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Question: What social activist and suffragette came to Kenosha on at least two occasions to speak?
Answer: Chicago’s Jane Addams, co-founder of Hull-House, who received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1931, was here in 1903 and 1912.
A drastically reduced charge in a child sex assault case canceled a trial, but raised questions for the judge on whether justice has been served.
In accepting a plea deal, Jerry Kerkman, 54, was ordered Monday morning to spend one year on probation, with 59 days in the county jail, after being found guilty of fourth-degree sexual assault.
The former Bullen Middle School teacher who had a sexual relationship with a high school student is headed to jail.
Christopher Hemba, 32, of Racine, pleaded guilty to a felony, sexual assault of a student by a school staff member.
Law enforcement officials suspect Andrew Obregon may have killed Tywon Anderson over a dispute about a drug deal-related robbery.
According to documents filed as part of a search warrant request, witnesses said Obregon admitted to at least two people that he had killed Anderson, saying he shot him after Anderson had struck him and after he overheard Anderson threatening to kill him.
This article has been revised since its original posting.
The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department is actively pursuing tips from the community, trying to flush Andrew Obregon out of hiding.
Kenosha motorists can expect slightly higher gasoline prices over the next couple of weeks as Midwestern refineries undergo routine maintenance and repairs.
While the average price of unleaded regular across most of the state is at $2.49 per gallon, Kenosha County motorists can expect prices to average around $2.57, said Nick Jarmusz, a spokesman with AAA Wisconsin.
It was a big pat on the back Wednesday morning for Amazon and the government officials who helped bring the online retail giant to Kenosha.
Gov. Scott Walker and other state and local officials, business partners and the students who created a sculpture for the facility came together to applaud the new fulfillment center and the cooperation that let it happen.
A man died Wednesday night when he was struck by a northbound Metra train on railroad tracks behind Simmons Field, 7817 Sheridan Road.
The man’s body was discovered by the tracks near a storage business after a call to authorities at 5:38 p.m., according to Sgt. James Beller of the Kenosha Police Department.
The Kenosha Drug Operations Group set up a sting to catch a Kenosha County sheriff’s deputy suspected of pocketing drugs during investigations.
Brenda A. Bullamore-Hysell, 36, of Kenosha, is charged with misconduct in public office and obstructing an officer, after the summer setup. She could be sentenced to 18 months in prison, if convicted.
Andrew Obregon is armed, addicted to crack, formally named as a homicide suspect — and still on the run.
Law enforcement engaged in a short chase with a white Ford pickup truck and subsequent search of fields near 18th Street and 240th Avenue late Tuesday night, but there was no word as of midnight if anyone had been apprehended.
In operation since early June, the Amazon fulfillment center in Kenosha has already doubled its projected employment and is poised for more growth.
The Seattle-based online retailer opened the fulfillment center with 1,000 employees, nine months after opening a sortation center with 500 employees.
Mental health services, courtroom renovations and replacement and overhaul of a key financial system are among the major items driving the proposed Kenosha County budget for next year.
On Tuesday night, County Executive Jim Kreuser presented a budget that is expected to be funded with a 2.5 percent increase in the tax levy, which will rise from $60.6 million about $62.1 million next year.
MADISON (AP) — The fast track for a Republican-sponsored bill making it easier to hire and fire state workers slowed down a bit Monday, with the cancellation of a committee vote that would have cleared the way for the full Senate taking the measure up next week.
It’s not yet clear whether the cancellation will be just a speed bump or sign of larger problems for the bill that would overhaul Wisconsin’s 110-year-old civil service system that covers about 30,000 state workers.
MADISON (AP) — Nearly 200 feet up, out of view of the schoolchildren on field trips and the thousands of other tourists to Wisconsin’s Capitol, there’s a problem.
Inside the outer dome, beyond the interior one seen from the rotunda and adorned at the top with the “Resources of Wisconsin” mural, plaster is peeling away from the bricks laid in place more than 100 years ago when the Capitol was built. The plaster is deteriorating due to a moisture problem caused by humidity changes, leaking water and non-breathable oil-based paint.
MADISON — Gov. Scott Walker appointed conservative-backed appellate judge Rebecca Bradley to the Wisconsin Supreme Court on Friday, giving her the advantage of incumbency heading into the spring election.
Walker introduced Bradley at a news conference Friday, formalizing a widely expected move. It’s the third time Walker has appointed Bradley to a judicial opening in three years.
MADISON (AP) — A University of Wisconsin System committee approved a plan to lift UW-Madison’s cap on out-of-state students Thursday after the campus’ chancellor and system president insisted they need more freedom to attract fresh talent for Wisconsin employers.
Chancellor Rebecca Blank and system President Ray Cross told the Board of Regents’ education committee that the number of Wisconsin high school graduates has been declining since 2009, resulting in decreasing college enrollment and exacerbating the state’s shortage of skilled workers. Lifting UW-Madison’s cap would allow the university to attract more top students from out of state who, they hope, would remain in Wisconsin after graduation.
MADISON (AP) — Republicans moved Wednesday to assert more control over Wisconsin elections, introducing bills that would dramatically reshape the state elections board and rewrite campaign finance law.
The GOP has been talking for months about overhauling the Government Accountability Board, a group of six retired nonpartisan judges that oversees state elections and administers ethics laws. The party is furious with the board over how it handled recall elections and its involvement in a secret investigation into Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s campaign.
MADISON (AP) — State workers testified Tuesday against a Republican-backed bill that would make it easier to hire and fire public employees, saying the proposed overhaul of Wisconsin’s 110-year-old civil service system would lead to political patronage and cronyism.
Members of Gov. Scott Walker’s administration joined with the bill’s sponsor as the only testifiers in support of the measure that is moving quickly through the Legislature. The Senate Labor and Government Reform Committee hearing came just one week after the bill was publicly released.
MADISON (AP) — The University of Wisconsin System’s tuition balance shrank last fiscal year and will drop dramatically over the next year as the system contends with a Republican-imposed tuition freeze and budget cuts, according to system financial reports and projections released Monday.
The reports show the system’s four-year schools, two-year campuses and UW-Extension finished the year that ended June 30 with $337 million in tuition money on hand. That’s about 15 percent less than the $395 million that was left over at the end of the previous fiscal year.
All eight Kenosha County girls volleyball teams will be in action tonight.
Home matches pit Racine Case at Bradford (6:30 p.m.), Central at Wilmot (6:30), Racine Lutheran at Shoreland Lutheran (7 p.m.) and Lake Country Lutheran at Christian Life (6:45).
Christian Life 1, St. Joseph 1
SAN DIEGO — Le’Veon Bell scored on a 1-yard wildcat run as time expired to give Mike Vick and the Pittsburgh Steelers a stunning 24-20 victory over the San Diego Chargers on Monday night.
With 5 seconds left, Bell took the direct snap, ran left and was buried in traffic before diving for the end zone and getting the ball across the line as Donald Butler dragged him down.
FRISCO, Texas — As he inches closer toward his goal of becoming a college or NBA head coach, Kenosha native Nick Van Exel is still somewhat haunted by the events of December 2010.
A Dallas County jury sentenced Van Exel’s son, then 22-year-old Nickey Maxwell Van Exel, to 60 years in prison for the shooting death of his longtime friend, Bradley Eyo. The jury surmised that the younger Van Exel shot Eyo and then dumped his body on the east side of Dallas.
CHICAGO — The young sluggers of the Chicago Cubs are making themselves at home in the playoffs.
On a rare off night for Jake Arrieta, the Windy City kids bashed their way to the brink of the NL Championship Series — and a spot in the record book.
The connection between Wilmot quarterback A.J. Frisby and wide receiver Christian Janssen continues to be productive.
Kenosha County added a few more representative for the upcoming Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Girls State Individual Tennis Tournament.
Bradford freshman singles player Giana Apostoli (12-5) was added to the Division-1 field as a special qualifier, the WIAA announced over the weekend.
One thing the Bradford football team has been able to count on this season is that backup quarterback Tony Martin will be ready if called upon.
The sophomore came in midway through the third quarter of Friday’s 37-6 Southeast Conference win over Tremper at Ameche Field with the game still in doubt when senior starter Mitchell Hoff suffered a head injury after being popped near the sideline at the Tremper 12-yard line.
Even two overtimes weren’t enough to settle Sunday’s Great Lakes Valley Conference clash between the UW-Parkside and Southern Indiana men’s soccer teams.
The teams played to a 1-1 draw spanning 110 minutes at Wood Road Field in Somers.
Lucian Rosa Invitational
The field at Saturday’s Central Smash was a loaded one to say the least, with several of the state’s top girls volleyball programs in attendance.
And for Tremper and Central, it was a chance to see where each program sits as the campaign approaches the post-season.
The Carthage football team ran for a season-high 336 yards on 40 carries in its 31-17 College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin victory over Elmhurst (Ill.) on Saturday afternoon at Langhorst Field.
In doing so, the Red Men (2-3, 1-1 CCIW) snapped a four-game losing streak to the Bluejays (3-2, 0-2).
KENOSHA — After taking care of business in a game that started poorly and ended a bit nervously, the St. Joseph football team was free to look ahead to Week 9.
The turnover battle has been a lopsided one for the Carthage football team this season.
In four games, the Red Men have turned it over 14 times (11 interceptions, three fumbles) and have only four takeaways of their own (two interceptions, two fumbles).
More than 100 members of the Kenosha Catholic Community took part in the annual Eucharistic Procession on Sunday.
Michael Pitts Sr. said he has been “lucky” to have the life he has been blessed with whether by accident or even by reeling it in.
The search for a suspect wanted in the murder of a Kenosha man continued Sunday.
The unseasonably warm weather made Sunday a great day to walk for a good cause.
Scott Kessler is a local football referee.
For Shirley Iaquinta, social justice and racial equality were never black and white matters; they represented a rainbow of community opportunities.
SOMERS — A program on recognizing drug use begins at noon Wednesday at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, 900 Wood Road.
Children’s dreams are seldom noticed by grown-ups.
A 21-year-old Kenosha woman Friday allegedly attempted to stab her live-in boyfriend with plastic shards from an alarm clock she shattered over his head.
BRIGHTON — More than 100 people helped raise money for a World War II monument Saturday by participating in the first annual Jeddyfest 5K Run/Walk.
The undead were out and about in great numbers across Kenosha Saturday afternoon, riding bicycles across the city, complete with ghoulish makeup and costumes.
Three of the vehicles allegedly used during high speed chases by fugitive Andrew Obregon, a suspect in the alleged homicide of Tywon Anderson, have been found.
Students who enrolled in the University of Wisconsin-Parkside as freshmen were more likely to return to school this year.
RANDALL — Randall School electors will head to the polls Tuesday to decide if the district can exceed its revenue cap by $460,000 per year for the next three years.
Families came out by the scores Saturday to enjoy the autumnal fun at the City of Kenosha’s fourth annual Fall Festival held in conjunction with the downtown’s Second Saturday events.
KENOSHA — A program on the dark side of technology begins at 6:30 p.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Academy, 2401 69th St.