City hall open today for early voters

While offices in the Kenosha Municipal Building will be closed today, the building will be open for early voting.

A special election will take place April 30 for the 64th Assembly District seat formerly occupied by Democrat Peter Barca.

The seat was vacated when Barca was named to Gov. Tony Evers’ Cabinet after the fall election.

Republican Mark Stalker and Democrat Thaddeus “Tip” McGuire are running for the seat.

Early in-person voting continues weekdays through April 26. Hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each weekday except April 26, when hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Early in-person voting is in Room 104 and/or Room 105 of the Municipal Building, 625 52nd St.

Only voters residing in the 64th Assembly District are eligible to vote in the special election.

Those who are unsure if they are eligible to vote in this election can visit myvote.wi.gov or contact the city clerk at elections@kenosha.org or 262-653-4020.

Man pleads guilty in stabbing of nephew

A Kenosha man has pleaded guilty to aggravated battery for the Jan. 8 stabbing of a family member during an argument.

Johnnie Jackson Sr., 56, had initially been charged with first-degree recklessly endangering safety for the incident. As part of a plea agreement, that charge was amended and others dismissed.

According to the criminal complaint, Jackson, who had been drinking, was angry with a woman who was visiting in a home in the 6100 block of Sheridan Road.

The complaint stated that the Jackson grabbed a hunting knife and lunged at the woman several times as she tried to get away.

According to the complaint, Jackson’s 44-year-old nephew came to her aid and tried to wrestle the knife away when Jackson allegedly stabbed him in the arm and shoulder.

The nephew walked to a hospital to seek treatment, and told police he believed Jackson had not meant to hurt him.

Jackson is scheduled to be sentenced May 29.

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