Union Grove

Giving trees ripe for the picking

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor While the holiday season turns into a time of gift-gifting for many, there are many who don’t have the money to partake in the tradition. As a result, the Union Grove Area Foodbank is stepping up with its Giving Trees program. Mulberry’s Pancakes and Café and […]


Yorkville man dies after early-morning crash

A 78-year-old Town of Yorkville man died Nov. 10 after a crash on Highway A at 55th Drive in Yorkville. Robert Skeans was taken to All Saints Wheaton Franciscan Hospital in Racine following the crash, where he later died. According to the press release from the Racine County Sheriff’s Department, […]


Kiwanis continue old-time tree lot tradition

By Maureen Vander Sanden Correspondent For a third season, the Kiwanis Club of Union Grove is giving families the sentimental experience of picking out “the perfect tree” from its old-fashioned tree lot. The club’s third annual Christmas tree sale, beginning Friday, Nov. 27, will be brightly lit up and stocked […]


Village pens new deal with economic development agency

By Maureen Vander Sanden Correspondent The Union Grove Board of Trustees last week approved a deal with an economic development agency that would continue its longstanding joint working relationship for business growth within the village. After some fine-tuning of the original document presented in September, at the Oct. 26 Board […]


Village pens ‘win-win’ agreement with growing business

By Maureen Vander Sanden Correspondent The Union Grove Village Board approved a developers agreement this week with the fast-growing Custom Truck & Equipment (CTE), which one official said is a “win-win” for both parties. Village Attorney Timothy Pruitt presented details of the developers’ agreement as well as the Tax Increment […]


New trustee ready for Village Board seat

By Maureen Vander Sanden Correspondent A new trustee will swear in Monday at the Union Grove Village Board meeting, filling a seat vacancy that has been open since Sept. 1. Alan Jelinek was chosen from a pool that had three other candidates to join the Village Board. He will assume […]


Watch out for soaring squash at the annual Great Pumpkin Chuckin Fest

By Maureen Vander Sanden Correspondent The Greater Union Grove Area Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for a smashing good time Saturday, Oct. 24 and Sunday, Oct. 25 when it hosts its annual Great Pumpkin Chuckin Fest at the Racine County Fairgrounds. “The Great Pumpkin Chuckin Fest is the best […]


Expansion gets the green light

By Maureen Vander Sanden Correspondent A local custom trucking company got approval Monday from village officials to move forward with a large expansion that would meet its growing demand for services. Custom Truck & Equipment (CTE), 1700 Leider Drive, will add 37,650 square feet to its building at the west […]


Union Grove Elementary goes gold for children with cancer

By Maureen Vander Sanden Correspondent The halls of Union Grove Elementary are sparkling with gold stars – each a symbol of one child’s love for another, and an effort to bring awareness toward the fight against childhood cancer. Last month, the school joined the “Gold in September” initiative, a global […]


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 […]


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