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Posted on: March 24, 2023

Brighton Dale Links and Petrifying Springs Golf Course to open for 2023 season

Petrifying Springs Golf Course

Kenosha County’s Brighton Dale Links and Petrifying Springs Golf Course will open for the season, on Monday, March 27, County Executive Samantha Kerkman announced today

Regardless of weather conditions, the course clubhouses will be open ...

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Posted on: March 21, 2023

Medical Examiner reports 3 suspected overdose deaths in 5 days

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The Kenosha County Medical Examiner’s Office responded to three suspected overdose deaths during a recent five-day period, Medical Examiner Patrice Hall said today.

This recent wave of deaths is yet another unfortunate reminder of the continuing toll that ...

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Posted on: March 10, 2023

New pact allows for Kenosha County mental health detentions at nearby Lake County facility

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Kenosha County Executive Samantha Kerkman today signed into effect an intergovernmental agreement that enables Kenosha County and its local law enforcement agencies to send involuntary mental health detentions to a nearby facility in Illinois.

This will al...

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Posted on: February 20, 2023

Kenosha County extends deadline to take internet speed test

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Kenosha County officials today announced the extension of the deadline for County residents and businesses to take a broadband speed test to help gather data on internet speeds across the county. 

Kenosha County residents and businesses are encour...

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Posted on: March 3, 2023

Kerkman announces appointees to Racial and Ethnic Equity Commission

Graphic reading "RACIAL AND ETHNIC EQUITY COMMISSION APPOINTMENTS"

Kenosha County Executive Samantha Kerkman today announced her appointees to fill two vacant seats on the county’s Racial and Ethnic Equity Commission.

A. Brian Gonzales and Xavier Solis will serve three-year terms on the commission, pending confi...

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Posted on: March 1, 2023

Kerkman appointed to National Association of Counties committee on public safety

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Kenosha County Executive Samantha Kerkman has been appointed to serve as a member of the National Association of Counties’ Justice and Public Safety Steering Committee, Kerkman announced today.

As a member of the committee, Kerkman will participate in mont...

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Posted on: February 20, 2023

County issues proclamation for local World War II veteran's 99th birthday

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County Executive Samantha Kerkman declared Monday, Feb. 20, 2023, as Thomas Van Dahm Day in Kenosha County, in honor of a local World War II veteran who is celebrating his 99th birthday. 

Van Dahm was the guest of honor a few days earlier, at the ...

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Posted on: February 17, 2023

Kenosha, Racine county executives issue joint proclamation celebrating food bank partnership

County Executives Kerkman and Delagrave posing with Food Bank leaders and joint proclamation

The county executives from Kenosha and Racine counties are hailing a recent decision by the Kenosha County Food Bank to officially co-locate its operations at the Racine County Food Bank’s headquarters.

Kenosha County Executive Samantha Kerkman and Racine ...

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Posted on: February 6, 2023

Wisconsin insurance commissioner tours Kenosha County flood mitigation efforts

Insurance Commissioner Nathan Houdek talks with County Executive Samantha Kerkman

Wisconsin Insurance Commissioner Nathan Houdek joined County Executive Samantha Kerkman and other local officials Monday on a tour of Kenosha County’s flood mitigation efforts. 

Houdek’s visit coincided with the start of Flood Insurance Awareness ...

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Posted on: February 1, 2023

Kerkman announces creation of Kenosha County Broadband Advisory Committee

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Kenosha County Executive Samantha Kerkman today announced the establishment of a committee tasked with enhancing efforts to improve access to broadband internet service throughout the county, particularly in areas that are now underserved by high-speed in...

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Posted on: January 23, 2023

Kenosha County Household Hazardous Waste Program 2023 Collection Event is May 20

Unloading of discarded items at the 2022 hazardous waste collection event

Kenosha County Executive Samantha Kerkman today is announcing this year’s Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event, which will be held on May 20.

“This FREE Kenosha County Household Hazardous Waste Program provides a great opportunity...

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Posted on: January 13, 2023

Kenosha County Parks apparel now available for purchase

Graphic with text: "Parks Apparel Store Now Open"

A new online store is available to help people display their support for Kenosha County Parks on the clothes they wear, County Executive Samantha Kerkman announced today.

The Kenosha County Parks store includes T-shirts, sweatshirts and fleece jackets in m...

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Posted on: August 12, 2022

Kenosha County maintains Triple A bond rating

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Kenosha County has maintained the highest bond rating achievable from Standard & Poors (S&P) for a second consecutive year, County Executive Samantha Kerkman announced today. 

“Maintaining our fiscal health has been a priority fo...

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Posted on: January 5, 2021

DA's report on the officer-involved shooting of Jacob Blake

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View the district attorney's full report here.

View a slideshow presentation of the district attorney's findings in PDF form here and in video form with audio and video features here.

View use-of-force expert Noble Wray's independent evaluation and report h...

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