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Posted on: September 5, 2020

POW/MIA chair dedication to be held Sept. 18 at Kenosha County Center

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As National Prisoners of War/Missing in Action Recognition Day approaches, a new memorial in the Kenosha County Center in Bristol will be dedicated later this month.

A POW/MIA Honor Chair will be located in the commons area at the County Center, located at...

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Posted on: August 31, 2020

Kreuser: Body cameras for Sheriff’s Department will be funded in 2021

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Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser today affirmed his commitment to funding body camera equipment for the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department.

Kreuser said funding for body cameras will be included in the budget that he will present to the Coun...

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Posted on: August 28, 2020

Statement by Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser at Aug. 28 news conference

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Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser made the following comments at today’s news conference on the unrest in the community:

“On behalf of County Board Chairman John O’Day, I am grateful to be here today after the second straig...

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Posted on: August 25, 2020

County executive, mayor call for additional National Guard troops after another night of unrest

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Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser and Mayor John Antaramian today received a commitment from Gov. Tony Evers and the Wisconsin National Guard that many more troops will be arriving in Kenosha beginning this evening.

Kreuser and Antaramian requested addi...

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Posted on: August 24, 2020

Statement by Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser on officer-involved shooting, unrest in community

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Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser today released the following statement regarding the Aug. 23, 2020, officer-involved shooting and the subsequent unrest in the community:

"The events that unfolded in our community over the last 24 hours are nothin...

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Posted on: August 21, 2020

City of Kenosha Complete Count Committee to hold 2020 Census events Aug. 24-28

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The City of Kenosha Complete Count Committee has organized a series of events during Kenosha Be Counted Week, Aug. 23-29, to help residents complete their 2020 Census forms. 

Internet access and assistance from census staff will be available at di...

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Posted on: July 16, 2020

Statement from the Kenosha County Office of the Corporation Counsel regarding mask mandates

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July 16, 2020, statement from the Kenosha County Office of the Corporation Counsel regarding a mask mandate:

In the wake of similar actions in Dane County and the City of Milwaukee, some individuals have asked whether Kenosha County would consider adopting...

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Posted on: June 26, 2020

Kenosha County offices to begin phased-in reopening

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Kenosha County government offices will begin a phased-in reopening on Monday, June 29, when the County Treasurer’s Office will open to begin accepting property tax payments.

All other county offices will reopen to the public on July 6, though man...

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Posted on: June 16, 2020

Link to sign on to the Declaration of Racism as a Public Health Crisis

In his 2020 State of the County address, Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser encouraged County Board supervisors and members of the public to sign on to the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute’s declaration of racism as a public...

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Posted on: June 16, 2020

Kreuser’s State of the County credits community for resilience, calls for concerted action on racism

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Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser delivered his State of the County address to the County Board Tuesday night, lauding the community for its response to the COVID-19 pandemic while calling for action to battle systemic racism in our society.

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Posted on: June 8, 2020

Kreuser’s State of the County address to call for action on racism as a public health crisis

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Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser’s upcoming State of the County address will include a call for the County Board to adopt a resolution declaring racism to be a public health crisis.

County Board Supervisor Laura Belsky and the Kenosha County ...

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Posted on: June 6, 2020

New path and bridge alongside Highway C latest addition to Kenosha County’s multiuse trail system

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Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser and other local officials gathered this morning to celebrate the formal opening of a new shared-use path alongside Highway C in the Village of Pleasant Prairie.

The roughly mile-long multiuse trail runs from 114th Avenu...

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Posted on: June 4, 2020

Bike-to-Work Weeks in Kenosha County are June 6-20

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This year’s Bike-to-Work Weeks in Kenosha County are June 6-20, County Executive Jim Kreuser and Mayor John Antaramian announced today.

And whether you’re commuting to your job or working from home right now, it’s a great time...

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Posted on: April 28, 2020

New date for Kenosha County household hazardous waste collection is July 25

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This year’s Kenosha County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program collection event is being rescheduled for Saturday, July 25, due to the COVID-19 emergency.

The annual event was previously scheduled to be held this Saturday, May 2.

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Posted on: March 24, 2020

Local officials urge compliance with governor's 'safer-at-home' order

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Local officials today urged residents to comply with Gov. Tony Evers’ order to stay in their homes to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

“We need to keep each other safe by staying at home,” said Kenosha County Executive Jim Kr...

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

Kenosha County elected officials announce modified procedures during COVID-19 shutdown

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The Kenosha County Clerk, Treasurer and Register of Deeds offices have established how they will handle their constitutional duties and serve the public while the county’s nonessential operations are affected by the COVID-19 emergency.

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

Kenosha County to suspend nonessential services; many employees to work remotely

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Kenosha County will temporarily shut down nonessential services and close most of its facilities to the public by 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 18, County Executive Jim Kreuser announced today.

This step, aimed at preventing the further spread of COVID-19 in the...

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Posted on: March 12, 2020

Kenosha County now under State of Emergency as coronavirus precautions ramp up

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County Executive Jim Kreuser today declared a State of Emergency in Kenosha County in an effort to guard against the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus).

As of this afternoon, (March 12) there remain no confirmed cases of COVID-19 within Kenosha County.

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Posted on: March 6, 2020

Kenosha County Household Hazardous Waste Program 2020 collection event is May 2

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Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser today is announcing this year’s Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program, which will hold its Collection Event May 2.

“The Kenosha County Household Hazardous Waste Program is a FREE program and a...

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Posted on: February 14, 2020

$10,000 donation from Oktoberfest group to fund design of future band shelter in Old Settlers Park

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Design work on a long-awaited band shelter at Old Settlers Park will begin, thanks to a $10,000 donation from the nonprofit Old Settlers Oktoberfest Inc.

To date, the Oktoberfest group has raised roughly $90,000 from the one-day event that it holds each Se...

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Posted on: February 4, 2020

As 2020 Census approaches, Kenosha County urges all residents to respond

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Soon it will be time for people across the nation to respond to the 2020 U.S. Census, and Kenosha County is striving for full participation from its residents. 

County Executive Jim Kreuser said it is crucial for residents to respond to the census...

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Posted on: January 28, 2020

County executive declares state of emergency in response to lakefront damage from Jan. 10-12 storm

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County Executive Jim Kreuser on Jan. 24, 2020, declared a state of emergency in Kenosha County in response to the significant Lake Michigan shoreline damage caused by the Jan. 10-12 storm. This declaration is an effort to help the county and affected muni...

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Posted on: January 16, 2020

Kenosha County Tree Program continues with online ordering system

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For the second year in a row, the Kenosha County Tree and Shrub program is taking orders exclusively through an online system.

The online store is simple to use and includes full-color images and descriptions of the varieties available for purchase.

Over th...

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Posted on: October 16, 2019

Summer Youth Employment Program continues to provide jobs, life lessons for at-risk youth

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Kenosha County’s Summer Youth Employment program wrapped up another successful season on Wednesday, with the dedication of a new mural at the Kenosha County Job Center.

The program, established in 2009, aims to provide at-risk youth with job and ...

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Posted on: October 11, 2019

Wisconsin Active Together honors Kenosha County for its efforts to promote walking, bicycling

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Kenosha County is being recognized as a Wisconsin Active Together Community for its commitment to bolstering quality of life by making it easier for people to walk, bike and be active.

The honor, announced last week, was granted specifically to the Kenosha...

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Posted on: October 10, 2019

Kenosha County’s Brookside Care Center lands on Newsweek list of top nursing homes

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Kenosha County’s Brookside Care Center is listed among Wisconsin’s top nursing homes in a new, national ranking compiled by Newsweek.

The report, published online last week, ranks Brookside as the fifth best nursing home in Wisconsin. I...

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Posted on: October 8, 2019

Medication collection event to be held at Kenosha County Center on Oct. 26

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Kenosha County will participate in the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration's national Prescription Drug Take-Back Day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26.

Residents are encouraged to bring unwanted, unused prescription and over-the-counter medications...

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Posted on: October 1, 2019

Kreuser’s 2020 budget plan zeroes in on law enforcement, infrastructure

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Law Enforcement and infrastructure are the themes of the 2020 proposed budget that Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser presented to the County Board of Supervisors on Oct. 1.

Included in the proposed budget is the contract settlement with the Kenosha Coun...

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Posted on: September 20, 2019

Kenosha County to host Fall Wheel Ride to Petrifying Springs Park on Sept. 28

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Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser invites bike riders of all ability levels to participate in the 10th Annual Fall Wheel Ride to Petrifying Springs Park from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 28.

“It will be a great day to trade four wheels for t...

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Posted on: September 16, 2019

Annual Pike River Cleanup event to be held Saturday, Sept. 21

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The Kenosha Sportfishing and Conservation Association is seeking volunteers for its annual Pike River Cleanup, to be held 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. this Saturday, Sept. 21.

This event, aimed at further improving the health of the Pike River, is supported by K...

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Posted on: September 9, 2019

POW/MIA chair dedication to be held Sept. 19 in Kenosha County Board chambers

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As National Prisoners of War/Missing in Action Recognition Day approaches, a new memorial in the Kenosha County Administration Building will debut later this month.

A POW/MIA Honor Chair will be located in the lobby outside of the County Board chambers and...

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Posted on: September 6, 2019

9th Annual Oktoberfest celebration returns to Old Settlers Park on Sept. 14

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The 9th Annual Old Settlers Oktoberfest will be held noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at Old Settlers Park, 24100 75th St., in Paddock Lake.

The festivities will include authentic German food and beverages, live music and dancing, a classic car show, kid...

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Posted on: August 20, 2019

County’s bond rating remains at AA+ as rating agencies offer positive feedback, stable outlook

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A pair of rating agencies recently reaffirmed Kenosha County’s AA+ bond rating, expressing their praise of the county’s fiscal management and expressing a favorable forecast for the future.

This comes as the county’s overall long-term obligations have decl...

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Posted on: August 9, 2019

Kenosha County Parks to host Picnic in the Park on Aug. 24

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Kenosha County Parks’ annual Picnic in the Park will return to Petrifying Springs Park on Saturday, Aug. 24.

Following up on last year’s successful event, the daylong festivities will include live music, interactive kids’ activities and an evening firework...

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Posted on: July 30, 2019

National Night Out events to be held across Kenosha County on Aug. 6

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National Night Out will be celebrated at four Kenosha locations and one in Twin Lakes from 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019.

The Kenosha locations are: The Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha, 1330 52nd St.; Lincoln Park, 6900 18th Ave.; St. John...

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Posted on: July 24, 2019

Was your great-grandmother a suffragist? Kenosha County Suffrage 100 releases 1915 list

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Want to know if someone related to you was involved when women received the right to vote a century ago?

Kenosha County Suffrage 100, a group dedicated to celebrating the history of women’s suffrage and the future of voting, this week released a ...

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Posted on: June 20, 2019

As Anderson Arts Center renovation continues, Twilight Jazz relocates across the street for 2019

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An ongoing renovation project at the Anderson Arts Center will lead to a temporary relocation of the popular Twilight Jazz concert series, and a bright future for the historic lakefront mansion, Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser said today.

Those who co...

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Posted on: June 13, 2019

Kenosha County Suffrage 100 effort launches website, Facebook page

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A steering committee formed to coordinate and promote local celebrations of the upcoming 100th anniversary of women receiving the right to vote has launched a website and Facebook page, Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser announced today.

The Kenosha Coun...

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Posted on: June 11, 2019

DairyAir Dairy Breakfast bike ride returns this Saturday, June 15

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Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser’s annual DairyAir Bike Ride to the Kenosha County Dairy Breakfast returns this Saturday, June 15.

The organized ride will begin at 7 a.m. at Bristol Woods Park, 9800 160th Ave., Bristol, continuing to the Dair...

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Posted on: June 7, 2019

Prizes available for those who bike to work through June 15

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Kenosha County’s Bike-to-Work Weeks continue through June 15, and those who participate remain eligible to win locally donated prizes, County Executive Jim Kreuser is reminding residents.

The Bike to Work Weeks Contest is a part of the county and...

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Posted on: May 24, 2019

County executive, mayor promote Bike-to-Work Weeks and June 1 Kenosha County Bike Rodeo

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Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser and Mayor John Antaramian have a challenge and a suggestion for bicyclists of all ability levels.

The challenge: Trade your car for two wheels during Kenosha County’s Bike-to-Work Weeks, June 1-15.

The suggesti...

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Posted on: May 23, 2019

UW-Parkside, Kenosha County leaders sign off on 50-year, collaborative land-use agreement

County Executive Jim Kreuser and UW-Parkside Chancellor Debbie Ford sign a collaborative land agreem

University of Wisconsin-Parkside and Kenosha County officials today celebrated the beginning of a collaboration aimed at improving the ecology and recreational opportunities on 139 acres of UW-Parkside property that borders Petrifying Springs Park.

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Posted on: May 7, 2019

Kreuser’s 2019 State of the County affirms commitment to law enforcement, roads, quality of place

County Executive Jim Kreuser delivers his 2019 State of the County Address.

Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser presented his 2019 State of the County address to the County Board on Tuesday night, elaborating on the county’s work to take care of its infrastructure, and its citizens.

“The state of Kenosha Count...

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Posted on: May 1, 2019

Petrifying Springs Biergarten revenue share yields cash for county, improvements to park

The gross revenue share that Kenosha County receives as part of its partnership with the private operators of the Petrifying Springs Biergarten is paying dividends for the county and for users of Petrifying Springs Park.

A new ball diamond, storage facilit...

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Posted on: April 11, 2019

Petition drive to oppose parole for murderer Eric Nelson exceeds 2,300 signatures in first 10 days

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A petition drive urging the Wisconsin Parole Commission to deny release of a convicted murderer is off to a strong start, already greatly surpassing a signature goal that Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser announced last week.

As of today, nearly 2,400 p...

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Posted on: April 10, 2019

Nancy Morey honored as 2019 Connie Reyes Award recipient

2019 Connie Reyes Award presentation

The former coordinator of a community collaboration dedicated to strengthening families through prevention is the recipient of the 2019 Connie Reyes Award for Excellence in Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention.

Nancy Morey received the honors during a ceremo...

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Posted on: April 6, 2019

Kenosha County, UW-Parkside strike land-use agreement for natural area near Petrifying Springs

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Kenosha County and the University of Wisconsin-Parkside plan to enter into a collaborative land-use agreement that will enhance the management of 139 acres of natural land alongside Petrifying Springs Park, officials announced Friday.

This agreement establ...

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Posted on: April 5, 2019

Kenosha County to host April 27 Drug Take-Back Day events at two locations

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Kenosha County will participate in the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency’s national Prescription Drug Take-Back Day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 27.

Residents are encouraged to bring unwanted, unused prescription and over-the-counter medicati...

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Posted on: April 1, 2019

County executive, DA voice opposition to parole for convicted murderer Eric Nelson

Participants in the Vite family news conference

Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser and District Attorney Michael Graveley today joined the family of murder victim Joseph Vite in strongly opposing the parole of convicted murderer Eric S. Nelson.

Nelson is serving a life sentence for the 1985 killing th...

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Posted on: March 26, 2019

Turn the Town Blue Committee plans events for Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month

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The Kenosha County Turn the Town Blue Committee is again planning a variety of events throughout April, in recognition of Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month.

This annual campaign emphasizes the power of prevention and the importance of raising childr...

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Posted on: March 19, 2019

Brighton Dale Links, Petrifying Springs Golf Course to begin 2019 golf season

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Kenosha County’s two golf facilities will open for play, weather permitting, this week, County Executive Jim Kreuser announced today.

Petrifying Springs Golf Course is set to open Wednesday, March 20, while Brighton Dale Links is slated to begin its season...

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Posted on: February 13, 2019

Annual Kenosha County Household Hazardous Waste Program collection to be held May 4

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Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser today is announcing this year’s Household Hazardous Waste Program.

“The Kenosha County Household Hazardous Waste Program is a FREE program and a great opportunity for Kenosha County residents to disp...

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Posted on: January 28, 2019

Kenosha County receives Fund for Lake Michigan grant for Pike River restoration work

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A $75,000 grant from the Fund for Lake Michigan will go toward restoration work on the South Branch of the Pike River, Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser announced today.

These funds – the latest in a series of grants aimed at improving the Pike – will b...

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Posted on: January 18, 2019

Online orders being taken for 2019 Kenosha County Tree and Shrub Program

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The 2019 Kenosha County Tree and Shrub Program has moved to an all online ordering system.

The Kenosha County Tree Program has sold nearly one million trees over the last 30 years. The purpose of the program is to encourage everyone to plant more native tr...

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Posted on: January 11, 2019

Kreuser appoints steering committee for 2020 suffrage celebration

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To celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution giving women the right to vote, Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser has appointed a special steering committee to coordinate celebrations across the county i...

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Posted on: October 22, 2018

Local, state officials urge ‘yes’ vote in Nov. 6 'dark stores' referendum

County Executive Jim Kreuser speaking at dark stores news conference

Local officials and state lawmakers from the Kenosha area gathered today to urge support for a nonbinding, countywide referendum on the Nov. 6 election ballot that calls upon the Legislature to close a loophole that allows large retailers to skirt propert...

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Posted on: October 17, 2018

Clara-Lin Tappa appointed, confirmed as Kenosha County human resources director

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An experienced corporate administrator will serve as Kenosha County’s new director of human resources.

Clara-Lin Tappa’s appointment to the position was approved unanimously by the County Board Tuesday night. Since May, Tappa has worked...

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Posted on: October 4, 2018

National Drug Take Back Day is Oct. 27; local drop-off sites available 365 days a year

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Kenosha County will participate in the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency’s national Prescription Drug Take-Back Day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27.

Residents are invited and encouraged to bring their unwanted and unused medications to drop-of...

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Posted on: October 2, 2018

Proposed 2019 budget lowers taxes, increases services and commitment to infrastructure

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County Executive Jim Kreuser delivered the 2019 Budget Proposal to the Kenosha County Board of Supervisors on Oct. 2, 2018. This budget includes a reduction in property taxes, along with an increased commitment to infrastructure improvements.

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Posted on: September 20, 2018

Kenosha County, city officials encourage voter registration in advance of November election

Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser and City of Kenosha Mayor John Antaramian are calling on residents to make sure they’re registered to vote before the Nov. 6 election.

“Now is the time to make sure you’re ready to cast a ballot on or before Election Da...

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Posted on: September 19, 2018

Kenosha County to host 'Fall Wheel Ride' to Petrifying Springs Park on Sept. 29

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Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser invites bike riders of all ability levels to participate in the Ninth Annual Fall Wheel Ride to Petrifying Springs Park from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 29.

“It is a great time of the year to get out and vi...

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