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KCOR Wins Preliminary Approval for Kenosha Block Grant Funds

WGTD)---A group formed in the aftermath of the Jacob Blake shooting last year is gaining acceptance—and funding. The Kenosha Coalition Organizing Resolution, or KCOR for short, sends trained counselors and mediators into the streets to diffuse violent or potentially violent situations. The group was recently awarded $47,000 in federal block grant funds by the city committee that disburses the money. A city council vote to confirm the grant is expected to come when other city budgets are formally adopted for the next year in the coming weeks.
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"Groundhog Day: The Musical" opens Oct. 29 at Bradford High School

We're just heading into the winter season, but already we're wondering if a certain groundhog will see his shadow. More accurately, the folks in "Groundhog Day: The Musical" are focused on the weather forecasting skills of a certain high-profile rodent. Bradford High School students are performing the hit Broadway show,...
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Kenosha News editorial: Don't speak ill of the dead

Dear Mr. Ex-president: Don’t speak ill of the dead. We noted with dismay your remarks on the passing of four-star general and former Secretary of State Colin Powell: “Wonderful to see Colin Powell, who made big mistakes on Iraq and famously so-called weapons of mass destruction, be treated in death so beautifully by the Fake News Media. Hope that happens to me someday. He was a classic RINO, if even that, always being the first to attack other Republicans. He made plenty of mistakes, but anyway, may he rest in peace!”

Today's events for Thursday, Oct. 28

Free candy alert! Get a jump on trick-or-treating today at Herzing University, which is hosting its Trunk or Treat event from 5:30 to 7 p.m. today (Oct. 28) in their Downtown Kenosha parking lot, 5800 Seventh Ave. This is a free event, open to everyone. Six Flags Great America’s Halloween...

Shootings in Elgin leave 1 dead, 5 wounded

One person was killed and five others injured in two separate shooting cases in Elgin, according to police. Just before 2 a.m. Sunday, Elgin police responded to reports of a shooting at an industrial complex near Commerce Drive and Tollgate Road. According to an Elgin police Facebook post, a group had gathered to street race, during which an argument started and led to the shooting.
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WIAA Division 2 cross country: Lakeside boys XC team ecstatic to compete at state

KENOSHA — Former Lakeside Lutheran cross country coach Gerry Walta has been very pleased with how current coach Cameron Ausen is running his old program — with one exception. “What’s with the green lettering on your Lakeside t-shirt?,” Walta asked. It was a fair question, since Lakeside’s colors are two...

Caterpillar Profit Soars

Caterpillar Inc. today said third-quarter earnings soared as the maker of earthmovers, mining trucks and other heavy equipment saw increased sales. The Deerfield, Illinois-based company posted a quarterly profit of $1.43 billion, or $2.60 a share, compared with $668 million, or $1.22, a year earlier. Caterpillar reported an adjusted profit...

5 Chicago suburbs made it in the Best Small Cities in America list

If you live in Elmhurst, Highland Park, Glen Ellyn, Park Ridge or Wheaton, you probably already know how good you got it… But, just to be sure: these 5 Chicago suburbs all landed in in the Best Small Cities in America list!. Wallet Hub released their 2021 edition of the...

Vignocchi resigns as Glenbrook North boys soccer coach

Paul Vignocchi, a Glenbrook North graduate who returned to lead the boys soccer program and produced a fourth-place state finish in 2004, has resigned as head coach. An assistant dean of students and assistant athletic director at the Northbrook school, Vignocchi stepped down to spend more time enjoying his children's activities, he said, and also to pivot more swiftly without leaving Spartans soccer adrift should further administrative opportunities arise.

The pressure from above

Antioch Community High School offers various opportunities for students to become involved throughout their four years; however, becoming so active in school with clubs and sports comes with an added layer of pressure. Having to be the ideal straight-A teen can start to change the strength of one’s mental stability.

Man Charged in Decades-Old Slaying of Niles Woman Was Registered Sex Offender At the Time

The man recently charged in the decades-old murder of a Niles woman was a registered sex offender at the time of the killing, police said Wednesday. Police offered few new details about Richard J. Sisto’s life during the past 30 years or how he allegedly ended up in the apartment of Helen K. Cardwell, who was found strangled in her room at the Leaning Tower YMCA in Niles on Nov. 8, 1992.