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Eyes on Milwaukee: Committee Approves East Side Tower
Eyes on Milwaukee

Committee Approves East Side Tower

Real test will come at the Common Council next week.

Murphy’s Law: Leah Vukmir Welcomes Your Hate
Murphy’s Law

Leah Vukmir Welcomes Your Hate

Or how to run for U.S. Senate in the land of scorched-earth politics.

Data Wonk: Has Barrett Driven Up City Debt?
Data Wonk

Has Barrett Driven Up City Debt?

Conservative MacIver Institute says yes. Let’s look at the data.

The $400 Million Pension Problem

The $400 Million Pension Problem

Infamous county pension plan's cost may hit $400 million, make many wealthy.

Road Map to an Aerotropolis

Road Map to an Aerotropolis

New plan released for municipalities near airport. Will they seize the future?

Hendricks Not Paying Property Taxes?

Hendricks Not Paying Property Taxes?

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

Urban Milwaukee Wins Press Club Awards

Urban Milwaukee Wins Press Club Awards

Fifth-straight year the publication is honored by state-wide contest.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Will County Give Pension to State?
Eyes on Milwaukee

Will County Give Pension to State?

Board approves work group to study state takeover of pension system.

Eyes on Milwaukee: My 5 Milwaukee Valentines
Eyes on Milwaukee

My 5 Milwaukee Valentines

From rising stars to an angry sheriff, the Milwaukeeans who most deserve some love.

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.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Millennials Flocking to Milwaukee
Eyes on Milwaukee

Millennials Flocking to Milwaukee

Data shows Milwaukee ranks second in the Midwest in attracting millennials.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Hammes Moving Downtown in 2018
Eyes on Milwaukee

Hammes Moving Downtown in 2018

Another company moving from suburbs to Downtown and with unusual architectural style.

Data Wonk: The Decline of Reaganism
Data Wonk

The Decline of Reaganism

The Church of the Gipper is defied by Donald Trump. Will Republicans adjust their ideology?

Eyes on Milwaukee: Rocky Marcoux Keeps His Job
Eyes on Milwaukee

Rocky Marcoux Keeps His Job

In a dramatic turnabout, the once-dead DCD head gains 11 of 15 council member votes.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Committee Again Says Yes to Rocky
Eyes on Milwaukee

Committee Again Says Yes to Rocky

DCD head Rocky Marcoux once again endorsed at committee, but his fate is still uncertain.

Op-Ed: All Lives Matter? Yes and No.
Op-Ed

All Lives Matter? Yes and No.

Criticism of Black Lives Matter ignores the history behind the protests.

Come Meet the Urban Milwaukee Gang

Come Meet the Urban Milwaukee Gang

Our annual party is Tuesday, 5 p.m. And oh, the stories we could tell.

The Power of Common Ground

The Power of Common Ground

Nonprofit advocacy group has had huge impact on city, though some grumble about their tactics.

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.

Bamberger Wins Press Club Award

Bamberger Wins Press Club Award

Wins award for architecture review, third year in a row Urban Milwaukee wins Press Club awards.

On the Air: “A Hero For the Entire Country”
On the Air

“A Hero For the Entire Country”

Bruce Murphy talks to WTMJ-AM about Donald Baumgartner's inspiringly generous treatment of employees.

Remembering Jon Erickson

Remembering Jon Erickson

The late performance artist and professor had a big impact on Milwaukee’s cultural scene.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Meet the New Boss
Eyes on Milwaukee

Meet the New Boss

Ashanti Hamilton is new Common Council president, but how did he get the votes?

Yesterday’s Milwaukee: Wells Building, 1915
Yesterday’s Milwaukee

Wells Building, 1915

Built in 1902 by Daniel Wells, building still stands, but stripped of roofline ornamentation.

Book Club: “Evicted” in Milwaukee
Book Club

“Evicted” in Milwaukee

Go inside the world of poverty and evictions.

Water Is a “Life and Death” Matter

Water Is a “Life and Death” Matter

Bruce Murphy talks on TMJ about bill easing private firms' purchase of water utilities.

Was It Political Correctness Run Amok?

Was It Political Correctness Run Amok?

Bruce Murphy talks about removal of Shorewood public sculpture on TMJ radio.

9 Most Commented-On Stories of 2015

9 Most Commented-On Stories of 2015

Crime, the streetcar, teacher pay, the Bucks bailout and other issues left readers battling.

10 Most Popular Stories of 2015

10 Most Popular Stories of 2015

The bus strike, Scott Walker’s meltdown, a sneaky Bucks arena plan -- readers flocked to these and other stories.

Marcus Center Cast Into Limbo

Marcus Center Cast Into Limbo

No one seems to agree with Abele's plan to have it absorbed by sprawling Wisconsin Center District.

Urban Milwaukee Drive Raises $30,590!

Urban Milwaukee Drive Raises $30,590!

Thank you, Milwaukee. Our crowdfunding drive raised 153% of goal.

Urban Milwaukee Ups Its Campaign Goal

Urban Milwaukee Ups Its Campaign Goal

Crowd funding campaign tops $20,000, new goal is $30,000.

Case Study: Urban Milwaukee’s Impact On The Streetcar
Case Study

Urban Milwaukee’s Impact On The Streetcar

Ald. Bauman talks about publication’s impact and how its expansion will help the community.

How Talk Radio Hurt The Journal Sentinel

How Talk Radio Hurt The Journal Sentinel

Sykes’ continual bashing -- allowed by corporate bosses -- badly wounded their own newspaper.

“I’m your Lt. Governor. I know my job.”

“I’m your Lt. Governor. I know my job.”

Rebecca Kleefisch offers coy banalities while “On the Issues with Mike Gousha.”

Op-Ed: Why GAB Must Be Disbanded
Op-Ed

Why GAB Must Be Disbanded

Government Accountability Board abused its power and had secret email system.

Urban Milwaukee Announces Crowdfunding Drive

Urban Milwaukee Announces Crowdfunding Drive

Free online daily seeks support from readers to take publication to the next level.

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.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Scott Walker Aids Milwaukee Streetcar
Eyes on Milwaukee

Scott Walker Aids Milwaukee Streetcar

In an unexpected move, Walker helps avoid messy situation between city and county.

Friday Photos: Milwaukee’s New Train Shed
Friday Photos

Milwaukee’s New Train Shed

It's 50 years old and serves nearly 600,000 people annually, and its long-awaited replacement is finally being built.

Urban Milwaukee Wins Press Club Awards

Urban Milwaukee Wins Press Club Awards

Publication claims two of three awards for criticism and Michael Horne wins for House Confidential column.

Friday Photos: Presenting the Posner Building Apartments
Friday Photos

Presenting the Posner Building Apartments

Huge, almost entirely vacant building transforming into 105 apartments on key downtown corner

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: 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.

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.

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.

Plats and Parcels: Huge Growth for Brady and Water
Plats and Parcels

Huge Growth for Brady and Water

Three different developments will add 740 apartments and tremendous urban density to the area.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Milwaukee Streetcar Approved
Eyes on Milwaukee

Milwaukee Streetcar Approved

After years of debate, streetcar will finally move forward. Final engineering will begin immediately, and construction by the end of the year.

Murphy’s Law: Who is “Lobbying” For the Streetcar?
Murphy’s Law

Who is “Lobbying” For the Streetcar?

Money is being spent and wild rumors are flying. So what’s the truth?

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.

Streetsblog: Koch Agenda Wants No Federal Funds for Walking, Biking, Transit
Streetsblog

Koch Agenda Wants No Federal Funds for Walking, Biking, Transit

All federal transportation dollars should go for auto transportation, Koch-funded groups demand. They've also opposed streetcars in cities like Milwaukee.

Data Wonk: Millennials And The Streetcar
Data Wonk

Millennials And The Streetcar

Will it attract young professionals?

Eyes on Milwaukee: Streetcar Responses Shows Wide Support
Eyes on Milwaukee

Streetcar Responses Shows Wide Support

Eleven out of 15 aldermanic districts, and 76 percent of all respondents support the proposed streetcar starter system.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Streetcar Approved, but Held
Eyes on Milwaukee

Streetcar Approved, but Held

Large majority votes to approve streetcar, but parliamentary maneuver puts issue on hold until February 10th meeting.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Streetcar Backers Say They Have the Votes
Eyes on Milwaukee

Streetcar Backers Say They Have the Votes

Aldermen Witkowski and Perez now favor it, and touted plan to extend the line into their south-side districts.

Urban Milwaukee Announces Huge Growth

Urban Milwaukee Announces Huge Growth

Readership has grown by 1200% in less than three years, with most of that coming in the last year.

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.

Public Event: Marquette University Debate Today on Upcoming BadgerCare Referendums
Press Release

Public Event: Marquette University Debate Today on Upcoming BadgerCare Referendums

Tuesday October 14th at 2:30 PM, Citizen Action of Wisconsin will participated in the only public debate scheduled on the upcoming Milwaukee County referendum on BadgerCare funding.

Data Wonk: Will Liberal Democrats Undermine Mary Burke?
Data Wonk

Will Liberal Democrats Undermine Mary Burke?

Opposition to a pro-business Democrat could help Walker win reelection.

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.

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?

Data Wonk: Supreme Court May Disappoint Conservatives
Data Wonk

Supreme Court May Disappoint Conservatives

Their past decisions may force them to rule against those appealing the John Doe investigation.

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.

Adams Talks Hard Truths About Milwaukee’s Future at Forum
Press Release

Adams Talks Hard Truths About Milwaukee’s Future at Forum

Last night, Dan Adams participated in the East Side Neighborhood Associations Forum, moderated by Urban Milwaukee editor Bruce Murphy.

Dan Adams Vows to Take on the Status Quo
Press Release

Dan Adams Vows to Take on the Status Quo

Yesterday morning, Dan Adams submitted 644 nominating signatures to the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board.

Assembly Hopefuls To Discuss Issues, Take Questions From Voters June 5 at East Side Candidate Forum
Press Release

Assembly Hopefuls To Discuss Issues, Take Questions From Voters June 5 at East Side Candidate Forum

The four Democratic candidates for Wisconsin Assembly District 19 will discuss their positions and take questions from voters at a candidate forum 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday June 5 at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 2618 N. Hackett Avenue.

Assembly Hopefuls To Discuss Issues, Take Questions From Voters June 5 at East Side Candidate Forum
Press Release

Assembly Hopefuls To Discuss Issues, Take Questions From Voters June 5 at East Side Candidate Forum

The four Democratic candidates for Wisconsin Assembly District 19 will discuss their positions and take questions from voters at a candidate forum 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday June 5 at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 2618 N. Hackett Avenue.

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.

Urban Milwaukee Wins Press Club Honors

Urban Milwaukee Wins Press Club Honors

The nation's oldest press club honors Urban Milwaukee for the second year in a row.

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: 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.

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.

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.

Bombshell New Report Casts Doubt on Gov. Walker’s Denial of Secret Email System in Governor’s Office
Press Release

Bombshell New Report Casts Doubt on Gov. Walker’s Denial of Secret Email System in Governor’s Office

Report Cites Source Confirming Use of Laptops and Personal Emails by Key Members of Governor’s State Staff

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.

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.

Urban Milwaukee Purchases Third Coast Daily

Urban Milwaukee Purchases Third Coast Daily

ThirdCoastDaily.com, the online arts and entertainment publication has agreed to a purchase by UrbanMilwaukee.com.

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.

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: 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: 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!

Humility hogs all the attention at “Envisioning the Seen”
Photo Gallery: Envisioning the Seen: Milwaukee’s Future
Photo Gallery

Envisioning the Seen

Milwaukee's future, in photos.

Envisioning the Seen: Milwaukee’s Future – Today, June 18th
Envisioning the Seen

Milwaukee’s Future – Today, June 18th

The Pabst Theater plays host to Envisioning the Seen: Milwaukee's Future tonight, June 18th. Ten Milwaukeeans and two moderators will hold an open-ended, fireside-style discussion, followed by an audience question and answer period.

A New Era For Urban Milwaukee: Bruce Murphy signs on as Editor
A New Era For Urban Milwaukee

Bruce Murphy signs on as Editor

Urban Milwaukee is happy to announce that Bruce Murphy has come aboard as our new editor and columnist, where he will revive his well-known column Murphy’s Law. Among the state’s best-known journalists, Murphy is most celebrated for his stories exposing the Milwaukee County pension scandal, which led to the resignation of County Executive F. Thomas Ament and the recall of seven county supervisors. No scandal in Milwaukee history resulted in more politicians being thrown out of office.

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: 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: 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: Another Fortis Feud
Plenty of Horne

Another Fortis Feud

The Shepherd Express has lost yet another regular contributor.

The Roundup: Crisses Averted
The Roundup

Crisses Averted

Barrett and Walker Announce Plan for Ballots in Milwaukee

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: On the Fundraiser Trail
The Roundup

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 […]

Murphy’s Law: Five Budget Items the Media Has Missed
Murphy’s Law

Five Budget Items the Media Has Missed

By now, everybody knows what's in the budget right?

Murphy’s Law: How Democrats Are Growing the Economy
Murphy’s Law

How Democrats Are Growing the Economy

The recent state budget debate provided insights and displayed the dramatic differences between the parties as to how we answer questions about our state's economic future and how we compete for the high-paying jobs of the 21st Century.

Murphy’s Law: Personal Foul – Norquist Loses Points With the Business Community
Murphy’s Law

Personal Foul – Norquist Loses Points With the Business Community

The Greater Milwaukee Committee thinks it's found a way to get more revenue for the Milwaukee Bucks.