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Fettes resigns as Burlington Town Supervisor

Fettes resigns as Burlington Town Supervisor

Former public official allegedly involved in Rockford prostitution crackdown By Jason Arndt Editor Tyson Fettes, who continues to fight allegations he solicited prostitutes in Illinois, resigned as Burlington Town Supervisor shortly before Thursday’s Town Board meeting. Fettes, 33, the former Racine County Register of Deeds, wrote in a letter addressed […]

 
 

Burlington Rescue Squad to get new leader

Burlington Rescue Squad to get new leader

Koenen will assume chief role in October By Jason Arndt Editor Burlington EMS Chief Brian Zweibel has served the Burlington Rescue Squad for more than 33 years. But, that will soon change Oct. 1, when Zweibel officially retires from the department with Jeffrey Koenen filling the rest of Zweibel’s term […]

 
 

Fire in the sky (and on the water)

Fire in the sky (and on the water)

The sunset over Burlington’s Echo Lake on Sept. 6 was nothing short of spectacular. The fiery orange sky was reflected in the still water, creating a “visual echo” on the appropriately named lake. The scene prompted a U-turn and impromptu photoshoot employing a Google Pixel 3a phone camera with night […]

 
 

School district projects tax increase

But final figures won’t be available until late October By Jason Arndt Editor Electors in the Burlington Area School District adopted a tentative $22.5 million tax levy with a projected tax rate of $9.49 per $1,000 of equalized property value at Monday’s annual meeting. While both figures are an increase […]

 
 

In this week’s Standard Press…

In this week’s Standard Press…

      Burlington Area School District taxpayers got a big break on their tax bills a year ago, but they won’t be so lucky this year. The school district is projecting a 49-cent hike in the tax rate per $1,000 of equalized property value to support this year’s school budget. The […]

 
 

Man allegedly stole saw from work truck

Man allegedly stole saw from work truck

       A Racine man charged with stealing a saw from a contractor’s truck at Walmart in Burlington pleaded not guilty to the accusation at a court proceeding on Sept. 5.       Elijah Matthew Campbell, 34, was charged Aug. 23 in Racine County Circuit Court with misdemeanor theft and felony […]

 
 

Smet recognized for years of service at BASD

Smet recognized for years of service at BASD

District holds open house for successor By Jason Arndt Editor Since Peter Smet retired as superintendent of the Burlington Area School District, the former leader has remained busy within the community, which recognized him for his years of service at an Aug. 29 open house in the Burlington High School […]

 
 

More charges leveled against Fettes

More charges leveled against Fettes

Attorney says allegations are based on circumstantial evidence By Jason Arndt Editor Town of Burlington Supervisor Tyson Fettes, indicted by an Illinois grand jury on additional charges last week, pleaded not guilty to original allegations he solicited prostitutes during his Aug. 29 initial appearance in Winnebago, Illinois, County Circuit Court. […]

 
 

In this week’s Standard Press…

In this week’s Standard Press…

      It’s no secret the grocery business is tough for the little guys. That point was driven home again in recent days when the owners of Richter’s Marketplace announced they are closing the Burlington store. However, while many similar-size communities have just one grocery store, Burlington – even with the […]

 
 

Despite issues with handlers, city’s K9 unit is thriving

Despite issues with handlers, city’s K9 unit is thriving

Program is most effective in finding drugs, improving public relations By Jason Arndt Editor Nearly a year ago, the City of Burlington Police Department partnered K9 Zander with officer Eric Willms, who became the third handler since the program was revived in 2017. Despite the shaky start, the partnership has […]

 
 
 
 
 

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