We all said a prayer for us to get back home safely,” one driver told FOX6 News. Matt Leitch was at the front of the pileup on I-94 near Highway 20 Sunday. “It was hard to see. It was just a whiteout. It was terrible. As soon as I touched ...
Chicago — A federal appellate court on Tuesday questioned a lawyer for the state of Wisconsin about why lawmakers singled out abortion clinics in requiring their doctors to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals, as judges heard ...
Sen. Kathleen Vinehout's staff communicated on her Facebook page that she had been involved in a crash on Interstate 94 near Racine Sunday afternoon. "Thank you to everyone who has been asking about Kathleen," read the Facebook statement. "Kathleen's ...
Snow is causing slippery conditions and some accidents but no major problems so far this afternoon on Chicago-area expressways, but conditions north of the border in Wisconsin are far worse. Roads were blocked by spunout cars, accidents and two ...
RACINE, WI (WTAQ) - Wisconsin State Senator Kathleen Vinehout was reportedly involved in a multi-vehicle crash Sunday on I-94 near Racine. An update on her Facebook page thanked supporters concerned with the Alma Senator, confirming she was ...
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The Waterford High School girls basketball team found a way to keep Prairie standout Gabbi Ortiz in check Tuesday night. Festive holiday First Fridays in Downtown Racine Dec. 6 RACINE — Downtown Racine merchants will hold a festive holiday ...
Racine, WI is located on Lake Michigan, at the mouth of the Root River approximately 30 miles (50km) south of Milwaukee and 60 miles (100km) north of Chicago, IL. racinewi
The first permanent settlement here was established in 1834 as Port Gilbert. Later Racine was incorporated as a city on the 8th of August in 1848.
Improvement of the harbor in 1844 and the coming of the railroad in 1855 brought industrial growth to the city. Racine is a port of entry, and its manufactures include farm machinery, processed foods, automobile parts, machine tools, floor wax, and electrical equipment.The city has been a major industral center for much of its history and the Gateway Technical Institute is also located in Racine.
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Racine has many architectural interests. Three buildings in Racine were designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. The reliefs on the county courthouse were designed by Carl Milles. Of note also are the cream city brick houses throughout the city.
The Gothic-style buildings of the DeKoven Centeroriginally housed Racine College, an Episcopal preparatory school for boys founded in 1852. Today, the campus continues to host a variety of activities, including: retreats, conferences, recreation events, weddings, picnics, business seminars and luncheons.
The Racine Zoological Gardenslocated on the north side of downtown covering 32 acres, the Zoo is home to over 250 animals representing 76 species including lions, wolves, rhinos, orangutans, kangaroos and more.
The main building at the zoo was built between 1936 and 1939 and is still the focal point of the Zoo. Here you can see the big cats up close and watch the orangutans swinging from rope trapezes. After a major renovation effort in 1994, the animals' enclosures were enhanced by building display areas resembling natural habitat surroundings.
The Wind Point Lighthouse
The Lake Michigan shoreline along Racine has much to offer with scenic vistas from Cliffside Park, North Beach offering cool relief in the summer and Festival Hall overlooking the Harbor . Many festivals and events are held on the shoreline each year. Lake Michigan truely is a wonder and a focal point of life in Racine.
Winding through the city and emptying into Lake Michigan at the harbor is the Root River. Along the Root River are a series of parks and trails accessible to the public. Rapids drive was named for the area of the river where the dam now stands and even today in times of high water, kayakers can find class III rapids about a quarter mile down river from the dam near Quarry Lake Park. Great fishing can be found near Horlick Dam and Lincoln and Island parks. The Root River is a great draw for hikers, fishermen and kayakers.