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Posted on: May 4, 2018

Open house to showcase remodeled Brookside Care Center and Willowbrook Assisted Living facility

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Kenosha County invites the public to an open house at the newly remodeled Brookside Care Center and the new, adjoining Willowbrook Assisted Living facility.

The event will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 19. The facility is located at 3506 Washingto...

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Posted on: August 2, 2018

National Night Out to be celebrated Aug. 7

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National Night Out will be celebrated at five Kenosha locations and one in Twin Lakes from 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018.

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

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Posted on: May 11, 2018

‘Blue Ribbon Anthology’ to be screened May 31 at Journey Church

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A locally produced documentary-style film that portrays how community members can act to help prevent child abuse and neglect will be shown to the public May 31 at Journey Church.

“The Blue Ribbon Anthology” is a fictional depiction of a struggling family ...

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Posted on: April 18, 2018

Kenosha County social worker Julie Ortiz receives 2018 Connie Reyes Award

2018 Connie Reyes Award

Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser today presented the 2018 Connie Reyes Award for Excellence in Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention to Julie Ortiz, a social worker in the county Division of Children and Family Services.

The award, now in its fourth year,...

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Posted on: April 16, 2018

County executive to present fourth annual Connie Reyes Award

Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser invites the public to an event to recognize those who work to prevent child abuse and neglect.

The event will be held at 4 p.m. this Wednesday, April 18, in the Commons Area of the Kenosha County Human Services Building...

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Posted on: March 28, 2018

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

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The Turn the Town Blue Committee will host a variety of events throughout April in commemoration of Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month.

As part of its annual campaign, the committee asks community members to “Say Something, Do Something for Kids,” by...

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Posted on: January 5, 2018

Ribbon-cutting set for newly remodeled Branch 4 Courtroom

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A ribbon-cutting will be held at 8 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 8, at the Kenosha County Courthouse, 912 56th St., to commemorate the grand reopening of the Branch 4 Courtroom.

The Branch 4 Courtroom and judicial space has been under renovation since October 2017 ...

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Posted on: September 21, 2017

Kenosha County marks Juror Appreciation Month

Courthouse sign

Jurors are a bedrock of the American justice system. Without them, criminal defendants and civil parties would not be granted their constitutional right to a trial by a jury of their peers.

It is with that that Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser joins Cl...

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Posted on: August 7, 2018

Chairman selects Somers Trustee Joe Cardinali to fill 15th District County Board seat

Joe Cardinali

Kenosha – County Board Chairman Daniel Esposito has selected Village of Somers Trustee Joe Cardinali to fill the vacant 15th District County Board seat.

The vacancy occurred following the death of 15th District Supervisor Greg Retzlaff in June. R...

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Posted on: July 10, 2018

Twenty-eight properties on the block in latest Kenosha County tax-delinquent property auction

Tax delinquent property

The Kenosha County Clerk’s Office is now accepting bids for 28 parcels in a tax deed property auction that began this week.

Sealed bids will be accepted through 12:45 p.m. Monday, July 30. Bids will be opened at 1 p.m. at the clerk’s office in the county A...

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Posted on: July 5, 2018

Kenosha County Board meetings, other video features now available on YouTube

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Eight years of archived County Board meeting videos, plus other county government features are now available on a new Kenosha County YouTube channel, the county Division of Information Technology announced today.

To access the channel, search YouTube for &...

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Posted on: June 25, 2018

Kenosha County seeking applicants to fill 15th District County Board seat

County Board chambers

The Kenosha County Clerk’s Office is now accepting applications from residents interested in filling the 15th District vacancy on the Kenosha County Board.

This seat became vacant with the recent death of Supervisor Greg Retzlaff. Eligible applic...

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Posted on: April 6, 2018

Nearly two dozen tax-delinquent properties up for auction through April 16

Tax-delinquent property

The Kenosha County Clerk’s Office is auctioning off 23 tax-delinquent properties.

Nearly all of these parcels are vacant land; two of them contain a house. All came into county control because their previous owners did not keep current with payin...

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Posted on: August 2, 2018

National Night Out to be celebrated Aug. 7

2018 National Night Out logo

National Night Out will be celebrated at five Kenosha locations and one in Twin Lakes from 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018.

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

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Posted on: July 23, 2018

Kenosha County Parks presents Picnic in the Park, Aug. 11 at Petrifying Springs Park

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A family-friendly community event last held 25 years ago is returning to Petrifying Springs Park on Saturday, Aug. 11.

Picnic in the Park is a day of live music, interactive family activities and concessions, aimed at continuing to raise awareness and educ...

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Posted on: June 8, 2018

New KR Trail now open to cyclists, runners, walkers

KR Trail

A new multiuse path linking Petrifying Springs Park with Highway KR and a soon-to-be built trail in Racine County is now open to users, Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser announced today.

A ribbon-cutting event to formally commemorate the KR Trail will b...

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Posted on: June 6, 2018

Great prizes up for grabs in 2018 Bike-to-Work Weeks Contest

Bike graphic

Now is the time to ride your bike to work and enter a contest to win fabulous, locally donated prizes, County Executive Jim Kreuser is reminding residents of Kenosha County.

Kenosha County’s official Bike-to-Work Weeks began this week and continu...

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Posted on: May 25, 2018

Kenosha County’s Bike-to-Work Weeks are June 2-16

Bike graphic

Are you ready to ride? Kenosha County’s official Bike-to-Work Weeks are right around the corner, June 2-16.

During those weeks, residents who ride a bike to work are encouraged to enter to win prizes through the Bike to Work Weeks Contest at http...

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View News Release County Executive News Releases
Posted on: May 11, 2018

County to sponsor bike ride to Dairy Breakfast

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Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser is inviting people to participate in the DairyAir Dairy Breakfast ride on Saturday, June 16, 2018.

The starting point for the event is:

  • 7 a.m. at Bristol Woods Park, 9800 160th Ave., Bristol, for a 12.6-mile ride to the ...
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Posted on: May 4, 2018

Open house to showcase remodeled Brookside Care Center and Willowbrook Assisted Living facility

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Kenosha County invites the public to an open house at the newly remodeled Brookside Care Center and the new, adjoining Willowbrook Assisted Living facility.

The event will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 19. The facility is located at 3506 Washingto...

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Posted on: May 1, 2018

Kreuser lauds Kenosha County’s strong economy in 2018 State of the County address

2018 State of the County

Robust. Resilient. Heavy-duty. Exceptional. Outstanding.

These were among the words County Executive Jim Kreuser used to describe Kenosha County’s present condition, as he delivered his 2018 State of the County Address to the County Board on Tues...

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Posted on: April 18, 2018

Kenosha County social worker Julie Ortiz receives 2018 Connie Reyes Award

2018 Connie Reyes Award

Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser today presented the 2018 Connie Reyes Award for Excellence in Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention to Julie Ortiz, a social worker in the county Division of Children and Family Services.

The award, now in its fourth year,...

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Posted on: April 16, 2018

County executive to present fourth annual Connie Reyes Award

Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser invites the public to an event to recognize those who work to prevent child abuse and neglect.

The event will be held at 4 p.m. this Wednesday, April 18, in the Commons Area of the Kenosha County Human Services Building...

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Posted on: March 28, 2018

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

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The Turn the Town Blue Committee will host a variety of events throughout April in commemoration of Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month.

As part of its annual campaign, the committee asks community members to “Say Something, Do Something for...

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Posted on: March 15, 2018

Kenosha County golf courses to open for the 2018 season on March 17

Brighton Dale sunset

The Brighton Dale Links Blue Spruce course and Petrifying Springs Golf Course will open for play on Saturday, March 17, 2018, Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser announced today.

The White Birch and Red Pine courses and the practice range at Brighton Dale...

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Posted on: March 9, 2018

County Hazardous Waste Program drop-off day is May 5

Hazardous waste

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 residents to dispose of ...

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Posted on: March 1, 2018

Kenosha County’s emerald ash borer removal project earns DNR Innovations in Urban Forestry honors

DNR Urban Forestry Award

Kenosha County’s innovative, cost-effective approach to removing emerald ash borer-infested trees from three parks recently gained honors from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

The Parks Divisions’ Emerald Ash Borer Mechanized Tree Removal and...

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Posted on: February 15, 2018

New KARE Center, Crisis Prevention Center to host dedication, open house

KARE Center interior

A dedication and open house will be held this Saturday, Feb. 17, at Kenosha Human Development Services Inc.’s new KARE Center/Crisis Prevention Center.

The festivities will run from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the facility, the former Gateway Mortgage Corp. build...

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Posted on: January 22, 2018

Kenosha County Tree Program adds online store

Maple trees

Kenosha County’s Tree and Shrub Program is now offering people the opportunity to make purchases through an online store.

The program, which has sold nearly one million trees to residents over the last 25 years, previously accepted orders only through pape...

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Posted on: January 11, 2018

Kenosha County awarded $200,000 grant to restore Pike River Wetland in Petrifying Springs Park

Pike River in Petrifying Springs Park

Kenosha County Parks has been awarded $200,000 from Fund for Lake Michigan (FFLM) to support wetland restoration in the Pike River within Petrifying Springs Park, Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser announced today.

The Petrifying Springs Park Wetland Res...

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Posted on: January 5, 2018

KD Park to host annual 4-H Youth Ice Fishing Derby on Jan. 21

2015 4-H ice fishing derby

Kenosha County’s annual ice fishing derby will return to KD Park from 7 to 11 a.m. Jan. 21, 2018, County Executive Jim Kreuser announced today.

The 4-H Youth Ice Fishing Derby is hosted by Kenosha County Parks in cooperation with County Executive Kreuser, ...

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Posted on: December 12, 2017

Shalom Center to house temporary overnight warming shelter during winter months

Shalom Center logo

KENOSHA – An emergency overnight warming shelter will be provided this winter under a partnership forged between Kenosha County, the City of Kenosha and the Shalom Center.

Under the arrangement, the Shalom Center will offer 10 emergency beds, to ...

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Posted on: December 7, 2017

Emergency Assistance Program grant applications now available for July 2017 flood survivors

Flooded house in Wheatland

Kenosha County residents whose homes were damaged by the July 2017 floods may now apply for recovery funds through the Southern Housing Region Kenosha County Emergency Assistance Program, County Executive Jim Kreuser announced today.

The county was recentl...

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Posted on: November 30, 2017

A new use for an old roof: Repurposed rocks land at Brookside Care Center

Repurposed landscaping stones at Brookside Care Center

As Kenosha County makes efforts to promote sustainability, parts of the old roof at one Kenosha County building have found a new home and a new purpose at a different location.

Stones that now surround the outside of much of the Brookside Care Center facil...

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Posted on: November 22, 2017

Waste collection changes in county buildings yield improved efficiency, substantial savings

Trash can

A seemingly minor change to how office waste is collected is translating into a meaningful savings for Kenosha County.

The county in October implemented new waste guidelines for its employees, asking those who work in facilities across county government to...

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Posted on: November 22, 2017

County Executive praises Sharing Center upon release of Western Kenosha County Flood Fund grants

Sharing Center logo

Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser is praising the work of the Sharing Center, which this week awarded $49,000 in grants to 13 families that were affected by the July flooding that devastated portions of the county.

These funds were collected from donors...

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Posted on: November 21, 2017

Kenosha County to receive $756,000 in CDBG funding for flood disaster recovery

2017 flood damage

Kenosha County will receive $756,000 in Community Development Block Grant-Emergency Assistance Program funding for disaster recovery activities related to the July floods, County Executive Jim Kreuser announced today.

These funds will be used to complete r...

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Posted on: October 26, 2017

County to host Veterans Day Celebration, Homeless Veterans Stand Down

The Kenosha County Division of Veterans Services is planning a special event as Veterans Day approaches.

Veterans, active duty military members and their families are invited to the 2017 Homeless Veterans Stand Down and Veterans Celebration from 8 a.m. to ...

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Posted on: October 25, 2017

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

Drug collection box

Those old, unwanted drugs in your medicine cabinet aren’t just taking up space. They could become a health hazard if they fall into the wrong hands and are used improperly.

With that concern in mind, the U.S. Department of Justice is holding its 14th Natio...

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Posted on: October 3, 2017

Economic development, future growth are focal points of 2018 county budget

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County Executive Jim Kreuser delivered the 2018 Budget Proposal to the Kenosha County Board of Supervisors on Oct. 3. This budget emphasizes activities that will continue to attract economic development to Kenosha County.

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Posted on: September 27, 2017

Kenosha County receives federal grant to fight opioid addiction

A $300,000 federal grant will enable Kenosha County to launch a new program to aid in the fight against opioid addiction.

With the grant funds, the county will begin an Opioid Overdose Reduction Project that will link overdose survivors and their family an...

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Posted on: September 21, 2017

Kenosha County marks Juror Appreciation Month

Jurors are a bedrock of the American justice system. Without them, criminal defendants and civil parties would not be granted their constitutional right to a trial by a jury of their peers.

It is with that that Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser joins Cl...

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Posted on: September 11, 2017

Kenosha County Parks begins prairie restoration

KD Park

An $8,000 grant award from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will help launch the first phase of a prairie restoration plan at KD Park, Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser announced today.

The work began late last week, with the spraying of herbicides to...

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Posted on: September 8, 2017

County aids, encourages community participation in Pike River Cleanup

Logs and litter – these are impediments to having a healthy river system, and they’re among the chief targets of the Pike River Cleanup that the Kenosha Sportfishing and Conservation Association sponsors annually.

“We&rsqu...

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Posted on: September 8, 2017

Kenosha County awarded EPA grant to restore Pike River within Petrifying Springs Park

Pike River project phases

A restoration of the Pike River in Petrifying Springs Park will begin next year, thanks to a $500,000 Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser announced today.

The project,...

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Posted on: September 7, 2017

SBA Disaster Loan deadline for flood victims is Oct. 17

2017 flood damage

Victims of the July flooding in Kenosha County have until Oct. 17 to submit applications for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Loans of up to $200,000 are available to homeowners to repair or replace damaged or destro...

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Posted on: September 7, 2017

Latest Kenosha County Job Fair to be held Sept. 13

More than 50 employers will be on hand for the next Kenosha County Job Fair, to be held Wednesday, Sept. 13 at Gateway Technical College.

The fair will run from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Madrigrano Auditorium, 3520 30th Ave. Booth space is not presently available...

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Posted on: August 29, 2017

Kenosha County to host ‘Fall Wheel Ride’

Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser invites bike riders of all ability levels to participate in the Eighth Annual Fall Wheel Ride to Petrifying Springs Park from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 30.

“Fall is a beautiful time of the year in Kenosha County...

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Posted on: August 25, 2017

7th Annual Oktoberfest to feature authentic German music, food, fireworks and wiener dog races

The 7th Annual Old Settlers Oktoberfest at Old Settlers Park, 24100 75th St., will be held noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9.

This year’s Oktoberfest will feature a fun run, authentic German food and beverages, dancing, a classic car show, kids’ games, the ...

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Posted on: August 22, 2017

Low-interest loans, Disaster Outreach Center now available for flood victims

Residents and businesses affected by last month’s severe flooding in Kenosha County may apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration, and an outreach center is now open to assist people with applications.

The ...

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Posted on: August 11, 2017

Youth in Governance program molds future leaders

2017-18 Youth in Governance class

Michael Hertel didn’t know how things would go when he first took his seat alongside County Board supervisors as a member of Kenosha County Youth in Governance program.

He hoped to make a difference for his community, but he wasn’t sure...

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Posted on: August 1, 2017

FEMA, state officials began Kenosha County flood damage review

The flood damage assessment process is underway in Kenosha County.

Representatives of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the U.S. Small Business Administration, Wisconsin Emergency Management and Kenosha County government today began the process of v...

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Posted on: July 26, 2017

National Night Out to be celebrated Aug. 1

National Night Out will be celebrated at five Kenosha locations from 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017.

The locations are: The Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha, 1330 52nd St.; Wesley United Methodist Church, 4600 60th St.; Lincoln Park, 6900 18th Ave.; ...

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Posted on: July 24, 2017

Federal flood relief application process continuing

While preliminary figures suggest southeastern Wisconsin will qualify for federal disaster assistance after this month’s flooding, Kenosha County officials remain engaged in the process of applying for a Presidential disaster declaration.

The counties incl...

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Posted on: July 17, 2017

Continuing flood efforts detailed in Monday afternoon news conference

Local and state elected officials and Kenosha County Emergency Management personnel updated the community on ongoing flood recovery efforts in a news conference this afternoon at the former Silver Lake Village Hall in the Village of Salem Lakes.

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Posted on: July 17, 2017

Flood update: Disaster aid process proceeding; more water test kits expected this afternoon

Wisconsin Emergency Management personnel are in Kenosha County today, actively working with county and municipal officials to compile a cost estimate of the total damage caused by last week’s flooding.

Municipalities have until 3 p.m. today to su...

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Posted on: July 16, 2017

Update on tips, resources available to flood victims

Representatives of Wisconsin Emergency Management met with local public safety and elected officials in western Kenosha County today as the response to this week’s flooding continues.

Flood waters in Kenosha County are beginning to recede, and as condition...

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Posted on: July 16, 2017

Shelter for flood victims available at Salem Grade School

A full-service shelter for flood victims is now open at Salem Grade School, 8828 Antioch Road (Highway 83).

All affected residents from all municipalities are welcome.

Lunch will be served at 1 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m. Overnight accommodations will be availab...

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County Executive News Releases
Posted on: July 15, 2017

Red Cross representatives available at former Silver Lake Village Hall

Representatives of the American Red Cross will be at the former Silver Lake Village Hall throughout the day today (Saturday, July 15) to meet with area residents affected by this week’s flooding.

Caseworkers will be there from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Th...

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County Executive News Releases
Posted on: July 14, 2017

Disaster recovery tips and assistance available for flood victims

A flooded home in Wheatland

Recent flooding throughout Kenosha County resulted in damage to public and private property, as well as displacement of residents from their homes.  

Kenosha County residents affected by flooding should be aware of the health and safety hazards as...

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Posted on: July 14, 2017

Flood-related road closure update

While there has been no significant rainfall since Wednesday, some areas of Kenosha County remain flooded. Some roads remain completely closed.

Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth is continuing to work with Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser, the Kenosha C...

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Posted on: July 13, 2017

Sandbags available at Wilmot gravel pit

Sandbags for flood-affected residents will be available round the clock at the Wilmot County Gravel Pit, Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser announced tonight.

The pit will remain open after normal hours until further notice. It is located at 32303 116th ...

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Posted on: July 12, 2017

County executive declares flooding-related state of emergency

Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser declared a state of emergency today after another bout of heavy rainfall caused severe flooding across the county. An emergency declaration positions Kenosha County to ask for state and federal resources, if the situat...

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Posted on: October 4, 2016

Mental health, public safety and infrastructure are focus of 2017 Kenosha County Budget

County Executive Jim Kreuser delivered the 2017 Budget Proposal to the Kenosha County Board of Supervisors on October 4th.

This budget focus on three critical areas: mental health, law enforcement and infrastructure.

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Posted on: December 7, 2017

Emergency Assistance Program grant applications now available for July 2017 flood survivors

The County was recently awarded $756,000 in Community
Development Block Grant-Emergency Assistance Program funding to provide aid tolow-to-moderate-income households affected by the flooding.

“Receiving these funds was a great win for Kenosha County,
a...

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Posted on: March 15, 2018

Kenosha County golf courses to open for the 2018 season on March 17

Brighton Dale sunset

The Brighton Dale Links Blue Spruce course and Petrifying Springs Golf Course will open for play on Saturday, March 17, 2018, Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser announced today.

The White Birch and Red Pine courses and the practice range at Brighton Dale...

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Posted on: August 10, 2018

Kenosha County bird tests positive for West Nile virus

Mosquito

The Kenosha County Division of Health reports a dead crow found in Kenosha County on July 31, 2018, has tested positive for West Nile virus.

This is the first bird that tested positive for West Nile virus in Kenosha County since surveillance for the mosqui...

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Posted on: August 7, 2018

Kenosha County to offer Narcan training to local Tavern League members, others at Coins Sports Bar

Narcan

The Kenosha County Division of Health, in an ongoing effort to combat the opioid epidemic, is committed to building awareness about the availability of Narcan, a medication used to reverse the effects of an opioid overdose.

With the support of local tavern...

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Posted on: March 28, 2018

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

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The Turn the Town Blue Committee will host a variety of events throughout April in commemoration of Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month.

As part of its annual campaign, the committee asks community members to “Say Something, Do Something for Kids,” by...

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View News Release Health News
Posted on: March 8, 2018

Recent spate of suspected drug-related deaths raises concerns in Medical Examiner's Office

Medical Examiner's Office

The Kenosha County Medical Examiner’s Office and the Kenosha County Division of Health are issuing a warning about opioid and opiate use after a string of four suspected overdose deaths in Kenosha County in the last five days.

In 2017, Kenosha County had 5...

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Posted on: February 22, 2018

Well water quality testing available through Division of Health

Drinking water

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources issued a well water contamination warning on Feb. 20, 2018, noting that recent heavy rainfall mixed with snow melt could create conditions that may affect private wells and drinking water across southern Wisco...

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Health News
Posted on: January 19, 2018

Kenosha County Medication Disposal program, available 365 days a year, adds Somers drop box site

Drug collection box

Kenosha County’s Medication Disposal Program now has a drop box site in Somers, the Division of Health is announcing.

The program offers residents the opportunity to safely dispose of unwanted, unused medication, for no charge. It has collected 1...

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Posted on: December 14, 2017

Kenosha County to offer Narcan training twice monthly

Narcan

Beginning in January, the Kenosha County Division of Health will offer Narcan (naloxone) Nasal Spray training the first Monday and third Thursday of each month at the Kenosha County Job Center, 8600 Sheridan Road.

Training is free, and a free Narcan nasal ...

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Health News
Posted on: November 2, 2017

Kenosha nurses present at national conference on addictions

Kenosha County nurses at national conference

Kenosha County Public Health Nurses Amanda Tuura and Gianna Ventura presented at the International Nurses Society on Addictions Annual Conference, held Oct. 18-21 in Orlando, Fla.

The presentation's focus was on the county-funded Medication Assisted Treatm...

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Health News
Posted on: October 25, 2017

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

Drug collection box

Those old, unwanted drugs in your medicine cabinet aren’t just taking up space. They could become a health hazard if they fall into the wrong hands and are used improperly.

With that concern in mind, the U.S. Department of Justice is holding its 14th Natio...

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View News Release Health News
Posted on: September 21, 2017

County marks National Infant Mortality Awareness Month with resource fair, diaper distribution

Babies

Kenosha County is holding a resource fair and diaper drive as it observes September as National Infant Mortality Awareness Month.

Infant mortality is the death of a baby within the first year of life. Most babies are born healthy, but in 2015 in Wisconsin,...

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Posted on: August 22, 2017

Kenosha County bird tests positive for West Nile Virus

The Kenosha County Division of Health reports a dead crow found in Kenosha County on August 11, 2017 has tested positive for West Nile virus. This is the first bird that tested positive for West Nile virus in Kenosha County since surveillance for the mosq...

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Posted on: August 2, 2017

Kenosha County medical examiner, Division of Health warn of spate of opioid, opiate deaths

The Kenosha County Medical Examiner’s Office and the Kenosha County Division of Health are issuing a warning about opioid and opiate use after a string of 10 suspected overdose deaths in Kenosha County over the past month.

All of these deaths are awaiting ...

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Posted on: June 30, 2017

Kenosha County receives $3.3 million lead hazard grant

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) this week awarded $3,300,000 to the Kenosha County Division of Health to support continuous efforts to keep families and their children safe from lead-based paint and other home health and safety ...

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Posted on: June 28, 2017

Opioid death prevention grant already saving lives in Kenosha County

On the same day Kenosha County public health nurses completed naloxone training with members of the Pleasant Prairie Police Department, officers there scored their first “save,” reviving a man who was experiencing an opioid overdose.

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Posted on: June 2, 2017

County receives grant to distribute Narcan

Kenosha County’s Division of Health recently received a grant to distribute Narcan (Naloxone), an emergency medication utilized to reverse an opioid overdose.

The Division of Health will provide short information sessions to high-needs community agencies a...

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Posted on: July 20, 2018

Highway E resurfacing work to begin Monday, July 23

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A resurfacing project on Kenosha County Trunk Highway E in the Village of Somers is set to begin Monday, July 23, weather permitting.

The project includes the area of Highway E (12th Street) between highways EA (72nd Avenue) and 31 (Green Bay Road). Comple...

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Posted on: July 10, 2018

Highway EA to close for emergency tile repair

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Kenosha County Highway EA (72nd Avenue) will be closed between highways KR and A on Thursday, July 12, for an emergency tile repair underneath the roadway.

Burlington-based Wanasek Corp. will be the contractor replacing the tile, with Kenosha County provid...

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Posted on: June 29, 2018

I-94 project closures affect freeway access in northern Kenosha County

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A series of long-term closures that took effect this week will affect Interstate 94 users in Kenosha County.

This work is part of an I-94 expansion that the Wisconsin Department of Transportation accelerated recently.

The new closures include:

  • The I-94 south...
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Posted on: June 21, 2018

Highways EW, X to close for culvert work during week of June 25

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Two Kenosha County highways in the Town of Brighton will be closed temporarily for culvert replacement work during the week of June 25.

  • Highway EW (232nd Avenue) is scheduled to be closed Tuesday between Highway JB (31st Street) and Highway NN (45th Street...
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Posted on: June 15, 2018

Resurfacing work to begin on Kenosha County highways AH, EA

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Two Kenosha County highway resurfacing projects will begin during the week of June 18.

These include:

  • Highway AH (89th Street/Salem Road/85th Street) will be resurfaced between highways 83 and 45 in the villages of Salem Lakes and Bristol. This work will be...
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Posted on: June 13, 2018

Highway E to close Thursday, June 14, for culvert work

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Highway E (12th Street) will be closed just east of 65th Avenue in the Village of Somers on Thursday, June 14, for culvert replacement work.

Drivers are urged to detour around this area via highways EA (72nd Avenue), L (18th Street) and 31 (Green Bay Road)...

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Posted on: June 4, 2018

Concrete repair work to close multiple lanes on Highway 31

Highway 31 repairs

Concrete repair work will cause sporadic lane closures on Highway 31 (Green Bay Road) over roughly a two-month period beginning this week.

This work will occur along Highway 31 between Highway 158 (52nd Street) and Highway 50 (75th Street). It is scheduled...

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Posted on: May 11, 2018

Culvert work to close portion of Highway MB during week of May 14

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Multiple culvert replacements will close a portion of Kenosha County Highway MB (136th Avenue) at various times during the week of May 14.

The closures will affect the stretch of Highway MB between highways E (12th Street) and 142 (Burlington Road) in the ...

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Posted on: May 7, 2018

Highways EM, MB and EA to close for roadwork this week

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Roadwork will close three Kenosha County trunk highways at various points this week.

In the Village of Twin Lakes, Highway EM (East Lakeshore Drive) is scheduled to be closed Tuesday and Wednesday for paving of the gutter. This improvement is being made to...

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Posted on: May 2, 2018

Highway MB closed for culvert repair in Town of Paris

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A portion of Kenosha County Highway MB will be closed today, May, 2, 2018, and possibly tomorrow, May 3, for emergency culvert repair work.

The closure affects the section of Highway MB (136th Avenue) between highways A (Seventh Street) and E (12th Street)...

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Posted on: April 6, 2018

Kenosha County declares April 9-13 as Work Zone Safety Awareness Week

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With a new road construction season underway, Kenosha County urges drivers to slow down and pay attention in work zones.

The week of April 9-13, is Work Zone Safety Awareness Week, as designated by the Federal Highway Administration and the Kenosha County ...

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Posted on: April 3, 2018

Kenosha County highways A and H to close temporarily for Foxconn-related paving work

Highway A and H intersection

Road improvements related to the Foxconn development will affect two Kenosha County trunk highways in the Village of Somers beginning later this week.

Portions of Highway A (Seventh Street) and Highway H (88th Avenue) are being resurfaced to accommodate th...

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Posted on: March 8, 2018

DOT to host informational meeting on Foxconn-area roadwork

Highway A and H intersection

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation will hold a public information meeting on upcoming, Foxconn-related roadwork in the area from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, March 15, at the Mount Pleasant Village Hall, 8811 Campus Drive.

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Posted on: February 28, 2018

Water main work to close portions of Highway L

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Sections of Kenosha County Trunk Highway L will be closed over the next few weeks, as the Village of Somers resumes water main work in the area.

The work affects Highway L (18th Street) between highways 31 (Green Bay Road) and H (88th Avenue).

The tentative...

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Posted on: February 15, 2018

Residents, property owners reminded not to deposit snow on roadways

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The Kenosha County Division of Highways wishes to remind everyone that depositing the snow/ice you remove from your driveway onto the highway or highway shoulders is not only dangerous, but illegal.

Wisconsin Statute, 346.94(5), “Rules of the Roa...

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Posted on: December 13, 2017

Highway 45 to close for sewer repairs

Highway 45 sewer construction

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation plans to close a section of Highway 45 in the Village of Bristol on Thursday and Friday, Dec. 14 and 15, for sanitary sewer repair work.

The closure will include the stretch between Highway 50 and 83rd Street.

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Posted on: November 2, 2017

Public meeting to focus on Kenosha County Trunk Highway S reconstruction alternatives

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A public involvement meeting will be held this month to discuss the alternatives for the second phase of an upcoming reconstruction and expansion of Kenosha County Trunk Highway S.

Phase 2 of the project involves expanding Highway S to four travel lanes fr...

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Posted on: October 25, 2017

Highway L rail crossing to close for repairs

Highway L Canadian Pacific crossing

The Canadian Pacific Railway crossing in the 8000 block of Kenosha County Highway L (18th Street) will be closed Thursday and Friday, Oct. 26 and 27, for railroad repairs.

Highway L also remains closed east of Highway 31 (Green Bay Road) for a Village of S...

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Posted on: September 19, 2017

Highway W reopens after summer-long reconstruction/relocation; other west-end projects continuing

Highway W

Kenosha County Highway W (Fox River Road) is expected to reopen by the end of this week, as a summer-long project to straighten out a hairpin curve comes to a close.

The construction area, alongside the Fox River near 82nd Street in the Village of Salem La...

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Posted on: September 19, 2017

County performing Highway 31 repairs for state; traffic delays expected

Highway 31 repairs

Kenosha County, under contract by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, is conducting spot repairs of damaged pavement along Highway 31 (Green Bay Road) in the City of Kenosha.

This work, in the area between Highway K (60th Street) and Highway 50 (75...

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Posted on: September 8, 2017

County to begin work on two highway resurfacing projects

The Kenosha County Division of Highways will soon begin work on two resurfacing projects in the Village of Salem Lakes.

Work is scheduled to begin Tuesday, Sept. 12, on repaving of County Trunk Highway JF (119th Street) from 259th Avenue to Highway 83 (Ant...

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Posted on: August 28, 2017

Highway MB paving work to begin Wednesday; road to remain open but caution urged

Highway MB construction area

A repaving project on Kenosha County Highway MB (160th Avenue) in the Village of Bristol will begin this week.

Highway MB will be resurfaced from Highway 50 (75th Street) to just north of the roundabout at Highway C (93rd Street).

The road will remain open ...

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Posted on: August 11, 2017

Highway D to close for emergency culvert repair

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A segment of Kenosha County Trunk Highway D will be closed part of next week for emergency culvert repair work.

The portion of Highway D (176th Avenue) between Highway 142 (Burlington Road) and Highway N (38th Street) is expected to be closed for two days ...

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Posted on: August 11, 2017

New fuel station to improve efficiency at Kenosha County Center

Kenosha County Center fuel station

A recent improvement project at the Kenosha County Center in Bristol will make “fill ‘er up” go faster for employees of the Kenosha County Division of Highways. And that’s likely to mean savings for taxpayers come w...

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Posted on: August 8, 2017

Planning underway for Highway S expansion, improvements

The Kenosha County Department of Public Works is continuing to study alternatives for an expansion of County Trunk Highway S in the Village and Town of Somers.

Engineers are evaluating alternatives for converting the two-lane road into a four-lane, divided...

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Posted on: August 4, 2017

Highway C to close for emergency repairs Aug. 8-11

Kenosha County Trunk Highway C is set to be closed between highways 45 and D from Tuesday, Aug. 8, to Friday, Aug. 11.

The closure is to accommodate the emergency repair of a 56-foot-long, 48-inch-diameter culvert on Highway C (93rd Street), just west of H...

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Posted on: July 21, 2017

Highway H, Bain Station Road intersection closure scheduled to begin Tuesday

The intersection of Highway H (88th Avenue) and Bain Station Road in Pleasant Prairie is scheduled to close at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 25, as work begins on a roundabout reconstruction project.

Phase 1 of the Kenosha County project, to continue through mid...

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Posted on: July 11, 2017

Reconstruction of Highway H, Bain Station Road intersection to begin in late July

PLEASANT PRAIRIE – Kenosha County is preparing to begin reconstruction of the intersection of County Highway H (88th Avenue) and Bain Station Road in late July, with completion scheduled late this fall.

The reconstruction involves converting the ...

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Posted on: June 16, 2017

Highway E bridge work continues

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Work is continuing on the replacement of the Kenosha County Highway E bridge over Pike Creek, just west of state Highway 31 in the village of Somers.

Highway E (12th Street) remains closed in both directions between highways 31 (Green Bay Road) and EA (72n...

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Posted on: August 10, 2018

Kenosha County bird tests positive for West Nile virus

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The Kenosha County Division of Health reports a dead crow found in Kenosha County on July 31, 2018, has tested positive for West Nile virus.

This is the first bird that tested positive for West Nile virus in Kenosha County since surveillance for the mosqui...

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Posted on: August 10, 2018

Kenosha County opens Fox River Park Overnight Lodge

A newly renovated facility within Kenosha County’s Fox River Park will provide overnight camp accommodations for scouts and other civic groups.

Kenosha County Parks staff along with community volunteers and local businesses recently put the finishing touch...

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Posted on: August 7, 2018

Chairman selects Somers Trustee Joe Cardinali to fill 15th District County Board seat

Joe Cardinali

Kenosha – County Board Chairman Daniel Esposito has selected Village of Somers Trustee Joe Cardinali to fill the vacant 15th District County Board seat.

The vacancy occurred following the death of 15th District Supervisor Greg Retzlaff in June. Retzlaff wa...

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Posted on: August 6, 2018

Veterans Treatment Court seeks peer mentor volunteers

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The Veterans Treatment Court of the Second Judicial District of Wisconsin is looking for volunteer peer mentors to help provide an individualized support system for veterans going through the court.

Peer mentors are intended to be a guiding influence, a sh...

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Posted on: July 20, 2018

Highway E resurfacing work to begin Monday, July 23

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A resurfacing project on Kenosha County Trunk Highway E in the Village of Somers is set to begin Monday, July 23, weather permitting.

The project includes the area of Highway E (12th Street) between highways EA (72nd Avenue) and 31 (Green Bay Road). Comple...

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Posted on: July 5, 2018

Kenosha County Board meetings, other video features now available on YouTube

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Eight years of archived County Board meeting videos, plus other county government features are now available on a new Kenosha County YouTube channel, the county Division of Information Technology announced today.

To access the channel, search YouTube for “...

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Posted on: June 29, 2018

I-94 project closures affect freeway access in northern Kenosha County

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A series of long-term closures that took effect this week will affect Interstate 94 users in Kenosha County.

This work is part of an I-94 expansion that the Wisconsin Department of Transportation accelerated recently.

The new closures include:

  • The I-94 south...
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Posted on: June 6, 2018

Supervisor, crime prevention officer offers safety tips for walking or biking on trails

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In general terms, common sense and awareness are the best safety tools to prevent victimization, including when traveling on a bicycle trail in Kenosha County. County Board Supervisor Jeff Wamboldt, who also serves as crime prevention officer for the Keno...

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Posted on: May 1, 2018

Kreuser lauds Kenosha County’s strong economy in 2018 State of the County address

2018 State of the County

Robust. Resilient. Heavy-duty. Exceptional. Outstanding.

These were among the words County Executive Jim Kreuser used to describe Kenosha County’s present condition, as he delivered his 2018 State of the County Address to the County Board on Tues...

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Posted on: January 22, 2018

Kenosha County Tree Program adds online store

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Kenosha County’s Tree and Shrub Program is now offering people the opportunity to make purchases through an online store.

The program, which has sold nearly one million trees to residents over the last 25 years, previously accepted orders only through pape...

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Posted on: December 14, 2017

Kenosha County to offer Narcan training twice monthly

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Beginning in January, the Kenosha County Division of Health will offer Narcan (naloxone) Nasal Spray training the first Monday and third Thursday of each month at the Kenosha County Job Center, 8600 Sheridan Road.

Training is free, and a free Narcan nasal ...

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Posted on: August 2, 2018

National Night Out to be celebrated Aug. 7

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National Night Out will be celebrated at five Kenosha locations and one in Twin Lakes from 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018.

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

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Posted on: April 18, 2018

Kenosha County social worker Julie Ortiz receives 2018 Connie Reyes Award

2018 Connie Reyes Award

Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser today presented the 2018 Connie Reyes Award for Excellence in Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention to Julie Ortiz, a social worker in the county Division of Children and Family Services.

The award, now in its fourth year,...

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Posted on: April 16, 2018

County executive to present fourth annual Connie Reyes Award

Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser invites the public to an event to recognize those who work to prevent child abuse and neglect.

The event will be held at 4 p.m. this Wednesday, April 18, in the Commons Area of the Kenosha County Human Services Building...

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Posted on: January 16, 2018

KHDS to host community discussion on heroin, opiate use

Kenosha Human Development Services invites the public to a community discussion on heroin and opiate use in the community.

The event will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, at the KHDS offices, 5407 Eighth Ave. (please use the employee entra...

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Posted on: December 12, 2017

Shalom Center to house temporary overnight warming shelter during winter months

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KENOSHA – An emergency overnight warming shelter will be provided this winter under a partnership forged between Kenosha County, the City of Kenosha and the Shalom Center.

Under the arrangement, the Shalom Center will offer 10 emergency beds, to be reserve...

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Posted on: September 22, 2017

Kenosha County presents 12th annual Youth Justice Report

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Juvenile arrests and the number of delinquency referrals continued to decline in Kenosha County in 2016.

These trends are among the highlights of the 12th Annual Youth Justice Report that Kenosha County Human Services officials unveiled in a presentation t...

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Posted on: September 7, 2017

Latest Kenosha County Job Fair to be held Sept. 13

More than 50 employers will be on hand for the next Kenosha County Job Fair, to be held Wednesday, Sept. 13 at Gateway Technical College.

The fair will run from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Madrigrano Auditorium, 3520 30th Ave. Booth space is not presently available...

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Posted on: August 30, 2017

County receives $250,000 Aurora grant to expand access to behavioral health care

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Aurora Health Care today announced a $250,000 contribution to Kenosha County organizations to help expand access to behavioral health care in the county. Tele-psychiatry services will be made available through a collaborative effort between the Kenosha Co...

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Posted on: August 9, 2017

Summer Youth Employment Program pays dividends for kids, community

County Executive Jim Kreuser talks with participants in the Kenosha County Summer Youth Employment P

Asked what he likes best about participating in Kenosha County’s Summer Youth Employment Program, Tre-Shawn Moore-Thomas is quick to produce an answer: “The money!”

While Moore-Thomas – a 16-year-old Indian Trail Hig...

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Posted on: August 7, 2018

Kenosha County to offer Narcan training to local Tavern League members, others at Coins Sports Bar

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The Kenosha County Division of Health, in an ongoing effort to combat the opioid epidemic, is committed to building awareness about the availability of Narcan, a medication used to reverse the effects of an opioid overdose.

With the support of local tavern...

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Posted on: March 8, 2018

Recent spate of suspected drug-related deaths raises concerns in Medical Examiner's Office

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The Kenosha County Medical Examiner’s Office and the Kenosha County Division of Health are issuing a warning about opioid and opiate use after a string of four suspected overdose deaths in Kenosha County in the last five days.

In 2017, Kenosha County had 5...

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Posted on: January 16, 2018

KHDS to host community discussion on heroin, opiate use

Kenosha Human Development Services invites the public to a community discussion on heroin and opiate use in the community.

The event will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, at the KHDS offices, 5407 Eighth Ave. (please use the employee entra...

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Posted on: August 10, 2018

Kenosha County opens Fox River Park Overnight Lodge

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A newly renovated facility within Kenosha County’s Fox River Park will provide overnight camp accommodations for scouts and other civic groups.

Kenosha County Parks staff along with community volunteers and local businesses recently put the finishing touch...

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Posted on: July 23, 2018

Kenosha County Parks presents Picnic in the Park, Aug. 11 at Petrifying Springs Park

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A family-friendly community event last held 25 years ago is returning to Petrifying Springs Park on Saturday, Aug. 11.

Picnic in the Park is a day of live music, interactive family activities and concessions, aimed at continuing to raise awareness and educ...

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Posted on: June 8, 2018

New KR Trail now open to cyclists, runners, walkers

KR Trail

A new multiuse path linking Petrifying Springs Park with Highway KR and a soon-to-be built trail in Racine County is now open to users, Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser announced today.

A ribbon-cutting event to formally commemorate the KR Trail will b...

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Posted on: June 7, 2018

Pike River streambank restoration work begins at Petrifying Springs Park

Pike River

Construction of the Phase I Pike River Streambank and Wetland Restoration project in Petrifying Springs Park will begin Friday, June 8, Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser announced today.

This project will be accomplished with support from a $500,000 Gre...

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Posted on: June 6, 2018

Supervisor, crime prevention officer offers safety tips for walking or biking on trails

Multi-Use Trail sign

In general terms, common sense and awareness are the best safety tools to prevent victimization, including when traveling on a bicycle trail in Kenosha County. County Board Supervisor Jeff Wamboldt, who also serves as crime prevention officer for the Keno...

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Posted on: June 4, 2018

Rebels and Redcoats Revolutionary War Reenactment coming to Petrifying Springs Park

Rebels and Redcoats

The Rebels and Redcoats Revolutionary War Reenactment is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, June 9-10, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Petrifying Springs Park, 5555 Seventh St., Kenosha.

This free event is hosted by the North West Territory Alliance, an American...

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Posted on: June 4, 2018

Kenosha County Parks offers summer programs for all ages

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County Executive Jim Kreuser is encouraging people of all ages to check out the Kenosha County Parks programs and events to be held throughout the summer.

These include the return of the popular weekly programs that debuted at Petrifying Springs Park last ...

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Posted on: May 16, 2018

Petrifying Springs Biergarten and Kenosha County public beaches set to open Memorial Day Weekend

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Beginning this Memorial Day Weekend, the Petrifying Springs Biergarten and two public beaches in Silver Lake and Paddock Lake will open for the summer season.

County Executive Jim Kreuser welcomes everyone to venture out and enjoy summer in Kenosha County&...

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Posted on: May 11, 2018

County to sponsor bike ride to Dairy Breakfast

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Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser is inviting people to participate in the DairyAir Dairy Breakfast ride on Saturday, June 16, 2018.

The starting point for the event is:

  • 7 a.m. at Bristol Woods Park, 9800 160th Ave., Bristol, for a 12.6-mile ride to the ...
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Posted on: May 4, 2018

Kenosha County receives state grant to study shoreline protection at Kemper Center

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The state has awarded the Kenosha County Division of Parks nearly $50,000 in Coastal Management Program funding to study Lake Michigan shoreline protection needs at Kemper Center.

The funds will go toward completion of a coastal engineering study to develo...

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Posted on: March 1, 2018

Kenosha County’s emerald ash borer removal project earns DNR Innovations in Urban Forestry honors

DNR Urban Forestry Award

Kenosha County’s innovative, cost-effective approach to removing emerald ash borer-infested trees from three parks recently gained honors from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

The Parks Divisions’ Emerald Ash Borer Mechani...

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Posted on: January 11, 2018

Kenosha County awarded $200,000 grant to restore Pike River Wetland in Petrifying Springs Park

Pike River in Petrifying Springs Park

Kenosha County Parks has been awarded $200,000 from Fund for Lake Michigan (FFLM) to support wetland restoration in the Pike River within Petrifying Springs Park, Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser announced today.

The Petrifying Springs Park Wetland Res...

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Posted on: January 5, 2018

KD Park to host annual 4-H Youth Ice Fishing Derby on Jan. 21

2015 4-H ice fishing derby

Kenosha County’s annual ice fishing derby will return to KD Park from 7 to 11 a.m. Jan. 21, 2018, County Executive Jim Kreuser announced today.

The 4-H Youth Ice Fishing Derby is hosted by Kenosha County Parks in cooperation with County Executive...

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Posted on: November 16, 2017

Dead ash trees in Silver Lake Park provide real-world training opportunity for Gateway students

Gateway Urban Forestry partnership

A unique partnership earlier this week turned a rural Kenosha County park into a real-world laboratory for students in Gateway Technical College’s Arboriculture/Urban Forestry Program.

Students were at Silver Lake Park on Tuesday, working on the proper not...

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Posted on: November 7, 2017

Kenosha County to receive state funding for further development of KD Park

KD Park

Kenosha County has been tentatively awarded two state grants to further develop the West End Park, known locally as KD Park, Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser announced today.

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Knowles-Nelson Stewardship and ...

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Posted on: September 11, 2017

Kenosha County Parks begins prairie restoration

An $8,000 grant award from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will help launch the first phase of a prairie restoration plan at KD Park, Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser announced today.

The work began late last week, with the spraying of herbicides to...

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Posted on: September 8, 2017

Kenosha County awarded EPA grant to restore Pike River within Petrifying Springs Park

Pike River project phases

A restoration of the Pike River in Petrifying Springs Park will begin next year, thanks to a $500,000 Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser announced today.

The project,...

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Posted on: August 29, 2017

Kenosha County to host ‘Fall Wheel Ride’

Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser invites bike riders of all ability levels to participate in the Eighth Annual Fall Wheel Ride to Petrifying Springs Park from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 30.

“Fall is a beautiful time of the year in Kenosha County...

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Posted on: August 25, 2017

7th Annual Oktoberfest to feature authentic German music, food, fireworks and wiener dog races

Old Settlers Oktoberfest 2016 Dachshund Dash

The 7th Annual Old Settlers Oktoberfest at Old Settlers Park, 24100 75th St., will be held noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9.

This year’s Oktoberfest will feature a fun run, authentic German food and beverages, dancing, a classic car show, kids’ games, the ...

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Posted on: July 17, 2018

Compass Points Summer Newsletter

Summer 2018 CompassPoints

The Compass Points Newsletter is now available for distribution. Find a copy here. This quarter's topics include:

  • Retail strategy part two
  • Status update on the Kenosha County Planning and Development property file digitization
  •  Electronic septic sys...
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Posted on: May 17, 2018

No-interest, deferred-payment home repair loans remain available to Kenosha County residents

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The Kenosha County Division of Planning and Development encourages eligible residents to apply for zero-interest, deferred-payment loans for home rehabilitation while funds remain available.

These loans, funded through Community Development Block Grants, a...

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Posted on: February 20, 2018

No-interest, deferred-payment home repair loans available through Southern Housing Authority

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Zero-interest, deferred-payment loans for home rehabilitation remain available to low-to-moderate-income Kenosha County residents.

These Community Development Block Grant loans are administered through the Southern Housing Region CDBG program. Applications...

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Posted on: January 22, 2018

Kenosha County Tree Program adds online store

Maple trees

Kenosha County’s Tree and Shrub Program is now offering people the opportunity to make purchases through an online store.

The program, which has sold nearly one million trees to residents over the last 25 years, previously accepted orders only th...

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Posted on: January 9, 2018

Planning and Development Notice

Kenosha County maintains a list of persons requesting notice of any proposed ordinance or amendment that affects the allowable use of the property owned by the person.

You may add your name to this list by providing (in written or electronic format) your n...

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Posted on: November 7, 2016

Kenosha County Certified a Class 5 Community Rating System Community

The FEMA National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Community Rating System (CRS) field verification findings based on your 3-year cycle application was pleased to inform Kenosha County that the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management A...Read on...

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Posted on: July 31, 2018

Fleeing vehicle strikes building

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On 07-30-18, at approximately 7:03 a.m., a Kenosha County Deputy observed a vehicle with one occupant traveling in a suspicious manner on Birch Road just west of Sheridan Road. The 2001 Chevrolet sedan speed off at a high rate of speed in an effort to elu...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: July 20, 2018

UPDATED: Woman believed to be struck by lightning at Country Thunder

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The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department is investigating an incident where a Country Thunder attendee appears to have been struck by lightning. The identity of the victim is unknown at this time.

On 07-20-18 at approximately 12:36 a.m., the Kenos...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: July 12, 2018

Arrests made in string of vehicle entries across Kenosha County

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From June 21 to July 5, the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department has been working diligently on the investigation of numerous reports of vehicle entries throughout Kenosha County. There were approximately 35 reports of unlocked vehicles being entered with ...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: June 15, 2018

Sheriff's Department marks first life saved with Narcan

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At 12:49 a.m. on June 15, 2018, Kenosha Sheriff’s Deputies responded with Somers Rescue to a private residence located in the 5500 block of Washington Road, for a medical call. The report was that a 39-year-old man was not breathing, possibly fr...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: June 13, 2018

Bike path sexual assault suspect in custody

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On March 25 and May 21 of 2018, the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department responded to two separate sexual assault complaints that occurred on the Kenosha County Bike Trail. Evidence at both scenes were collected by investigators. This evidence wa...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: May 23, 2018

UPDATED: Driver in Somers crash pronounced dead at scene

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On 05-23-18 at approximately 7:38 a.m. the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department along with the Village of Somers Fire and Rescue has responded to a serious single vehicle crash. The location is just east of 100th Avenue and Highway E (12th Street...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: May 22, 2018

UPDATED: Sexual assault on bike path under investigation

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On 05-21-18 at approximately 6:08 p.m. the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department responded to a sexual assault complaint that took place in the 9400 block of the Kenosha County Bike Trail.

Further investigation revealed that an 18-year-old female was walking...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: May 1, 2018

Authorities investigate barn fire on Highway 83

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On 05-01-18 at approximately 10:32 a.m., the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department as well as numerous Fire Agencies responded to a report of a barn fire at 4602 State Highway 83. The fire is believed to be from natural causes.

Reportedly, all anim...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: April 30, 2018

Illinois woman killed in motorcycle crash on Highway W

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On 04-28-18 at approximately 6:32 p.m., the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department along with Randall Township Fire and Rescue responded to a serious vehicle crash in the 12400 block of Highway W.

Investigation into this crash revealed that a group ...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: March 26, 2018

Woman assaulted on Kenosha County Bike Trail

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On 03-25-18 at approximately 12:45 p.m., the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department responded to a sexual assault complaint that took place in the 9100 block of the Kenosha County Bike Trail.

Investigation revealed that a 67-year-old female was walking alone ...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: March 2, 2018

KUSD community forums to focus on school safety

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The Kenosha Unified School District, in conjunction with the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department and other local law enforcement agencies, is hosting three public meetings on the district’s approach to school safety and security.

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: February 14, 2018

Sheriff's Department seeking correctional officers; tuition reimbursement available

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The Kenosha County Sheriff's Department is seeking qualified candidates for correctional officer positions.

Gateway Technical College offers a part-time Basic Jail Academy which interested people may attend prior to being hired as a correctional officer. I...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: January 31, 2018

UPDATED: One killed, one injured in crash at highways 50 and D

On 01-30-18 at approximately 6:00 p.m., the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department along with Village of Bristol Rescue responded to a vehicle crash involving two vehicles at the intersection of Highway D (184th Avenue) and Highway 50. 

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: January 25, 2018

UPDATED: Shoplifting suspects lead deputies on high-speed chase

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At Approximately 4:17 pm on January 24, 2018, the Pleasant Prairie Police Department (PPPD) advised that they were investigating a retail theft from the Tommy Hilfiger Store located in the Premium Outlet Mall at 11211 120th Ave., in Pleasant Prairie. PPPD...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: January 4, 2018

Synopsis of Jan. 3, 2018, mass blackout in Kenosha

At approximately 6:00 p.m. Jan. 3, 2018, residents in the City of Kenosha began to experience a loss of electrical power in their homes. This number reached 19,000 by approximately 7:00 pm.

A partial activation of Emergency Operations Center (EOC) began at...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: January 4, 2018

Body found in Pike River ID'd as 52-year-old Kenosha man

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On 12-29-17 at 2:20 p.m. the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department as well as Somers Rescue responded to a report of a deceased male found in the Pike River in the approximate area of the 1400 block of Sheridan Road. The subject was frozen and appeared he m...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: January 2, 2018

Kenosha woman killed in head-on crash

On January 1, 2018, at 6:28 p.m., the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department along with Paris Fire and Rescue responded to the 12300 block of Highway K (60th Street) for a serious two-vehicle injury crash. Pleasant Prairie and Bristol Fire and Resc...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: December 4, 2017

UPDATED: Threats made at Wilmot High School

On 12-04-17, the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department took a ‘threats’ situation at Wilmot Union High School located at 11112 308th Ave.

The School Resource Officer assigned to the school, became of aware of written threatening...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: November 6, 2017

'Persons of interest' questioned in home invasion

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Sheriff David Beth is announcing that the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department had “Person(s) of Interest” under surveillance Friday, Nov. 3, from the Oct. 27, 2017, home invasion in the Village of Somers.

The subject(s) under surveillance did get into a ve...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: October 27, 2017

Couple injured in Somers home invasion

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OCT. 31, 2017, UPDATE:

Both of the victims are recovering from the injuries sustained. These included injuries to the head of both the male and female. The male received two non-life-threatening gunshot wounds to his shoulder during the altercation with th...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: October 23, 2017

Deputies arrest man for 10th-offense OWI

On 10-20-17 at 5:53 p.m., the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department responded to a report of a reckless driving investigation. A concerned citizen observed a 2000 Dodge Dakota traveling westbound on Highway C (Wilmot Road) near Highway MB (160th A...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: October 16, 2017

Vehicle strikes residence in Paddock Lake

On 10-15-17 at 6:35 p.m. the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department along with Salem Lakes Fire and Rescue responded to a report of a vehicle that struck a residence.

Investigation indicates that a sole operator identified as 58-year-old Jeffrey Hin...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: October 9, 2017

Driver killed in crash at highways KR, H

On 10-08-17 at 7:15 am the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department along with the Village of Somers Rescue responded to a report of a serious vehicle crash. Response was to the intersection of Highway KR (1st Street), and Highway H (88th Avenue), re...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: September 18, 2017

Bicyclist killed in hit-and-run crash; suspect under arrest

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UPDATE: The vehicle has been located and a 39 year old man is in custody. Charges pending. The suspect is identified as Ryan Peterson, of Salem Lakes.

ORIGINAL NEWS RELEASE: On 09-17-17 at 9:45 pm the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department and Salem...

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Posted on: September 7, 2017

SBA Disaster Loan deadline for flood victims is Oct. 17

Victims of the July flooding in Kenosha County have until Oct. 17 to submit applications for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Loans of up to $200,000 are available to homeowners to repair or replace damaged or destro...

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Posted on: August 22, 2017

Low-interest loans, Disaster Outreach Center now available for flood victims

Residents and businesses affected by last month’s severe flooding in Kenosha County may apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration, and an outreach center is now open to assist people with applications.

The loans beca...

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Posted on: July 27, 2017

Updated list of water damage restoration providers

As a resource for residents affected by the recent flooding, the Kenosha County Sheriff's Department has updated its list of area water damage restoration contractors.

The Sheriff's Department warns people to beware of scams from supposed cleanup companies...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: July 18, 2017

Red Cross, local organizations to host Multi-Agency Response Center for flood victims

The American Red Cross, in partnership with a host of local agencies, will staff a Multi-Agency Response Center for flood victims from noon to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 19, at Riverview Grade School, 300 E. Prosser St., in Silver Lake.

This center is intended...

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Posted on: July 17, 2017

Continuing flood efforts detailed in Monday afternoon news conference

Local and state elected officials and Kenosha County Emergency Management personnel updated the community on ongoing flood recovery efforts in a news conference this afternoon at the former Silver Lake Village Hall in the Village of Salem Lakes.

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Posted on: July 17, 2017

Flood update: Disaster aid process proceeding; more water test kits expected this afternoon

Wisconsin Emergency Management personnel are in Kenosha County today, actively working with county and municipal officials to compile a cost estimate of the total damage caused by last week’s flooding.

Municipalities have until 3 p.m. today to su...

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Posted on: June 11, 2018

County Treasurer’s Office announces changes to delinquent tax payment process

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In an effort to improve the system for all taxpayers, the Kenosha County Treasurer’s Office is making some changes to how it collects delinquent taxes, Treasurer Teri Jacobson announced today.

“We now have the ability in our system to b...

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Treasurer News
Posted on: September 20, 2017

Deadline to claim 2016 Lottery and Gaming Credit is Oct. 2

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Are you receiving the state Lottery and Gaming Credit on your property tax bill? Now’s the time to check, and to request the funds you’re due if you’re not receiving them, Kenosha County Treasurer Teri Jacobson advises.

Property owners may claim a Lottery ...

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View News Release Treasurer News
Posted on: July 25, 2017

Final property tax installment due July 31

Kenosha County Treasurer Teri Jacobson today reminds Kenosha County taxpayers that the final installment for their property tax is due on or before Monday, July 31.

If your property is in Pleasant Prairie and you are paying 2016 property taxes, you must pa...

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View News Release Treasurer News
Posted on: June 6, 2017

Treasurer lists unclaimed funds

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Some of your money could be hiding in the halls of Kenosha County government.

Per state law, every other year, County Treasurer Teri Jacobson publishes lists of unclaimed funds that are being held by the Sheriff’s Department and the Kenosha Count...

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Posted on: August 6, 2018

Veterans Treatment Court seeks peer mentor volunteers

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The Veterans Treatment Court of the Second Judicial District of Wisconsin is looking for volunteer peer mentors to help provide an individualized support system for veterans going through the court.

Peer mentors are intended to be a guiding influence, a sh...

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View News Release Veterans News
Posted on: May 21, 2018

Memorial Day programs, ceremonies to be held across Kenosha County

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Memorial Day will be observed at various events across Kenosha County over the holiday weekend. Here is a list of programs, compiled by the Kenosha County Division of Veterans Services:

 

What: Memorial Day Ceremony at the Southern Wisconsin Vetera...

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View News Release Veterans News
Posted on: May 4, 2018

Veterans Treatment Court seeks peer mentor volunteers

The Veterans Treatment Court of the Second Judicial District of Wisconsin is looking for volunteer peer mentors to help provide an individualized support system for veterans going through the court.

Peer mentors are intended to be a guiding influence, a sh...

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Posted on: April 17, 2018

Kenosha County Veterans Services Office to host Wills and Power of Attorney Clinic on May 12

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To assist area military veterans and their eligible dependents, the Kenosha County Veterans Services Office is hosting a Wills and Power of Attorney Clinic on Saturday, May 12, 2018.

The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the North 3 Conference R...

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View News Release Veterans News
Posted on: February 16, 2018

Kenosha County Veterans Services to co-host town hall meeting for veterans, Vietnam commemoration

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The Kenosha County Division of Veterans Services and the Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care center are hosting an informative town hall meeting on VA benefits and a VA ceremony commemorating of the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War.

This event w...

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View News Release Veterans News
Posted on: November 6, 2017

Veterans Day celebrations and events to be held across Kenosha County

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A host of events will be held across Kenosha County on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, and the days that precede and follow it. This list was compiled by the Kenosha County Division of Veterans Services:

What: Kenosha County Homeless Veterans Stand Down and Veteran...

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View News Release Veterans News
Posted on: October 26, 2017

County to host Veterans Day Celebration, Homeless Veterans Stand Down

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The Kenosha County Division of Veterans Services is planning a special event as Veterans Day approaches.

Veterans, active duty military members and their families are invited to the 2017 Homeless Veterans Stand Down and Veterans Celebration from 8 a.m. to ...

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Posted on: March 14, 2018

Kenosha County Job Fair to be held March 15

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More than 40 employers will be on hand for the next Kenosha County Job Fair, to be held this Thursday, March 15, at Gateway Technical College.

The fair will run from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Madrigrano Auditorium, 3520 30th Ave. All job seekers are invited to at...

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Posted on: October 10, 2017

Express Route 35 Job Fair to showcase new transit option available to workers

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A unique job fair geared toward workers who might take advantage of the relatively new express bus service to LakeView Corporate Park will be held next week in downtown Kenosha.

The Express Route 35 Job Fair is expected to feature some eight to 10 employer...

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