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House Confidential: Mike Eitel’s East Side Idyll
House Confidential

Mike Eitel’s East Side Idyll

Nomad owner's $590,000, 1902 home attracted the wealthy and a day care.

Bar Exam: Nomad’s History Goes Back to 1880s
Bar Exam

Nomad’s History Goes Back to 1880s

"Soft-drink parlor" of 1920s now has soccer-themed, international ambience.

Plenty of Horne: Harbor District To Have 40 “Habitat Hotels”
Plenty of Horne

Harbor District To Have 40 “Habitat Hotels”

Planning for district's 1000-acre site nearly done. "Hotels" naturalize sheet pilings.

Plenty of Horne: 19th Century Third Ward Tavern Saved
Plenty of Horne

19th Century Third Ward Tavern Saved

Decrepit Erie St. tavern predating great 1892 fire will get historic renovation.

House Confidential: The Newest East Side Mansion
House Confidential

The Newest East Side Mansion

Developer Robert Schmidt's clever addition to Back Bay area is new but old.

Bar Exam: The Foundation Goes Back to 1893
Bar Exam

The Foundation Goes Back to 1893

Structure has carried neighborhood taps and now Milwaukee's go-to Tiki bar, Foundation.

Plenty of Horne: Captain Frederick Pabst Mansion At 125
Plenty of Horne

Captain Frederick Pabst Mansion At 125

Museum celebrates home's 125th anniversary. Open for tours since 1978.

Bar Exam: Romans’ Pub Was Old Speakeasy
Bar Exam

Romans’ Pub Was Old Speakeasy

Old roadhouse from 1885 had booze and Chicago connections during Prohibition.

House Confidential: Row House An Architectural Treasure
House Confidential

Row House An Architectural Treasure

1891 Friedmann Row is now condos, one owned by ex-judge James Gramling.

Bar Exam: Shorewood Tavern Located on Bike Path
Bar Exam

Shorewood Tavern Located on Bike Path

American Legion Post has a classic, 1940s bar, just steps from the Oak Leaf Trail.

House Confidential: The Manderley Bed & Breakfast
House Confidential

The Manderley Bed & Breakfast

1886 West Side home of world's most acclaimed woman farmer now a classic B&B.

Bar Exam: Camino Has Romance and History
Bar Exam

Camino Has Romance and History

1890 Walker's Point building once housed leather, upholstery and wood working shops.

Plenty of Horne: The Land of Single Family Homes
Plenty of Horne

The Land of Single Family Homes

Why riverfront land on Kane Pl. hasn't attracted big, multi-unit projects.

House Confidential: Jabari Parker’s New Bachelor Pad
House Confidential

Jabari Parker’s New Bachelor Pad

Bucks star still owns $570,000 Grafton home; now has a cool Brewers Hill warehouse.

Bar Exam: Hi-Hat’s History Dates to 1870s
Bar Exam

Hi-Hat’s History Dates to 1870s

Building moved three times; a veritable history of Polish community.

House Confidential: Lincoln Fowler’s Century-Old Home
House Confidential

Lincoln Fowler’s Century-Old Home

Colectivo co-owner has 4.5 bathrooms, 3 fireplaces, and lots of coffee.

House Confidential: The House of Buried Cars
House Confidential

The House of Buried Cars

Riverwest home, with three cars buried in yard, also a geo-cache site.

Plenty of Horne: Finks Tavern Adds Patio
Plenty of Horne

Finks Tavern Adds Patio

Backyard patio is not high style, but "high-sensory, high design."

Bar Exam: High Dive’s Equitable Atmosphere
Bar Exam

High Dive’s Equitable Atmosphere

For decades a mom-and-pop tavern; now a hip hangout.

House Confidential: Sheriff Candidate Lives In Style
House Confidential

Sheriff Candidate Lives In Style

Earnell Lucas, head of MLB security has lovely, $621,000 East Side home.

Plenty of Horne: Lakefront Brewery Embraces the Can
Plenty of Horne

Lakefront Brewery Embraces the Can

Along with some new logos. The canning is done by Stevens Point Brewery.

House Confidential: Tour a 1902 Eschweiler Mansion
House Confidential

Tour a 1902 Eschweiler Mansion

Breast Cancer 2017 Showcase on Terrace Ave. built by industrialist Clarence Falk.

Plenty of Horne: Historic Preservation Winners Celebrated
Plenty of Horne

Historic Preservation Winners Celebrated

And Best Place at the Pabst Brewery announces new coffee shop and bar.

Bar Exam: La Cage Is Center of Pride Parade
Bar Exam

La Cage Is Center of Pride Parade

But precisely who owns it has gotten murky.

Mayor’s Design Awards All Over Map

Mayor’s Design Awards All Over Map

Big, little, new or renovated, award winners in 13 of 15 aldermanic districts.

Hendricks Not Paying Property Taxes?

Hendricks Not Paying Property Taxes?

The billionaire's Rock County mansion doesn't appear on tax rolls.

Plenty of Horne: Landmark Celebrates 90 Years
Plenty of Horne

Landmark Celebrates 90 Years

Celebration by classic bowling alley includes special Lakefront beers.

Bar Exam: Gibraltar Has International Heritage
Bar Exam

Gibraltar Has International Heritage

Now a jazz club, 1895 building on National Ave. long featured the International House.

Plenty of Horne: Kohler Seeks Change in Liquor Law
Plenty of Horne

Kohler Seeks Change in Liquor Law

Is Kohler considering opening a distillery?

House Confidential: Rep. Evan Goyke’s Fixer-Upper
House Confidential

Rep. Evan Goyke’s Fixer-Upper

3,571-square-foot, 14-room, 1894 home requires constant fixing.

Plenty of Horne: New Radio Station on Brady Street
Plenty of Horne

New Radio Station on Brady Street

New liberal station, Talk Radio 1510-AM, is moving to Brady Street.

Plenty of Horne: Menomonee Valley Lacks Transit
Plenty of Horne

Menomonee Valley Lacks Transit

Valley's employers have transit needs similar to suburbs, study says.

St. Rita Church to be Razed, Replaced

St. Rita Church to be Razed, Replaced

Plan includes $20 million senior living complex on Lower East Side.

Plenty of Horne: New Public Museum Cost Is $150 Million
Plenty of Horne

New Public Museum Cost Is $150 Million

Seeks $50 million each from county, state and private donors.

Plenty of Horne: More Problems For New Land
Plenty of Horne

More Problems For New Land

Gokhman project that created Farwell "mini-earthquake" now has stuck truck.

Bar Exam: Bay View Bowl Will Charm You
Bar Exam

Bay View Bowl Will Charm You

Once one of 200 bowling alleys in town, now a lively, artsy survivor.

Plenty of Horne: Could Pabst Brewery Transform Industry?
Plenty of Horne

Could Pabst Brewery Transform Industry?

CEO sees new Milwaukee brewery as place for innovative creations.

Plenty of Horne: A Lift For Brady Street, Swing Park
Plenty of Horne

A Lift For Brady Street, Swing Park

Casablanca gets old lift station for dining patio; Swing Park area gets redesign.

House Confidential: Mark Mone’s French Provincial Manse
House Confidential

Mark Mone’s French Provincial Manse

UWM chancellor's nearly $1 million home boasts a bar and wine cellar.

Plenty of Horne: Long Empty Store Off Brady Street Sold
Plenty of Horne

Long Empty Store Off Brady Street Sold

1894 building was grocery for decades. Plus: remembering bar owner Bill Lennon.

Plenty of Horne: Manifest Destiny
Plenty of Horne

Manifest Destiny

Messenger-themed bicycle race takes to streets and alleys for 16th year.

Bar Exam: Bosco’s Is a Baseball Tavern
Bar Exam

Bosco’s Is a Baseball Tavern

Riverwest bar once was next to gas station owned by Bob Uecker's father.

House Confidential: A Tiny Odd Beauty in Riverwest
House Confidential

A Tiny Odd Beauty in Riverwest

Mediterranean Revival home was long an office for landscape firm.

Plenty of Horne: Brown Deer Park’s Road Saved
Plenty of Horne

Brown Deer Park’s Road Saved

County changes plan to eliminate signature loop roadway in popular park.

Testing For 22-Story Building on Prospect

Testing For 22-Story Building on Prospect

Saint John's high-rise addition on lakefront site, former Civil War camp.

Bar Exam: The Charm of Caroline’s Jazz Club
Bar Exam

The Charm of Caroline’s Jazz Club

There's been a tavern here since 1880s, and jazz for decades.

Plenty of Horne: Wales and Yang Spar at Forum
Plenty of Horne

Wales and Yang Spar at Forum

Plus: Judicial race fuels nasty dispute over Yang's endorsements.

Plenty of Horne: Chisholm For Governor?
Plenty of Horne

Chisholm For Governor?

Will District Attorney run against Walker? DA's son encourages speculation.

Bar Exam: The Most Beautiful Bar In Town?
Bar Exam

The Most Beautiful Bar In Town?

Best Place at the Pabst is one of the most enchanting saloons in the nation.

Art: Private Collections of the Wealthy
Art

Private Collections of the Wealthy

"Milwaukee Collects" at Milwaukee Art Museum offers great works by local collectors.

Bar Exam: Little Whiskey Bar Has Lots of It
Bar Exam

Little Whiskey Bar Has Lots of It

Whiskey, that is. Venerable South Side bar is attached to 1870 mansion.

House Confidential: A Millionaire’s Neoclassical Mansion
House Confidential

A Millionaire’s Neoclassical Mansion

$1.7 million East Side mansion where Fred Miller grew up is architectural gem.

Plenty of Horne: Two Tall Men Duel Over Schools
Plenty of Horne

Two Tall Men Duel Over Schools

Evers and Holtz square off in superintendent's race; sparks fly both ways.

House Confidential: A Slumlord’s Modest Cape Cod
House Confidential

A Slumlord’s Modest Cape Cod

Mohammad Choudhry has 46 properties, 3,000 code violations and this house.

Plenty of Horne: Summerfest Plans Bang-Up Banner
Plenty of Horne

Summerfest Plans Bang-Up Banner

The huge 50th anniversary sign is unique. "Horrible," says Ald. Bauman.

Plenty of Horne: Banks Out; Starbucks In at Groceries
Plenty of Horne

Banks Out; Starbucks In at Groceries

Banks closing at Piggy Wiggly, Pick 'N Save, Kroger, while Starbucks cafes added.

House Confidential: Slumlord’s River Hills Mansion
House Confidential

Slumlord’s River Hills Mansion

James Herrick lives in $1.1 million home, makes money off squalid rental properties.

Plenty of Horne: $2 Million BRT Study Underway
Plenty of Horne

$2 Million BRT Study Underway

25 detectors along 9-mile Bus Rapid Transit route measure traffic to find best route.

Plenty of Horne: Urban Harvest Hosts Urban Milwaukee
Plenty of Horne

Urban Harvest Hosts Urban Milwaukee

Urban Milwaukee's first members-only event tapped into a lot of fun.

Plenty of Horne: Ice Bar Opens at Public Market
Plenty of Horne

Ice Bar Opens at Public Market

St. Paul Fish Company's outdoor bar has solid ice walls, hot drinks, warm service.

Plenty of Horne: New Summerfest Name, New Amphitheater
Plenty of Horne

New Summerfest Name, New Amphitheater

American Family gets naming rights to Summerfest, helps pay for amphitheater.

Bar Exam: Jazz Estate’s South Side Chic
Bar Exam

Jazz Estate’s South Side Chic

Bought by Bryant's owner, who added some of its plush, padded style.

Plenty of Horne: Historic Brady Street Building Returns
Plenty of Horne

Historic Brady Street Building Returns

Long vacant Pecoraro's Market, revived as store, apartments, has open house.

Plenty of Horne: Locals Join March on Washington
Plenty of Horne

Locals Join March on Washington

Megan Holbrook calls on locals to join Women's March on Washington.

Bar Exam: Lee’s Luxury Lounge Has Blessed Beer
Bar Exam

Lee’s Luxury Lounge Has Blessed Beer

Bay View bar is oddly sprawling place with unique history and ritually blessed bar.

Plenty of Horne: Glorioso’s Will Expand on Brady
Plenty of Horne

Glorioso’s Will Expand on Brady

Its old store will become cooking school, demonstration kitchen and more.

Plenty of Horne: St. John’s Considers Expansion
Plenty of Horne

St. John’s Considers Expansion

Retirement home on Prospect would build addition in parking lot on Kane Pl.

Bar Exam: Top 10 Tavern Reviews of 2016
Bar Exam

Top 10 Tavern Reviews of 2016

Including historic, oddly unique taverns in Bay View, Riverwest and Brady Street areas.

House Confidential: The Top 10 Stories of 2016
House Confidential

The Top 10 Stories of 2016

Readers' favorites? Stories about mansions, rich people, sports stars, politicians.

Bar Exam: Bremen Cafe’s Roots Go Back to 1895
Bar Exam

Bremen Cafe’s Roots Go Back to 1895

Building began as bar in 1895 and much is still original in popular Riverwest bar.

House Confidential: Ben Handelman’s Nautical Outpost
House Confidential

Ben Handelman’s Nautical Outpost

Fox 6 anchor watches for ships for his Big Boats blog from a classic lakeside apartment.

Bar Exam: My Office, East Town’s Last Dive Bar
Bar Exam

My Office, East Town’s Last Dive Bar

The 136-year-old building, the clientele, the atmosphere are all unique.

Plenty of Horne: The Return of Condos
Plenty of Horne

The Return of Condos

First condos since 2008 announced for Third Ward by developer Peter Renner.

House Confidential: Restaurant Owners Have Lots of Land
House Confidential

Restaurant Owners Have Lots of Land

Modest Astor St. homes of Scott Johnson and Leslie Montemurro sit on one-third acre.

Bar Exam: Shaker’s Cigar Bar is Smoking
Bar Exam

Shaker’s Cigar Bar is Smoking

City's only cigar bar has fine dining and retro-cocktails, classic architectural artifacts.

Plenty of Horne: New Stage for Summerfest Coming
Plenty of Horne

New Stage for Summerfest Coming

U.S. Cellular inks 10-year deal; will spend millions to replace its music facility by 2018.

House Confidential: Bader Rutter CEO’s Riverside Life
House Confidential

Bader Rutter CEO’s Riverside Life

Greg Nickerson will move Bader Rutter downtown, just upriver from his urban penthouse.

Bar Exam: Tiny Squirrel Cage Hard to Find
Bar Exam

Tiny Squirrel Cage Hard to Find

Peculiar old Riverwest tavern has 500 square feet, no tap beers, squirrelly atmosphere.

Plenty of Horne: Welcome Back, Talgo USA!
Plenty of Horne

Welcome Back, Talgo USA!

Despite its harsh treatment by the state, the Spanish manufacturer is back in Milwaukee.

Plenty of Horne: Third Ward Board Okays “Atelier” Project
Plenty of Horne

Third Ward Board Okays “Atelier” Project

Five-floor warehouse near Public Market will become 31 luxury apartments.

Bar Exam: Malone’s Bar Has a Bay View Style
Bar Exam

Malone’s Bar Has a Bay View Style

But it's on Brady St. Which shows how much the two neighborhoods have in common.

House Confidential: David Stearns’ Must-See Victorian Home!
House Confidential

David Stearns’ Must-See Victorian Home!

Did the Brewers heady GM crunch the numbers before buying the $600,000 home?

House Confidential: Steve Novak’s Dull Whitefish Bay Home
House Confidential

Steve Novak’s Dull Whitefish Bay Home

Milwaukee Buck and former MU star has plain-Jane home, eagle-eyed neighbors.

Bar Exam: Eastsider, Scene of the Crime?
Bar Exam

Eastsider, Scene of the Crime?

Tiny historic tavern is where police officer drank with patron he allegedly later raped.

Plenty of Horne: Siefert Unfit For Sheriff, Clarke Declares
Plenty of Horne

Siefert Unfit For Sheriff, Clarke Declares

Clarke derides Siefert's physical fitness. And: Badger sports bring huge returns to UW.

House Confidential: Kane Place Cottage Celebrates the Seasons
House Confidential

Kane Place Cottage Celebrates the Seasons

This well-preserved Polish Flat was built in 1900.

Plenty of Horne: Future of the Harbor District
Plenty of Horne

Future of the Harbor District

Community-engaged plan could transform 1,000 urban acres, nine miles of waterfront.

House Confidential: Union Activist’s Brady Street Beauty
House Confidential

Union Activist’s Brady Street Beauty

The assessor loved the 1909 home's stained glass and bevelled leaded glass windows.

Plenty of Horne: Inside the Renaissance Book Shop
Plenty of Horne

Inside the Renaissance Book Shop

Deconstruction begins on four-floor building laden with books, debris -- and treasures.

Bar Exam: Urban Bay View Is Unique
Bar Exam

Urban Bay View Is Unique

Very urban, newly remodeled, with great views and interesting history.

Plenty of Horne: Will Judge Siefert Run for Sheriff?
Plenty of Horne

Will Judge Siefert Run for Sheriff?

Insiders say he's retiring, could target Clarke. And Charlie Sykes won't run for Senate.

House Confidential: John Hammond’s Hum-Drum Colonial
House Confidential

John Hammond’s Hum-Drum Colonial

Bucks general manager has $850,000 Whitefish Bay home. And he doesn't vote much.

House Confidential: Because Scott Walker Asked, Fred Kasten Gave
House Confidential

Because Scott Walker Asked, Fred Kasten Gave

His now famous $10,000 check was just a third of his property tax bill on his $1.1 million home.

Bar Exam: MobCraft Milwaukee
Bar Exam

MobCraft Milwaukee

The world's first completely crowdsourced brewery is another piece of the redevelopment of Walker's Point.

Plenty of Horne: 10-Story Apartment Building Planned for East Side
Plenty of Horne

10-Story Apartment Building Planned for East Side

140-unit, $35 million apartment project proposed for former Boy's Club site, neighbors react

House Confidential: The Whitnall House
House Confidential

The Whitnall House

One of handful of Pre-Civil War homes in City, was birthplace of the "Father of Milwaukee Parks System."

Plenty of Horne: Black Cat Mural Alley Opens
Plenty of Horne

Black Cat Mural Alley Opens

Sometimes the best public art is hidden from view.

Bar Exam: Fish Market’s Outdoor Bar
Bar Exam

Fish Market’s Outdoor Bar

It's a bar... on the street... with barstools!

Plenty of Horne: Sage on Prospect Opens
Plenty of Horne

Sage on Prospect Opens

Nearly all 34 units leased in the first month. Building on track for LEED Platinum designation.

Plenty of Horne: Inside New Jan Serr Studio at UWM
Plenty of Horne

Inside New Jan Serr Studio at UWM

Doors Open site will also host Milwaukee Film Festival Party.

Bar Exam: Milwaukee Ale House
Bar Exam

Milwaukee Ale House

A Milwaukee staple that was quite the pioneering enterprise when it opened in 1997.

House Confidential: David Winograd’s Mequon McMansion
House Confidential

David Winograd’s Mequon McMansion

Milwaukee developer's $1.2 million home is in subdivision where rusty mailboxes aren't allowed.

Plenty of Horne: Mexico Opens 50th US Consulate Here
Plenty of Horne

Mexico Opens 50th US Consulate Here

A big turnout of American and Mexican politicians with "Trumpism" in the air.

House Confidential: An “Extraordinary” Frank Lloyd Wright
House Confidential

An “Extraordinary” Frank Lloyd Wright

Terrace Ave. home cost Manpower exec Robert Elsner $37,000 in 1955, now worth $750,000.

Bar Exam: Puddler’s Hall, 144 Years of Union History
Bar Exam

Puddler’s Hall, 144 Years of Union History

It will be celebrating History Channel's "Milwaukee Blacksmith" show on Tuesday.

Plenty of Horne: Molinaroli Sues Neighbors, Condo Group
Plenty of Horne

Molinaroli Sues Neighbors, Condo Group

Embattled Johnson Controls CEO hasn't yet moved in, but legal sparks fly,

Third Ward Warehouse To Be Developed

Third Ward Warehouse To Be Developed

Jennaro Building, last vacant warehouse, becoming office building, as ARB okays plan.

Library Charged $1.5 Million for Journal Archive

Library Charged $1.5 Million for Journal Archive

Library turned down NewsBank offer; Journal Sentinel promises archive, but when?

Bar Exam: The Tale of Tony’s Tavern
Bar Exam

The Tale of Tony’s Tavern

Once a hotel, it was a classic bar owned by same family for 83 years.

House Confidential: The Fabulous Gustave Pabst Mansion
House Confidential

The Fabulous Gustave Pabst Mansion

Built in 1907 and later divided into four units, one of its renters is custard king Karl Kopp.

Plenty of Horne: Security Tight for Sykes Book Talk
Plenty of Horne

Security Tight for Sykes Book Talk

Boswell hires security guards, but book talk was dull affair, it turns out.

Brady Street Store Dragonfly Will Close

Brady Street Store Dragonfly Will Close

Annette French's vintage clothing shop had operated there for 16 years.

Plenty of Horne: City Department Paints the Town
Plenty of Horne

City Department Paints the Town

Painted curbs will denote no-parkng areas. And new parking checkers will ride bikes.

Bar Exam: Club Brady Has 130-Year History
Bar Exam

Club Brady Has 130-Year History

There's been a tavern in odd trapezoidal building since 1885. Blame it on the lake.

Plenty of Horne: Last Site at Kane Commons Getting Built
Plenty of Horne

Last Site at Kane Commons Getting Built

Single family home is last piece in complicated, $4 million real estate jigsaw puzzle.

House Confidential: Alex Lasry’s $1 Million Waterfront Condo
House Confidential

Alex Lasry’s $1 Million Waterfront Condo

And why not? The son of Bucks owner Marc Lasry has become a MAJOR player in town.

Bar Exam: Pourman’s Used To Be Sausage Factory
Bar Exam

Pourman’s Used To Be Sausage Factory

Yet it's been a tavern for more than a century. This is truly old Milwaukee.

House Confidential: The Riverwest 24 Countdown House
House Confidential

The Riverwest 24 Countdown House

109-year old Pierce St. duplex is unremarkable, save for its RW24 spirit.

Plenty of Horne: The John Chisholm Road Show
Plenty of Horne

The John Chisholm Road Show

He discusses his handling of crime, staff turnover and that "partisan witch hunt."

Plenty of Horne: Black Swan Floats Downstream
Plenty of Horne

Black Swan Floats Downstream

The banquet hall on the Milwaukee River will move from Grafton to the Third Ward.

Bar Exam: TWO Is For Couples, Get It?
Bar Exam

TWO Is For Couples, Get It?

Yep, the former Riverwest tailor shop is a tavern with intimate booths for TWOsomes.

House Confidential: Gary Witt’s House of Rock
House Confidential

Gary Witt’s House of Rock

Actually, you'd never suspect the hip Pabst leader owns this old-style, Prospect Hill home.

Plenty of Horne: Is Kimpton Hotel “Project of the Decade”?
Plenty of Horne

Is Kimpton Hotel “Project of the Decade”?

Kimpton Journeyman Hotel opens in Third Ward, to cheers of city and civic officials.

Plenty of Horne: Big Plans for West Side Unveiled
Plenty of Horne

Big Plans for West Side Unveiled

Plan envisions public market and major grocery, movie theater and indoor sports complex.

House Confidential: Atty Mark Thomsen’s Tudor Mansion
House Confidential

Atty Mark Thomsen’s Tudor Mansion

New appointee to state Elections Commission overhauled his East Side mansion.

Bar Exam: Burnhearts Builds on 122-Year History
Bar Exam

Burnhearts Builds on 122-Year History

Mixing hipster vibe and drinks in old working-class bar from the 1890s or earlier.

Photo Gallery: City Hall Vigil For Orlando Victims
Photo Gallery

City Hall Vigil For Orlando Victims

All in attendance were silent as the nation's ninth-largest bell tolled for the dead.

Plenty of Horne: Board Chair Fights Park Road Closure
Plenty of Horne

Board Chair Fights Park Road Closure

Abele would close Brown Deer Park road to expand golf driving range. Lipscomb not sold.

House Confidential: Transit Activist’s Modest Bay View Cottage
House Confidential

Transit Activist’s Modest Bay View Cottage

Small is beautiful for Bill Sell, a fervent advocate for transit and bicycle-friendly policies.

Bar Exam: Riverwest Tavern Is Very Dog-Friendly
Bar Exam

Riverwest Tavern Is Very Dog-Friendly

There's been a neighborhood bar here for 100 years. The dogs are more recent.

Plenty of Horne: Mayor’s Design Awards
Plenty of Horne

Mayor’s Design Awards

The 2016 Mayor's Design Awards recognized projects from every corner of the city.

House Confidential: Architect Jim Shields’ Home Is… Okay
House Confidential

Architect Jim Shields’ Home Is… Okay

The city's best architect lives in a... solid East Side home. But those plaster cracks!

Bar Exam: Tonic Tavern Was Old Livery Stable
Bar Exam

Tonic Tavern Was Old Livery Stable

And owner Paul Jonas did a good job of selective restoration.

Back in the News: Renaissance Books to be Deconstructed
Back in the News

Renaissance Books to be Deconstructed

Recycled company will carefully take apart and recycle materials from 1895 building.

Plenty of Horne: Nick’s House to Meet Wrecking Ball
Plenty of Horne

Nick’s House to Meet Wrecking Ball

East Side tavern's building from 1880s has unique structure, virgin wood. Why destroy it?

House Confidential: Donald Baumgartner’s Princely Mansion
House Confidential

Donald Baumgartner’s Princely Mansion

The generous plutocrat's River Hills home is fit to entertain a prince, and actually did.

Bar Exam: The Small Pleasures of Koz’s Mini Bowl
Bar Exam

The Small Pleasures of Koz’s Mini Bowl

For 60 years it's featured duck-pin bowling, the last such place in town.

House Confidential: Ald. Hamilton Lives In Depressed Area
House Confidential

Ald. Hamilton Lives In Depressed Area

He rose from poverty to become council president. Can he help his neighborhood rise, too?

Bar Exam: Roman Coin a Pub For Pooches
Bar Exam

Roman Coin a Pub For Pooches

Pets are welcome at the historic, 1890 tavern. It's a classic hangout.

Plenty of Horne: Abele Quietly Changes Brown Deer Park
Plenty of Horne

Abele Quietly Changes Brown Deer Park

Circular road through park becomes dead end to create golf driving range.

Bar Exam: D.I.X. Bar A Marvel of Old Architecture
Bar Exam

D.I.X. Bar A Marvel of Old Architecture

110-year-old bar has tin ceilings and oak bar, floors, wainscoting, ice box and on and on.

House Confidential: The Mansion Where Nuns Lived
House Confidential

The Mansion Where Nuns Lived

With connections to France, novelist Henry James and abolitionist Edward Holton.

Milwaukee Arts Barge Idea Floated

Milwaukee Arts Barge Idea Floated

Could the barge become a vibrant public space for events and community connections?

Plenty of Horne: How to Balance Architecture and Ego
Plenty of Horne

How to Balance Architecture and Ego

Acclaimed architect and Marcus Prize winner Joshua Prince-Ramus does a TED-type talk.

Friday Photos: Prime Leather Project Is a Huge One
Friday Photos

Prime Leather Project Is a Huge One

Four buildings with more than 30,000 square feet will be renovated on S. 2nd St.

House Confidential: The Town’s Most Ship-Shape Home
House Confidential

The Town’s Most Ship-Shape Home

The "Boat House" on Cambridge, built in 1920s, is internationally known.

Bar Exam: Angelo’s Piano Lounge Amps It Up
Bar Exam

Angelo’s Piano Lounge Amps It Up

After $100,000 renovation, old bar dating to 1930s has dropped Sinatra for rock'n'roll.

House Confidential: The Full Magnificence of a 1916 Home
House Confidential

The Full Magnificence of a 1916 Home

Bob Monnat's $475,000 Georgian Revival Colonial celebrates its 100th anniversary.

Bar Exam: Falcon Bowl, a Polish Milwaukee Treasure
Bar Exam

Falcon Bowl, a Polish Milwaukee Treasure

An old-timey bar and hall and the sixth oldest bowling alley in America. Classic.

Plenty of Horne: Live From Milwaukee, It’s MSNBC!
Plenty of Horne

Live From Milwaukee, It’s MSNBC!

Chris Matthews and company are broadcasting to the world from Lakefront Brewery.

House Confidential: Shannan Hayden’s Nifty Newberry Tudor
House Confidential

Shannan Hayden’s Nifty Newberry Tudor

Hayden is running against Ald. Nik Kovac and has a much finer home.

Plenty of Horne: Third Ward Office Building Proposed
Plenty of Horne

Third Ward Office Building Proposed

A five-story, 168,000 square-foot building brings yet more activity to the area.

Bar Exam: Rosie’s Is – Gasp! – A Budweiser Bar
Bar Exam

Rosie’s Is – Gasp! – A Budweiser Bar

Originally a laundry near bordellos, building has been Rosie's on Water for many years.

Plenty of Horne: Infill Building Planned for Third Ward
Plenty of Horne

Infill Building Planned for Third Ward

The five-story office and retail building in Third Ward will be -- gasp -- of modern design.

House Confidential: The Two Homes of Rebecca Bradley
House Confidential

The Two Homes of Rebecca Bradley

Judge has Tosa Colonial and a Lower East Side condo near all those gays she condemned.

Bar Exam: The Bottle Is An Architectural Find
Bar Exam

The Bottle Is An Architectural Find

The KK avenue bar's elaborately designed, 1890s-era back room is utterly unique in town.

Plenty of Horne: WMSE Heats Up the Town
Plenty of Horne

WMSE Heats Up the Town

Annual chili fundraiser attracts nearly 4,000 people, raises $72,000 for radio station.

Friday Photos: How to Renovate a Masterpiece
Friday Photos

How to Renovate a Masterpiece

New owners spending millions to redo 1879 Mackie Building. Our photos tell the tale.

Plenty of Horne: NM Demolishing Downtown Buildings
Plenty of Horne

NM Demolishing Downtown Buildings

Firm hired by Northwestern Mutual achieved 93% recycling on new tower, but not this time.

House Confidential: Mysterious $1 Million Lakeside Mansion
House Confidential

Mysterious $1 Million Lakeside Mansion

Why does real estate honcho James Barry III hide his home's ownership?

Friday Photos: The Rhythm Resounds On Water Street
Friday Photos

The Rhythm Resounds On Water Street

140-unit apartment complex across from North End begins to rise.

Bar Exam: Coffeetails Is For Morning Drinkers
Bar Exam

Coffeetails Is For Morning Drinkers

Cozy cafe and tavern, sister bar of Y-NOT II, is open daily 6 am to 11 am.

Plenty of Horne: Moore Backs Barrett, Brostoff Slams Abele
Plenty of Horne

Moore Backs Barrett, Brostoff Slams Abele

And One Wisconsin Now celebrates 10 years of bashing Republicans.

Plenty of Horne: Kenney Targets Ald. Borkowski
Plenty of Horne

Kenney Targets Ald. Borkowski

Should challenger win, would be only military veteran on Common Council.

House Confidential: Villa Uhrig Was St. Louis Brewer’s Home
House Confidential

Villa Uhrig Was St. Louis Brewer’s Home

Restored 1850s Italianate villa near 34th and Lisbon is one of city's oldest homes.

Bar Exam: Woody’s Is a Ramshackle Gay Bar
Bar Exam

Woody’s Is a Ramshackle Gay Bar

Once had tunnel to sneak in booze during Prohibition. It's been crumbling ever since.

Friday Photos: River House Apartments Rising Quickly
Friday Photos

River House Apartments Rising Quickly

Phase one of 450-unit, four-buiding complex that will revive Cream City brick exteriors.

House Confidential: Millionaire Paul Ryan’s Magnificent Home
House Confidential

Millionaire Paul Ryan’s Magnificent Home

House Speaker's Georgian home might befit a founding father. Take that, Donald Trump.

Plenty of Horne: Lipscomb Runs Larson’s Celebration
Plenty of Horne

Lipscomb Runs Larson’s Celebration

Chris Larson wasn't there for victory celebration, so county board chair takes charge.

Plenty of Horne: Kovac Raises Money for Reelection
Plenty of Horne

Kovac Raises Money for Reelection

Politicians, city officials and other notables chow down on food from Glorioso's.

House Confidential: Capitol Cape Cod for County Supervisor
House Confidential

Capitol Cape Cod for County Supervisor

Khalif Rainey lives just off Capitol Dr., looking to trade job for city alderman position.

Bar Exam: Drink Wisconsinbly Is Very Very Local
Bar Exam

Drink Wisconsinbly Is Very Very Local

Wisconsin beer, Wisconsin Culture, Wisconsin jokes -- only Badgers here, buddy.

Plenty of Horne: Liberal Group Seeks Talk Radio Voice
Plenty of Horne

Liberal Group Seeks Talk Radio Voice

Claims AM conservative talk radio is "racist" and "hateful." Is liberal talk radio possible?

Bar Exam: Conway’s Is Last Word in Smoked Meat
Bar Exam

Conway’s Is Last Word in Smoked Meat

Classic colorful Wells St. neighborhood bar also grills meats and plays the blues.

House Confidential: How Parsonage Became a Cool B-and-B
House Confidential

How Parsonage Became a Cool B-and-B

The 125-year-old, Queen Anne, reverend's home now attracts world travelers.

Plenty of Horne: Behold The ECO Mayor
Plenty of Horne

Behold The ECO Mayor

Barrett touts green efforts, changes name of environmental sustainability office to ECO.

Plenty of Horne: The Fire at East Pointe Commons
Plenty of Horne

The Fire at East Pointe Commons

Weekend fire injures one, upsets many in 24-unit complex, but handled promptly.

Plenty of Horne: City Birthday Party All About Dining
Plenty of Horne

City Birthday Party All About Dining

Politicians and candidate hopefuls mix with winners of dining awards.

House Confidential: National Avenue’s House of Artists
House Confidential

National Avenue’s House of Artists

Including current owner Tom Bamberger and former tenants like painter Carri Skoczek.

Plenty of Horne: Lawyers Grill Supreme Court Candidates
Plenty of Horne

Lawyers Grill Supreme Court Candidates

And what a lively forum it was. Here is the truth about the candidates, so help us God.

Bar Exam: Fat Daddy’s Is All About Beach Volleyball
Bar Exam

Fat Daddy’s Is All About Beach Volleyball

Once an odd little South Side bar, now very serious about all the games it offers.

Back in the News: Governor’s Tosa Home Up for Sale
Back in the News

Governor’s Tosa Home Up for Sale

The real estate agent, the wife of First Lady's cousin, was among first to gay wed in state.

House Confidential: Ald. Kovac’s “Adult” Home Is Very Modest
House Confidential

Ald. Kovac’s “Adult” Home Is Very Modest

The 1893 Riverwest home has just 1.5 stories and one bathroom with 10% ventilation.

Bar Exam: Klinger’s East Is a Time Warp
Bar Exam

Klinger’s East Is a Time Warp

Still with same owner after 40 years, it's very old Milwaukee -- modest, cozy, quaint.

House Confidential: Dr. Sheldon Wasserman’s Lesser Manse
House Confidential

Dr. Sheldon Wasserman’s Lesser Manse

The Democrat's $655,700 Lake Dr. home barely compares to his neighbors' mansions.

Plenty of Horne: Aladdin Brings Cafe to City Hall
Plenty of Horne

Aladdin Brings Cafe to City Hall

The Middle Eastern-restaurant is also located at Public Market and Amtrak station.

Bar Exam: History of the Up and Under
Bar Exam

History of the Up and Under

It dates back a century, was a Polish bar, "soft drink parlor" and a house of blues.

House Confidential: Ald. Wade’s Tiny Cape Cod
House Confidential

Ald. Wade’s Tiny Cape Cod

No fireplace or rec room, just 1091 square feet. A modest living politician indeed.

Johnson Controls Will Shrink, CEO Says

Johnson Controls Will Shrink, CEO Says

Molinaroli speaks frankly: company will spin off auto seats division, reposition its stock.

Bar Exam: Benelux Stars Where Speakeasy Stood
Bar Exam

Benelux Stars Where Speakeasy Stood

Once a dive with bootleg liquor, now a spectacular setting for world class Belgian brews.

Bar Exam: Von Trier Is a Teutonic Treasure
Bar Exam

Von Trier Is a Teutonic Treasure

It abounds in such artifacts and boasts a huge selection of German tap beers.

House Confidential: A Historic House Almost Destroyed
House Confidential

A Historic House Almost Destroyed

1880 home on Cambridge saved by historic preservation law that could be overthrown.

Plenty of Horne: New Era for Riverside Theater
Plenty of Horne

New Era for Riverside Theater

Cool new retro marquee unveiled. And an ongoing project will upgrade the entire theater.

Bar Exam: Monica’s on Astor Replaced Former Bordello
Bar Exam

Monica’s on Astor Replaced Former Bordello

It's a cozy, unique bar in building that goes back to 1850s. But about that racy history...

Plenty Of Horne: All Hail Our Business Improvement Districts
Plenty Of Horne

All Hail Our Business Improvement Districts

City party celebrates work of 35 BIDs, which have helped improve many city neighborhoods.

Bar Exam: The Irish Pub’s Roots Go Back 120 Years
Bar Exam

The Irish Pub’s Roots Go Back 120 Years

Its history saw it go from Pabst Tied House to "soft drink parlor" to gay bar to Irish bar.

Plenty of Horne: Streets of Old Milwaukee Made New
Plenty of Horne

Streets of Old Milwaukee Made New

Public Museum has redone the 50-year-old exhibit, adding more sights and sounds and smells.

Bar Exam: Hybrid Lounge, City’s Newest Gay Bar
Bar Exam

Hybrid Lounge, City’s Newest Gay Bar

In a building whose history goes back to 1890, it attracts a hybrid of gay and straight folks.

Bar Exam: 1894 Building Boasts New Orleans-Style Bar
Bar Exam

1894 Building Boasts New Orleans-Style Bar

New Brass Alley on Third St. has spent heavily on atmosphere. Evolution ping pong bar is on 2nd floor.

House Confidential: Chris Abele’s High-Rise Double Condo
House Confidential

Chris Abele’s High-Rise Double Condo

Now separated from his wife, he has a luxurious, 8,132-square-foot suite near the top of the Moderne.

Plenty of Horne: City Goes Medieval on Renaissance
Plenty of Horne

City Goes Medieval on Renaissance

Throwing the book at owner of old Renaissance store, whose failing structure endangers pedestrians.

Plenty of Horne: 89-Unit Complex Would Face Swing Park
Plenty of Horne

89-Unit Complex Would Face Swing Park

Approval sought for river-side complex with 4 townhouses and 85 apartments embracing Swing Park.

Bar Exam: Oscar’s Is a Classic South Side Pub
Bar Exam

Oscar’s Is a Classic South Side Pub

A century old, just below 16th St. Viaduct, known for its hamburgers and reasonably priced micro beers.

Plenty of Horne: Milwaukee School Named After Ben Carson
Plenty of Horne

Milwaukee School Named After Ben Carson

The Benjamin Carson Academy of Science "fails to meet expectations." Remind you of anyone?

House Confidential: The Drug House Owned by City Manager
House Confidential

The Drug House Owned by City Manager

Strange but true: City's Property Management Program Coordinator accused of running drug house.

Plenty of Horne: Ira Robins Makes Bid for Kovac Seat
Plenty of Horne

Ira Robins Makes Bid for Kovac Seat

Launches campaign by making shocking, though, unsupported allegations.

Plenty of Horne: Conservation Voters Convene
Plenty of Horne

Conservation Voters Convene

Former congressmen Obey and Petri make a League of Conservation Voters fundraiser a stop on their bipartisan road trip.

Plenty of Horne: City Accepts $14 Million Federal Streetcar Grant
Plenty of Horne

City Accepts $14 Million Federal Streetcar Grant

City wins TIGER grant after "a brutal competition" where demand for transit dollars greatly exceeded the sums appropriated.

Bar Exam: Harbor Room Is Classic Gay Men’s Bar
Bar Exam

Harbor Room Is Classic Gay Men’s Bar

Its colorful 108-year history charts the rise and fall of a dense manufacturing neighborhood.

Plenty of Horne: Donovan Wants Fewer Police “Chiefs”
Plenty of Horne

Donovan Wants Fewer Police “Chiefs”

And "more Indians." Alderman and mayoral candidate proposes to redo police staffing to cut higher-ups.

Plenty of Horne: Lakefront Gateway Design Winner Named
Plenty of Horne

Lakefront Gateway Design Winner Named

Local firm Graef Selected for $23 million project to create a "beautiful" and "active" plaza.

House Confidential: Bay View’s Haunted House
House Confidential

Bay View’s Haunted House

The front yard is populated by ghouls, ghosts and enough tombstones to fill Forest Home Cemetery.

Plenty of Horne: Bublr Dock Installed at Lakefront Brewery
Plenty of Horne

Bublr Dock Installed at Lakefront Brewery

The ceremony celebrating it featured a bubbler spouting Lakefront beer. Fixed Gear, of course.

Plenty Of Horne: Barrett, Walker, Tout New Freshwater Plaza
Plenty Of Horne

Barrett, Walker, Tout New Freshwater Plaza

$48 million mixed-use development has a little to do with water and a location near inner harbor.

Bar Exam: O’Lydia’s Has 99-Year History
Bar Exam

O’Lydia’s Has 99-Year History

The atmospheric, old-style tavern still has the original floor, tin ceiling and back bar.

Plenty of Horne: Will Public Market Expand?
Plenty of Horne

Will Public Market Expand?

The fish market wants to expand outdoor cafe. And Chevy Johnson kicks off campaign for alderman.

Plenty of Horne: Bridge Over Troubled Finances
Plenty of Horne

Bridge Over Troubled Finances

Classic Lake Park bridge is falling apart. Will county pick cheap option? Will neighbors fight this?

Bar Exam: Major Goolsby’s, Still a Great Sports Bar
Bar Exam

Major Goolsby’s, Still a Great Sports Bar

One of nation's first, where Charles Barkley and Reggie Jackson, among others, hung out.

Plenty of Horne: Wisconsin Falling Behind on Renewable Energy
Plenty of Horne

Wisconsin Falling Behind on Renewable Energy

These businesses spend much of their time battling political opposition in Wisconsin, an expert notes.

Plenty of Horne: Journal Sentinel Will Lose All Local Control
Plenty of Horne

Journal Sentinel Will Lose All Local Control

Gannett purchase will make it part of national chain, integrated into USA Today-centered operation.

House Confidential: CEO Alex Molinaroli’s Riverwest Townhome
House Confidential

CEO Alex Molinaroli’s Riverwest Townhome

What's a millionaire doing in a Reservoir Ave. town house? A divorce and legal problems will do that.

Plenty of Horne: Dahlberg Leaves City for Cincinnati Job
Plenty of Horne

Dahlberg Leaves City for Cincinnati Job

Did city's longtime building inspector lack the legal qualifications for the job here?

Plenty of Horne: Restoration Hardware to Third Ward?
Plenty of Horne

Restoration Hardware to Third Ward?

Architectural Review Board creates confusion. Plus: New beats for Journal Sentinel reporters.

Plenty of Horne: Street Closing on Arena Agenda
Plenty of Horne

Street Closing on Arena Agenda

Murphy makes appointments to WCD board; City to retain naming rights for garage

Plenty of Horne: Prospect Avenue Apartments Win Board OK
Plenty of Horne

Prospect Avenue Apartments Win Board OK

One-way traffic on N. Prospect Ave. slammed by developer

Bar Exam: Lakefront Brewery
Bar Exam

Lakefront Brewery

This popular attraction is not just for tours anymore.

House Confidential: David Barnett Gallery
House Confidential

David Barnett Gallery

The gallery is housed in a historic 1875 Edward Townsend Mix mansion

Bar Exam: The Winchester, a Zombie Bar?
Bar Exam

The Winchester, a Zombie Bar?

The Winchester replaces chain bar Two Bucks, which lost its franchise after allegations of racism

Plenty of Horne: Hillary Clinton Comes to Town
Plenty of Horne

Hillary Clinton Comes to Town

UWM Union once again site of presidential candidate visit and a tribute to the late Art Elkon

Plenty of Horne: The Return of Peter Park
Plenty of Horne

The Return of Peter Park

Now a top consultant, the former city planner says Milwaukee's 20-year plan was done in a decade.

Plenty of Horne: Bucks Sign Contract for Park East Land
Plenty of Horne

Bucks Sign Contract for Park East Land

Press conference with Abele celebrates award of 10 acres of county land for $1 and big dreams.

House Confidential: Michael Carter-Williams’ River Hills Mansion
House Confidential

Michael Carter-Williams’ River Hills Mansion

Bucks' star has a $1.7 million, 9,900 square foot, neo-Tudor on Upper River Rd.

Bar Exam: Landmark Lanes’ Jazzy 88-Year History
Bar Exam

Landmark Lanes’ Jazzy 88-Year History

Serving booze during prohibition and built by a billionaire jailbird whose son become an ambassador.

Plenty of Horne: Juneau Park Gains a Bike Oasis
Plenty of Horne

Juneau Park Gains a Bike Oasis

Handy bike fix-it station donated by Barb Stein; more park improvements still to come.

House Confidential: City Clerk’s Home Is His Castle
House Confidential

City Clerk’s Home Is His Castle

Jim Owczarski's home towers over the nearby ranch homes.

Plenty of Horne: Architectural Review Board for Bay View?
Plenty of Horne

Architectural Review Board for Bay View?

Ald. Zielinski has raised question and a KK Ave. BID member makes inquiries about starting ARB.

Plenty of Horne: Tim Gokhman Builds His Dream Home
Plenty of Horne

Tim Gokhman Builds His Dream Home

Developer is building on one of the last remaining lots in Beerline B.

Bar Exam: Jamo’s, a 1950s Time Warp
Bar Exam

Jamo’s, a 1950s Time Warp

A quiet corner bar of long vintage with velvet paintings of misty-eyed beauties, it's not easy to find.

Bar Exam: Taylors, Downtown’s Neighborhood Bar
Bar Exam

Taylors, Downtown’s Neighborhood Bar

It was one of the first bars in town to embrace its sidewalk, and feature outdoor drinking.

Plenty of Horne: Scott Walker Peddles Bull
Plenty of Horne

Scott Walker Peddles Bull

No stranger to peddling bull, governor hosts Blue Ribbon Livestock Auction at State Fair

Plenty of Horne: Frederick Lofts Represents “Tipping Point” For City
Plenty of Horne

Frederick Lofts Represents “Tipping Point” For City

At the dedication of 100-unit market-rate apartment building at the former Pabst Brewery, mayor hopeful for continued growth of downtown housing.

Plenty of Horne: New Penthouse for Old Third Ward Building
Plenty of Horne

New Penthouse for Old Third Ward Building

Eppstein Uhen short of space in Headquarters; Bauman rips Summerfest traffic woes; and his challenger kicks off campaign

House Confidential: Lipscomb’s River Ranch
House Confidential

Lipscomb’s River Ranch

County Board chairman's ranch is in isolated part of Glendale near dammed river.

Bar Exam: Thirsty Fox Is For Golfers
Bar Exam

Thirsty Fox Is For Golfers

At city border near Brown Deer and Tripoli golf courses, the old road house has been here since 1930s.

House Confidential: Mark Borkowski’s Quaint Ranch Home
House Confidential

Mark Borkowski’s Quaint Ranch Home

County supervisor lives in suburban-style area at edge of Greenfield but wants to be alderman.

Plenty of Horne: Brady Street Apartments Debated at Meeting
Plenty of Horne

Brady Street Apartments Debated at Meeting

And Frank Alioto gives remarkable speech about Brady Street's potential.

Plenty of Horne: Harbor Area Will Be Redesigned
Plenty of Horne

Harbor Area Will Be Redesigned

Calling all architects & planners: Brownfield with coal piles bordering harbor will be redeveloped.

Bar Exam: Bay Street Pub May Underwhelm You
Bar Exam

Bay Street Pub May Underwhelm You

It's definitely old Bay View, not the "other East Side." But the beer garden has charm.

Plenty of Horne: Redoing Gateway to Bay View?
Plenty of Horne

Redoing Gateway to Bay View?

Ald. Zielinski and designer of proposed 5-story, 72-unit complex on Kinnickinnic offer new version.

House Confidential: The House That Launched Riverwest 24
House Confidential

The House That Launched Riverwest 24

Jeramey Prach founded the 24-hour bike race and his modest, 19th century home, now greatly expanded, is the race's start and finish line.

Bar Exam: Saz’s, Where Scott Met Tonette
Bar Exam

Saz’s, Where Scott Met Tonette

Famed as the place where Scott Walker met his future wife, Saz's colorful history goes back to 1895.

Bar Exam: The Harp, a Unique Waterfront Bar
Bar Exam

The Harp, a Unique Waterfront Bar

The riverside has lots of restaurants and even breweries, but the venerable, Irish-themed Harp is the only true tavern along the water.

House Confidential: North Point Light Keeper’s House Is a Jewel
House Confidential

North Point Light Keeper’s House Is a Jewel

The historic 1887 Queen Anne home with ten rooms and panoramic views of the lake is now a museum. It will be part of Sunday's East Milwaukee Garden Tour.

Plenty of Horne: New Apartment Complex for Brady Street
Plenty of Horne

New Apartment Complex for Brady Street

Proposed three-floor structure would offer apartments aimed at millennials plus 2,400 square feel of retail space.

House Confidential: William Minahan’s House of Big Debts
House Confidential

William Minahan’s House of Big Debts

The Walker donor defaulted on a $500,000 loan from state jobs agency and owes more than $30,000 in property taxes on his $1 million River Hills home.

Bar Exam: Kruz, a Tavern on the Docks
Bar Exam

Kruz, a Tavern on the Docks

Near the lake, the RR tracks and a scrapyard, with one of the city's finest patios to take in the scene. What are you waiting for?

Plenty of Horne: Transit Expansion Urged
Plenty of Horne

Transit Expansion Urged

Milwaukee is far behind other cities, which will make it harder to attract young workers, experts at conference agreed.

Plenty of Horne: Celebrating the Life of Paul Jakubovich
Plenty of Horne

Celebrating the Life of Paul Jakubovich

A host of notables gathered to salute Jakubovich and the fabulous historic architecture of Milwaukee he helped protect.

Plenty of Horne: The Horse Barn’s Final Days?
Plenty of Horne

The Horse Barn’s Final Days?

The huge facility on E. National has housed the police horses and downtown carriage horses, but is now heavy with debt and unpaid taxes.

House Confidential: The Other Pabst Mansion
House Confidential

The Other Pabst Mansion

Once among a row of brewing family mansions, the neoclassical gem has been restored and can be toured this weekend.

Bar Exam: The Raunchy Prior Life of Finks
Bar Exam

The Raunchy Prior Life of Finks

The upscale Humboldt Ave. bar was anything but for its first 100 years or so.

House Confidential: Shorewood’s “New” Frank Lloyd Wright Home
House Confidential

Shorewood’s “New” Frank Lloyd Wright Home

The modest home was hidden in plain sight until a Wright fan from Chicago started snooping around.

Plenty of Horne: A Weekend of Gay Pride
Plenty of Horne

A Weekend of Gay Pride

Pridefest gets all the attention, but the Pride Parade is a true slice of Milwaukee that draws a very diverse crowd.

Plenty of Horne: Race for Dudzik’s Seat Could Get Heated
Plenty of Horne

Race for Dudzik’s Seat Could Get Heated

Will anti-streetcar group get involved? And did Journal Sentinel exaggerate the number of candidates?

Bar Exam: Kneisler’s White House, City’s Most Historic?
Bar Exam

Kneisler’s White House, City’s Most Historic?

First established in 1891, and run by the same family for 115 years, the Bay View bar is a classic.

Plenty of Horne: The City’s Illegal Entertainers
Plenty of Horne

The City’s Illegal Entertainers

Until recently, Radio Milwaukee held live events with no city permit. Colectivo's live entertainment offerings at its Prospect Ave. location are still illegal.

House Confidential: The House That Song Lyrics Bought
House Confidential

The House That Song Lyrics Bought

The $1.6 million, Eschweiler-designed mansion is owned by Keith Mardek, owner of Hal Leonard Publishing, the world's leading sheet music publisher.

Plenty of Horne: A Battle Over Historic Designation
Plenty of Horne

A Battle Over Historic Designation

Developer Robert Joseph wants to demolish 1880s tavern but Ald. Bauman and Third Ward board vote for historic designation, which provides protection for now.

Bar Exam: The Only Saloon in Piggsville
Bar Exam

The Only Saloon in Piggsville

And the Valley Inn is a dandy, with a nicely-restored 1898 building and all those photos (and stories!) of floods.

House Confidential: The Mansion That Moved
House Confidential

The Mansion That Moved

This 1890, $2 million Lake Drive mansion on the border of Shorewood once stood where Juneau Park is located. Blame it on the Socialists.

Plenty of Horne: Mandel Group’s “Coolest Project” Ever
Plenty of Horne

Mandel Group’s “Coolest Project” Ever

Mandel Group breaks ground on a 46-apartment, mixed-use development that includes an indoor climbing gym.

Bar Exam: Steny’s Is For Sports and Wing Nuts
Bar Exam

Steny’s Is For Sports and Wing Nuts

Chicken wings, a huge selection of beers, 17 flat screens blasting games, and super jolly crowd. What more do you want?

Plenty of Horne: Will Historic Building in Third Ward Be Saved?
Plenty of Horne

Will Historic Building in Third Ward Be Saved?

Third Ward review board defers decision on Historic Designation. And Milwaukee now has a Croatian sister city.

House Confidential: Craig Counsell’s Whitefish Bay Winner
House Confidential

Craig Counsell’s Whitefish Bay Winner

The Brewers manager's $1.2 million colonial is a kid's paradise. Yet so secluded.

Plenty of Horne: Push to Maintain Historic Tax Credits
Plenty of Horne

Push to Maintain Historic Tax Credits

State budget plan would reduce them, but new data shows big benefits for state in maintaining them, advocates say.

Bar Exam: Thurman’s 15 is Always Dead
Bar Exam

Thurman’s 15 is Always Dead

Metaphorically speaking only. The name celebrates the deceased Yankee, the atmosphere is heavy on the Grateful Dead, and the cozy tavern can get pretty lively.

House Confidential: A Mayor’s Home Is Still Notable
House Confidential

A Mayor’s Home Is Still Notable

Once John Norquist's residence, this elegant 1889 home on S. 26th St. is included on Historic Milwaukee's upcoming Spaces and Traces tour.

Plenty of Horne: Downer Avenue Stalled by Joel Lee?
Plenty of Horne

Downer Avenue Stalled by Joel Lee?

City officials meet with neighbors about Downer Avenue, a thriving retail strip with one huge problem: Landlord Joel Lee's foreclosed properties.

Plenty of Horne: We Want a New Arena!
Plenty of Horne

We Want a New Arena!

Bradley Center rally organized by MMAC featured five speakers touting the benefits of building a taxpayer-subsidized NBA arena.

Bar Exam: Riverwest Public House, a People’s Paradise
Bar Exam

Riverwest Public House, a People’s Paradise

It's also where you sign up for the Riverwest 24 bike race on May 1st, so get ready to wait in line.

Plenty of Horne: De Blasio Descends on Milwaukee
Plenty of Horne

De Blasio Descends on Milwaukee

New York's mayor and crew of handlers and security came for his speech to state Democrats. Later he partied with local pols and local brews at Nick's House.

Bar Exam: George’s Pub Features Singing Bartender
Bar Exam

George’s Pub Features Singing Bartender

George is 82, sings like Johnny Cash, and takes no guff. Nor do his customers, many retired cops who probably still carry guns.

New Outdoor Cafe for Public Market?

New Outdoor Cafe for Public Market?

Plus, a new parking plan for the Pritzlaff Building and a huge increase in wedding bookings at the Pritzlaff. All were revealed at Third Ward ARB meeting.

Plenty of Horne: The Mackie Building’s Major Renovation
Plenty of Horne

The Mackie Building’s Major Renovation

135-year-old building will be beautified and renovated to create 26 apartments, and a proposal for a modernistic "Mackie Building South" could connect to it.

Plenty of Horne: MIAD Students Could Be Future Stars
Plenty of Horne

MIAD Students Could Be Future Stars

School's increasing emphasis on designs with immediate commercial applications yields interesting results at spring Gallery Night.

Bar Exam: Duke’s and Scooter’s Are Both Bargains
Bar Exam

Duke’s and Scooter’s Are Both Bargains

The co-joined bars at 150-8 E. Juneau share a building from 1876 and boast the cheapest prices on Water Street.

House Confidential: Whitefish Bay’s Welfare Fraud Home
House Confidential

Whitefish Bay’s Welfare Fraud Home

This lovely Colonial has abundant nooks, color-coordinated ceilings, and a family whose parents have been arrested for welfare fraud.

Plenty of Horne: Bucks Plan Envisions Arena Streetcar
Plenty of Horne

Bucks Plan Envisions Arena Streetcar

$1 billion plan for new arena and other development would transform Park East land and tear down Bradley Center.

Bar Exam: Zad’s Is a Relic of Old Milwaukee
Bar Exam

Zad’s Is a Relic of Old Milwaukee

Working-class bar with more than a century of history still opens at 6 a.m. You can feel the ghosts of its rooming-house era.

Plenty of Horne: Journal Sentinel 20 Years Later
Plenty of Horne

Journal Sentinel 20 Years Later

What is it about April Fool's Day? 20 years after the Journal-Sentinel merger comes its absorption into a chain of dailies.

Plenty of Horne: Are Abrahamson’s Days as Chief Justice Numbered?
Plenty of Horne

Are Abrahamson’s Days as Chief Justice Numbered?

Constitutional amendment on April referendum would result in her being replaced as chief justice. Even if it fails, her salary will be reduced.

Bar Exam: Club Garibaldi’s Very Italian Roots
Bar Exam

Club Garibaldi’s Very Italian Roots

It's a bar, restaurant, music club and a place that still serves as an Italian Mutual Aid Society.

Plenty of Horne: Second Sage Building Will Be Super Green
Plenty of Horne

Second Sage Building Will Be Super Green

The new Sage on Prospect, a 34-apartment complex, will have every imaginable green feature.

Plenty of Horne: In Defense of Historic Tax Credits
Plenty of Horne

In Defense of Historic Tax Credits

National Trust for Historic Preservation's leader comes to town, where her speech to a crowd filled with notables dramatized the need for state to maintain the current credits.

Plenty of Horne: High Court Candidates Blast Each Other
Plenty of Horne

High Court Candidates Blast Each Other

Challenger James Daley calls incumbent Supreme Court Justice Ann Walsh Bradley a liberal, while she cites Republican Party functions he attends.

Plenty of Horne: A Diary of the Milwaukee Messenger Invitational
Plenty of Horne

A Diary of the Milwaukee Messenger Invitational

An hour-by hour account of the rules, the drinks, the excitement and of course the people involved in the 14th annual bike race.

House Confidential: Harvey Jay Goldstein’s Home is a Prison
House Confidential

Harvey Jay Goldstein’s Home is a Prison

Sentenced to house arrest, the felonious attorney can only stare at the walls of his Bay View duplex for six months.

Plenty of Horne: Why Indy Developer Likes Bay View
Plenty of Horne

Why Indy Developer Likes Bay View

Meeting reveals more details for proposed $40 million, 307-unit apartment complex at old Sweet Water site.

Plenty of Horne: Davis Sets, Cancels Meeting on Streetcar
Plenty of Horne

Davis Sets, Cancels Meeting on Streetcar

His claim on streetcar turns out to be false. Meanwhile, new city assessor appointed with little fanfare.

Bar Exam: RC’s Rock of Gibraltar
Bar Exam

RC’s Rock of Gibraltar

The first place opened by tavern titan R.C. Schmidt offers cheap drinks and tattered charm in a magnificently overbuilt steel structure.

Plenty of Horne: Wikipedia Edits for President Walker
Plenty of Horne

Wikipedia Edits for President Walker

Oh, the records Walker would set, including first county exec rising to president and biggest age deficit between president and first lady.

Bar Exam: Palm Tavern’s Incredible Drink Selection
Bar Exam

Palm Tavern’s Incredible Drink Selection

Dive-bar exterior obscures remarkable selection of micro-beers and countless liquors you may never have tried.

House Confidential: Jabari Parker’s $570,000 Grafton Home
House Confidential

Jabari Parker’s $570,000 Grafton Home

The 19-year old Bucks player and Mormon probably won't use the wet bar. But he'll love those high ceilings and lake views.

Plenty of Horne: Will Bicycle Race Expand to Bay View?
Plenty of Horne

Will Bicycle Race Expand to Bay View?

Tour of America's Dairyland hopes to expand there. And a national benefits program for bicyclists expands to Milwaukee.

Plenty of Horne: Joe Davis Announces Plan for NBA Arena
Plenty of Horne

Joe Davis Announces Plan for NBA Arena

Actually, it wasn't really a plan. But it was a press conference.

Plenty of Horne: Big Tobacco Discovers the Third Ward
Plenty of Horne

Big Tobacco Discovers the Third Ward

It will be a test market for the nation: new lounge with attractive "spokesmodels" would promote smokeless electronic cigarettes made by R.J. Reynolds.

Bar Exam: Halliday’s Is Historic Oddity
Bar Exam

Halliday’s Is Historic Oddity

An 1888 home designed by Alfred Clas became a funny little tavern on Farwell where a bar stool always seems available.

Plenty of Horne: Sculpture Disappears from Downtown
Plenty of Horne

Sculpture Disappears from Downtown

The 36-foot-high, $200,000 work was installed by Blue Cross in 1978; new owner of property won't reply to calls, artist has no idea what happened to sculpture.

House Confidential: John Shannon’s Marvelous Marietta Mansion
House Confidential

John Shannon’s Marvelous Marietta Mansion

One of the great East Side homes, its history includes a remarkable cast of characters, almost a mini-history of Milwaukee elites.

Plenty of Horne: The New Gateway to Bay View?
Plenty of Horne

The New Gateway to Bay View?

Development proposed at neighborhood meeting would include 5 stories, 3,000 square feet of first floor retail and 72 apartments on 4 floors above this.

Plenty of Horne: Visit Wauwatosa?
Plenty of Horne

Visit Wauwatosa?

Visit Milwaukee creates a web site for Tosa, which doesn't even tell you how to get there.

Dining: Rice N Roll Opens on N. Farwell Ave.
Dining

Rice N Roll Opens on N. Farwell Ave.

The small, simply designed place has some 150 offerings on its menu, including a number of Sushi items.

Friday Photos: Streetcar Signing Is Quite a Celebration
Friday Photos

Streetcar Signing Is Quite a Celebration

The mayor, business leaders and pols toasted the streetcar in Cudahy's Irish Pub, with Michael Cudahy on hand.

Plenty of Horne: Rebuilding A World of Cream City Brick
Plenty of Horne

Rebuilding A World of Cream City Brick

Huge "River House" development on the river will have 450 apartments, a substantial riverwalk and an updated Cream City design by architect Jim Shields.

Plenty of Horne: Milwaukeean Scores Top NYC Job
Plenty of Horne

Milwaukeean Scores Top NYC Job

Phil Walzak, who ran campaigns for Kohl, Barrett and Abele, is now a high-paid aide and good buddy of New York Mayor de Blasio.

Bar Exam: The Rise and Fall and Rise of Dino’s
Bar Exam

The Rise and Fall and Rise of Dino’s

Riverwest bar, revived once again, was among the first in the nation to serve Lakefront beer. The food is good, too.

Plenty of Horne: Magical Thinking Transforms Parking Garage
Plenty of Horne

Magical Thinking Transforms Parking Garage

How artist Reginald Baylor and others re-styled a longtime eyesore, the Milwaukee Athletic Club's parking garage.

Plenty of Horne: Horrors, Look At Those Building Vents!
Plenty of Horne

Horrors, Look At Those Building Vents!

East Side Architectural Review Board shudders at unapproved venting on new building at Oakland and North. Is there a solution?

Plenty of Horne: Crowd Celebrates City Birthday Party
Plenty of Horne

Crowd Celebrates City Birthday Party

Politicians, PR people and other notables schmoozed away. The best rumor was that Chief Flynn might be retiring.

House Confidential: Charlie Sykes’ Private Island
House Confidential

Charlie Sykes’ Private Island

His surprisingly modest Mequon Cape Cod is surrounded by and benefits from all kinds of publicly-funded, socialistic services.

Bar Exam: Champion’s Pub, a Place for Conversation
Bar Exam

Champion’s Pub, a Place for Conversation

It's an atmospheric place on a dead-end street where it won't hurt to quote Kant or Kierkegaard.

Plenty of Horne: What Is Milwaukee Water Commons?
Plenty of Horne

What Is Milwaukee Water Commons?

The recently-formed grassroots group, which looks to make sure all citizens benefit from Milwaukee's water resources, holds a fundraiser.

Dining: Amilinda Restaurant Opening Downtown
Dining

Amilinda Restaurant Opening Downtown

Formerly a pop-up restaurant at the National, it will now be permanently located at 315 E. Wisconsin Ave., with an expected opening in June.

House Confidential: The Mysterious Kondos Chateau
House Confidential

The Mysterious Kondos Chateau

One of the town's most magnificent mansions has a strange history, complete with a jailed lawyer who once served a governor.

Gallery Night: So Many Shows, So Little Time
Gallery Night

So Many Shows, So Little Time

Great art and great crowds, but I couldn’t help imagining what it would be like with a streetcar connecting all the galleries.

Plenty of Horne: Who Will Replace Paul Jakubovich?
Plenty of Horne

Who Will Replace Paul Jakubovich?

Ald. Bauman is pushing for prompt action to replace the longtime historic preservation head, who died last month.

Plenty of Horne: Anti-Chisholm Candidate Fails to Get On Ballot
Plenty of Horne

Anti-Chisholm Candidate Fails to Get On Ballot

Monique Taylor sought open county supervisor seat to run against Gwen Moore’s son, but didn’t get enough signatures.

Bar Exam: Simple Pleasures of The Newport
Bar Exam

Simple Pleasures of The Newport

On the plainer, north side of Bay View, its a classic, unpretentious neighborhood bar.

House Confidential: An Overlooked Gem Off Brady Street
House Confidential

An Overlooked Gem Off Brady Street

Built in 1891 by then-prominent architect Bernard Kolpaki, the home was restored and is now owned by a Whitefish Bay school principal.

Plenty of Horne: Rena’s Closet Coming to Brady Street
Plenty of Horne

Rena’s Closet Coming to Brady Street

Another retail store run by another Glorioso, and the selection of clothes and shoes looks lovely.

Taverns: Last Call for Treats
Taverns

Last Call for Treats

A bar since 1895, with quite a checkered history, it will close on January 17.

House Confidential: The House of Holiday Lights
House Confidential

The House of Holiday Lights

The building with Libby's Lounge on Van Buren St. has long had a wonderful display of lights and the show is still on, even though the bar was sold.

Taverns: Victor’s Is a Hit on New Year’s Eve
Taverns

Victor’s Is a Hit on New Year’s Eve

The celebration lasts 34 hours here, and attracts a 1,000-plus customers. Will Mark Belling be there?

Plenty of Horne: The Legacy of Paul Jakubovich
Plenty of Horne

The Legacy of Paul Jakubovich

The City’s Historic Preservation Officer had an unmatched knowledge of and commitment to the preservation of historic buildings.

House Confidential: TV Star Dustin Diamond’s Cozy Cape Cod
House Confidential

TV Star Dustin Diamond’s Cozy Cape Cod

Star of "Saved By the Bell" is charged with stabbing a man and could face years in prison. But Diamond does have a comfy abode in Port Washington to await his trial.

Plenty of Horne: Trocadero Sold; Eitel No Longer Lowlands Group Manager
Plenty of Horne

Trocadero Sold; Eitel No Longer Lowlands Group Manager

Dramatic change means owners of Red Lion also own Trocadero, giving them both bars on "Tannery Row."

Plenty of Horne: Forest Home Library Replacement Decided, Mill Road Deferred
Plenty of Horne

Forest Home Library Replacement Decided, Mill Road Deferred

New library on Mitchell St. could bring "Third Ward-caliber energy" to the south side neighborhood, John Gurda predicts.

Taverns: The Limited Charms of the UWM Gasthaus
Taverns

The Limited Charms of the UWM Gasthaus

Other than the beer selection, it’s a drab, deflating place. The good news it will soon be replaced.

Taverns: The Red Lion’s a Roaring Success
Taverns

The Red Lion’s a Roaring Success

Former Brocach turns from Irish to English, with plenty of beer, ale and cider on hand.

Friday Photos: Walker’s Landing Coming to Commerce Street
Friday Photos

Walker’s Landing Coming to Commerce Street

The $19.5 million, 133-unit apartment complex along the river will fill in one of the last developable pieces of land on the Beerline.

Plenty of Horne: Mystery of the Curve’s Urinal
Plenty of Horne

Mystery of the Curve’s Urinal

Russ Klisch and I set out to rescue a massive old urinal from a tavern about to be torn down. Then things got complicated.

Dining: New Indian Pakistani Restaurant Coming
Dining

New Indian Pakistani Restaurant Coming

K2 Restaurant, named after the huge mountain in Pakistan, will open around Christmas.

House Confidential: Rep. Brostoff’s Historic East Side Condo
House Confidential

Rep. Brostoff’s Historic East Side Condo

The new assemblyman lives in an 1870s building once used for rooming houses, but now elegantly refurbished, like most of the neighborhood.

Plenty of Horne: New Forest Home Library Coming
Plenty of Horne

New Forest Home Library Coming

Two proposals were unveiled at a public meeting of library board. Which one is better?

Plenty of Horne: RACM Approves Tax Funding for Streetcar
Plenty of Horne

RACM Approves Tax Funding for Streetcar

The TIF funding approved will also pay for infrastructure for The Couture high-rise, whose architect promised it will "push the boundaries of urban design."

Taverns: The Standard Has a Strange History
Taverns

The Standard Has a Strange History

Just off Brady Street, it goes back to 1888, with a long list of owners and names.

House Confidential: Milwaukee Booster Lives in… Shorewood
House Confidential

Milwaukee Booster Lives in… Shorewood

OnMilwaukee.com co-owner Jeff Sherman and his wife have a Colonial home in the suburbs, but he tries to downplay this.

Plenty of Horne: Mitchell Leather Building Seeks Historic Tax Credits
Plenty of Horne

Mitchell Leather Building Seeks Historic Tax Credits

But most of Third Ward architectural review board meeting debates handicapped access ramp for Martin Building.

Friday Photos: Milwaukee Art Museum Expansion
Friday Photos

Milwaukee Art Museum Expansion

Crews have begun work on new exhibition space and lakefront entry for the museum, as our photos show.

Plenty of Horne: How to Sell the Streetcar
Plenty of Horne

How to Sell the Streetcar

Ald. Bob Bauman says mayor’s sales pitch lacks vision.

Plenty of Horne: Huge Turnout for East Library Opening
Plenty of Horne

Huge Turnout for East Library Opening

It was a truly an East Side event, and a crowd with tons of notables celebrated history in the making.

Plenty of Horne: Next Stops For The Streetcar
Plenty of Horne

Next Stops For The Streetcar

The devil is in the details of tax incremental financing and various meetings and approvals needed before construction begins.

Friday Photos: Avenir Nearly Ready for the Future
Friday Photos

Avenir Nearly Ready for the Future

The five-story, 104 unit apartment building is nearly ready for occupancy, the first residential development on county-owned Park East land.

Taverns: Historic Brown Bottle Reopens
Taverns

Historic Brown Bottle Reopens

The 1907 building has an atmospheric interior filled with Germanic touches and Old World craftsmanship and the Schlitz is just $2 on tap.

House Confidential: Architect Chuck Engberg’s First Place on the River
House Confidential

Architect Chuck Engberg’s First Place on the River

His condo offers unmatched views of the passing pleasure craft, coal barges and trains.

Plenty of Horne: New Coffee House on Jackson Street
Plenty of Horne

New Coffee House on Jackson Street

Pleasant Kafe opens on street where three new apartment complexes opened within the last year.

Taverns: This Is It, Our Oldest Gay Bar
Taverns

This Is It, Our Oldest Gay Bar

Opened in 1968, across from Cathedral Square, the no-frills joint is the state's oldest continuously-operated gay bar.

Plenty of Horne: New Apartments Planned for Third Ward
Plenty of Horne

New Apartments Planned for Third Ward

Building which once housed Northwestern Coffee Mills will be renovated to include 15 urban apartments and two retail spaces.

Plenty of Horne: BMO Bank Chief Hails City’s Revival
Plenty of Horne

BMO Bank Chief Hails City’s Revival

The city's infrastructure has been transformed, and the regional economy is strong, he tells a meeting of business leaders.

House Confidential: The Modest Ranch Home of Ald. Joe Davis
House Confidential

The Modest Ranch Home of Ald. Joe Davis

The mayoral candidate lives in the Hampton Heights neighborhood where assessments have declined and crime has risen. Small wonder he's concerned about that issue.

Plenty of Horne: Will Red Lion Roar on Water Street?
Plenty of Horne

Will Red Lion Roar on Water Street?

Proposed British pub would replace Brocach. Approval seems likely, despite some worries about noise from the patio.

Photo Gallery: 51st Veterans Day Parade
Photo Gallery

51st Veterans Day Parade

Every branch of the service was represented, along with politicians, ROTC students, debutantes, Hmong police officers and military canines.

Taverns: Hosed on Brady Loves Fire Fighters
Taverns

Hosed on Brady Loves Fire Fighters

No bar in town has more fire fighting memorabilia. Few have changed the beer signs more often.

Plenty of Horne: Last Remaining Single Family Riverfront Lot
Plenty of Horne

Last Remaining Single Family Riverfront Lot

“Build your dream home in an established community.” The lot can be yours for just $79,000.

House Confidential: Coach Wojo’s Mequon Manse
House Confidential

Coach Wojo’s Mequon Manse

Will the Marquette Golden Eagles basketball coach bring some life to his new suburban neighborhood? One can only hope.

Friday Photos: The Greenway Gateway
Friday Photos

The Greenway Gateway

Shoreline restoration, bicycle trails and other changes are happening along the river on the Lower East Side. Our photos track the progress in the last year.

Plenty of Horne: Conference Touts Historic Preservation
Plenty of Horne

Conference Touts Historic Preservation

Conference at We Energies offers experts touting the huge environmental payoff for historic reuse of buildings.

Photo Gallery: Milwaukee River Fish Spawning Area Expands
Photo Gallery

Milwaukee River Fish Spawning Area Expands

DNR project will expand fish spawning area just up from Humboldt, helping bring more trout and salmon. Story and photos.

Plenty of Horne: City Cameras Now Nab Parking Violators
Plenty of Horne

City Cameras Now Nab Parking Violators

No more chalked tires? The system is quietly becoming automated, invisible -- and a big surprise for parking scofflaws.

House Confidential: O. J. Mayo’s River Hills McMansion
House Confidential

O. J. Mayo’s River Hills McMansion

His $1.8 home mixes all sorts of architectural styles and isn't visible to passers by. Perhaps just as well.

Plenty of Horne:  The Rise of the Kern Foundation
Plenty of Horne

The Rise of the Kern Foundation

The Waukesha-based foundation has quietly grown to assets of $627 million, nearly as big as the Bradley Foundation. It also leans conservative.

Taverns: Harp and Shamrock Is a Survivor
Taverns

Harp and Shamrock Is a Survivor

The 1885 building on 21st and Wells is sagging, but venerable old bar attracts “Jeopardy!” and trivia lovers.

Photo Gallery: A Guided Tour of Gallery Night
Photo Gallery

A Guided Tour of Gallery Night

Man-about-town Michael Horne captures and comments on the scene, with photos, of course.

House Confidential: County Supervisor Candidate Charlie Fox’s Historic Home
House Confidential

County Supervisor Candidate Charlie Fox’s Historic Home

If Fox is to become the model for future supervisors of a "gentleman politician," he has the perfectly pedigreed home to go with such a title.

Taverns: How a “Bar Rescue” Created Nick’s House
Taverns

How a “Bar Rescue” Created Nick’s House

Reality TV show helps Y-Not Y-Not Y-Not turn into a 70's-themed bar.

Plenty of Horne: City Illegally Collected $196,000
Plenty of Horne

City Illegally Collected $196,000

State appeals court says Milwaukee must refund illegally collected BID assessment from Yankee Hill apartments.

Gallery Night: Restored Building Will Have New Art Work
Gallery Night

Restored Building Will Have New Art Work

Renovated, historic Mayer Building (c. 1910) can be toured and will feature new work by nationally-known artist Terese Agnew.

Plenty of Horne: Is Barry Mandel the Michael Jordan of Development?
Plenty of Horne

Is Barry Mandel the Michael Jordan of Development?

Barrett rhapsodizes over developer at groundbreaking of North End III. And Fresh Thyme owner adds praise of Mandel style.

Plenty of Horne: The Remarkable Growth of Milwaukee Brewing Co.
Plenty of Horne

The Remarkable Growth of Milwaukee Brewing Co.

And John Gurda slips up on beer history?

Friday Photos: Posner Renovation Kicks Off
Friday Photos

Posner Renovation Kicks Off

Our photos capture a new start for an old building.

Plenty of Horne: Condos Will Replace Third Ward Leather Factory
Plenty of Horne

Condos Will Replace Third Ward Leather Factory

And Ald. Bauman's tough style of running Third Ward architectural review board.

House Confidential: MPS Superintendent Driver’s Downtown Pad
House Confidential

MPS Superintendent Driver’s Downtown Pad

When you're moving from job to job, better to rent. Her Library Hill apartment is right on Wisconsin Ave.

Plenty of Horne: New Development in Brady Street Area
Plenty of Horne

New Development in Brady Street Area

Old Hamilton Stables will be renovated to create seven “micro-industrial spaces” on Hamilton St.

Taverns: The Gig is Good for Cheap Micro-Brews
Taverns

The Gig is Good for Cheap Micro-Brews

Tucked away in Riverwest since 1904, it offers micro-brews in a micro-neighborhood

Frat House Confidential: Tau Kappa Epsilon House
Frat House Confidential

Tau Kappa Epsilon House

The TKE fraternity's 1904 home has operated as a rooming house for generations, but it's now suspended and its president faces drug charges.

Taverns: The Uptowner, Home of the Beautiful People
Taverns

The Uptowner, Home of the Beautiful People

Riverwest building has been home to a bar for going on 130 years.

Plenty of Horne: Absentee Ballot ID Requirement Could Backfire on Republicans
Plenty of Horne

Absentee Ballot ID Requirement Could Backfire on Republicans

Republican base of elderly, rural voters most affected.

House Confidential: Andy Hurley’s Fall Out Shelter
House Confidential

Andy Hurley’s Fall Out Shelter

The popular drummer is a fan of elegant prairie school architecture, perfect for Lake Drive.

Taverns: Last Call for The Curve Bar
Taverns

Last Call for The Curve Bar

After a short run on prime real estate, the bar will be looking for a new home as the city continues its ceaseless evolution.

Plenty of Horne: MIAD Apartments Changes Irk Bauman, Who Demands Fix
Plenty of Horne

MIAD Apartments Changes Irk Bauman, Who Demands Fix

A planned community gathering space instead becomes an underwhelming staircase.

Plenty of Horne: City Leaders Plot New Urban Placemaking Effort
Plenty of Horne

City Leaders Plot New Urban Placemaking Effort

With some creative use of grant money, the Greater Milwaukee Committee is helping neighborhoods update their image by ‘Urban Placemaking’

House Confidential: Tim Sheehy’s Traditional Home
House Confidential

Tim Sheehy’s Traditional Home

He is working to keep the Bucks in Milwaukee for as long as he's lived in Fox Point.

Taverns: Axel’s, The Quintessential UWM Haunt
Taverns

Axel’s, The Quintessential UWM Haunt

Old-school charm from the nexus of Milwaukee’s college scene

Plenty of Horne: Mequon Prepares for War… Or Something
Plenty of Horne

Mequon Prepares for War… Or Something

The city has installed a Cold War tank in the middle of a venerable cemetery.

Taverns: Valent’s, Your Early Morning Bar
Taverns

Valent’s, Your Early Morning Bar

A neighborhood bar in search of a neighborhood, the one-time hangout for American Motors workers opens 6 a.m. but closes by dinner time.

House Confidential: Rev. Mark Jeske’s Lutheran Parsonage
House Confidential

Rev. Mark Jeske’s Lutheran Parsonage

The televangelist's classic 1892 Italianate town home near Brady St. is hardly staid, what with its backyard hot tub.

Music: Alpine Valley For Sale at $8.4 Million
Music

Alpine Valley For Sale at $8.4 Million

Famed music venue, 37 years old, nation’s second largest amphitheater, has hit hard times.

Celebrating Milwaukee’s World-Class Sculptures

Celebrating Milwaukee’s World-Class Sculptures

The annual Lynden Sculpture Garden party draws lots of notables and raises money to maintain its fantastic works of art.

Join the Polish Moon Bicycle Ride!

Join the Polish Moon Bicycle Ride!

Enjoy food, drink, Polish and Mexican music and join an 11-mile bicycle romp through Milwaukee's South Side on Friday.

Taverns: Holler House Has America’s Oldest Bowling Alleys
Taverns

Holler House Has America’s Oldest Bowling Alleys

One of the last of the classic South Side Polish taverns, it's a vintage slice of Milwaukee.

House Confidential: Judge Derek Mosley’s 160-Year-Old Home
House Confidential

Judge Derek Mosley’s 160-Year-Old Home

The municipal judge's home is unique -- just one of just 38 in town built before the Civil War.

Plenty of Horne: Abele Goes O-fer On Election Night
Plenty of Horne

Abele Goes O-fer On Election Night

Sheriff Clarke wins democratic primary. Plus: The rest of election night's winners and losers.

Taverns: No Breaks For Jim’s Time Out
Taverns

No Breaks For Jim’s Time Out

An old wooden downtown dive that’s outlasted nearby parking structures, jailhouse tenants and a few fires.

Plenty of Horne: For Rail or Trail
Plenty of Horne

For Rail or Trail

A path along the lake could connect cyclists/hikers to Ozaukee County, but coal freight is hogging the line.

House Confidential: The Controversial Home of Mary Nohl
House Confidential

The Controversial Home of Mary Nohl

The 1925 bungalow and its trove of art is a place unlike any in the metro area and worth a visit -- before it gets torn down.

Taverns: McKiernan’s, the Home Base of Bob Donovan
Taverns

McKiernan’s, the Home Base of Bob Donovan

The alderman and mayoral candidate loves hanging out here, safe from those wine-sipping streetcar fans.

Plenty of Horne: Ambulance Chasing Lawyer Chases Abele
Plenty of Horne

Ambulance Chasing Lawyer Chases Abele

Plus: Bud Selig’s birthday bash and where will new Journal CEO live?

House Confidential: NIMBY Activist Pam Frautschi’s Prairie Style Home
House Confidential

NIMBY Activist Pam Frautschi’s Prairie Style Home

The annual East Side garden tour allowed visitors to see the backyard of a not-in-my-backyard activist.

Taverns: Gee Willickers Is a Tiny Time Warp
Taverns

Gee Willickers Is a Tiny Time Warp

Hyper-local, old-style Riverwest bar is hard to find and barely touched by time.

House Confidential: The Radler Rosarium
House Confidential

The Radler Rosarium

Bill Radler, millionaire creator of the world-famous "Knock-Out" rose, has a rather modest home and an immodest number of rose plants and species on its lovely grounds.

Plenty of Horne: Gimbel Gets Reappointed to Wisconsin Center Board
Plenty of Horne

Gimbel Gets Reappointed to Wisconsin Center Board

Will continue after 3 decades as board chair! Did mayor and governor swap appointments to make this happen?

Taverns: How Linneman’s Became a Mainstay for Music
Taverns

How Linneman’s Became a Mainstay for Music

The Riverwest bar, built in 1902, has a stage musicians like and authentically historic atmosphere.

House Confidential: Rembert Weakland’s Blandly Secular Apartment
House Confidential

Rembert Weakland’s Blandly Secular Apartment

Rejected in his attempts to live among fellow monks, Weakland resides anonymously in a south side seniors complex.

Why the Mary Nohl Home Must Be Moved

Why the Mary Nohl Home Must Be Moved

At a fascinating forum, Ruth Kohler blasted Fox Point, explaining why the home and yard of artist Nohl will be moved to Sheboygan.

Plenty of Horne: New York Discovers Our Sinking City
Plenty of Horne

New York Discovers Our Sinking City

City Hall, Milwaukee Rep and Mitchell buildings are sinking. Is Deep Tunnel the culprit? The Times is not sure.

Taverns: Scaffidi’s Hideout, Perfect Place to Play Pool
Taverns

Scaffidi’s Hideout, Perfect Place to Play Pool

A classic neighborhood bar that goes back a century, with three pool tables and old school charm.

House Confidential: Gary George’s Grafton Mansion
House Confidential

Gary George’s Grafton Mansion

He lives far outside Gwen Moore's congressional district, but is running for the seat anyway.

Taverns: The Easy-Going Charm of Y-NOT II
Taverns

The Easy-Going Charm of Y-NOT II

No bar in town keeps longer hours -- or has had the same proprietor for so many years.

House Confidential: Sen.Carpenter’s Rather Dull Duplex
House Confidential

Sen.Carpenter’s Rather Dull Duplex

His sided, south side home, in suburban-like Jackson Park, is a veritable pillar of middle-class respectability.

Taverns: The Surprising Charms of Fluid
Taverns

The Surprising Charms of Fluid

The unassuming neighborhood bar has Pride of place in the annual parade.

House Confidential: Hospital Tycoon Nick Turkal’s Lakeside Home
House Confidential

Hospital Tycoon Nick Turkal’s Lakeside Home

The Aurora CEO paid $1.5 million for his Whitefish Bay home, well less than his annual salary.

Plenty of Horne: Royal Right Wing Renovation
Plenty of Horne

Royal Right Wing Renovation

Bradley Foundation's third 19th century building, the Bloodgood Residence, will be renovated. And three candidates announce for open county supervisor seat.

Taverns: Swingin’ Door a Downtown Classic
Taverns

Swingin’ Door a Downtown Classic

Its history goes back to 1879, when it was the Western Union telegraph office.

Plenty of Horne: Sheriff Clarke’s Bizarre New Radio Ads
Plenty of Horne

Sheriff Clarke’s Bizarre New Radio Ads

They combine campaign ads and a pitch for a private company and appear to be in violation of state laws.

Taverns: The Safe House’s Timeless Appeal
Taverns

The Safe House’s Timeless Appeal

For nearly 50 years, the espionage-themed bar has been packing in eager tourists and locals.

House Confidential: Power Broker Bill Drew’s Home Office
House Confidential

Power Broker Bill Drew’s Home Office

Drew and his wife, consultant Mary Cannon, made a lot of money working from their lovely West Side colonial home. It's on the Spaces and Traces tour tomorrow.

Plenty of Horne: Downtown Power Brokers Mull Expanded Convention Center
Plenty of Horne

Downtown Power Brokers Mull Expanded Convention Center

Leaders of Wisconsin Center and the Bradley Center consider key changes for downtown facilities.

House Confidential: Paul Jakubovich’s 1927 English Tudor
House Confidential

Paul Jakubovich’s 1927 English Tudor

The city's preservation planner calls the shots on changes to historic buildings and districts -- as well as in his own home.

Plenty of Horne: Marcus Prize-Winner’s New Installation Unveiled
Plenty of Horne

Marcus Prize-Winner’s New Installation Unveiled

Tokyo-based architect Sou Fujimoto gets the $100,000 Marcus Prize and works with students to create a temporary installation at Prospect and Ogden.

Plenty of Horne: Who Will Be Streetcar Operator?
Plenty of Horne

Who Will Be Streetcar Operator?

The city? A private company? The downtown BID? Maybe Ald. Bauman? No one really knows.

Plenty of Horne: Sen. Baldwin Gearing Up for LGBT Battles
Plenty of Horne

Sen. Baldwin Gearing Up for LGBT Battles

Baldwin hires expert attorney on these issues. And state board considers Talgo claim.

Plenty of Horne: Regrowing the Courteen Seed Building
Plenty of Horne

Regrowing the Courteen Seed Building

Architect's renderings show the 1913 Walker's Point building will be dramatically transformed. But not all are sold on design.

House Confidential: Marc Marotta’s Mequon McMansion
House Confidential

Marc Marotta’s Mequon McMansion

The Foley lawyer and Bradley Center chairman will be helping taxpayers see the wisdom of building a new NBA arena.

Plenty of Horne: Riverfront Apartments Approved
Plenty of Horne

Riverfront Apartments Approved

The 216,906 square foot, 133-unit, mixed-use, retail and apartment building will have splendid views of the river.

House Confidential: Eyon Biddle’s Rescued Rental
House Confidential

Eyon Biddle’s Rescued Rental

The candidate for alderman lives in Triangle North neighborhood, on a block rescued by investor Yusuf Dahl.

Hard Hat Tour: 18-Story Potawatomi Hotel Nears Completion
Hard Hat Tour

18-Story Potawatomi Hotel Nears Completion

The 261 foot high, 371,000 square foot, $150 million hotel will be smoke-free in all rooms.

Plenty of Horne: Why the Bucks Arena is Downtown — And Will Stay There
Plenty of Horne

Why the Bucks Arena is Downtown — And Will Stay There

If not for an obnoxiously insistent mayor, the Bradley Center would have been built in the Menomonee Valley.

House Confidential: Russell Stamper’s Century-Old Sherman Blvd. Home
House Confidential

Russell Stamper’s Century-Old Sherman Blvd. Home

The ever-busy county supervisor and aldermanic candidate also handles rental evictions on the side.

Plenty of Horne: The City’s New “Social Network for Neighbors”
Plenty of Horne

The City’s New “Social Network for Neighbors”

National social networking platform Nextdoor.com hopes to connect every neighborhood in town.

House Confidential: The Infamous After-Hours Party House
House Confidential

The Infamous After-Hours Party House

How a small,1928 bungalow became a kind of tavern without a license, and a noisy nuisance to neighbors.

Plenty of Horne: Smith Bros Iconic Fisherman Returns
Plenty of Horne

Smith Bros Iconic Fisherman Returns

Landmark advertising sign that long dominated Port Washington harbor now installed at Third Ward's Public Market.

House Confidential: Alaa Musa’s Penthouse Condo
House Confidential

Alaa Musa’s Penthouse Condo

Casablanca restaurant owner lives in style at very urban 601 Lofts, where John Ernst Restaurant's customers once parked.

Back in the News: Mary Nohl Home
Back in the News

Mary Nohl Home

Neighbors' opposition, which we previously reported, forces relocation of the artist's home.

Plenty of Horne: Get Your Vote On
Plenty of Horne

Get Your Vote On

Early voting already underway for spring election, and memorials planned for Debra Usinger and Donna Schlieman.

House Confidential: The House of Hank the Dog
House Confidential

The House of Hank the Dog

The Brewer's canine mascot has a nine-room Whitefish Bay home and 10,000 square foot lot to roam in, all worth $570,000.

The Sadly Sinking City

The Sadly Sinking City

A declining water table is causing wooden piles below downtown buildings to rot. The latest casualty: a 1904 building across from the convention center was demolished.

House Confidential: Louis Armstrong Slept Here
House Confidential

Louis Armstrong Slept Here

Palmer St. residence of Dorothy Greer was once a hotel for black stars of jazz.

Arts Projects Coming to Wisconsin Avenue

Arts Projects Coming to Wisconsin Avenue

Greater Milwaukee Committee bringing two major art installations to Downtown and the Beer Line Bicycle Trail.

House Confidential: David Hatch’s Little Hideaway
House Confidential

David Hatch’s Little Hideaway

The Hatco owner has a city hideaway above a 6-car garage (built in 1907) that was the scene of a lurid, alleged assault.

Plenty of Horne: Wisconsin Center’s Leadership Adrift?
Plenty of Horne

Wisconsin Center’s Leadership Adrift?

Many of the board's seats are either vacant or held by legally unqualified individuals.

Plenty of Horne: The Transit Agenda
Plenty of Horne

The Transit Agenda

Supporters headed to the State Capitol for "Public Transportation Day," meeting with legislators, promoting their agenda, and handing out awards.

House Confidential: Vel Phillips’ Newport Co-op
House Confidential

Vel Phillips’ Newport Co-op

The high-rise co-op has "sweeping" views of Lake Michigan and Shepherd publisher Lou Fortis as a fellow resident. What more could you ask for?

Plenty of Horne: Top Lobbyists Will Replace Your Windows!
Plenty of Horne

Top Lobbyists Will Replace Your Windows!

Bill Broydrick's Window Replacement Co., new women political candidates, and a MacArthur genius comes to town.

House Confidential: Bruce Murphy’s Home for Editors
House Confidential

Bruce Murphy’s Home for Editors

His home along the Milwaukee River was previously owned by another editor and Carl Sandburg lived just down the street.

Plenty of Horne: Marquette Likely to Get Its Own Police Force
Plenty of Horne

Marquette Likely to Get Its Own Police Force

Bill would give MU police the power to arrest on and off campus, and pursue criminals anywhere in the state.

House Confidential: Randy Bryant & Cecelia Gore’s Elegant Mansion
House Confidential

Randy Bryant & Cecelia Gore’s Elegant Mansion

Built for a sea-farer, with a splendid harbor view and four fireplaces, it commands a spot on Lafayette Place.

Plenty of Horne: Murphy Announces New Committee Assignments
Plenty of Horne

Murphy Announces New Committee Assignments

The changes aren't radical but big winner is Ald. Kovac, who becomes chair of Finance and vice-chair of Steering and Rules.

Plenty of Horne: Will Water Technology Transform the City?
Plenty of Horne

Will Water Technology Transform the City?

Badger Meter CEO says Milwaukee can remake itself as 15th century Florence once did, in speech at downtown GMC event.

House Confidential: Willie Hines’ Cozy Bungalow
House Confidential

Willie Hines’ Cozy Bungalow

Longtime council president's home is small but has a wood-burning fireplace and basement rec room finished in knotty pine.

Plenty of Horne: Questions & Answers About the Strad Suspects
Plenty of Horne

Questions & Answers About the Strad Suspects

Curious about the accused violin thieves? Never fear, we have all the answers.

Plenty of Horne: Owner of Strad Violin Tips Her Identity
Plenty of Horne

Owner of Strad Violin Tips Her Identity

The violin's owner was at the scene of the crime and signed her first name to a message published by Frank Almond.

Plenty of Horne: We Need Better Transit!
Plenty of Horne

We Need Better Transit!

Suburban officials and business leaders at Downtown conference on transit call for better connections to the city.

House Confidential: Where the Ax Man Relaxed
House Confidential

Where the Ax Man Relaxed

Brewers reliever John Axford lived in this $1.7 million Fox Point home, with pristine lake views and a monster garage.

Plenty of Horne: Huge Turnout for City Birthday Party
Plenty of Horne

Huge Turnout for City Birthday Party

Lots of politicians, journalists, lobbyists and others glad-handed each other and drank free beer to salute the city's 168th birthday.

Plenty of Horne: The Mystery of the Stolen Violin
Plenty of Horne

The Mystery of the Stolen Violin

Who owns the Stradivarius stolen Monday night? The story of a violin worth millions.

House Confidential: How a Nuns’ Home Became a Historic Duplex
House Confidential

How a Nuns’ Home Became a Historic Duplex

The 1892 home for St. John's Cathedral nuns is now a 3,855-square foot, Yankee Hill residence.

Elections: Dan Adams’ Assembly Fundraiser
Elections

Dan Adams’ Assembly Fundraiser

He's got Abele's backing for the Milwaukee legislative seat, while Barrett backs Dimitrijevic.

Public Weighs In On Lakefront Project

Public Weighs In On Lakefront Project

Information meeting at Public Market had a full house. There's still time to add your views to the discussion.

Plenty of Horne: Fox Point Decrees: Pedestrians Must Wear Reflective Clothing
Plenty of Horne

Fox Point Decrees

The village with no sidewalks or street lights will require pedestrians to be visible at a distance of 500 feet.

House Confidential: Frederick Vogel IV’s Historic East Side Mansion
House Confidential

Frederick Vogel IV’s Historic East Side Mansion

The MIAD instructor and Vogel heir continues his old Milwaukee family's tradition of owning mansions in the neighborhood.

Plenty of Horne: Is Zamarripa’s Democratic Challenger Really Republican?
Plenty of Horne

Is Zamarripa’s Democratic Challenger Really Republican?

He's just 18, but candidate Vincent Synowicz is already mastering the slick verbal skills of a veteran politician.

Plenty of Horne: Millennials Drive Downtown Growth, GMC Told
Plenty of Horne

Millennials Drive Downtown Growth, GMC Told

Younger residents far more important than empty nesters in driving city growth, and urban areas are surpassing suburbs, speakers at conference note.

House Confidential: Chris Larson’s Simple Colonial Home
House Confidential

Chris Larson’s Simple Colonial Home

The state senator has less than 1,000 square feet of space to call home. But he does have good bus service.

The Arts Scene: Gathering at the Green Gallery
The Arts Scene

Gathering at the Green Gallery

The opening of Gavin Brown show was followed by partying at Circle A.

Plenty of Horne: Goodbye Faye McBeath Foundation
Plenty of Horne

Goodbye Faye McBeath Foundation

The foundation created by a Milwaukee Journal heir gave untold millions to local causes since 1960s, but will spend its final assets this year.

House Confidential: Developer Tim Dixon’s Home and Tennis Court
House Confidential

Developer Tim Dixon’s Home and Tennis Court

High above Commerce Street, it offers a spectacular view of Downtown, and respite from Dixon's financial woes.

Plenty of Horne: Gwen Moore “Educates” Ted Cruz
Plenty of Horne

Gwen Moore “Educates” Ted Cruz

Speaking at St. John's on the Lake, she talks about her conversation with Cruz, earmarks and voter ID.

House Confidential: Ald. Bohl’s Suburban-Style Ranch Home
House Confidential

Ald. Bohl’s Suburban-Style Ranch Home

Bohl is under investigation and has lawyered up. But his home is awfully cozy.

Remembering Donna Schlieman, Historic Preservationist

Remembering Donna Schlieman, Historic Preservationist

A longtime leader with Milwaukee Preservation Alliance, who helped defeat the Pabst City proposal, died on Friday.

House Confidential: A Festive Home on “Candy Cane Lane”
House Confidential

A Festive Home on “Candy Cane Lane”

The home of Kenneth Perkl, a Candy Cane Lane organizer, whose family hands out candy to the kids.

Plenty of Horne: Barrett’s Birthday Party
Plenty of Horne

Barrett’s Birthday Party

The mayor's celebration is 11 days late. And Lakefront Brewery shatters its record for annual barrels manufactured.

Plenty of Horne: Rep. Petri’s Daughter is Washington Post Columnist
Plenty of Horne

Rep. Petri’s Daughter is Washington Post Columnist

Alexandra Petri's brilliant column ridicules the concept of "affluenza" but she may inherit the malady from her dad.

Plenty of Horne: Campaign Season Kicks Off
Plenty of Horne

Campaign Season Kicks Off

Politicos flock to Jon Richards fundraiser, and judicial candidate Janet C. Protasiewicz's event.

House Confidential: Sen. Ron Johnson’s $1 Million DC Home
House Confidential

Sen. Ron Johnson’s $1 Million DC Home

It may be his second home, but it boasts three cozy fireplaces and a wet bar for entertaining.

Plenty of Horne: State Delays on Talgo Claim
Plenty of Horne

State Delays on Talgo Claim

State claims board won't hear Talgo complaint at next meeting, and officials delay release of Talgo's legal filing, though it's a public record.

House Confidential: Sara Wilson’s BikePath Building
House Confidential

Sara Wilson’s BikePath Building

Just up from the bike path, the former tavern and restaurant is now one of the greenest residential houses in town.

The Other Mandela

The Other Mandela

The fundraiser for Rep. Mandela Barnes, just two days before his namesake Nelson Mandela died, had a big turnout.

Plenty of Horne: The Governor as Grinch
Plenty of Horne

The Governor as Grinch

Walker's crass campaign pitch, a weird art thief and the Santa Rampage.

Taverns: More New Bars Opening
Taverns

More New Bars Opening

A brew pub, a southern style saloon, a wine bar. The list of new places planned is long.

House Confidential: John Gurda’s Home of History
House Confidential

John Gurda’s Home of History

Just one block north of the suburbs in Bay View, he's written most of his 19 books from this home base.

Plenty of Horne: Amtrak to Chicago Will Go Wireless
Plenty of Horne

Amtrak to Chicago Will Go Wireless

Finally, the line will get Wi-Fi (we hope), but Milwaukee's Amtrak station still lacks it.

House Confidential: John McGivern’s $1 Million Apartments
House Confidential

John McGivern’s $1 Million Apartments

Comedy pays, it turns out. The entertainer owns 11 apartments totaling 7,572 square feet.

Plenty of Horne: Marina Will Battle Geenan for Assembly Seat
Plenty of Horne

Marina Will Battle Geenan for Assembly Seat

Dimitrijevic and Geenan are already competing for labor support.

Abele Makes Illegal Appointment to Wisconsin Center

Abele Makes Illegal Appointment to Wisconsin Center

His appointments by law must live in suburbs but he appointed city resident Andy Nunemaker.

House Confidential: Gwen Moore’s Modest Bungalow
House Confidential

Gwen Moore’s Modest Bungalow

The congresswoman's brick veneered, north-side duplex was converted into a less-spartan, single-family home.

Plenty of Horne: More Improvements on Milwaukee River
Plenty of Horne

More Improvements on Milwaukee River

Environmental group upgrades river banks and creates orientation center near Humboldt Avenue.

Will City Smooth The Way for Silk?

Will City Smooth The Way for Silk?

Silk applies to run strip club in city-owned garage across from Bradley Center.

Plenty of Horne: Larson Aide May Run for Richards Seat
Plenty of Horne

Larson Aide May Run for Richards Seat

Plus: problems for the Bucks' Larry Sanders and redevelopment at Reed Street Yards.

House Confidential: Spencer Coggs’ Very New Northwest Side Home
House Confidential

Spencer Coggs’ Very New Northwest Side Home

Ironically, the City Treasurer lives next to three lots that are delinquent in paying him their property taxes.

Plenty of Horne: Brookfield Square Welcomes County Buses
Plenty of Horne

Brookfield Square Welcomes County Buses

Unlike Southridge and other suburban malls, Brookfield Square actually runs ads to attract bus-riding city residents.

House Confidential: Mike Grebe’s Conservative Cudahy Condo
House Confidential

Mike Grebe’s Conservative Cudahy Condo

It's just a short walk from the Bradley Foundation, where Grebe battles daily to turn us all conservative.

Plenty of Horne: 5 Candidates Running for Jeff Stone’s Assembly Seat
Plenty of Horne

5 Candidates Running for Jeff Stone’s Assembly Seat

Four Republicans and one Democrat seek to win this heavily Republican suburban district.

Plenty of Horne: Four May Run for Richards’ Assembly Seat
Plenty of Horne

Four May Run for Richards’ Assembly Seat

The biggest name: sources say county board chair Marina Dimitrijevic is preparing to run.

Does Lakefront Still Lack a Vision?

Does Lakefront Still Lack a Vision?

Panelists at Discovery World conference debate plans and opportunities for Milwaukee's lakefront. A report with photos.

House Confidential: Bob John’s Delinquent Domicile
House Confidential

Bob John’s Delinquent Domicile

Renaissance Books owner is tax delinquent on his closed book store as well as his home

Plenty of Horne: Mary Nohl vs. NIMBY
Plenty of Horne

Mary Nohl vs. NIMBY

Proposal to open artist Mary Nohl's home to the public leaves Fox Point residents crying "not in my back yard!"

House Confidential: Jon Richards’ Very Old Style Home
House Confidential

Jon Richards’ Very Old Style Home

The legislator and candidate for attorney general has a home near Brady Street that probably goes back to the 1870s.

Plenty of Horne: Jon Richards Will Run for Attorney General
Plenty of Horne

Jon Richards Will Run for Attorney General

Like Abe Lincoln, Richards has been practicing law all across the state in preparation for his run.

House Confidential: Joe Pabst’s Georgian Colonial Mansion
House Confidential

Joe Pabst’s Georgian Colonial Mansion

The lead sponsor of the LGBT film fest is also an Uihlein and Vogel, with an Eschweiler-designed home.

Plenty of Horne: Why We Should Move the War Memorial
Plenty of Horne

Why We Should Move the War Memorial

Veterans are poorly served there; the War Memorial and MacArthur statue should both move to west-side Veterans Center campus.

Plenty of Horne: Why We Lost the Marsupial Bridge Swings
Plenty of Horne

Why We Lost the Marsupial Bridge Swings

The city hasn't allocated money to maintain them. Should the nearby Business Improvement District adopt them?

House Confidential: Jonathan Jackson’s Very Urban Condo
House Confidential

Jonathan Jackson’s Very Urban Condo

The Milwaukee Film Festival leader lives in a converted, 1890 cream city building with a long history.

Plenty of Horne: Laura Bush Comes to Town
Plenty of Horne

Laura Bush Comes to Town

She will join Tonette Walker in a fundraiser for the Christian group, Teen Challenge.

House Confidential: The Three Mansions of Michael White
House Confidential

The Three Mansions of Michael White

The Rite-Hite CEO is a trustee of the River Hills village board. But he also owns homes in Milwaukee and Arizona.

Plenty of Horne: Brewing as a Conceptual Art
Plenty of Horne

Brewing as a Conceptual Art

Brenner Brewing has a ways to go before it functions as a working brewery. Plus: a fundraiser for the anti-Clarke candidate.

House Confidential: Ald. Tony Z’s Odd Little Home
House Confidential

Ald. Tony Z’s Odd Little Home

From his Bay View home surrounded by history, Tony Zielinski is a master fundraiser and seldom-active attorney.

Plenty of Horne: Shocking Conditions at the Courthouse
Plenty of Horne

Shocking Conditions at the Courthouse

Court Commissioner Barry Slagle electrocuted in scary, unreported incident at courthouse.

House Confidential: Scott Walker’s Tiny Tosa Turf
House Confidential

Scott Walker’s Tiny Tosa Turf

The small colonial is one-twentieth the size of the Governor's Mansion, with a sadly neglected yard and fence.

Plenty of Horne: Streetcar Social
Plenty of Horne

Streetcar Social

Gathering of notables tracks the route of proposed streetcar. And HGTV comes to town to film a straw-bale home.

House Confidential: The Hotel Shepard
House Confidential

The Hotel Shepard

The historic east side mansion charges $499 a night for two-day rentals and sleeps up to 20 people. Neighbors for some reason are irate.

Plenty of Horne: Who Let the Dogs Out?
Plenty of Horne

Who Let the Dogs Out?

Sheriff Clarke grabs canine units from House of Correction, endangering safety of staff, only to be forced to return them.

House Confidential: Willie G. Davidson’s Hayopolis Home
House Confidential

Willie G. Davidson’s Hayopolis Home

It's worth $2 million but quite invisible from the road, in case you Harley riders try to check it out.

Plenty of Horne: What Sue Ann Says
Plenty of Horne

What Sue Ann Says

The busy life of ex-first lady Sue Ann Thompson, who runs a foundation and writes a magazine column.

Photo Gallery: BMO Harris Will Back Ballet
Photo Gallery

BMO Harris Will Back Ballet

The ballet's new corporate sponsor makes its first major gift to Milwaukee since buying out M&I Bank.

House Confidential: Ald. Pérez’s Tiny, Former Jesuit Home
House Confidential

Ald. Pérez’s Tiny, Former Jesuit Home

His tiny lot and 840 square-foot home make him a true man of the people. And not much of a gardener.

MSOE Soccer Garage Debuts

MSOE Soccer Garage Debuts

MSOE unveils parking garage, athletic field complex.

Murray Ave Parklet Takes It to the Street

Murray Ave Parklet Takes It to the Street

Parking spots on Milwaukee's East Side converted into a dining area.

Plenty of Horne: City Wants Changes for Old Pizza Man Site
Plenty of Horne

City Wants Changes for Old Pizza Man Site

Proposed building is "too boxy" and "monolithic," Ald. Kovac and others on review board say.

House Confidential: Mike Jacobs’ Landmark Condominium
House Confidential

Mike Jacobs’ Landmark Condominium

TV anchor Mike Jacobs' landmark day and condominium.

Plenty of Horne: Will WisDOT Propose Expanding I-43?
Plenty of Horne

Will WisDOT Propose Expanding I-43?

WisDOT says I-43 has reached the end of its lifespan, and a hit-and-run tragedy on the East Side raises safety concerns.

Plenty of Horne: Greater Milwaukee Committee to Move to Water Accelerator
Plenty of Horne

Greater Milwaukee Committee to Move to Water Accelerator

All the news on the GMC's new home, as well as odds and ends around the East Side and beyond (plus a bicycle tour).

House Confidential: Shorewood’s Mystery Mansion
House Confidential

Shorewood’s Mystery Mansion

Margaret Connolly Flint has a gorgeous Lake Drive home, but why are all the blinds drawn?

Plenty of Horne: Grand Opening of Marsupial Bridge Connector
Plenty of Horne

Grand Opening of Marsupial Bridge Connector

Hurrah! Newly-opened Trestle Stair connects Marsupial Bridge to Commerce Street and better knits neighborhoods.

Plenty of Horne: Bike Fed’s Glossy Mag a Success
Plenty of Horne

Bike Fed’s Glossy Mag a Success

The quarterly magazine now publishes 8,000 copies and has lots of advertisers, another sign of Milwaukee's bike renaissance.

Photo Gallery: A Very Pleasant Opening
Photo Gallery

A Very Pleasant Opening

Photos and gossip from the ceremonial opening of the Pleasant Street Bridge.

House Confidential: Herb Kohl’s Regency Condo
House Confidential

Herb Kohl’s Regency Condo

The former U.S. Senator (call him Herschel) is on the 27th floor of what was once the elite tower in town.

Plenty of Horne: Daglas Does Dallas
Plenty of Horne

Daglas Does Dallas

After a brief stay as Milwaukee Magazine editor, Cristina Daglas is off to become editor of D Magazine!

House Confidential: Nik Kovac’s Very Modest Rental Flat
House Confidential

Nik Kovac’s Very Modest Rental Flat

It's a small flat in a modest little cottage, but, hey, the landscaping is nice.

Plenty of Horne: St Paul Bridge Will Be Rebuilt
Plenty of Horne

St Paul Bridge Will Be Rebuilt

Seventh bridge reconstructed on Barrett's watch will include streetcar tracks.

House Confidential: John Daniels’ Mequon Ranch Home
House Confidential

John Daniels’ Mequon Ranch Home

The black attorney and power broker lives in a sprawling ranch house on a street of millionaires.

Plenty of Horne: Our Mounted Patrol
Plenty of Horne

Our Mounted Patrol

The history, costs and benefits of the police department's horse patrol.

House Confidential: Grant Langley’s Dour Ranch Home
House Confidential

Grant Langley’s Dour Ranch Home

It may be one of the dullest, most invisible homes in Milwaukee, and just barely.

Plenty Of Horne: Clark Rockefeller’s Bag Job
Plenty Of Horne

Clark Rockefeller’s Bag Job

UWM bag with severed head leads to murder rap for ex-Milwaukeean with phony name.

Photo Gallery: Skyline Music Opens
Photo Gallery

Skyline Music Opens

A good crowd, good band, and great views of the city at the opening event of the series.

House Confidential: Beth Weirick’s Gay Nineties Home
House Confidential

Beth Weirick’s Gay Nineties Home

The city's best-known Downtown promoter lives in a charming, 123-year-old home.

Plenty of Horne: Where July Fourth Doesn’t Happen
Plenty of Horne

Where July Fourth Doesn’t Happen

River Hills and West Milwaukee are the county's only communities without a July 4th celebration.

House Confidential: Ian Abston’s Gaslight Apartment
House Confidential

Ian Abston’s Gaslight Apartment

The head of NEWaukee lives on a block suffused with old Milwaukee history.

Plenty of Horne: Bradley Prizes Go to Millionaires
Plenty of Horne

Bradley Prizes Go to Millionaires

Roger Ailes and Mitch Daniels were among four men awarded $250,000 each by the Milwaukee foundation for "unflinching" conservatism.

House Confidential: Gregory Thornton’s Urban Apartment
House Confidential

Gregory Thornton’s Urban Apartment

He's got a place in the 23 story Prospect Towers, but is it named after Armstrong, Ellington or maybe Billie Holiday?

Plenty of Horne: Residents Reject Freshwater Name
Plenty of Horne

Residents Reject Freshwater Name

Contest to rename Pittsburgh Ave. to honor water institute didn't convince street's residents, who nixed Freshwater Way.

House Confidential: Blustery Bob Donovan’s Bungalow
House Confidential

Blustery Bob Donovan’s Bungalow

The cranky South Side alderman has a modest, pleasant little home.

Plenty of Horne: Ahoy! Pirate Party Will Rally Downtown
Plenty of Horne

Ahoy! Pirate Party Will Rally Downtown

The Wisconsin affiliate of the populist-flavored party, organized by political activist Joe Klein, will rally on June 29th.

House Confidential: Andy Nunemaker’s Dream Mansion
House Confidential

Andy Nunemaker’s Dream Mansion

With 26 rooms, a pool and huge coach house, the entrepreneur and philanthropist Andy Nunemaker has plenty of room for company.

Plenty of Horne: World’s Straightest Parade?
Plenty of Horne

World’s Straightest Parade?

No parade has a straighter route, or a gayer crowd, than the annual Pride Parade, coming Sunday.

House Confidential: 2013 Wisconsin Breast Cancer Showhouse
House Confidential

2013 Wisconsin Breast Cancer Showhouse

The Jelenchicks open 'The Castle' for a good cause.

Plenty of Horne: Milwaukee’s Global Honey Scam
Plenty of Horne

Milwaukee’s Global Honey Scam

Milwaukee-owned honey farm, a U.S. leader in illegally importing fake Chinese honey, faces criminal and civil penalties.

House Confidential: Ryan Braun’s High-Rise Home Base
House Confidential

Ryan Braun’s High-Rise Home Base

His 21st floor downtown condo is pricey, but dirt cheap compared to his second home in Malibu.

Plenty of Horne: State Making Little Progress on Improving Train Shed
Plenty of Horne

State Making Little Progress on Improving Train Shed

Gov. Walker turned down federal money that could have funded federally-mandated improvements required for downtown train station.

House Confidential: Mayor Barrett’s Modest Mansionette
House Confidential

Mayor Barrett’s Modest Mansionette

The home is reserved, restrained, dignified unto dull, not unlike its occupant.

Plenty of Horne: GOP Bill Gives Landlords Sweeping Rights
Plenty of Horne

GOP Bill Gives Landlords Sweeping Rights

Landlord-tenant rights will be rewritten by this bill, and not to the benefit of tenants.

Plenty of Horne: Transit Outrage
Plenty of Horne

Transit Outrage

Alberta Darling says my way or the highway. Plus: the return of Jerry Kleczka!

House Confidential: Mark Belling’s Very Urban Condo
House Confidential

Mark Belling’s Very Urban Condo

He lives in one of the most walkable neighborhoods but seems to take his car everywhere.

16th Annual Mayor’s Design Awards Announced

16th Annual Mayor’s Design Awards Announced

Which are the best designs? You be the judge.

House Confidential: Julia Taylor’s East Side Chateau
House Confidential

Julia Taylor’s East Side Chateau

The GMC leader lives in a home long occupied and greatly modified -- with lots of plumbing! -- by Fred and Joan Kessler.

Plenty of Horne: Barrett Pleads for Businesses to Support Residency Rules
Plenty of Horne

Barrett Pleads for Businesses to Support Residency Rules

It's in your self-interest to lobby against this law, Barrett tells businesses.

House Confidential: David Clarke’s Wetland Wonder
House Confidential

David Clarke’s Wetland Wonder

The Sheriff's home sits on a low marsh, hidden by trees, at the very edge of the county, protected by Honeywell Security.

Plenty of Horne: The Ever-Changing City
Plenty of Horne

The Ever-Changing City

Countless changes on the lower East Side, the end of an art gallery, and the pols gather for Willie Hines' fundraiser.

House Confidential: Drew Gooden’s Celebrity Pad
House Confidential

Drew Gooden’s Celebrity Pad

The Milwaukee Buck's apartment was previously rented to ex-Buck Stephen Jackson and is still owned by Popeye Chicken tycoon John Brodersen.

Plenty of Horne: Mayor Says Streetcar is “Trojan Horse”
Plenty of Horne

Mayor Says Streetcar is “Trojan Horse”

Streetcar will be first leg of what he hopes will be a more extensive rail system.

House Confidential: Sue Black’s Cape Cod Cutie
House Confidential

Sue Black’s Cape Cod Cutie

The Milwaukee Wave owner and former parks director lives modestly near the Waukesha county line.

Plenty of Horne: Pabst Leader’s Salary Far Below Smiley’s
Plenty of Horne

Pabst Leader’s Salary Far Below Smiley’s

Pabst boss Gary Witt makes less than a third of what Smiley makes. Ald. Bauman questions this.

House Confidential: Mark Attanasio’s Palatial Penthouse
House Confidential

Mark Attanasio’s Palatial Penthouse

His two floors near the top of the University Club tower are worth $7 million. And the Brewers' shuttle is just three blocks away.

Plenty of Horne: Tammy Baldwin Comes to Town
Plenty of Horne

Tammy Baldwin Comes to Town

Baldwin offers an insider's look at the U.S.Senate. And Milwaukee Buck Samuel Dalembert buys a LOT of wine.

House Confidential: Don Smiley’s Cool Condo
House Confidential

Don Smiley’s Cool Condo

It cost him $646,000, but heck, that's less than a year's salary for the Summerfest CEO.

Plenty of Horne: Abele and Other Pols Push Gay Rights
Plenty of Horne

Abele and Other Pols Push Gay Rights

Gay activist Daniel Choi comes to Milwaukee three days before his trial for protesting "Don't Ask, Don't Tell."

House Confidential: Tim Sullivan’s $5 Million Mansion
House Confidential

Tim Sullivan’s $5 Million Mansion

This Beaux Arts mansion has been owned by such plutocrats as Herman Uihlein, Peter Buffett and now Tim Sullivan.

Plenty of Horne: Mystery Behind the MU Law School Poll
Plenty of Horne

Mystery Behind the MU Law School Poll

MU's pollster calls Ald. Kovac's radio show. Is she from the "East Coast," as MU says, or India?

House Confidential: Rocky’s Throne of Stone
House Confidential

Rocky’s Throne of Stone

Neighbor and boss Tom Barrett says DCD head Rocky Marcoux worthy of Nobel Prize, but is his house?

Plenty of Horne: Local Artist’s Gift to Obama Gets Complicated
Plenty of Horne

Local Artist’s Gift to Obama Gets Complicated

Tim Meyerring's present to the president gets caught up in the law on gifts and consultations with the White House assessor.

House Confidential: Jim Wiechmann’s Gothic Mansion
House Confidential

Jim Wiechmann’s Gothic Mansion

The real estate tycoon and owner of Stevens Point Brewery has one of the grandest mansions in town.

Plenty of Horne: Brady Street BID Expands Boundaries?
Plenty of Horne

Brady Street BID Expands Boundaries?

And Milwaukee's corporations asleep on gay marriage issue?

House Confidential: Bud Selig’s Stadium-Sized Home Base
House Confidential

Bud Selig’s Stadium-Sized Home Base

His home is nearly 5,000 square feet. His lot is bigger than Miller Park's playing field. Yes, the rich are different.

Plenty of Horne: Name MPS School After Anti-Nazi Hero?
Plenty of Horne

Name MPS School After Anti-Nazi Hero?

A push to honor Milwaukeean Mildred Fish Harnack, the only American women resistance member executed by Hitler.

House Confidential: Millionaire Mike Drescher’s Urban Aerie
House Confidential

Millionaire Mike Drescher’s Urban Aerie

The Drescher file: 18 arrests; no convictions; one heck of a penthouse.

Plenty of Horne: School Switcheroo?
Plenty of Horne

School Switcheroo?

Maryland Avenue Montessori might swap buildings with Cass Street School. And poor Sweet Water's building is available for lease.

House Confidential: Bob Greenstreet’s Study in Symmetry
House Confidential

Bob Greenstreet’s Study in Symmetry

The UWM architect and city insider paid full price for his splendid home on the East Side's gold coast.

Plenty of Horne: Pridemore Thrown Out of School
Plenty of Horne

Pridemore Thrown Out of School

State Superintendent candidate ejected for interfering with vote at Washington H. S. polling place.

House Confidential: Jeff Joerres’ Super Penthouse
House Confidential

Jeff Joerres’ Super Penthouse

He's tearing down a $1.1 million penthouse to build a far bigger, grander pent-mansion.

Plenty of Horne: Every Politician in Town
Plenty of Horne

Every Politician in Town

Well, not quite, but the City's Birthday Party had a big turnout of politicians and insiders.

House Confidential: MSOE’s Humphrey House
House Confidential

MSOE’s Humphrey House

MSOE spent $250,000 to upgrade the 1894 Queen Anne residence of its longtime president.

Plenty of Horne: Evers Vs. Pridemore
Plenty of Horne

Evers Vs. Pridemore

The battle between State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Evers and challenger Don Pridemore.

House Confidential: Brian Taffora’s Piece of Suburbia
House Confidential

Brian Taffora’s Piece of Suburbia

How dare you live in Cedarburg, said the Milwaukee County Board. So the economic development director quit rather than lose $91,000 selling his home.

Plenty of Horne: Neighbors Boiling Over Boylston Plan
Plenty of Horne

Neighbors Boiling Over Boylston Plan

Too much congestion, they complain. Ald. Kovac is feeling the heat.

House Confidential: Latrell Sprewell’s Rocking Bungalow
House Confidential

Latrell Sprewell’s Rocking Bungalow

The ex-NBA star's cute place on Pleasant Street has been the source of unpleasant noises.

Plenty Of Horne: The Ghost Sign That Wasn’t
Plenty Of Horne

The Ghost Sign That Wasn’t

A bit of fake Milwaukee history, some questionable MATC ads, and debunking a war on pot.

House Confidential: Brandon Jennings’ Very Moderne Digs
House Confidential

Brandon Jennings’ Very Moderne Digs

Bucks guard is on 25th floor of The Moderne, right by Bradley Center and a floor above Monta Ellis.

Photo Gallery: Cheese, Beer and Thou
Photo Gallery

Cheese, Beer and Thou

Glorioso's Italian Market eschews wine and does a Cheese & Beer Tasting. The result: lots of fun.

Plenty of Horne: Peter Buffett Comes to Town
Plenty of Horne

Peter Buffett Comes to Town

Buffett helps Radio Milwaukee, Barry Mandel makes a bundle selling East Pointe and Gwen Moore crows about cave men.

Plenty of Horne: Comings and Goings
Plenty of Horne

Comings and Goings

A veteran union leader steps down, a new post for Nikiya Harris and Glorioso's tries, of all things, beer.

House Confidential: Marina Dimitrijevic’s Bay View Beauty
House Confidential

Marina Dimitrijevic’s Bay View Beauty

Traditional architecture meets Space Age vinyl in the 21st Century dwelling of the Milwaukee County board chair.

Plenty of Horne: New Journalists in Town
Plenty of Horne

New Journalists in Town

Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service could be the future of journalism.

Plenty of Horne: The Holton Bridge Swings
Plenty of Horne

The Holton Bridge Swings

Kinetic sculptures enliven the gathering place below the Holton Bridge. And Weird Al holds court in MKE.

House Confidential: Ald. Bauman’s Century-Old Home
House Confidential

Ald. Bauman’s Century-Old Home

Bob Bauman's house is 119 years old, with two fireplaces and one lonely bathroom.

Plenty of Horne: Water Council is “Absolutely Unique”
Plenty of Horne

Water Council is “Absolutely Unique”

Rich Meeusen applauds the group's progress. And Tom Barrett shouts it from the rooftop.

Bill Clinton campaigns with Barrett at Pere Marquette Park

Bill Clinton campaigns with Barrett at Pere Marquette Park

Clinton comes to speak, stays to talk, greeting hundreds after his 18-minute speech at a downtown campaign rally with Tom Barrett. Photo gallery by Lacy Landre.

A closer look at buzzworthy documentary “As Goes Janesville”

A closer look at buzzworthy documentary “As Goes Janesville”

Michael Horne takes a closer look at the documentary "As Goes Janesville" at an advance screening and fundraising event for the film at Discovery World.

Vulture Space Bicycle Collective rolls into downtown

Vulture Space Bicycle Collective rolls into downtown

For "Bike to Work Week," Michael Horne visits the brand new Vulture Space Bicycle Collective in the heart of downtown.

Horne: Flavor Cycle and new opportunities for bike messengers
Horne

Flavor Cycle and new opportunities for bike messengers

Restaurants are delivering new business to bike messengers as traditional income streams cycle out.

Barrett rips Walker at Milwaukee fundraiser

Barrett rips Walker at Milwaukee fundraiser

Barrett sees recall race as "political speed-dating," says Walker declared "Civil War" on people of Wisconsin.

Horne: Norquist promotes mixed-use development on Brady St.
Horne

Norquist promotes mixed-use development on Brady St.

On Tuesday night, John Norquist discussed how his group, the Congress for New Urbanism, is working to expand mixed-use development in urban areas like Brady St.

Horne: Warren Avenue home saved — for now
Horne

Warren Avenue home saved — for now

East Side Alderman Nic Kovac met to negotiate a settlement regarding a Warren Avenue house that was to be demolished for parking.

Horne: HMI making waves in city development
Horne

HMI making waves in city development

Last Wednesday, Historic Milwaukee hosted a discussion focused on plans for the new downtown Marriott, and how it could have been handled differently.

Horne: Historic Preservation a balancing act at City Hall
Horne

Historic Preservation a balancing act at City Hall

Proposed changes to the city of Milwaukee's Historic Preservation Ordinance brought a standing-room only crowd to discuss the matter at City Hall.

Brady Street neighborhood house to be demolished for parking

Brady Street neighborhood house to be demolished for parking

A hearing is set to discuss the proposed plan to turn a home next to Walgreens on Brady into a new parking lot. Plus, more real estate news from Michael Horne.

Horne: Bauman presses for details on Park East Kohl’s bid
Horne

Bauman presses for details on Park East Kohl’s bid

Ald. Bob Bauman is requesting further information about the attempt to bring Kohl's to the Park East Corridor, saying the plan by Kohl's "was never real."

Horne: “Art in Protest” banned at School for Workers
Horne

“Art in Protest” banned at School for Workers

UW Extension School for Workers "Art in Protest" exhibit was cancelled after pressure from state rep Steve Nass, sparking a freedom of expression debate.

Horne: Pelosi to stump for Moore, and Common Council fundraising
Horne

Pelosi to stump for Moore, and Common Council fundraising

Minority leader Nancy Pelosi will campaign in Milwaukee for Rep. Gwen Moore, and Michael Horne breaks down Common Council candidates' pocketbooks.

“Pedal Power” comes to Discovery World, and news around town

“Pedal Power” comes to Discovery World, and news around town

South Shore Cyclery and Discovery World present “Pedal Power: A Week-Long Exploration of Bicycling” in April, and Michael Horne finds news around town.

Dimitrijevic, Buresh duke it out in 4th Supervisory District

Dimitrijevic, Buresh duke it out in 4th Supervisory District

Newcomer Bill Buresh vs. Sup. Marina Dimitrijevic. “He’s a fake Democrat,” she says. She’s in the “pocket of some special interest groups,” Buresh responds.

Wisconsin politics: Follow the money
Wisconsin politics

Follow the money

Republican candidate Newt Gingrich's Wisconsin rental property, and Alderman Tony Zielinski has more than $100,000 in campaign funds, but most is off limits.

Plenty of Horne: Mayor’s Hand Will Require Further Surgery
Plenty of Horne

Mayor’s Hand Will Require Further Surgery

Barrett Announces New Manufacturing Plant in Valley

Plenty of Horne: Ex-Trustee Phinney, Figure in Workplace Boy Porn Case, Pleas Guilty
Plenty of Horne

Ex-Trustee Phinney, Figure in Workplace Boy Porn Case, Pleas Guilty

Phinney's wife, Lisa Froemming, filed for divorce last month.

Plenty of Horne: Scene on the Street
Plenty of Horne

Scene on the Street

A few items suitable for reading prior to a long weekend.

Plenty of Horne: Doyle at Milwaukee Evers GIg
Plenty of Horne

Doyle at Milwaukee Evers GIg

Governor Jim Doyle was in Milwaukee yesterday.

Plenty of Horne: Barrett, Walker to Debate Transit
Plenty of Horne

Barrett, Walker to Debate Transit

Facts have never been of much interest to the anti-rail forces.

Plenty of Horne: Pabst Owner Seeks $200K Tax Refund; Claims Shares Have “Zero Book Value”
Plenty of Horne

Pabst Owner Seeks $200K Tax Refund; Claims Shares Have “Zero Book Value”

Foundation to IRS: Pabst shares have no book value; ask $200K refund

Plenty of Horne: Broydrick, Lobbyist for Disaster Preparedness Group Faces Own Disaster in D.C. Whore Scandal
Plenty of Horne

Broydrick, Lobbyist for Disaster Preparedness Group Faces Own Disaster in D.C. Whore Scandal

Bill Broydrick linked to the “Washington Madam.”

Plenty of Horne: J B Van Hollen as You’ve Never Seen Him Before
Plenty of Horne

J B Van Hollen as You’ve Never Seen Him Before

Wisconsin's Attorney General, J. B. Van Hollen, was installed as the Grand Master of Masons in Wisconsin.

Plenty of Horne: Raclaw to Challenge Veteran in 14th Supervisory District
Plenty of Horne

Raclaw to Challenge Veteran in 14th Supervisory District

Supervisor Nyklewicz will face a rare challenge for his seat when Milwaukee Police detective Sebastian C. J. Raclaw announces his candidacy for the Milwaukee County Supervisor for the 14th District

Plenty of Horne: Beer Protest Spill a Spash!
Plenty of Horne

Beer Protest Spill a Spash!

The Spirit of ’07 Milwaukee Beer Party Protest and Demonstration was a good old-fashioned publicity stunt that brought cameras and crowds to the Milwaukee Ale House on Tuesday, July 10th, 2007.

Plenty of Horne: Brewpub Owners to Protest “Brewpub Tourism Development” Act
Plenty of Horne

Brewpub Owners to Protest “Brewpub Tourism Development” Act

Who could oppose a bill with the apparently forthright name of “Brewpub Tourism Development Act”?

Plenty of Horne: Wisconsin Prominent in SI Coverage This Week
Plenty of Horne

Wisconsin Prominent in SI Coverage This Week

Sports Illustrated is loaded with Wisconsin ties this week, both in print and on the internet – and we’re not even talking about the first place Brewers.

Plenty of Horne: Tommy Thompson to Graze Through Iowa
Plenty of Horne

Tommy Thompson to Graze Through Iowa

Thompson will graze his way through the cornbelt, feasting at cookouts, pizza parties, restaurants, and even participating in an ice cream social, that pinnacle of Iowan hospitality.

Plenty of Horne: Breast Cancer House Picketed
Plenty of Horne

Breast Cancer House Picketed

Workers say "House of Dreams" is "House of Unpaid Bills"

Plenty of Horne: Prison Time Sought for Embezzler Andy Bandy
Plenty of Horne

Prison Time Sought for Embezzler Andy Bandy

Embezzler’s Plea Agreement Statements Hold No Currency with Past Victims

Plenty of Horne: Georgia Thompson Sprung
Plenty of Horne

Georgia Thompson Sprung

Figure in Travelgate ordered released by end of business today. Fed Appeals Court Unimpressed by Biskupic's Politically Motivated Prosecution. Impact on Gonzales' Fate to be Seen

Plenty of Horne: Regulatory Woes Cost Baird $6+ Million
Plenty of Horne

Regulatory Woes Cost Baird $6+ Million

Claims Rise Greatly in Purcell Era Include Awards for “Mismanagement,” “Unsuitability,” “Failure to Supervise,” “Breach of Fiduciary Duty,” “Negligence.”

Plenty of Horne: Seven Up
Plenty of Horne

Seven Up

Business group holds gala; Website launched

Plenty of Horne: Rep. Wood Stiffs Firm
Plenty of Horne

Rep. Wood Stiffs Firm

Rep. Wood Stiffs Firm

Plenty of Horne: Trial Set Figures in New Orleans Scandal; U.S. Attorney Says Johnson Controls Duped
Plenty of Horne

Trial Set Figures in New Orleans Scandal; U.S. Attorney Says Johnson Controls Duped

Since indictments were handed down last January, the U.S. Attorney in New Orleans, Jim Letten, has secured six convictions in the wide-ranging case.

Plenty of Horne: Search, (For a Fee) and Ye SHALL FIND — J/S Online Caches in on Archive
Plenty of Horne

Search, (For a Fee) and Ye SHALL FIND — J/S Online Caches in on Archive

The search feature of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel online edition underwent a big change Monday when it was converted to a paid service for delivery of articles over 14 days old.

Plenty of Horne: Doyle to Taste Good Life of Milwaukee
Plenty of Horne

Doyle to Taste Good Life of Milwaukee

Governor James Doyle will be in Milwaukee on Thursday, October 5th to attend a fundraiser on his behalf to be held from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. at Good Life.

Plenty of Horne: The Other Sheriff Dave
Plenty of Horne

The Other Sheriff Dave

There is another Sheriff Dave just two counties to the south, in Kenosha.

Plenty of Horne: Giovanni’s Sale Complete
Plenty of Horne

Giovanni’s Sale Complete

It took a number of months, but the sale of Giovanni's Restaurant was finally consummated on September 7th, 2006.

Plenty of Horne: Petri Kin Dazzles on Jeopardy!
Plenty of Horne

Petri Kin Dazzles on Jeopardy!

Introduced to the audience as being "originally from Fond du Lac, Wisconsin," Petri seemed worldly for her years -- and for her hometown.

Plenty of Horne: Site Reveals D.C. Staffer Salaries
Plenty of Horne

Site Reveals D.C. Staffer Salaries

Millionaires Kohl, Sensenbrenner, others Generous with Taxpayer Money

Plenty of Horne: Journal Board Member Stanek, Figure in Baird Suit, Ignored in Paper’s Story
Plenty of Horne

Journal Board Member Stanek, Figure in Baird Suit, Ignored in Paper’s Story

Daily's Story of Baird Suit Ignores Stanek Connection

Plenty of Horne: Wi-Fi Deal Dead
Plenty of Horne

Wi-Fi Deal Dead

"City will court other Wi-Fi providers" -- Ald. Michael J. Murphy

Sen Schultz: We Need Necro Laws Now!
Sen Schultz

We Need Necro Laws Now!

Schultz says he hopes to introduce a bill in the legislature next session to remedy this lacuna in Wisconsin jurisprudence.

Plenty of Horne: Brady Street Artisan Food Festival
Plenty of Horne

Brady Street Artisan Food Festival

This year, a Ferris wheel will be erected west of N. Humboldt Av., at the east side thoroughfare's highest point. As always, there will be cheese for sale.

Plenty of Horne: Whose Scandal is it, Anyway?
Plenty of Horne

Whose Scandal is it, Anyway?

Republicans try, fail to shift blame to Dems on Kenilworth project

Plenty of Horne: Kaye to Pay in Tossed RICO Suit — Updated!
Plenty of Horne

Kaye to Pay in Tossed RICO Suit — Updated!

“Only a Fool has Himself for a Lawyer” –proverb On September 13th, 2005, Atty. Joe Kaye filed a lawsuit on his own behalf (“pro se”) in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin alleging a violation of federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization Act (RICO) by a number of entities, including the City […]

Plenty of Horne: Donovan Plays to His Base
Plenty of Horne

Donovan Plays to His Base

"They said he should be governor."

Plenty of Horne: Another Fortis Feud
Plenty of Horne

Another Fortis Feud

The Shepherd Express has lost yet another regular contributor.

Plenty of Horne: Doyle, Gard in University Club Sandwich
Plenty of Horne

Doyle, Gard in University Club Sandwich

Rivals Host Simultaneous Fundraisers in Swanky Downtown Club

Plenty of Horne: Greedy Grebe — Bradley Foundation Pays Boss Big $
Plenty of Horne

Greedy Grebe — Bradley Foundation Pays Boss Big $

An article in the Journal of Philanthropy noted that Michael W. Grebe, the former managing partner of Foley & Lardner took an unusual approach to retirement, in that he did not. Instead, the man went right to work running the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, Inc., the Milwaukee charitable organization with 2003 assets of $579,976,984. […]

Plenty of Horne: That’s the Spirit! Milwaukeean Buffett Donates $11 Million in 2004
Plenty of Horne

That’s the Spirit! Milwaukeean Buffett Donates $11 Million in 2004

Buffett Foundation Quietly Disperses Big Bucks -- and it's Just the Beginning

Plenty of Horne: Tech School to Hold Ceremonies in Churhc
Plenty of Horne

Tech School to Hold Ceremonies in Churhc

The public technical school will hold its events at Brookfield's Elmbrook Church.

Plenty of Horne: City Moves to Dismiss Rico Suit
Plenty of Horne

City Moves to Dismiss Rico Suit

A Milwaukeeworld Scoop

Plenty of Horne: The Governor’s Party
Plenty of Horne

The Governor’s Party

Governor Jim Doyle was the guest of honor at a fundraiser at Mocean's on September 16.

The Roundup: Buffett Tour on Hold
The Roundup

Buffett Tour on Hold

“Spirit – The Seventh Fire” has been put on hiatus.

The Roundup: Museum’s Wish List
The Roundup

Museum’s Wish List

"Many permanent exhibits will be upgraded."

The Roundup: Lottery Takes a Gamble
The Roundup

Lottery Takes a Gamble

"We did a study of machines early in the lottery, but there was concern about underage people getting access to the machines."

The Roundup: Scooter Schmidt Dead
The Roundup

Scooter Schmidt Dead

Water Street fixture Scott “Scooter” Schmidt, 42, was shot in his home at 202 E. North Avenue at 11:45 p.m. Wednesday evening.

The Roundup: Chest of Drawers Nets $1,808,000
The Roundup

Chest of Drawers Nets $1,808,000

Exclusive to milwaukeeworld.com

The Roundup: State Elections Board Responds to Complaint Against Walker
The Roundup

State Elections Board Responds to Complaint Against Walker

John Weishan and Gerry Broderick filed an official complaint today with the Wisconsin State Elections Board against Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker.

The Roundup: Jeff Stone Punk’d?
The Roundup

Jeff Stone Punk’d?

Seems like somebody is messing around with Rep. Jeff Stone's campaign identity.

The Roundup: Convicted Art Dealer Kennedy Peddles Fake Miros
The Roundup

Convicted Art Dealer Kennedy Peddles Fake Miros

What I am concerned about is the possibility that others will be defrauded by James Kennedy.

The Roundup: New Orleans
The Roundup

New Orleans

The Simpsons’ producers apologize to the citizens of New Orleans.

The Roundup: Broadband Quote of the Week
The Roundup

Broadband Quote of the Week

"Well, if I was a consumer I would say, "Why in the hell is the United States No. 13 and heading south in broadband deployment?"

The Roundup: Marsupial Bridge Update
The Roundup

Marsupial Bridge Update

The concrete walkway of the Holton Marsupial Bridge will be poured beginning today.

The Roundup: Shakeup at Journal Sentinel
The Roundup

Shakeup at Journal Sentinel

The changes were announced in an email sent to “Everyone JSI.”

The Roundup: Henningsen Moved
The Roundup

Henningsen Moved

milwaukeeworld.com scoop

The Roundup: New Home for Lord?
The Roundup

New Home for Lord?

Lord has been looking at the old Lou Fritzel building with owner Peter J. Kondos.

The Roundup: When the Wealthy Serve
The Roundup

When the Wealthy Serve

A Look at the Commerce Secretary’s Statement of Economic Interests

The Roundup: McGee’s Folly
The Roundup

McGee’s Folly

If you want to get a chuckle and a “no comment” out of a Milwaukee alderman these days, just tell him that Ald. Michael McGee, Jr. “certainly has a way with words.”

The Roundup: Riemer: “Ready to Run”
The Roundup

Riemer

This terse note from Riemer almost sounds like a Bill Christofferson soundbite, which means it's a good one.

The Roundup: At it Again
The Roundup

At it Again

Alderman asked to make big money decision on 24 hour notice.

The Roundup: First Lady’s Office
The Roundup

First Lady’s Office

“Where is Jessica Doyle?”

The Roundup: Scott Walker and the Milwaukee Curse
The Roundup

Scott Walker and the Milwaukee Curse

Milwaukee has not been the home of many of Wisconsin’s governors.

The Roundup: A Doctorate Denied
The Roundup

A Doctorate Denied

How the FBI Thwarted Marquette’s 1964 Plan to Award an Honorary Doctorate to Martin Luther King.

The Roundup: City Image Logo to be Unveiled Soon
The Roundup

City Image Logo to be Unveiled Soon

The nonprofit Spirit of Milwaukee is undertaking an image rebranding for the community.

The Roundup: Kennedy Walks
The Roundup

Kennedy Walks

Substantial Fine for Possession of Forged Artwork

The Roundup: Merry Christmas From the Folks at the Death Notices
The Roundup

Merry Christmas From the Folks at the Death Notices

On Christmas Day, Saturday, December 25th, 2004, the solemnity of the Death Notices was interrupted.

The Roundup: Taxes Due on Site of Suspicious 2002 OIC Fire
The Roundup

Taxes Due on Site of Suspicious 2002 OIC Fire

On March 10, 2002, a five-alarm fire destroyed the plant of Opportunities Pallet Recycling and Manufacturing Co, Inc.

The Roundup: Race For Governor is On!
The Roundup

Race For Governor is On!

Well, it is official

The Roundup: City Hall Redo
The Roundup

City Hall Redo

Minority hiring goal set.

The Roundup: Broadband News – Thanks for Nothing
The Roundup

Broadband News – Thanks for Nothing

Access to the Wi-Fi zones requires a $19.95 per month membership in SBC DSL.

The Roundup: In-House Election Commission Good Idea?
The Roundup

In-House Election Commission Good Idea?

It is more of an internal workgroup,” Pat Curley said.

The Roundup: More OIC – George Connections
The Roundup

More OIC – George Connections

Although the Gary George – OIC-GM connections are well documented, particularly those that have led to the convictions of George, Mark Sostarich and Carl Gee, recently-released audit information and other source documents indicate that perhaps the OIC-George connection needs to be further investigated. Nobody is accusing anybody of wrongdoing, but perhaps investigators should dig a […]

The Roundup: Belling’s Blunders
The Roundup

Belling’s Blunders

Belling finally issued a non-snide apology for his comments.

The Roundup: Mequon Turns Voter Away
The Roundup

Mequon Turns Voter Away

The City of Mequon told a local man who tried to register and vote at City Hall last week that he was “too late.”

The Roundup: Voting With The Mayor
The Roundup

Voting With The Mayor

Mayor Barrett’s office announced Monday that he would vote at City Hall at 1 p.m. Tuesday.

The Roundup: Jim Glynn Dead at 64
The Roundup

Jim Glynn Dead at 64

I had no idea it would be this soon.

The Roundup: Crisses Averted
The Roundup

Crisses Averted

Barrett and Walker Announce Plan for Ballots in Milwaukee

The Roundup: Feds Stop Funding School, Library Internet and Phone Service
The Roundup

Feds Stop Funding School, Library Internet and Phone Service

Two months ago, the federal grants stopped.

The Roundup: Tower De Force
The Roundup

Tower De Force

Mandel’s Groundbreaking High Rise

The Roundup: Burke Gets Break
The Roundup

Burke Gets Break

The Supreme Court granted a stay Friday, and Burke’s trial is postponed.

The Roundup: Drink for Free
The Roundup

Drink for Free

One of the joys of electoral politics is that the polls eventually close on election day and then it is up to us to flock to the parties.

The Roundup: Let My People Shop!
The Roundup

Let My People Shop!

Ald. Zielinski is upset, because Jewel Osco has taken steps to prevent a new grocery store in his district.

The Roundup: Dem Challenge for Panzer Seat
The Roundup

Dem Challenge for Panzer Seat

The disarray of the Republican 20th Senate District has convinced the Democratic Party to field a write-in candidate for primary.

The Roundup: ABC and the Gay Governor
The Roundup

ABC and the Gay Governor

The catch, is that McGreevey announced he was gay, while the lover says he, himself, is straight.

The Roundup: A Chance to Speak Up for North Ave
The Roundup

A Chance to Speak Up for North Ave

"The Bronzeville project is one of the most important ventures ever planned for the 6th Aldermanic District, and I believe that it can be a dynamic, credible, and viable venue for the community."

The Roundup: The Kerry Rally
The Roundup

The Kerry Rally

Senator John Kerry paid another visit to Milwaukee on Monday, August 2nd at a public rally in Pere Marquette Park. Gates to the park opened at 4:30 p.m. while the presidential candidate was still racing across Lake Michigan on the Lake Express ferry. Access to Kerry these days requires a thorough screening by security personnel, […]

The Roundup: Plale Recall Drive Begins
The Roundup

Plale Recall Drive Begins

Can a group of south side political activists pull themselves together enough to acquire 13,212 signatures to force a recall election against Sen. Jeff Plale? Rep. Jon Richards said he doubts it. “This thing is going nowhere,” says Rep. Josh Zepnick. “These people are so lazy! They’ve taken out a newspaper ad asking people to […]

The Roundup: Primary Feud
The Roundup

Primary Feud

Kohlenberg & Kennedy Stir it Up

The Roundup: Shepherd Figure to Run Madison Paper
The Roundup

Shepherd Figure to Run Madison Paper

Capital Papers Puts up the Capital

The Roundup: Morales V Darling Race Set
The Roundup

Morales V Darling Race Set

Milwaukee School Board member Jennifer Morales has decided to challenge Alberta Darling and her hold on the 8th Senate District Seat.

The Roundup: Selig Take A Hit
The Roundup

Selig Take A Hit

Washington Post Trashes Commissioner and Journal Communications. Plus: The Mea Culpa of Charles J. Sykes and Thompson’s Boycott of Miller Park.

The Roundup: Lavender, Black and Green
The Roundup

Lavender, Black and Green

The Green Party’s national convention will be in Milwaukee this week, with voting by delegates to be held on Saturday. The big question: will the outfit endorse Ralph Nader? This vexing question will put Milwaukee, however briefly, once again in the national spotlight. The party has endorsed the formation of several subgroups including the Black […]

The Roundup: The Governor and the Empire Builder
The Roundup

The Governor and the Empire Builder

Governor Jim Doyle made a brief appearance at Milwaukee’s Amtrak station Friday, 11 June on the 75th anniversary of the Empire Builder, Amtrak’s service from Chicago to the Northwest coast. Before boarding the train, Doyle mixed the romance of the rails with the Great American Novel. “In the final passage of the Great Gatsby, the […]

The Roundup: Ronald Reagan
The Roundup

Ronald Reagan

I remember when Ronald Reagan was considered too far-right to become President. The fact that he did become the chief executive shows how much America has changed since then, a change brought forth, in part, by Reagan himself. Although I never voted for the guy, and to this day I am amazed at the adulation […]

The Roundup: “Groundbreaking” for Bridge
The Roundup

“Groundbreaking” for Bridge

It’s not really a groundbreaking without a shovel, so Cecelia Gilbert of the Department of Public Works brought five well-used, albeit ceremonial, spades to the Thursday 27 May event celebrating the beginning of construction of the Holton Marsupial Bridge. Obliging dignitaries, sensing a photo-op, grabbed the shovels and pantomimed digging them into the asphalt pavement […]

The Roundup: Changes at the Election Commission
The Roundup

Changes at the Election Commission

Mayor Tom Barrett says he “will announce a change at the City Election Commission,” according to his statement to the Brady Street Association monthly meeting Tuesday, 18 May at the Hi-Hat Garage. Although he didn’t get down to specifics, you can take it to mean that Executive Director Julietta Henry will be out at the […]

The Roundup: Art Dealer in Jail
The Roundup

Art Dealer in Jail

Don’t bother calling Kennedy Fine Arts in Northbrook, Illinois. Don’t even try to leave a message, because the voice mailbox is full. Of course, it is easy to see why – James F. Kennedy, the art dealer, has been sitting in the Milwaukee County jail without bail since May 7th, and it looks like he’ll […]

The Roundup: Mary Glorioso’s Death a Shock to Brady Street Community
The Roundup

Mary Glorioso’s Death a Shock to Brady Street Community

A car accident Saturday claimed the life of Mary Glorioso, 83, the matriarch of the family, a long-time fixture of the Brady Street neighborhood. Glorioso died Monday evening as the result of severe trauma she suffered in an automobile accident. Glorioso and her husband Joe opened Glorioso Brothers, 1020 E. Brady Street in 1948. The […]

The Roundup: How Did Peggy Know?
The Roundup

How Did Peggy Know?

Over Cocktails in 2001, then-A.G. Candidate Peg Lautenschlager Said Rival would be Indicted

The Roundup: The Inaugural
The Roundup

The Inaugural

Marvin Pratt did not stand up with the crowd when Tom Barrett was inaugurated mayor, and the press has made a good deal of the slight. However, just after Judge Louis Butler administered the oath of office to the new mayor, Barrett’s first comments were to commend Pratt, and the former acting mayor did stand […]

The Roundup: Mother Denies Child Abduction
The Roundup

Mother Denies Child Abduction

A Moncada family feud.

The Roundup: Liz Cheney to Open Bush-Cheney Office Here
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Liz Cheney to Open Bush-Cheney Office Here

If you are over by Mayfair Monday, you can drop by the grand opening of the Bush–Cheney’04 Wisconsin Headquarters, 2222 N. Mayfair Rd., Wauwatosa.  The opening is open to the press, and Liz Cheney will be available for interviews. The event is at noon and features such other dignitaries as Rep. Leah Vukmir, Rep. Mark […]

The Roundup: The Extraordinary Longevity of Milwaukee Politicians
The Roundup

The Extraordinary Longevity of Milwaukee Politicians

We have had twice as many Mayors as we have had City Treasurers since 1917.

The Roundup: Lautenschlager’s Fast Ones – Past Speeding Tickets Raise Residency Issues
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Lautenschlager’s Fast Ones – Past Speeding Tickets Raise Residency Issues

Attorney General Peg Lautenschlager exploits a legal loophole.

The Roundup: Lame Duck Ruffles Feathers
The Roundup

Lame Duck Ruffles Feathers

Breier stuck on thorny hotel plan.

The Roundup: On the Fundraiser Trail
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On the Fundraiser Trail

David Riemer held a fundraiser and art auction to advance his bid for County Executive. Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design was the place, and over a hundred people showed up to look at the art (a Guido Brink retrospective) and to meet with the candidate March 8th. Wine was served, and the food was […]

The Roundup: The Jewish Judge Who’s a Quarter Irish
The Roundup

The Jewish Judge Who’s a Quarter Irish

Governor James E. Doyle told about 75 people at Mo’s Irish Pub last Friday that “there are a number of good things I can do as governor. … I get to appoint people to the bench. As a lawyer and the son of a judge, I take this seriously.” What does the governor look for […]

The Roundup: Lautenschlager’s Mess
The Roundup

Lautenschlager’s Mess

Attorney General Peg Lautenschlager’s drunk driving arrest last week removes her from behind the wheel of her state-owned vehicle for a year, and puts Governor Jim Doyle in the driver’s seat. The two had squabbled, privately, over terms of the Governor’s jobs bill, with Lautenschlager threatening to use her authority to see that the law […]

The Roundup: The Last of Kerry as a Free Man?
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The Last of Kerry as a Free Man?

Last Monday February 16th – Presidents Day – John Kerry, in Milwaukee, made what might have been one of his final appearances as a “free” man. By Friday, home in Boston, Kerry had asked for and received Secret Service protection. The protection, which will last through the election should he become the nominee, and for […]

The Roundup: My Campaign Blog
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My Campaign Blog

Two hundred fifty bucks or a free press pass?

The Roundup: Pratt’s “Reimbursement” Mystery Money
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Pratt’s “Reimbursement” Mystery Money

Acting Mayor Pockets $7,500 with no explanation

The Roundup: Clark Picks Up Two State Endorsements
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Clark Picks Up Two State Endorsements

Two of Wisconsin’s elder statespeople jumped on the Wesley Clark for President bandwagon recently. Former alderman, secretary of state and attorney Vel Phillips, who most recently issued the oath of office to Acting Mayor Marvin Pratt says she backs the Arkansas general for president. With her support, she joins such black leaders as Charles Rangel […]

The Roundup: Carpenter to Run For Congress
The Roundup

Carpenter to Run For Congress

Rep. Jerry Kleczka is the son of a machinist. A Carpenter wants to replace him.

The Roundup: No Challenge to Hill Papers
The Roundup

No Challenge to Hill Papers

But Halbrooks says Election Commission’s Extended Hours Helped Opponent

The Roundup: Art Jones Pension better than $100K per year
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Art Jones Pension better than $100K per year

Two other Mayoral candidates eligible soon

The Roundup: “Legacy, Schmegacy”
The Roundup

“Legacy, Schmegacy”

John O. Norquist, in his final days as mayor, talked about the things that mattered to him. (His legacy wasn’t one of them.) Also: the man who could have beat him in 1992 – and, about that new job in Chicago

The Roundup: “Thugs” a Favorite Frankovis Term
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“Thugs” a Favorite Frankovis Term

Nobody minded when the cop called thugs “thugs” back in 2001

The Roundup: Bobot Calls for Term Limit
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Bobot Calls for Term Limit

Vince Bobot plans to request a change in the City Charter to limit the term of Milwaukee Mayor to two consecutive terms.

The Roundup: Who’s on Fifth?
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Who’s on Fifth?

An $89 billion bank is muscling its way into the Milwaukee market, and you read about it here first.

The Roundup: Krug Scores Joint Finance Seat
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Krug Scores Joint Finance Seat

Rep. Shirley Krug was chosen Monday to take a seat on the influential Joint Committee on Finance