Milwaukee

Frank Lloyd Wright house rediscovered in Shorewood

Written by The AP Tuesday, 09 June 2015 06:06

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 Starbucks at Milwaukee’s Red Arrow Park is closed today, and the surrounding area was quiet around noon except for arriving TV news vans and engineers setting up broadcast equipment.

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John Chisholm

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.

Protesters object to tree lighting in park where officer gunned down Dontre Hamilton

Written by AP
and WiG reports
Saturday, 22 November 2014 09:49

Dontre Hamilton

Supporters and family members of a black man fatally shot by a white Milwaukee officer protested a tree lighting ceremony in the downtown park where he was killed.

Milwaukee County to unveil plan to 'end chronic homelessness'

Written by The Wisconsin Gazette Monday, 08 June 2015 12:38

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."

Money ball
Public financing for the Bucks arena entails hidden costs

Written by Virginia Small,
Contributing writer
Thursday, 23 April 2015 11:01

Polling shows that voters strongly oppose public funding for a new Milwaukee Bucks arena complex. Yet elected officials forge ahead with the project, which could put taxpayers on the hook in myriad ways that lie buried beneath piles of hype and denial.

Dontre Hamilton

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.

Common Council votes to delay action on marijuana reform

Written by AP reports Wednesday, 13 May 2015 07:11

Milwaukee aldermen voted yesterday to delay a final decision on a proposal that would greatly reduce the fine for possessing a small amount of marijuana.

Dontre Hamilton's mother organizing million moms march on Washington for Mother's Day

Written by The Associated Press Tuesday, 31 March 2015 15:25

Dontre Hamilton

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.

Dontre Hamilton's family, in the background, holds a sign during a protest in Red Arrow Park in August. -PHOTO: Dave Lauersdorf

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.

Body cameras proposed for MPD officers

Written by Louis Weisberg,
Staff writer
Thursday, 04 September 2014 12:13

In the wake of a string of high-profile shootings of black men by police, Ald. Tony Zielinski is urging Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett to include the cost of outfitting MPD officers with body cameras in his next budget, which will be introduced this month.