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4 Donation Boxes at Airport to Help Homeless

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.


MCTS Next: A Redesign of Milwaukee County's Transit System in the Works

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 Regional Medical Center Agrees to Purchase County Land

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.


Partnership Gives Local Artists Chance to Show off Work at Bus Shelters

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.


China Lights Return to Boerner Botanical Gardens in 2018

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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Recent Press Releases

Energy Efficiency Day: Milwaukee County Launches ‘Journey to Sustainability’ at Mitchell Airport


In recognition of Energy Efficiency Day, Milwaukee County on Friday unveiled its Sustainability Management Plan (SMP) for General Mitchell International Airport (MKE), titled “Journey to Sustainability.” The project is one of several commitments that Milwaukee County has made toward more sustainable practices.


Building a Better 414: Milwaukee County Executive Pushes for Long-Term Funding Solutions


Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele introduced the recommended 2019 County budget today with an emphasis on the partnerships that built the budget – and on the coalition that will be needed to reform the state-funding structure and help community leaders build a better 414 in years to come.


Project Rise: How Milwaukee County Is Rewriting Futures with an Innovative Youth Justice Model


Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele wants to tell the story about how Milwaukee County is changing lives and strengthening communities with its innovative approach to youth justice. Called Project Rise, the collaborative, evidence-driven strategy has inspired several initiatives to transform the County’s approach to youth justice.



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