Burlington

Lack of interest could prompt city to consider shrinking council

By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff Writer While Mayor Bob Miller doesn’t think the decision by two city aldermen not to seek office again will significantly affect the City Council, change may soon be coming anyhow. Aldermen Jeff Fischer and Jim Prailes formally declared last week that they would not seek re-election, […]

 
 

Lessons for the classroom of life

Burlington High School special education teachers Jared Boyd (left) and Amy Anhold are part of a program that helps teach students job skills. (Photo by Jennifer Eisenbart)

BHS program helps prepare special education students for world of work By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer If you come down the main hallway at Burlington High School between the hours of 7:10 and 11 a.m. any morning of the week, you can find the B-Town Cafe. If you like coffee, […]

 
 

Mayor seeks donations for July 4 blast

He asks for community’s help to enhance city display With the time for ordering fireworks rapidly approaching, Burlington Mayor Bob Miller is reaching out to the community to help ensure residents have a bang-up time during the city’s July 4 observance. “I would like next year’s  (fireworks) display to be […]

 
 

City moves ahead with plant upgrades

Trimmed budget focuses on improvements not expansion By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer The City of Burlington Common Council approved five different resolutions Tuesday, the most expensive of which involved the funding of final design and construction management of improvements to the Wastewater Treatment Plant. That item, estimated at $828,427, involved […]

 
 

Turbulent chapter is buried in rubble

One of the final walls of the former City of Burlington Department of Public Works facility tumbles to the ground Tuesday as a demolition crew takes down the building at 824 Milwaukee Avenue. The city has an accepted offer to sell the site to a developer of an O’Reilly Auto Parts store. (Photo by Ed Nadolski)

City confident in its moves to revitalize DPW site, festival grounds By Ed Nadolski Editor in chief As the city’s former Department of Public Works facility on Milwaukee Avenue disappeared piece-by-piece at the hands of a demolition crew the past two weeks, it closed a turbulent year during which the […]

 
 

Two incumbent aldermen won’t seek re-election

City seeks candidates for Common Council seats Incumbent City of Burlington Aldermen Jim Prailes and Jeff Fischer will not seek additional terms in the spring election, according to City Administrator Kevin Lahner. Prailes, who represents the 2nd District, and Fischer, 4th District, filed their required statements of non-candidacy recently. That […]

 
 

Council hopes flashing lights solve crosswalk woes

Officials move to eliminate hazard on West State Street By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer After more than a month’s worth of discussion and at least three different plans, the City of Burlington Common Council Tuesday was almost silent in its approval of the latest option for a troublesome crosswalk on […]

 
 

All is peaceful on the recall front

Jordan Debbink (from left), Thomas Beach and Casey Elmer show their support for Gov. Scott Walker in a counter protest to the Recall Walker effort Saturday in the Echo Park parking lot. (Photo by Jennifer Eisenbart)

Advocates, opponents manage to coexist in same parking lot By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer On Saturday, with a fresh dusting of snow on the ground and two diametrically opposed political groups occupying the same space in Burlington, it was nearly impossible not to expect some sort of confrontation. Perhaps it […]

 
 

Energy-saving program makes impact here

Figures show Way to Save is working By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief The Way to Save Burlington initiative is producing measurable energy-saving results for electric utility customers in the city, according to recent data compiled by a third party evaluator. “Our total energy savings was much more than expected,” […]

 
 

Town officials pleased with police switch

Supervisor says it has been ‘overwhelmingly positive’ By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer Almost three months have passed since the Town of Burlington switched its police services from in-house to a contract with the Racine County Sheriff’s Department. And according to the sheriff’s deputy who showed up at last week’s Town […]

 
 
 
 
 

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