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    Many steamed after late GOP budget change to open records


    A plan that would shield lawmakers and the governor from open records scrutiny is just an “update of where open records laws are going,” according to Assembly Speaker Robin Vos.

    Libertyfest lights up the skies


    TWIN LAKES — Groups of locals and out-of-towners alike arrived at Lance Park early Friday to lay claim on the grassy area near the shoreline of Lake Mary — a prime location for the Libertyfest fireworks display.

    Voelz of Kenosha ready to mark 100 years


    Lauretta Voelz, born in Kenosha on July 6, 1915, will celebrate her 100th birthday on Monday with a 2 p.m. party at Brookdale of Pleasant Prairie, 7377 88th Ave.

    Silver Lake officials unsure whether to let chickens roost in village

    SILVER LAKE — Not all Silver Lake village officials Wednesday felt allowing residents to keep a few backyard chickens is a cockamamie idea.

    Traveling Tap makes splashy debut


    With a snip of a water-blue ribbon, a flourish of biodegradable confetti and a toast of crystal clear Kenosha tap water, the Traveling Tap debuted Friday morning.

    LakeView teen elected to national board for SkillsUSA


    A Pleasant Prairie teen is serving on a national board for a student technical and career skills organization.

    Today’s News Briefs: Police investigating woman found dead in car

    A 51 year-old woman was found dead in a car in the 4700 block of Sheridan Road at 3:20 a.m. Thursday.

    Johnson grand marshal for Somers July 4th parade


    SOMERS – It’s not the first time Myrtle Johnson will be leading the Somers July 4th Parade but Saturday will be the first as its grand marshal.

    Local veteran at center of fundraising groundswell


    On Wednesday, the charity Active Heroes — with the help of a Pleasant Prairie man — launched a fundraising campaign in hopes of raising $78,000 for a retreat for veterans and their families in Kentucky.

    Kenosha’s June was cool, but not the coldest

    While Kenosha residents shivered their way through last month, a meteorologist says this June was not the coldest on record.

    Chief testifies in evidence-planting hearing


    Kenosha Police Chief John Morrissey wishes he had known earlier about suspected problems with evidence collected by former officer Kyle Baars.

    Mayor moves to derail streetcar expansion


    The controversial Kenosha streetcar route expansion looks to be derailed Monday, when Mayor Keith Bosman will present the City Council with a resolution to remove available federal funding and redirect $2.8 million in local borrowing largely to fix city streets.

    Libertyfest’s fireworks set for Friday


    TWIN LAKES — It’s fireworks on Friday this year at the annual Libertyfest event at Lance Park in Twin Lakes.

    FIX IT: Rough 19th Avenue rail crossing threatens to damage crossing vehicles


    This week’s problem: Those loud screeching and grinding sounds you hear? That’s the sound of the undercarriage of your vehicle nearly being ripped off as you cross the Union Pacific Railroad tracks in the 5500 block of 19th Avenue Two readers contacted Fix It about that rough crossing.

    BRIEFS: Man arrested after slashing tire

    A 25-year-old Kenosha man put a woman’s possessions out on the curb and slashed one of her vehicle’s tires when she came over to pick it up about 1 p.m. Wednesday at a residence in the 5000 block of 58th Street, according to the Kenosha Police Department.

    Ocenco doubling its local facility

    Ocenco Inc., a manufacturer of respiratory protection and therapy devices, is doubling its Pleasant Prairie manufacturing facility to accommodate an expansion of new business.

    Two new charges for former Bullen teacher


    Two new charges were added Thursday against the former Bullen Middle School teacher accused of having a sexual relationship with a high school student.

    Come sail away


    A Nashville, Tenn., man’s astonishing 6,500-mile journey on a homemade, 14-foot sailboat included a recent overnight stay at the Kenosha Yacht Club.

    Today’s event briefs: Water utility’s traveling tap set to debut

    The Kenosha Water Utility’s Traveling Tap will make its debut this weekend.