Travelers using General Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee can use their spare change to fight homelessness, thanks to four new donation boxes, Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele announced Tuesday, July 10.
In the next few years, riders can expect big changes to the county's bus system. The Milwaukee County Transit System is conducting the first comprehensive evaluation of its services in at least 40 years.
Milwaukee County and four of the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center member organizations have reached initial agreements for the members to purchase the county land they lease on the Wauwatosa campus.
Milwaukee already has world-class sculptures lining Wisconsin Avenue. Now, local bus shelters are turning into works of art. A painting by artist CK Ledesma is on display at a shelter at Humboldt and North avenues. The partnership between Milwaukee County Transit System and a group called Bus Art MKE gives local artists a chance to show off their work.
If you didn't get a chance to go last year, fear not. The popular Chinese Lantern Festival is coming back to Milwaukee in the fall. Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele announced that the Milwaukee County Parks and Festival Pro LLC have agreed to bring back the China Lights.
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Milwaukee County Announces New Investments in Homeless Prevention Services in the 2020 Budget
Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele and the Milwaukee County Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) Housing Division today announced an additional $250,000 investment to expand homeless prevention services as part of the recommended 2020 budget. Building on the success of the Housing First initiative, the Housing Division will expand its efforts in preventing eviction and homelessness for an additional 150 families per year.
Milwaukee County Announces Transition to Electronic Monitoring
Proposal calls for the safe reduction of the incarcerated population by enabling individuals in the justice system to maintain employment and connection to community.
Milwaukee County Announces Results of Balancing Act
75 percent of respondents selected an option to increase the countywide sales tax to close the operating budget gap.