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Rage Against the Machine Donating Ticket Sales to Reproductive Rights Organizations

Rage Against the Machine will donate nearly half a million dollars to reproductive rights organizations in Wisconsin and Illinois, as the band announced on social media last night (June 24). “We are disgusted by the repeal of Roe V. Wade and the devastating impact it will have on tens of millions of people,” the group wrote in an Instagram post. “Over half of the country (26 states) is likely to ban or seriously restrict abortion very soon, if not immediately, which will have a disproportionate impact on poor, working class and undocumented BIPOC communities.”
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Wisconsin School District Rejects Book About Japanese Internment

A school board in southeastern Wisconsin has rejected a book recommended for use in a 10th-grade accelerated English class due in part to concerns that it lacked “balance” regarding the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II. The Curriculum Planning Committee for the Muskego-Norway district, which serves about 5,000 students in Waukesha and Racine […]
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A parent accused Oconomowoc schools of teaching age-inappropriate material. The district threatened a defamation lawsuit.

The conservative law firm Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty has sent a letter to the Oconomowoc Area School District on behalf of a local parent who said the district is trying to silence her for complaints about the district's use of what she called age-inappropriate instructional materials. WILL sent the letter June 16 on...

Harvard police issue EMPA for 16-year-old mom and infant son

HARVARD, Ill. (WIFR) - Illinois State Police have activated an endangered missing persons alert for a Harvard teen and her 5-month-old son. Amia J. Stith and Maverick C. Stith were last seen being picked up Wednesday afternoon by a man near the Harvard Diggins Library. They are possibly traveling with Michael A. Walton, 22, who is 5′10 and weighs 180lbs. Michael has blonde hair and brown eyes.

MISSING: Amia Smith, 17, and her 5-month old son last seen in Harvard, Illinois

CHICAGO (CBS)-- Police are searching for a young mother and her baby who went missing from Northwest suburban Harvard Wednesday. Seventeen-year-old Amia Smith and her 5-moth-old baby son Maverick were last seen leaving a home on McKinley Street around noon. Smith is 5-foot-4 and weighs 120 pounds. She was last seen wearing a baseball cap with a rainbow flag, a black shirt with foil flowers, black shorts, and black socks. Anyone with information is asked to contact police. 

Missing Illinois mother, infant son found safe

HARVARD, Ill. (WICS/WRSP) — UPDATE:. The Harvard Police Department says Amia and Maverick Stith have been found safe in Kentucky. The suspect, Michael Walton, was taken into custody. Around 12:30 p.m. on Friday, "the two Harvard youths and the individual that accompanied them turned themselves in to the Cynthiana,...

Whitewater: Community Engagement Center holds ‘soft’ grand opening

A “soft” grand opening was held Thursday at the Community Engagement Center (CEC), Whitewater. The building, 1260 W. Main St., which is often referenced by residents as “the purple building,” due to its distinctive exterior, is operated by the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, and tenants, coordinators and volunteers at the grand opening were eager to make people aware of the amenities and services inside, all of which are available to the public.
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Waukesha's Mad Steintist announces closure this Saturday

WAUKESHA — The popular downtown Waukesha bar Mad Steintist, which is known for providing patrons with live music from musicians and DJs, announced it is permanently closing down at the end of the month. According to a Wednesday Facebook post: “We would have officially announced this much sooner, but...
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Mukwonago’s Castle Community expansion nearing completion

MUKWONAGO — With the expansion of the Birchrock Castle Community by Castle Senior Living scheduled to be finished in mid-July and residents expected to be accepted for occupancy in early to mid-August, village officials are reflecting on housing trends and demand in the community. The Birchrock Castle Community, which...

South Milwaukee man missing; last seen June 18

SOUTH MILWAUKEE, Wis. - The South Milwaukee Police Department is reaching out to the public for their assistance in helping to locate a missing man – 51-year-old Juan Delgado. According to a family member, on June 18 at approximately 7:30 p.m., Juan Delgado boarded a Milwaukee County Transit bus...

Road work to close parts of Highway 12 on Monday, Tuesday

Portions of Highway 12 between Elkhorn and Lake Geneva will be closed Monday and Tuesday for pavement repairs, according to the state Department of Transportation. The DOT said in news released that eastbound Highway 12 between the County NN interchange near Elkhorn to the Highway 120 interchange near Lake Geneva will be closed Monday. The westbound lanes of Highway 12 will be closed between the same interchanges the next day. The work is weather dependent.