room at his Wheatland home, according to the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department.
Three North Chicago, Ill., men believed to be responsible for an alarming number of home invasions in Pleasant Prairie and northern Illinois are in custody, according to authorities.
WHEATLAND — A Lake County man riding a racing bicycle was transported to a local hospital with a non-incapacitating injury after being struck by a vehicle in the 39600 block of 60th Street in Wheatland Sunday morning.
Two Kenosha men forced a 16-year-old girl to have sex, and a third man recorded the assault on video, according to police.
A Kenosha woman severely injured her children, according to police, causing cuts, bruises and a brain injury.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court has upheld a change allowing hearsay evidence at preliminary hearings, where prosecutors must show the defendant probably committed the crime.
When Peter Francois died, his family and friends were left with a desire to pass on his generosity.
The former Kenosha man suspected of killing another ex-Kenoshan in Green Bay made his initial appearance Wednesday in Brown County on homicide charges.
This summer, Kenosha County kids can ramp up their baby-sitting skills at special one-day class offered by the University of Wisconsin-Extension.
PADDOCK LAKE — Christ Lutheran Church, 24929 75th St. (Highway 50), will host its monthly community bingo at 6 p.m. Thursday. Doors open at 5 p.m.
I’ve always thought my life would run so much better if I had a motto.
Employees of Kenosha Unified School District will receive a 1.9 percent wage increase in the coming school year, nearly double the original proposal.
Sue Savaglio-Jarvis will take over as superintendent of Kenosha Unified School District on July 21.
WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — A Zion, Ill., man has pleaded guilty to first-degree murder charges in the death of his girlfriend’s 5-month-old son.
TWIN LAKES — Van Woods Estates residents told the Public Service Commission this week the owners of their water system should be held financially accountable for the failing utility.
MAZOMANIE — Gov. Scott Walker accused Democratic challenger Mary Burke of wasting $12.5 million in taxpayer money in his latest television ad released Tuesday, while Burke put out her own spot touting her credentials without mentioning her nearly three years as state Commerce secretary.
With thousands of people swarming downtown Kenosha over Independence Day weekend, some area businesses said it was the busiest holiday they’ve experienced in years.
The number of fatal crashes in Kenosha County for the first six months of this year totals less than half the number from the same time last year.
MADISON — We Energies is seeking state approval to construct a $14 million wastewater treatment system to replace its aging equipment at the Pleasant Prairie power plant.
The Downtown Kenosha Inc. board soon will launch a search to fill the vacancy created by the sudden resignation of Violet Ricker, the organization’s first executive director.
A second man crashed into a stationary train at an unregulated railroad crossing on 88th Avenue in Pleasant Prairie.