The Kenosha Unified School Board voted 6-1 Tuesday to approve a handbook that covers all district employees.
Board member Kyle Flood cast the lone dissenting vote, saying he could not support the handbook because of language concerning layoffs.
The City Council was near unanimous Tuesday in passing Kenosha Mayor Keith Bosman’s 2015 budget and $60.2 million property tax levy.
Alds. G. John Ruffolo (4th) and Steve Bostrom (12th) cast the only dissents in the 13-2 final vote to approve the $75.4 million operating budget.
Some 25 largely college-age protesters peacefully took to the Kenosha County Courthouse steps Tuesday night, adding their voices to others decrying the events in Ferguson, Mo.
“We’re here to show there can be peaceful protest ... kind of to show what ‘good’ looks like,” said organizer Omar Flores, 20, of Kenosha.“We’re also showing that our police here are protecting our First Amendment rights to free speech and peaceful protest.”
Fire damaged a horse barn in Pleasant Prairie Tuesday.
Firefighters were called to 8990 60th Ave. at 3:54 p.m. for the fire, according to Pleasant Prairie Fire Chief Doug McElmury. Upon arrival, firefighters could see smoke coming from the large pole barn.
Despite an increase in the tax levy and the tax rate, 2015 tax bills are expected to decrease for most Pleasant Prairie homeowners, according to village offcials..
The Pleasant Prairie Village Board on Tuesday approved the 2015 budget. It includes a 5.87 percent increase in the tax levy and a slight increase in the tax rate, from $4.37 per $1,000 of assessed valuation to $4.42.
What’s happening in Ferguson, Mo., is having an impact here.
It’s on people’s minds as they watch the news or read stories coming out of Missouri. As it did this summer, it is taking over news feeds on social media sites.
A spirit of gratitude — and the smell of turkey — permeated the air at Reuther Central High School Tuesday as students gathered for the 44th Thanksgiving Celebration.
Started in 1971, the current edition features students from Reuther and Harborside Academy, who share the same building.
United Hospital System and Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wisconsin have reached a three-year agreement, representatives from both parties confirmed Tuesday.
It is welcome news for thousands of Anthem clients faced with losing their in-network doctors as of Jan. 1, or paying more out-of-pocket to retain them.
Two boys who ran off from a Benet Lake treatment facility went across the state line, burglarized a home and set it on fire, according to Sheriff’s Department reports.
Deputies were first called to the facility, 12603 224th Ave., Sunday morning, when staff began reporting vehicles in the lot had been damaged. Three vehicles were found with damage, and one of the boys later told investigators they had been trying to start them with a screwdriver.
Police responded Saturday night to a report of six shots being fired in the 4600 block of 36th Avenue, with 20 to 30 people fighting in the street.
A witness told officers that about 10:40 p.m. two female subjects began fighting and that someone in a hoodie ran into the street and fired several shots.
With the exception of a relatively minor last-minute expense, Kenosha Mayor Keith Bosman’s 2015 budget for the city was approved Monday night with little comment by the City Council acting as a Committee of the Whole.
As many plan for that trip over the river and through the woods, the price of gasoline will be easier on their pocket books, according to travel experts.
SILVER LAKE — A June 3 end to the school year was approved by the Riverview School Board Monday night to accommodate an aggressive summer building project.
Kenosha Police officers took one man into custody after reports he had a handgun threatening to harm himself Monday night at a home in the 2800 block of 14th Lane.
FBI agents arrested the former owner of the defunct Chicago Rush Arena Football League on federal fraud charges at his home in Kenosha Monday morning.
Downtown merchants are dressing their store windows and selecting scavenger items in preparation for Kenosha’s 2014 version of Small Business Saturday.
At the front of the church was an ivory coffin, heart-breakingly small. There were flowers, in bright pinks and purples, and shiny Mylar balloons.
Gateway Technical College has approved more than $1 million in funding for two 2015 capital development projects on its Kenosha and Elkhorn campuses.
After nearly two years of trying, the Kenosha Unified School District may get an official employee handbook.
KENOSHA — A free community Thanksgiving dinner will be served beginning at noon Thursday at First United Methodist Church, 919 60th St.
Question: In what year did the first Turkey Day Run hit the Kenosha streets?
If you like a little snow with your turkey, Mother Nature’s got weather just for you.
Two Kenosha boys were taken into custody for allegedly trying to break into a home in the 1800 block of 54th Street Saturday night.
Alternate-side street parking in Kenosha begins Dec. 1.
Editor’s note: Gun owners should seek professional guidance before attempting to reload ammunition.
The Kenosha Public Library is partnering with community organizations this holiday season to bring needed items to struggling families and individuals.
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.
Greg Jarosz can’t stop marching.