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County health officer urges Tiers 1a and 1b individuals to fill out COVID-19 vaccination form

From the Kenosha County Joint Information Center: Individuals and organizations that fall within Tiers 1a and 1b of the COVID-19 vaccination schedule are now urged to fill out an online form to help link them with a local vaccine provider, Kenosha County Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit said today. Tier 1a — the only group […]

County health division supports 10-day quarantine for COVID-19 close contacts with no symptoms

The Kenosha County Division of Health has announced its is on board with new guidance about the length of quarantine needed for COVID-19 close contacts who are symptom free. Here is a news release distributed Monday: The Kenosha County Division of Health will support a new, shortened 10-day quarantine time for symptom-free individuals who have […]

Property tax bills being mailed starting this week

Well it’s property tax bill time. From a news release from the county treasurer’s office: Kenosha County Treasurer Teri Jacobson is reminding taxpayers that property tax bills will be mailed beginning the week of Dec. 7, and it is the responsibility of all taxpayers to make a payment by the end of January. “If you […]

Kenosha County Division of Veterans Services marks Veterans Day with special video

The Kenosha County Division of Veterans Services is marking Veterans Day with a special video featuring several members of the community. This video was produced in lieu of the annual Kenosha County Veterans Celebration, which was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The video is available here. “It’s unfortunate that we can’t safely celebrate Veterans […]

Be patient for local election results, says county clerk

Kenosha County’s top election official is asking for patience in awaiting results from Tuesday’s election in light of a large amount of absentee ballots causing unprecedented circumstances. Here is a news release from County Clerk Regi Bachochin issued Monday: County leaders and elections officials are administering a safe, fair andaccurate election, Kenosha County Clerk Regi […]

Highway B to close starting Monday for roadwork

Kenosha County has announced the start of roadwork Monday to a stretch of Highway B. From the highway department announcement: A portion of Kenosha County Highway B south of Silver Lake will close for approximately five days beginning Monday, Oct. 19, for the replacement of a large culvert. The closure includes the stretch of Highway […]

Body cameras for deputies, changes to Kenosha County Veterans Memorial Park in county exec’s 2021 budget

Kenmosh County Executive Jim Kreuser presented his 2021 budget to the County Board earlier this week. The budget includes money for body cameras for sheriff’s deputies. Kreuser’s budget address also included the following section about KenoshaCounty Veterans Memorial Park (informally referred to as KD Park in the past) in Randall and Wheatland: Supervisor Lon Wienke […]

County urges compliance with governor’s latest emergency order

The Kenosha County Division of Heath has issued a news release urging that residents comply with Gov. Tony Evers’ latest public health emergency order. Here is the news release, distributed Wednesday: The Kenosha County Division of Health is strongly urging individuals andbusinesses to comply with the statewide public health emergency order that takes effect Thursday, […]

Man facing drug charges from Twin Lakes search warrant

A man faces drug related charges after Twin Lakes Police and the Kenosha County Drug Operations Group served a search warrant at a Twin Lakes address last week. From news release from TLPD released Tuesday: On Monday, September 28th, 2020, Twin Lakes Police, along withassistance from members of the Kenosha County Drug Operations Group (KDOG) […]

Powerful Tools for Caregivers registration underway

The Kenosha County Aging & Disability Resource Center is again offering Powerful Tools for Caregivers, a free, 6-week educational series designed by Stanford University to give you tools to take care of yourself while caring for a loved one. Caregivers are currently spending much of their time at home with their loved ones or are […]

Highway MB to close for culvert work

From the Kenosha County Division of Highways: Kenosha County Highway MB (156th Avenue) will be closed between Highway K (60th Street) and 73rd Street on Monday, Sept. 21, through Wednesday, Sept. 23, for three separate culvert replacements. The road will be closed from roughly 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, reopening during the evening […]

POW/MIA Honor Chair to be dedicated Friday at Kenosha County Center

From a news release from the Kenosha County Executive’s Office: As National Prisoners of War/Missing in Action Recognition Day approaches, a new memorial in the Kenosha County Center in Bristol will be dedicated later this month. A POW/MIA Honor Chair will be located in the commons area at the County Center, located at the intersection […]

Kenosha County Courthouse to reopen Tuesday

From the Clerk of Courts Office: The Kenosha County Courthouse will reopen to the public on Tuesday,Sept. 8, Kenosha County Clerk of Courts Rebecca Matoska-Mentink announced (Friday). Court operations will resume in the same manner as before the recent unrest that caused the closure of the Courthouse on Aug. 24, Matoska-Mentink said. A temporary drop […]

County executive says body cameras for deputies will be in 2021 budget

Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser said he is committed to bringing body cameras to the Sheriff’s Department. From a news release distributed Monday: Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser today affirmed his commitment tofunding body camera equipment for the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department. Kreuser said funding for body cameras will be included in the budget that […]

Eastern Kenosha County emergency curfew extended to Monday, Tuesday nights

Kenosha County has extended a state of emergency curfew to Monday night and Tuesday night. The official announcement by Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department: Kenosha County has again declared a state of Emergency Curfew for Monday August 31th and Tuesday September 1st from 7 PM to 7 AM East of I-94.  The public needs to be off the […]

County facilities in downtown Kenosha closed again Tuesday

An announcement from Kenosha County: The Kenosha County Courthouse and Administration Building will remain closed to the public today (Tuesday, Aug. 25). Court hearings will not be held today — in person or virtually — but other county services will remain available online or by phone. While the Administration Building will not open for the rest […]

Kenosha County courthouse, administration building closed Monday

The Kenosha County Courthouse and Administration Building will be closed to the public Monday, Aug. 24 due to damage sustained during Sunday night’s civil unrest in Kenosha. Court hearings will not be held today, but other county services will remain available online or by phone. The unrest broke out after a police officer shot a […]

Highway D to close Wednesday for culvert replacement

From the Kenosha County Division of Highways: A portion of Kenosha County Highway D in the Town of Paris will be closed Wednesday, Aug. 12, for an emergency culvert replacement. The closure includes the stretch of Highway D (176th Avenue) between Highway N (38th Street) and Highway 142 (Burlington Road). Drivers are urged to use […]

Kenosha County Circuit Court jury trial to resume Aug. 31

Jury trials are set to resume in Kenosha County Circuit Court on Aug. 31, it was announced Monday. Here’s a news release: The Kenosha County Circuit Court will resume conducting jury trials onAug. 31, with safety protocols in place, Chief Judge Jason Rossell and Clerk of Circuit Court Rebecca Matoska-Mentink announced today (Monday) Remote, video […]

Highway F detour in effect near Twin Lakes

A detour of Highway F for the ongoing relocation project for that road is in effect as of Monday. Here is a map of the detour route: Share58Tweet58 Shares

Kenosha County Opioid Task Force warns of more-dangerous-than-usual drugs here

From the Kenosha County Opioid Task Force: The Kenosha County Opioid Task Force has recently become aware of what appears to be a more-dangerous-than-usual, potentially deadly supply of illicit drugs in our community. While we always advise strongly against the use of any illegal drugs, we implore the community now more than ever to refrain […]

Household hazardous waste collection is Saturday

The Kenosha County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program collection event is scheduled for Saturday, July 25. Everyone who lives in Kenosha County – the city, towns and villages – can dispose of their household hazardous waste, e-waste and refrigerant waste by bringing their waste items to the Kenosha County Center, 19600 75th St., Bristol, from […]

County reminds those awaiting COVID-19 tests results to quarantine

In you have had a COVID-19 test, the Kenosha County Division of Health reminds you to self-quarantine until you get the result. The reminder comes as the county has seen a increase in testing here. Here’s the new release distributed Monday: In light of a recent increase in COVID-19 testing locally, the Kenosha County Division […]

Water main break closes county courthouse

Are you headed to the Kenosha County Courthouse Monday? Better check first. Here’s an announcement from Joe Potente, communications manager, Kenosha County: The Kenosha County Courthouse is closed this morning due to a water main break that has left the building without service. It will tentatively reopen at 1 p.m. today, pending repair of the […]

Some county offices reopening starting Monday

If you have business to do with Kenosha County face to face it may be a little easier starting Monday. From a news release from the county executive’s office: Kenosha County government offices will begin a phased-in reopening on Monday, June 29, when the County Treasurer’s Office will open to begin accepting property tax payments. […]

Emergency culvert work closing portion of Highway K Thursday

Kenosha County released the following information Thursday morning: A portion of Kenosha County Highway K (60th Street) will be closed today, Thursday, June 25, for an emergency culvert replacement. The closure includes the section of Highway K between highways W (328th Avenue) and B (288th Avenue). Drivers are encouraged to use Highway JB or Highway […]

Highway JB to close Tuesday for culvert repair

From the Kenosha County Division of Highways: A portion of Kenosha County Highway JB in the Town of Brighton is scheduled to be closed Tuesday, June 16, for a culvert replacement. The closure will affect the section of Highway JB (31st Street) between Highway PH (264th Avenue) and Highway B (288th Avenue). Drivers are encouraged […]

Highway F realignment project to begin Monday

A construction project to realign Highway F through Randall and Twin Lakes is set to begin Monday. Information on the project was shared at a virtual public informational meeting earlier this week. The about 1 mile long project will cost about $3.4 million, with about 80 percent coming from federal funds. County officials say the […]

Virtual public involvement meeting on Highway F project set for Tuesday

From the Kenosha County Division of Highways A virtual public involvement meeting on the upcoming reconfiguration of a portion of Kenosha County Highway F will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 9. This meeting is an opportunity for the public to learn more about the project and ask questions about the relocation of Highway […]

Kenosha County and city issue curfews for Monday, Tuesday nights

Kenosha County and the city of Kenosha have issued emergency curfews for Monday and Tuesday nights. The curfews will take effect 8 p.m. each night and are set to expire at 7 a.m. Tuesday and Wednesday mornings. The action Monday follows a similar action taken Sunday when crowds gathered in areas of Kenosha, presumably in […]

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