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    ACLU challenges Milwaukee Police Department’s stop-and-frisk program

    February 22, 2017 Leave a Comment

    MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Police Department is operating a stop-and-frisk program that mostly targets black and Latino residents who are often detained without cause, the American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin alleges in a lawsuit filed Wednesday. The federal lawsuit was filed on behalf of six black and Latino plaintiffs who say they’ve been stopped… [Read More]

    60-year-old man charged in fatal hit-and-run crash on Milwaukee’s southwest side

    February 22, 2017 Leave a Comment

    MILWAUKEE — 60-year-old James Husted of Milwaukee is now criminally charged in connection with a fatal hit-and-run crash that happened on Milwaukee’s southwest side last weekend. The victim has been identified as 60-year-old Dennis Gitter of Milwaukee. Husted faces the following charges: Hit-and-run resulting in death Operate motor vehicle while revoked – cause death of… [Read More]

    Milwaukee officials vow to go after bad landlords

    January 13, 2017 Leave a Comment

    The city is investigating several landlords — including a top executive of Robert W. Baird & Co. — as possible targets of lawsuits or court actions, City Attorney Grant Langley told a Common Council committee Monday morning. “We are going after some major players,” Langley told the aldermen, who questioned what the city attorney’s office has… [Read More]

    Milwaukee’s best new restaurants of 2016

    January 5, 2017 Leave a Comment

      It was a banner year for new restaurants. Restaurants that let a diner eat like a world traveler, restaurants that put a personal stamp on their dishes, restaurants that showed just how good a steak or a pizza could be — they’re on the 2016 list of best new restaurants. Since 2008, this annual list… [Read More]

    Milwaukee Urban League names new president-CEO

    January 5, 2017 Leave a Comment

      The Milwaukee Urban league has named Eve Hall, current president and CEO of the African American Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin, as its next President and CEO. Hall has served as chief innovation officer, vice president of programs and executive director for the Thurgood Marshall College Fund; vice president of public affairs for Family Service of… [Read More]

    Christmas Family Feast

    December 9, 2016 Leave a Comment

    Join us at the 27th Annual Christmas Family Feast at the Wisconsin Center District, 400 W. Wisconsin Avenue from 11:00 to 2:30 p.m. on Christmas Day. A tradition in Milwaukee for 27 years, Christmas Family Feast is free and open to the entire community. “We’re preparing to feed 8,000 to 10,000 people on Christmas Day…. [Read More]

    American Legion honors 95-year-old local veteran

    December 9, 2016 Leave a Comment

    On Saturday, December 3, 2016, the American Legion Wisconsin State Vice Commander Ensley Brown (right); and American Legion Post Commander Craig Ellis (left) of Corporal Cornice D. Grace – American Legion Post 455 in Milwaukee presented Emmitt Williams(center) the Judge Advocate of Corporal Cornice D. Grace – American Legion Post 455, with the American Legion… [Read More]

    Interfaith Conference of Greater Milwaukee honors local leaders making a difference

    December 9, 2016 Leave a Comment

    On Thursday, December 1, 2016 The Interfaith Conference of Greater Milwaukee held their 46th annual “Making Waves” luncheon at the Italian Conference Center, 631 E. Chicago Street. The luncheon is hosted as an “oasis of inspiration” to all denominations to come together to build understanding, tolerance and friendship in Milwaukee’s faith communities. As part of… [Read More]

    5 places to find Christmas in or near Milwaukee

    December 9, 2016 Leave a Comment

    Candy Cane Lane in West Allis is famous for Christmas displays that benefit the Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer Fund. Konzal’s Crazy Christmas Light Show, which benefits the Wisconsin Make-A-Wish Foundation, makes the trip to Jackson worthwhile. If you’re looking to shake off your inner Scrooge, check out these five businesses where season’s greetings are considered a company gift… [Read More]

    Packers Legend LeRoy Butler meets Sojourner families

    December 1, 2016 Leave a Comment

    On Monday, November 21, 2016, Super Bowl champion and “Lambeau Leap” inventor LeRoy Butler visited Sojourner Family Peace Center, 619 W. Walnut Street. Butler met families and talk about dreams, determination and the social problems that result from bullying. Butler shared his personal experiences of dealing with violence and bullying and advocated for creating a… [Read More]