Teens’ homeless simulation to benefit TLC

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor From a small group that started out as 20 students wanting to raise money for the Transitional Living Center, Cold Hands Warm Hearts has transitioned into a major fundraiser for the homeless shelter. “It’s an unbelievable group of teens,” said Kathy Martin, confirming that at least […]


City to borrow to cover costs for Aurora site

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor Facing cost overruns as the bills come in for improvements to the new Aurora Care Center site in Burlington, the City of Burlington Common Council approved borrowing to cover the expenses Tuesday night. The council unanimously approved the solicitation of up to $450,000 in general obligation […]


Delagrave presents no-tax increase budget

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor New Racine County Executive Jonathan Delagrave presented his first county budget Tuesday night, with a zero percent tax increase. It is the sixth year in a row the countywide tax levy has been held flat, something Delagrave said he is “extremely proud of.” Delagrave’s budget focuses […]


Bohner’s Lake woman accidentally shoots self

A Town of Burlington woman ended up in the hospital Friday night after dropping a gun and accidentally shooting herself. According to a press release from the Racine County Sheriff’s Department, the Racine County Communication Center received a 911 call Friday. When deputies arrived and began investigating, they found that […]


Sheriff recovers vehicles reportedly stolen by murder suspect

Sheriff recovers vehicles reportedly stolen by murder suspect

The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department has recovered three of the vehicles stolen by murder suspect Andrew Obregon. Officials said the vehicles were used in high-speed.chases and then abandoned by Obregon, who has been on the run since Oct. 2. Here is the text of the news release issued by the […]


‘Waddle’ leads to arrest in library robbery

A Burlington man’s distinctive walk turned out to be among the key pieces of evidence investigators needed to identify him as the suspect in a robbery and attempted robbery in the area in early August. Simon Rubio, 31, of North Pine Street, was charged Thursday in Racine County Circuit Court […]


Breaking news: bomb threat cleared at Trailside

Breaking news: bomb threat cleared at Trailside

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor A parent of a student at Waterford’s Trailside Elementary School confirmed that students were evacuated due to a bomb threat Friday morning. The parent received a robocall on her cell phone at 10:47 a.m. from the school’s principal, Jim Dembosky, saying that a bomb threat had […]


Bus driver charged with reckless endangerment

Bus driver charged with reckless endangerment

He’s accused of driving impaired with students aboard A Waterford school bus driver accused of driving into a cornfield with four students on the bus was charged Thursday with four counts of first-degree reckless endangerment. Jason S. Stalbaum, 38, of Waterford, appeared in Racine County Circuit Court Thursday to face […]


Those ‘Damn Yankees’

Those ‘Damn Yankees’

Haylofters show runs through October By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor The story of a real-estate agent with a hatred of the Yankees, a devil with a weakness for an escape clause and the possibility of the Washington Nationals winning the pennant opened a nine-show run at Burlington’s Malt House Theater this […]


Yorkville School evacuated over threat

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor Yorkville District Administrator Dave Alexander admitted Tuesday afternoon it’d been a long day. Shortly after the bell had rung at Yorkville to start the day Tuesday, a teacher brought in a note to him that was found in a bathroom that mentioned both a gun and […]


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