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Posted on: December 6, 2022

Municipal leaders issue call to action: Take online speed test

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Municipal leaders throughout Kenosha County are encouraging residents and business owners to take a brief online speed test to help secure investments for faster local internet service. The test is available through the end of the year and is available to...

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Posted on: December 2, 2022

Coalition announces multi-disciplinary response to targeted school violence prevention

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The School Threat Assessment Coalition of Kenosha held a press conference today to announce its work in establishing a systematic approach to violence prevention.

Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul joined local leaders in announcing a strategy that is in...

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Posted on: November 23, 2022

County Executive announces wintertime ‘Coffee and Cocoa with Kerkman’ office hours

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Kenosha County Executive Samantha Kerkman today announced an indoor, wintertime answer to the Saturdays in the Park with Sam office hours that she held in Kenosha County parks throughout the summer and fall.

Coffee and Cocoa with Kerkman events are schedul...

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Posted on: November 18, 2022

Kenosha County residents encouraged to take online community health assessment

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An assessment of Kenosha County’s overall community health is now underway, and residents can participate by taking an online survey, Health Officer Jen Freiheit announced today.

Kenosha County Thrive is a community-guided effort to assess the health needs...

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Posted on: November 11, 2022

Kenosha County urges residents, businesses to take internet speed test

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Kenosha County officials are encouraging residents and business owners to take an online speed test to help gather data on internet speeds across the county. The test is available now through the end of the year for Kenosha County residents at www.kenosha...

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Posted on: November 23, 2022

County reminds residents, property owners not to deposit snow on roadways

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With winter weather upon us, the Kenosha County Division of Highways is reminding people not to deposit snow and ice from driveways onto roadways and highway shoulders, and to use extra caution when driving near snowplows.

Blowing or plowing snow onto road...

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Posted on: November 12, 2022

Medical Examiner’s Office responds to 3 suspected overdose deaths in recent days

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Kenosha County Medical Examiner Patrice Hall today said her office has responded to three suspected overdose deaths in recent days.

Hall said this is yet another sad reminder of the use of illegal drugs and counterfeit prescription medications, many of whi...

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Posted on: November 7, 2022

Park roads dedicated for former Rep. Cloyd Porter, Karow family

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The two roads that lead into the Kenosha County Veterans Memorial Park are no longer nameless. 

A ceremony was held Monday to dedicate the Highway KD entrance into the park as Porter Parkway, in honor of former state Rep. Cloyd Porter. 

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Posted on: November 1, 2022

Public health officials advise prevention measures as RSV cases spread

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Public health authorities locally and nationwide are seeing an earlier-than-usual spike in respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) cases, Kenosha County Public Health is advising.

RSV is a major cause of respiratory illness in all age groups, and is the most com...

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Posted on: October 29, 2022

Kenosha County Veterans Services Director Ali Nelson elected president of statewide association

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Kenosha County Veterans Services Director Ali Nelson was recently elected president of the County Veterans Service Officers Association of Wisconsin.

Nelson was sworn into the office on Oct. 18, during the CVSO fall conference in Wisconsin Rapids. He will ...

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Posted on: October 22, 2022

Efforts continue to ID man in 1993 John Doe case

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On August 27, 1993, a photographer walking in the 12700 blocks of the Soo Line railroad tracks in Pleasant Prairie found a deceased male's body. The decedent was in an advanced state of decomposition. The Pleasant Prairie Police and the Kenosha County Med...

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Posted on: October 14, 2022

Kenosha County Veterans Honor Portal a one-stop shop for information, resources

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County Executive Samantha Kerkman recently announced the launch of the Kenosha County Veterans Honor Portal, an online tool that provides easy access to an array of information of interest to veterans and others in the community.

“We set out to create an e...

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Posted on: October 4, 2022

Kerkman emphasizes partnerships in 2023 budget address

County Executive Samantha Kerkman presents her 2023 budget to board leaders

Kenosha County Executive Samantha Kerkman presented her 2023 budget proposal to the County Board on Tuesday, stressing the importance of partnerships and fiscal responsibility.

Specifically, Kerkman noted partnerships that she and the county have worked to...

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Posted on: October 7, 2022

Service enhancements provide dedicated hotlines for crisis, child protective services calls

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Effective Oct. 1, 2022, Kenosha Human Development Services (KHDS) expanded services to the community with two separate programs:

  • The Crisis Program in the Crisis Prevention Center provides mental health services to individuals (children and...
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Posted on: September 28, 2022

Habush Habush & Rottier donates $100,000 for restoration of Kenosha County's Ceremonial Courtroom

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Habush Habush & Rottier, has pledged $100,000 toward the restoration of the historic Ceremonial Courtroom in the Kenosha County Courthouse, the firm announced today.

“Our firm has represented Kenosha County residents since our founding in 1930. We have...

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Posted on: September 27, 2022

Brookside Care Center offering new incentives to successful CNA applicants

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Kenosha County’s Brookside Care Center is now participating in a state program that offers educational support and cash incentives to successful certified nursing assistant applicants.

The WisCaregiver program provides free training to candidates...

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Posted on: September 22, 2022

Kenosha County Board of Health outlines updated COVID-19 booster eligibility

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The new, Omicron-specific COVID-19 booster shot is now available at local providers, and people ages 12 and up are encouraged to get it, Kenosha County Board of Health President Dr. Diane Gerlach said today.

Gerlach said the updated shot, known as the biva...

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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: September 20, 2022

Veterans, active-duty military and families invited to climb for free at Boundless Adventures

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* UPDATE: As of Sept. 26, 2022, all available tickets have been distributed. *

Kenosha County Parks, Boundless Adventures, and the Kenosha County Division of Veterans Services are partnering to offer 150 free tickets to the aerial adventure park to qualifi...

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Posted on: February 1, 2022

Kenosha County Public Health modifies COVID-19 disease investigation procedures

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In response to evolving needs and priorities in the ongoing COVID-19 response, Kenosha County Public Health has updated its disease investigation procedures, Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit announced today.

Public health staff will no longer attempt to con...

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Posted on: November 17, 2021

COVID-19 testing now available at Kenosha Unified headquarters

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No out-of-pocket cost COVID-19 testing is now available weekdays at a kiosk located in the north parking lot of the Kenosha Unified School District’s Educational Support Center, 3600 52nd St., Kenosha.

Testing hours are 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Friday. Pati...

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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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