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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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Department
  • 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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Department
  • 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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Department
  • 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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Department
  • 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

Route 57's Extension Into Waukesha County Ends August 24

Jul-26-2019

The Milwaukee County Transit System says Route 57’s ‘JobLines’ extension into Waukesha County will cease operations on August 24 due to the end of its temporary funding. While Route 57 will no longer make stops in Menomonee Falls or Germantown, it will continue to provide the same daily service within Milwaukee County.

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  • ALL
  • Board of Supervisors
  • Transportation

Military Plane Lands Safely at Mitchell International Airport

Jul-25-2019

A military airplane flying from an Air Force base had an emergency landing in Milwaukee, according to Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport officials. The plane had “an issue associated with their landing” but did land safely and taxied under its own power about 8:30 p.m., airport spokesman Harold Mester said.

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Department
  • Airport

MCTS Video Campaign Wins APTA Honor

Jul-23-2019

The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) awarded the Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) with its 2019 APTA Innovation Award for the world–renowned “MCTS Excellence” program.

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Department
  • Transportation

Packers Foundation Awards $300,000 to Milwaukee Organizations

Jul-23-2019

The Green Bay Packers Foundation is promising to help two local non-profits in Milwaukee raise money. The team announced two matching grants Tuesday, both worth $150,000Fellowship Open and Milwaukee Health Care Partnership will receive the grants to help with fundraising. Both organizations will have to raise an additional $150,000 in order to secure the donation.

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  • ALL

Sheriff's Deputies Spend Time With Community Members

Jul-20-2019

Milwaukee County Parks and the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office was out promoting safety and fun on Saturday, July 20. “Park and Public Safety Day” was held at Kosciuszko Park near 7th and Becher Streets. The event gave kids and adults the chance to have a little fun and learn a few things from first responders.

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Department
  • Parks
  • Sheriff

Home Checks for the Elderly During Extreme Heat

Jul-18-2019

Experts say the elderly are more susceptible to heat related illnesses. They say as we age, our bodies are less capable of adjusting to big swings in temperature. With what could be the hottest day of the year coming Friday, area organizations are making sure seniors have an extra set of eyes on them.

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Department
  • Aging
  • Health & Human Services

Public Comment at County Board Meetings up for Discussion

Jul-18-2019

The Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors is considering a proposal to start allowing public comment at its full board meetings. As it stands, residents can weigh in during committee meetings but not when the full board of 18 supervisors gathers about once a month to vote on issues addressed in committee.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors

Milwaukee County Wants Public's Input to Balance 2020 Budget

Jul-16-2019

For the third year in a row, Milwaukee County officials launched on Tuesday, July 16 an interactive online tool simulating the process to balance the 2020 budget. They call it “Balancing Act.” Users are asked to analyze the county’s $1.2 billion operating budget and determine ways to close the county’s estimated $28 million budget gap.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
  • County Executive

MCSO and Parks Host Public Safety Day

Jul-16-2019

On Saturday, July 20th, the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office and the Milwaukee County Parks will host the first Park & Public Safety Day. The Parks & Public Safety Day will take place at Kosciuszko Park, 2201 S. 7th St., from 11:00 until 3:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

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Department
  • Health & Human Services
  • Parks

Hoan bridge to Close Ahead of Big Bang Fireworks

Jun-26-2019

In preparation for the Summerfest Big Bang Fireworks, the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office will be closing the I-794 northbound lanes of the Hoan Bridge Wednesday night beginning at 8:00 p.m. at Carferry Drive.

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Department
  • Transportation

City Of Milwaukee and Milwaukee County Join Forces to Tackle Reckless Driving

Jun-25-2019

Reckless driving is a problem in a lot of places, especially the city of Milwaukee. The city and the county have teamed up to tackle the issue. On Monday, the task force looking at the issue held another meeting.

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Department
  • Health & Human Services

MCTS Offers Convenient and Affordable Rides to and from Summerfest

Jun-24-2019

Music fans can count on the Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) for convenient and affordable rides to and from Summerfest this year. MCTS provides three great transportation options for anyone enjoying the sights, sounds and tastes of the World’s Largest Music Festival: Freeway Flyers from select Park-Ride lots, a Downtown Shuttle and several Local Routes.

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Department
  • Transportation

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