Candidate differences are clear in 63rd District forum

Candidate differences are clear in 63rd District forum

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor After a politically-charged month of back and forth between Republicans and Democrats, it seemed only fitting that fireworks came from both sides of the aisle Tuesday night at a 63rd Assembly District candidate forum at Union Grove Union High School. Incumbent Republican Robin Vos and challenger […]


Residents raise concerns over women’s shelter

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor A proposed women’s shelter in Burlington by the Women’s Resource Center of Racine has floated under the radar through the discussion stage for close to two years, according to Sherry Hartog. Even in August, when the proposed shelter was announced publicly, Hartog – the director of […]


Council argues the brass tacks of garbage

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor Never has the value of a pound of garbage been so debated by so few. Trying to iron out the details of a proposed contract for City of Burlington garbage and recycling pickup, the Common Council disagreed on the finer points of what that pickup should […]


City clears up wording in winter parking policy

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor The Burlington Common Council discussed a change in the city’s winter snow emergency policy Tuesday night, making it dovetail with reality. “It changes nothing,” said Police Chief Peter Nimmer of the practical changes on residents in the proposed ordinance. The change simply allows either Mayor Bob […]


Spooky City set for Saturday

The annual traditions of Halloween will get an early kickoff Saturday, as Spooky City will take place in downtown City of Burlington. The event kicks off at 9:30 a.m. Saturday with mad scientists in the laboratory (lobby) of Fox River State Bank. The theme is “mad science” and children can […]


Students rise up against Yik Yak bullying

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor It was a fire that flared fiercely last week, but quickly burned out. Faced with a growing bullying problem on the relatively new social media platform Yik Yak, Burlington High School staff moved quickly last week to block the application on the campus. The issues with […]


What’s in a number? Plenty for football player who wins bet with teammate’s father

What’s in a number? Plenty for football player who wins bet with teammate’s father

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor Sometimes the smallest things can spark a turnaround. After the Burlington High School football team had lost its first two games of the season – and three of their first four – something needed to change for the team under the direction of first-year head coach […]


City has ‘productive’ session with Rescue Squad members

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor After close to a two-hour closed session negotiation between the City of Burlington and the Burlington Area Rescue Squad Tuesday night, the sides agreed to continue negotiating. City Administrator Kevin Lahner said following the meeting, “We had a very good, productive conversation with the Rescue Squad […]


Two Burlington men injured in single-vehicle crash

Speed appears to be a factor in a single-vehicle crash that injured two men from Burlington early Wednesday morning, according to the Racine County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies were dispatched to the Town of Burlington shortly before 3 a.m. for the report of the crash. The exact location is not immediately […]


Fund transfer will help close TIF district

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor The City of Burlington Plan Commission unanimously approved moving forward with transferring money from one tax incremental finance district to another Tuesday night, paving the way to close both in 2018. The city will transfer about $4.25 million from TIF District No. 3 to the environmental […]


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