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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.
In last Saturday’s home opener, the Wave scored the final 10 points of the game, coming back from a 10-2 second half deficit to sweep the season series with the defending champion Baltimore Blast. Carlos Munoz scored three goals, including the gamewinner with 0:20 seconds left in the fourth quarter.
At halftime, 200 men and women were sworn into the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines. The game was followed by a post game concert from American Music Award winner, Daughtry.
Madison — Jessie Rodriguez was sworn in this week
as the Legislature’s second Latina lawmaker and the first
Hispanic GOP legislator.
Rodriguez, an immigrant from El Salvador, defeated
Democrat Elizabeth Coppola last month in a special election
for the 21st District Assembly seat vacated by former
Rep. Mark Honadel (R-South Milwaukee).
Kenosha Unified school officials have worked out a plan to dismiss Frank Elementary students safely at the end of the school day as the nearby tactical response situation continues.
District spokeswoman Tanya Ruder said parents picking up students should use the east entrance of the building and go to the gym. They them will go in groups to retrieve children from classrooms before exiting back out the east side of the building. Children who live in the neighborhood and walk to school will stay in the school with the principal until the situation is resolved. Students who ride the bus will be escorted to their buses by teachers.
A comprehensive audit of Kenosha Unified School District’s curriculum found little consistency in how children are taught throughout the district, and rated the district’s Transformation Plan as inadequate.
After serving for 9 years on the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors, Marina Dimitrijevic has decided to run for the Assembly seat of the 19th District. In her Facebook page Dimitrijevic states that she is ready to take the fight to Madison, “I am running for State Representative in Assembly District 19, which includes my neighborhood in Bay View, the East Side, Downtown, Riverwest, and the Third Ward.”
Police are investigating the death of a threemonth-old baby girl, who had been sleeping in the same bed with her parents and 15-month old sibling. The Kenosha Police and Fire departments responded to report of a 3-month old baby who was unconscious and not breathing at a residence at 5 a.m. Wednesday. No cause or manner of death has been determined. An autopsy is scheduled for Thursday morning.