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Michael Cudahy

Michael Cudahy, a Milwaukee philanthropist and the founder of Marquette Electronics (later Marquette Medical Systems).

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Milwaukee philanthropist Michael Cudahy gives $1 million to Marquette to support first-generation engineering students
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Milwaukee philanthropist Michael Cudahy gives $1 million to Marquette to support first-generation engineering students

This is the second major gift Cudahy has given to Marquette.

City Streets: Cudahy’s Packed Avenues
City Streets

Cudahy’s Packed Avenues

Some cities name their streets after states or even wines, but Cudahy took a meatier approach.

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.

In Public: Bucks Arena Design Is Anti-Urban
In Public

Bucks Arena Design Is Anti-Urban

Its generic, well-mannered and probably won’t improve with “tweaks.”

Pabst Theater Foundation Works to Assure Continued Success, Preservation of Pabst Theater
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Pabst Theater Foundation Works to Assure Continued Success, Preservation of Pabst Theater

To help ensure the longevity of the Pabst Theater building, on Friday the Pabst Theater Foundation was reorganized to better enable it to focus on preservation of the National Historical Landmark.

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.

Zilber Ltd. & Pabst Theater Group Announce Major Public Investment
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Zilber Ltd. & Pabst Theater Group Announce Major Public Investment

New Marquee + 40-Foot Tall Vertical coming to West Wisconsin Ave

In Public: Will Milwaukee Choose High Line’s Designer?
In Public

Will Milwaukee Choose High Line’s Designer?

James Corner is one of four finalists to create $30 million lakefront bridge. It’s a great design.

Friday Photos: Streetcar Signing Is Quite a Celebration

Contribution to Tom Barrett of $3,000

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.

Milwaukee Business Leaders Announce Support for Streetcar
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Milwaukee Business Leaders Announce Support for Streetcar

CEOs join other civic and non-profit leaders in urging Common Council to invest in Milwaukee’s future

Prominent Business and Civic Leaders Urge Support for Milwaukee Streetcar
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Prominent Business and Civic Leaders Urge Support for Milwaukee Streetcar

Open Letter in Support of The Milwaukee Streetcar

Eyes on Milwaukee: Council Delays Streetcar Until January
Eyes on Milwaukee

Council Delays Streetcar Until January

Minority of aldermen were able to use city charter provision to delay project for one month, but a majority seems poised to approve it.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Committee Approves Milwaukee Streetcar
Eyes on Milwaukee

Committee Approves Milwaukee Streetcar

Mayor offers historic address to council committee on streetcar and it gains their approval. Only one person speaks in opposition.

Milwaukee/NARI Home Improvement Council Honors Barry Mandel With the “Building Milwaukee” Award
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Milwaukee/NARI Home Improvement Council Honors Barry Mandel With the “Building Milwaukee” Award

The Milwaukee Chapter of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI presented its annual “Building Milwaukee Award” to Barry Mandel.

Sherdian Park Centennial Celebration is Theme of Cudahy 4th of July Parade on Friday
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Sherdian Park Centennial Celebration is Theme of Cudahy 4th of July Parade on Friday

Re-dedication of Patrick Cudahy Statue to Follow

Mike Cudahy Steps Down as Co-Chair of Discovery World Board of Directors
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Mike Cudahy Steps Down as Co-Chair of Discovery World Board of Directors

Randy Crocker to serve as Board Chair.

In Public: Why the Art Museum Addition Must Not Be Built
In Public

Why the Art Museum Addition Must Not Be Built

This could be the biggest architectural mistake Milwaukee has ever made.

Alderman Donovan to Mayor Barrett: “What is happening with the streetcar project?”
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Alderman Donovan to Mayor Barrett: “What is happening with the streetcar project?”

Statement from Alderman Bob Donovan December 3, 2013

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.

Time for County Executive to urge reallocation of streetcar funds
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Time for County Executive to urge reallocation of streetcar funds

Statement from Alderman Bob Donovan September 11, 2013

Friday Photos: UWM’s New Freshwater School Makes Progress
Friday Photos

UWM’s New Freshwater School Makes Progress

The $53 million, UW-Milwaukee School of Freshwater Sciences is rising along the waterfront.

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.

New Front Door for Lakefront

New Front Door for Lakefront

Dramatic plan moves freeway ramps and creates a grand boulevard that connects downtown and the lakefront.

Back in the News: Sue Black
Back in the News

Sue Black

She was wrongly fired, she insists to Milwaukee Magazine, whose cover story has many community leaders praising her.

Murphy’s Law: Rich Park, Poor Park
Murphy’s Law

Rich Park, Poor Park

Milwaukee County Parks is increasingly a two-tier system, with the worst maintained parks in poor areas.

The Chatter: The Chicago Challenge
The Chatter

The Chicago Challenge

Economic cooperation with our massive neighbor could help Milwaukee. But Gov.Scott Walker stands in the way.

Better Connecting the Lakefront to Downtown

Better Connecting the Lakefront to Downtown

There is no question that the connection between Milwaukee's lakefront and downtown is underwhelming. Despite the fact that they meet at Lincoln Memorial Drive, there is no grand connection between the two, which is unfortunate as the intersection of Lincoln Memorial Drive and Michigan Street is a gateway to the city.

Oops! No Money for UW-Tosa

Oops! No Money for UW-Tosa

To think, I was just about to put the UW-Tosa t-shirts up on the new Urban Milwaukee store, maybe I can hold off now? Apparently, UWM's backing out of the fight to locate the School of Freshwater Sciences on the former Pieces of Eight restaurant site ruffled some feathers, and Michael Cudahy decided to return the favor by backing out of funding UWM's proposed Wauwatosa location for the Engineering School.

Milwaukee Transit: The Game and The Players
Milwaukee Transit

The Game and The Players

Understanding the discussion around Milwaukee transit requires an understanding of who has the keys to unlock the federal funds to improve and expand the existing system. We need to lay some groundwork before any discussion on the actual proposals can start.

100 Things To Be Thankful For in Milwaukee

100 Things To Be Thankful For in Milwaukee

Miller Park Originally uploaded by compujeramey In honor of Thanksgiving, OnMilwaukee.com has released a list of 100 Reasons For Milwaukeeans To Give Thanks. My favorites… 17. Bratwurst from Usinger’s and Klement’s. 89. Speaking of transportation, we’re thankful that Michael Cudahy continues to fight for innovative rail in Milwaukee.

Michael Cudahy Proposes His Transit Solution

Michael Cudahy Proposes His Transit Solution

A Milwaukee County Transit System Bus Originally uploaded by Sebastian Joseph While County Executive Scott Walker and Mayor Tom Barrett continue to debate over the use of the $91.5 million the federal government has earmarked for transportation, entrepreneur-turned-philanthropist Michael Cudahy has proposed his own solution. Walker advocates an express-bus only approach, while Barrett advocates a […]

Plenty of Horne: Seven Up
Plenty of Horne

Seven Up

Business group holds gala; Website launched

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: 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: 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: 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 […]