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Register of Deeds Initiates Cost Savings Plan

Jan-22-2020

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele and the Milwaukee County Register of Deeds (ROD) Israel Ramón announced major reforms for 2020 on January 6, which include changing providers for credit card services, updating record storage and creating personnel efficiencies.

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  • County Executive
  • Register of Deeds

Gov. Evers Appoints Chief Judge White to the Court of Appeals

Jan-17-2020

Gov. Tony Evers today announced his appointment of Judge Maxine White to the Wisconsin Court of Appeals, District 1. Judge White is the first woman of color to serve on the Wisconsin Court of Appeals.

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Department
  • Courts

Milwaukee Museum Week Opens Doors to Tours

Jan-15-2020

The fun includes numerous activities at the 17 participating museums, which feature programs, tours, workshops, new exhibits and collaborations among them.

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  • Parks

United Airlines to add Nonstop Service Between Milwaukee and SF

Jan-10-2020

United Airlines will now add nonstop service between San Francisco and Milwaukee beginning June 4 and ending Sept. 7.

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  • Airport

Local and State Officials Will Work Together to Prevent Downtown's Homeless Camp

Jan-08-2020

State and local officials vowed Wednesday they would work together to prevent homeless people from forming a large camp in downtown Milwaukee again this spring. But they cannot guarantee that the camp, which in 2019 had dozens of tents beneath I-794, won't return as city officials and others prepare for hosting the Democratic National Convention in July.

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Department
  • Administrative Services
  • Health & Human Services
  • Transportation

Bus Driver Helps Woman in Wheelchair Cross Busy Milwaukee Street

Jan-07-2020

A Milwaukee bus driver is being praised for pulling his bus over to help a woman in a wheelchair make her way safely through a busy intersection.

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  • Transportation

Milwaukee County Announces major Reforms in the Register of Deeds Office

Jan-06-2020

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele and the Milwaukee County Register of Deeds (ROD) Israel Ramón today announced major reforms in 2020, which include changing providers for credit card services, updating record storage and creating personnel efficiencies.

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  • County Executive
  • Register of Deeds

Expect Delays on Same day of Trump Rally and Bucks Game

Jan-03-2020

Milwaukee's downtown will fill with folks wearing MAGA hats and Giannis Antetokounmpo jerseys Jan. 14 as President Donald Trump's rally and the Bucks game on "free scarf night" start at the same time two blocks apart.

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  • Transportation

A Look at Chris Abele's Baffling Political Transformation

Jan-02-2020

With his surprise decision not to seek a third full term, Abele’s enigmatic stint leading Wisconsin’s largest county ends this spring. And yet, after nine years, we don’t know him any better than we did when he was first elected – and maybe not even as well as we thought we did back then.

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Department
  • County Executive
  • Transportation

Pilot Program Treats Housing as Healthcare

Dec-19-2019

The program is a partnership between UnitedHealthcare and Milwaukee County's Housing Division.

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  • Health & Human Services

County Libraries Launch New County Cat Mobile App

Dec-16-2019

"Many people live on their mobile devices these days, so it's important for the library to be easily accessible whenever and wherever people need access to those rich resources," said Steve Heser, director of the Milwaukee County Federated Library System, in a statement.

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  • Administrative Services

Racism as a Public Health Crisis

Dec-05-2019

Legislation was crafted modeling Milwaukee County and Madison, Wisconsin.

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  • County Executive

City of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County Kick-off 12th Annual Holiday Drive

Nov-22-2019

The City of Milwaukee and Milwaukee County on Friday, Nov. 22 announced the 12th Annual Holiday Drive to benefit The Center for Veterans Issues: VETS Place Central.

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  • Veterans' Services

Milwaukee County Approves 2020 Budget

Nov-21-2019

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele signed the 2020 county budget on November 19, which makes significant investments in public transportation, public safety and neighborhood investments in communities most in need.

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  • County Executive

South Shore Terrace Closes out its Season With Free Beer

Nov-02-2019

The South Shore Terrace beer garden at South Shore Park in Bay View will close for the year after Sunday, November 3. Before they pack it in, however, the Terrace will go out in style with one heck of a special. Starting at 11 a.m. on November 3, South Shore Terrace will offer FREE beer—to anyone 21 and older, obviously—until they run out. Additionally, there will be a special “hand-picked” buffet that adults can enjoy for $10 and children can order for $5.

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  • Parks

Funding Secured for Domestic Violence Survivors Experiencing Homelessness

Oct-31-2019

An amendment to the 2020 county budget approved by the Finance Committee includes funding to provide emergency shelter for survivors of domestic violence experiencing homelessness, a measure proposed by Supervisor Sequanna Taylor.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
  • Health & Human Services

Supervisor Suggests Hemp be Grown at Mitchell Park Greenhouse

Oct-29-2019

A measure to allow hemp to be grown in a Mitchell Park greenhouse behind the Domes was approved by a Milwaukee County Parks committee on Tuesday, Oct. 29.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
  • Health & Human Services
  • Parks

$26 Million Apartment Development Wins Support From County

Oct-28-2019

A long-stalled $26 million apartment development in downtown Milwaukee's Park East strip is receiving support from county officials.

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  • ALL

Execs Create Foundation to Provide Support to Milwaukee County Parks

Oct-24-2019

With budgets increasingly declining and parks staff cut from about 800 to 200 employees,13 local executives came together to form the Milwaukee Parks Foundation, which will be officially launching on Nov. 25.

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  • Parks

Milwaukee County Budget Proposes $5M Increase for Concourse E Rebuild at Mitchell

Oct-23-2019

Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport proposed an additional $5 million to its Concourse E demolition and rebuilding proposal in Milwaukee County’s 2020 recommended operating budget, submitted by Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele.

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Department
  • Airport
  • County Executive

CVS Installs Dropboxes for Unused Medications

Oct-23-2019

In an effort to keep leftover medications from fueling the opioid epidemic, and flowing into Lake Michigan, the pharmacy company CVS announced Wednesday that it is installing 29 new drop boxes where Wisconsin consumers can dispose of unused medicines.

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  • Health & Human Services

County Officials Work to Connect Homeless With Housing

Oct-22-2019

With an Oct. 31 deadline for homeless living in the so-called "Tent City" near 6th Street and Clybourn Street (under I-794) to leave the area, officials with Milwaukee Downtown BID #21 on Monday, Oct. 21 announced a new position aimed at helping people transition from a life on the street. State officials ordered them out because state statute says camping on highways is unlawful.

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Department
  • Health & Human Services

Midwest Express Announces Airline Relaunch At Milwaukee Airport

Aug-28-2019

Midwest Express, Elite Airways Partner Together To Bring More Midwest Flights.

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Department
  • Airport

Milwaukee Airport Requesting $25M to Complete International Terminal Upgrade

Aug-22-2019

Airport officials have asked Milwaukee County for $25 million in the 2020 budget to continue the international terminal project first announced in 2017.

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Department
  • Airport

Milwaukee County CIO to Leave for Marquette

Jul-29-2019

After 27 years with Milwaukee County, Wis., CIO Laurie Panella will be leaving civil service to assume a CIO role at her alma mater, Marquette University.

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  • ALL

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