Summer is here, and the familiar activities of the season are in full swing in Milwaukee. Head to Bradford Beach and you will find volleyball scrimmages all day long. Local beer gardens are filled to the brim, with customers sampling some of the finest beers that Milwaukee has to offer.
A Frank Lloyd Wright house has been rediscovered after being hidden in plain sight for years in Shorewood.
"It went from 'Your house can't possibly be a Frank Lloyd Wright house" to 'Your house is most definitely a Frank Lloyd Wright house,' Pat Wisialowski, who has owned the Shorewood home since 1993, said. "It was very exciting."
The Democratic Party of Milwaukee County issued a statement today expressing sharp disagreement with Democratic District Attorney John Chisholm’s decision not to press charges against ex-MPD officer Christopher Manney for the shooting of Dontre Hamilton.
Wes Edens’ vision for Brew City goes beyond a tricked-out new downtown sports arena and a winning NBA team. The Milwaukee Bucks co-owner wants to create an entertainment destination on Fourth Street between Highland and Juneau Avenues — a complex with several floors of bars and restaurants that he thinks would really put Milwaukee on the map.
Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele and Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett will introduce on June 9 an initiative to address chronic homelessness. Abele and Barrett are set to hold a news conference at the new Thurgood Marshall Apartments and talk about a campaign to "end chronic homelessness" in the county in three years.
“Although the county has been involved in addressing homelessness for years, we decided that incremental progress was no longer good enough for our community,” Abele said in a news release on June 8. “We are ending chronic homelessness. And we are doing it in three years. I want to thank Mayor Tom Barrett for his support of this initiative and the city’s role."
D.A. John Chisholm's final report on the investigation into the April 30 shooting of Dontre Hamilton, an unarmed black man, in Red Arrow Park follows.
A public hearing will be held next month on a plan for the city of Milwaukee to spend $47 million as part of the $250 million public financing package for a new Milwaukee Bucks arena.
Mayor Tom Barrett tells the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that the city plan won't be implemented without the Legislature's approval of the state's larger share of that public financing package for the $500 million arena. Bipartisan opposition has stalled that state proposal.
The mother of a man killed by a Milwaukee police officer hopes to get a million moms from around the nation to march in Washington, D.C., on Mother’s Day.
Gov. Scott Walker says the Wisconsin National Guard is prepared to respond to any unrest that might be prompted by an impending announcement on whether to charge a police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black man 14 times in Milwaukee’s Red Arrow Park.