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Regional TID tax proposal scrapped

Municipalities oppose suggestion to tap special districts for marketing By Jason Arndt Staff Writer Proposed legislation to create a regional economic development agency – which would have allocated 1 percent of all increments generated by municipalities with tax incremental financing districts in Kenosha and Racine counties – will not move […]

 
 

In this week’s Standard Press…

In this week’s Standard Press…

      It’s hard to blame Burlington area residents for being on edge early this week as the waters of the Fox River rose to flood stage. After all, they endured a record flood just seven months earlier. But, as luck would have it, Mother Nature relented and the water began […]

 
 

River receding; flood warning set to expire

River receding; flood warning set to expire

It appears Burlington has dodged significant flooding as the Fox River through the heart of the city began to recede Wednesday, according to levels recorded by the National Weather Service’s Sullivan office. The flood warning for the area is scheduled to expire at 4:35 p.m. Wednesday. According to the NWS, […]

 
 

Local primary winners advance to Spring Election

Local primary winners advance to Spring Election

Aldermanic candidates Theresa Meyer and Randy Canales in District 1, and Ryan Heft and Sara Spencer in District 2 advanced to the Spring Election following Tuesday’s primary vote in the City of Burlington. In District 1, Meyer garnered 113 votes, nearly doubling the total posted by Canales (62). Lee Verhagen […]

 
 

Area under flood warning; mayor urges calm

Area under flood warning; mayor urges calm

The Burlington area surrounding the Fox River remained under a flood warning Tuesday afternoon as the National Weather Service predicted the river to rise to near flood stage by Wednesday afternoon. Mayor Jeannie Hefty, aware that many local residents endured historic flooding this past July, urged people to remain calm […]

 
 

Aldermanic races appear on Tuesday’s primary ballot

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It’s decision time again in the area, at least when it comes to the electoral process. That’s because Tuesday is the primary for the spring election. State offices on the ballot include Court of Appeals and Circuit Court judges, not to mention the state Supreme Court. In the City of […]

 
 

Grace Church to celebrate grand opening

Grace Church to celebrate grand opening

New facility will be used for much more than worship   By Ed Nadolski enadolski@standardpress.com Several years ago, when members of Burlington’s Grace Church got down to the business of putting building plans to paper, they had a decision to make: Build a new church that would serve the relatively […]

 
 

Yorkville school sets info meeting dates for April referendum

Yorkville school sets info meeting dates for April referendum

  By Dave Fidlin CORRESPONDENT Yorkville Elementary School’s 5-year, $3.35 million total referendum will be on the spring general election ballot in less than two months. With the countdown clock ticking, district officials are in the midst of planning information meeting dates and other specifics in an overture board members […]

 
 

Five vie for 2 open supervisor seats on Waterford Town Board

Five vie for 2 open supervisor seats on Waterford Town Board

Tuesday primary will narrow the field of candidates for April election   By Dave Fidlin CORRESPONDENT Five Town of Waterford residents — including the two incumbents — are facing off against one another next week for the two open seats up for grabs in April. The large number of candidates […]

 
 

Burlington Plan Commission allows Casey’s to clear another hurdle

Burlington Plan Commission allows Casey’s to clear another hurdle

  By Jason Arndt jarndt@southernlakesnewspapers.com Casey’s General Store continues to clear hurdles in the City of Burlington, where the Plan Commission approved a conditional use permit for a gas station and convenience store on Dodge Street at its Tuesday meeting. Casey’s plans to construct a 4,600-square foot store with a […]

 
 
 
 
 

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