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Niagara Bottling, LLC, announced plans today to open a 377,000-square-foot plant to be erected in LakeView Corporate Park.
Niagara plans to employ 40 people there initially phase, with the number potentially growing to 75 at what will become the 20th U.S. location for the California-based company, the second largest bottled-water manufacturer in the country.
The facility will be up and running by early 2015, according to a joint statement issued by Niagara, Pleasant Prairie, the Kenosha Area Business Alliance, Kenosha County and the Milwaukee 7 Regional Economic Development organization.
More than 100 friends and family members gathered for a vigil to remember Dulonden Ratiliffe Wednesday night at the site where he was shot and killed in the 300 block of Main Street in downtown Racine. Ratliff, 21, of Kenosha died Saturday in an incident in which a gun went off and a bullet struck him in the head. Christopher S. Brown, 33, of Racine has been charged with first-degree reckless homicide in connection with the shooting.
MILWAUKEE — City employees would have the option of taking off on March 31st annually as a holiday observing the birthday of American labor and civil rights champion Cesar Chavez under proposed legislation to by the Common Council’s Finance and Personnel Committee.
Milwaukee’s proposed ordinance is authored by Alderman Tony Zielinski and co-sponsored by Alderman José G. Pérez, Alderman Bob Donovan, Alderman Nik Kovac and Alderman Robert W. Puente.
Alderman Zielinski said he believes the Chavez birthday holiday measure is an excellent way to honor the legacy “of a man who is a true hero to all working Americans.”
Rep. Bill Kramer faces potential sexual assault charges from an alleged incident not associated with the allegations of sexual harassment made against him a month ago.
Two days after the Waukesha Republican decided not to run for re-election, a prosecutor said that the Muskego Police Department on Wednesday referred to him sexual assault charges against the Waukesha Republican.
Waukesha County District Attorney Brad Schimel said the possible charges are being independently reviewed by one of the prosecutors in his office.
Milwaukee – Potawatomi Bingo Casino will change the name and logo of its Menomonee Valley entertainment complex to Potawatomi Hotel & Casino. The change will take place this summer and recognizes the addition of lodging into its array of entertainment and hospitality offerings.
This marks the first time the property has changed its name in more than two decades. It began in 1991 as Potawatomi Bingo and changed to Potawatomi Bingo Casino in 1993 when it expanded its gaming offerings.
“Changing the property’s name to Potawatomi Hotel & Casino marks an exciting new chapter in the storied evolution of our business,” said Mike Goodrich, general manager. “In 23 years, the Potawatomi name has become known for premier entertainment here in Milwaukee. As an established brand, we felt it was important to retain a name that people know and recognize.”
Potawatomi Bingo Casino broke ground on its $150 million, 381-room hotel on July 12, 2012. The 18-story hotel features floor-to-ceiling windows with stunning views of Milwaukee, a full-service casual restaurant, lobby bar, exercise area and more than 10,000 feet of additional meeting space. The hotel will officially open this fall.
“We are looking forward to opening our beautiful new hotel to our guests and providing them with a level of guest service that sets a new standard in Milwaukee.” said Goodrich.
Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele moved to veto a “living wage” ordinance requiring an $11.32 minimum hourly pay for county workers and employees of certain county contractors.
Abele then urged the County Board to sustain the veto, noting a warning from the county comptroller saying the wage ordinance could jeopardize the county’s Family Care program, the program employes 2,400 low-wage workers.
The care program provides in-home services to frail elderly and disabled people.
“Not only is that an unsustainable spending plan, it will also threaten our ability to maintain core services, including many of the safety-net services that benefit low-income workers,” Abele wrote.
The recent recession hit American Latino families especially hard—the Pew Research Center found the median household wealth of Latino families fell more than that of any other group, decreasing 66% between 2005 and 2009, from $18,359 to $6,325. Compounding those losses was a hard hit to industries employing many Latinos, such as construction, hospitality, and domestic services. It left the unemployment rate among Latinos 2% higher than it is for everyone else. Many Latino families are still struggling to regain what they’ve lost.
Monica Yuhas announced her resignation today from the Village Board to accept employment with the village as a clerical secretary. Yuhas, in her fourth consecutive 2-year term since first being elected in 2007, said the decision was difficult and emotional but done in the best interests of her family.
Changes that offer riders of Western Kenosha County Transit more options and increase the number of stops took effect this week.
“Each year we modify our schedule to better align it with riders’ requests and needs,” said Carolyn Feldt with the Kenosha County Aging and Disability Resource Center. “Our goal is to make our regular route meet more people’s transit needs.”
A Bristol man died Wednesday following an accident in the 14100 block of 60th Street, according to the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department.
Donald Huebner, 89, became “unresponsive” at the scene after the 1:08 p.m. accident in which deputies and Bristol Fire and Rescue responded to a call of a vehicle that went into a ditch at Highway K in front of 14121 60th Street.
Huebner, who had experienced a “medical event” in the accident, was transported to Aurora Medical Center where he was pronounced dead, according to news reports.
Travis’s family is worried about their missing son. Travis Lyyski was last seen at school on Thursday February 6, 2014. He is a freshman at Bradford High School. He was last seen wearing blue jeans, a black hoodie and grey converse shoes and the hat in the picture. If you have any information or may knowwhere Travis is, please contact the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department at262-605-5100.
The Milwaukee HUD Office will be moving from the 13th floor of their building at 310 West Wisconsin Avenue to the 9th floor. As a result, due to the actual move and lack of access to their phones, systems, and emails, there will be days and times when they will not be able to respond to your emails and/or calls as timely as they would like. The Milwaukee HUD staff will begin packing the week of January 20th and relocate to their new space on February 3rd.
The downtown apartment complex that has drawn opposition from some Kenosha residents can now be built, after the City Council gave final approval to the development on Wednesday.
We Energies customers recently broke the record for one-day use of natural gas, while heating homes and businesses. The amount used for the 24 hours ending 9 a.m. Tuesday was more than 7 percent greater than the previous record, set Jan. 15, 2009.
Milwaukee – El índice de criminalidad bajó considerablemente en el transcurso del año 2013, se informó en fuentes de la Policía del distrito #2, de esta ciudad.
De acuerdo con la fuente, los hechos violentos se redujo gracias al aporte de la misma comunidad que ha colaborado con la Policía en el programa de seguridad del vecindario, el cual consiste en denunciar las anomalías que ocurre en su comunidad. Por consiguiente, las autoridades policiales lanzaron de nuevo la invitación a los vecinos para que se unan a dicho programa y, así, poder reducir aún más ese índice del crimen en el área sur de Milwaukee. Un alto jefe del distrito #2 de la Policía dijo recientemente al Spanish Journal que los hechos violentos en el lado sur
de la ciudad comprende desde la calle Lincoln hasta la Cleveland y la calle 6 hasta la 20; y, por lo regular, los crímenes son provocados con arma de fuego.
Se indicó que las muertes con arma de fuego ocurren como consecuencia de la venta de droga por esa área.
Por consiguiente, la Policía empezó a involucrar a la comunidad a protegerse de asaltos, robos en sus viviendas, etcétera, y eso dio el resultado que las autoridades esperaban; y este año (2014) continuarán en ese mismo sentido.
Asimismo, esperan que este año los vecinos se involucren más en el programa de seguridad del vecindario para que los vecinos vivan en paz en sus horares.
WASHBURN - A 44-year-old man accused of killing his elderly parents in northwestern Wisconsin has been moved from a hospital to jail. The Bayfield County sheriff’s office says Jim Crain Jr. of Iron River was discharged Friday from a hospital in Duluth, Minn., and taken to the Bayfield County Jail. Crain is accused of killing his father and mother, 79-year-old Jim Crain and 76-year-old Eunice Crain, in an attack in the couple’s Iron River apartment on Dec. 7.
APPLETON – Appleton police have arrested a 20-year-old man for a deadly hit-and-run crash last month.
Police say Robert Joosten, 61, of Little Chute was hit on Nov. 9 by a truck while he was riding his bike near E. Wisconsin Ave. and N. Ballard Rd.
Investigators say the man arrested was driving with a suspended license and has a previous hit-and-run conviction on his record.
Police say tips from the community helped identify the suspect as a person of interest on Nov. 15.
The suspect was arrested in Ripon and is temporarily being held at the Fond du Lac County Jail.
Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett underwent a series of tests at the Wheaton Franciscan Heart Hospital of Wisconsin. Nothing alarming was found. While scheduled meetings on the Mayor’s calendar have been postponed, he continues to monitor city business from the hospital.
The Mayor was hospitalized after over-exerting himself. The Mayor completed an organized 20-kilometer run at the Pettit Ice Center and was treated for exhaustion following the race.