Jeramey Jannene

Jeramey Jannene

President, and co-founder, Urban Milwaukee, Inc.

Jeramey covers real estate, politics, transportation and urban quality-of-life issues for Urban Milwaukee. In addition, Jannene leads the firm’s website development efforts and manages the firm’s internship program.

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WI Daily: First Day With Over 100 COVID-19 Deaths in Wisconsin
WI Daily

First Day With Over 100 COVID-19 Deaths in Wisconsin

6,202 new cases

Trump Allies Sue To Throw Out Wisconsin Election

Trump Allies Sue To Throw Out Wisconsin Election

Suit would overturn results before recount even done and have Legislature choose electors.

City Hall: Barrett Picks Leon Todd to Lead Fire & Police Commission
City Hall

Barrett Picks Leon Todd to Lead Fire & Police Commission

Public defender would be fourth executive director in four years.

Early Recount Has Small Gain for Trump

Early Recount Has Small Gain for Trump

With half the votes recounted in Dane and Milwaukee counties, 57 more votes for Trump.

Poop Wristbands Draw Ire at Recount

Poop Wristbands Draw Ire at Recount

Or was that chocolate ice cream? Talk Radio host Vickie McKenna is miffed.

City Hall: Council Overrides One of Two Barrett Vetos
City Hall

Council Overrides One of Two Barrett Vetos

Veto of added funding for lead abatement program was overriden on 11-4 vote.

City Finds 386 Sealed Ballots In a Box

City Finds 386 Sealed Ballots In a Box

All ballots from Ward 315 which Urban Milwaukee reported had shown a big drop in turnout.

WI Daily: 3,095 New COVID-19 Cases Reported Monday
WI Daily

3,095 New COVID-19 Cases Reported Monday

1,999 actively hospitalized

Trump Campaign Objects to Over 160,000 County Ballots

Trump Campaign Objects to Over 160,000 County Ballots

"Behavior of Trump observers" has delayed process, one official charges.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Couture to Start Construction in January
Eyes on Milwaukee

Couture to Start Construction in January

Barrett Lo raises equity needed for federal loan guarantee for 44-story lakefront tower.

Recount Releases First Results

Recount Releases First Results

Trump and Biden have both lost votes in Dane County, gained in Milwaukee County.

WI Daily: 3,507 New Cases, 0 Deaths Reported Sunday
WI Daily

3,507 New Cases, 0 Deaths Reported Sunday

Glitch? One day blip? Or the start of a new trend? Time will tell.

Plats and Parcels: Melissa Allen Planning Harambee Development
Plats and Parcels

Melissa Allen Planning Harambee Development

Plus: A rundown of the week's real estate news.

Day Three of Recount Brings Increasing Speed

Day Three of Recount Brings Increasing Speed

Five of 19 communities have completed their counting. Trump campaign hints at legal challenge to in-person absentee ballots.

WI Daily: 3,005 Wisconsin Residents Have Died As a Result of COVID-19
WI Daily

3,005 Wisconsin Residents Have Died As a Result of COVID-19

6,224 new cases reported Saturday.

Recount Day Two Brings Objections, Gridlock

Recount Day Two Brings Objections, Gridlock

Ballot processing does start, but Trump campaign continues submitting objections.

Friday Photos: Inside the Recount
Friday Photos

Inside the Recount

An up-close look at how first day played out.

WI Daily: 6,473 New COVID-19 Cases, 78 Deaths
WI Daily

6,473 New COVID-19 Cases, 78 Deaths

Seven-day positive case rate falls from peak.

No Ballots Counted On First Day of Recount

No Ballots Counted On First Day of Recount

Trump campaign presents many challenges to recount process.

Eyes on Milwaukee: See How Miller Park Will Become American Family Field
Eyes on Milwaukee

See How Miller Park Will Become American Family Field

New signs will light up sky at night, be visible from above.

What To Expect With Milwaukee’s Recount

What To Expect With Milwaukee’s Recount

How does the process work? Who can watch? We explain.

WI Daily: 71 of 72 Counties Have “Critically High” COVID-19 Levels
WI Daily

71 of 72 Counties Have “Critically High” COVID-19 Levels

Milwaukee County now has 26th-worst all-time per-capita outbreak.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Wangard Clearing Harbor District Site for Future Development
Eyes on Milwaukee

Wangard Clearing Harbor District Site for Future Development

Multiple uses being considered.

Recount Will Be at Wisconsin Center, Streamed Live

Recount Will Be at Wisconsin Center, Streamed Live

Just where does that $2 million go? We examine.

Mensah Will Get $125,000 from Wauwatosa

Mensah Will Get $125,000 from Wauwatosa

Police officer gets his full salary, plus other payouts, through end of 2021. Hasn't worked since July.

WI Daily: Record 7,989 New Cases
WI Daily

Record 7,989 New Cases

283 hospitalizations, 53 deaths

Evers Extending Mask Mandate Into 2021

Evers Extending Mask Mandate Into 2021

New order expected in coming days, despite pending legal challenges.

City Hall: Barrett Issues Two Budget Vetoes
City Hall

Barrett Issues Two Budget Vetoes

Mayor targets funding source for lead abatement, neighborhood watch programs.

Wauwatosa Cop Joseph Mensah Resigns

Wauwatosa Cop Joseph Mensah Resigns

Effective November 30th. Controversial officer killed three people in five years. All ruled justified self-defense.

Trump Campaign Pays For Recount in Milwaukee, Dane Counties

Trump Campaign Pays For Recount in Milwaukee, Dane Counties

Campaign wires $3 million. Work must be completed by December 1st.

City Hall: Police Will Accompany Health Inspectors
City Hall

Police Will Accompany Health Inspectors

Inspectors need protection, city decides, after deaths threats and a physical altercation.

WI Daily: Record 92 Deaths and 318 New Hospitalizations
WI Daily

Record 92 Deaths and 318 New Hospitalizations

7,090 new cases.

Eyes on Milwaukee: New Plan To Replace MLK Library
Eyes on Milwaukee

New Plan To Replace MLK Library

City hoping fourth time's the charm for Martin Luther King Library.

Eyes on Milwaukee: 300-Unit Bay View Project Gains Zoning
Eyes on Milwaukee

300-Unit Bay View Project Gains Zoning

ZND Committee okays former factories to become city's largest mixed-income housing development.

City Hall: COVID Outbreak Delays Election Workers Pay
City Hall

COVID Outbreak Delays Election Workers Pay

Plus: What's the deal with that "lost" USB drive?

City Hall: Sterling Brown Payout Still Being Debated
City Hall

Sterling Brown Payout Still Being Debated

Council committee meets for two hours, can't decide whether to accept the settlement.

WI Daily: Active COVID-19 Hospitalizations Double in 30 Days
WI Daily

Active COVID-19 Hospitalizations Double in 30 Days

4,389 new cases, 12 deaths.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Michels Launching Marine Division in Milwaukee
Eyes on Milwaukee

Michels Launching Marine Division in Milwaukee

Ever growing company could create up to 100 jobs at its second Harbor District site.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Riverwest Apartment Complex Planned
Eyes on Milwaukee

Riverwest Apartment Complex Planned

Affordable housing project with 91 apartments and food accelerator on E. North Ave.

Aurora Cuts Back Electives, Redeploys Staff

Aurora Cuts Back Electives, Redeploys Staff

Healthcare provider feeling strain from surge in COVID-19 cases, but is optimistic.

WI Daily: One in Three Wisconsin Residents Has Tested Negative For COVID-19
WI Daily

One in Three Wisconsin Residents Has Tested Negative For COVID-19

New active hospitalization high. Milwaukee County falls to 21st worst all-time outbreak.

Plats and Parcels: Lawsuit Could Advance Walker’s Point Project
Plats and Parcels

Lawsuit Could Advance Walker’s Point Project

Plus: Illinois firm acquires buildings near UWM. And all the week's real estate news.

WI Daily: 5,146 New Cases, 2,034 Actively Hospitalized
WI Daily

5,146 New Cases, 2,034 Actively Hospitalized

Record 20 patients in Alternate Care Facility

Three Businesses Fined for Violating COVID-19 Order

Three Businesses Fined for Violating COVID-19 Order

City cites businesses in Bay View, Bronzeville and the Lower East Side.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Inside the Milwaukee Athletic Club As It Awaits Redevelopment
Eyes on Milwaukee

Inside the Milwaukee Athletic Club As It Awaits Redevelopment

Historic private club taken down to the studs as redevelopment work starts.

Friday Photos: Wangard Transforming Former Knitting Factory
Friday Photos

Wangard Transforming Former Knitting Factory

Walker's Point building become innovation hub.

WI Daily: 7,777 New COVID-19 Cases, Another Record High
WI Daily

7,777 New COVID-19 Cases, Another Record High

Record daily hospitalization and death averages

Milwaukee Film’s Virtual Festival By The Numbers

Milwaukee Film’s Virtual Festival By The Numbers

Over 1.7 million minutes watched.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Kahler Slater Moving to BMO Tower
Eyes on Milwaukee

Kahler Slater Moving to BMO Tower

City's oldest architecture firm will call new tower home.

WI Daily: Record 7,497 New COVID-19 Cases As Hospital Capacity Dwindles
WI Daily

Record 7,497 New COVID-19 Cases As Hospital Capacity Dwindles

58 deaths pushes 30-day average to 33.57

Eyes on Milwaukee: Milwaukee Athletic Club Redevelopment Gains High-End Apartments
Eyes on Milwaukee

Milwaukee Athletic Club Redevelopment Gains High-End Apartments

Reveamped project is scheduled to be completed in fall 2021, no longer includes hotel.

65 Counties Have “Critically High” COVID-19 Levels

65 Counties Have “Critically High” COVID-19 Levels

State unveils new designation, and for the second time has a new way to say COVID-19 is at dangerous and growing levels.

City Hall: COVID-19 Violations Going From Max of $2,000 to $20,000
City Hall

COVID-19 Violations Going From Max of $2,000 to $20,000

Health department hopes cost increase yields more voluntary compliance.

WI Daily: State Posts Second-Highest Totals for Cases and Hospitalizations
WI Daily

State Posts Second-Highest Totals for Cases and Hospitalizations

7,048 new cases reported Wednesday

City Hall: COVID-19 Could Hamper Snow Plowing
City Hall

COVID-19 Could Hamper Snow Plowing

Milwaukee bracing for staffing shortages as the pandemic spreads.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Clears Way For Big Sewer Project
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Clears Way For Big Sewer Project

84-inch-wide pipe is first phase of 40-million gallon stormwater project to prevent sewer overflows.

City Hall: City Will Pick Up Leaves Until November 22nd
City Hall

City Will Pick Up Leaves Until November 22nd

City extends deadline, giving you 11 more days to rake your leaves into parking lanes.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Inside Husch Blackwell’s New Downtown Office
Eyes on Milwaukee

Inside Husch Blackwell’s New Downtown Office

Law firm occupies top floors of city's newest office tower, the 11-story Huron Building.

WI Daily: New Records for COVID-19 Cases, Hospitalizations and Deaths
WI Daily

New Records for COVID-19 Cases, Hospitalizations and Deaths

Over 7,000 cases, 290 hospitalizations and 60 deaths.

Governor Evers To Deliver Statewide COVID-19 Address Tuesday Night
City Hall: Brown Appointed To City Plan Commission
City Hall

Brown Appointed To City Plan Commission

City Hall veteran, former DCD Deputy Commissioner Martha Brown to fill vacant seat.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Summerfest Trades Harley-Davidson for Generac
Eyes on Milwaukee

Summerfest Trades Harley-Davidson for Generac

Generator manufacturer will sponsor stage on festival grounds.

City Hall: Troubles at Fire & Police Commission
City Hall

Troubles at Fire & Police Commission

12 staff vacancies, no director, three board vacancies. Committee grills Barrett aides for answers.

WI Daily: Over 2,000 People Actively Hospitalized For The First Time
WI Daily

Over 2,000 People Actively Hospitalized For The First Time

State reports 4,360 new cases, 17 deaths.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Bay View Housing Project Gets First Okays
Eyes on Milwaukee

Bay View Housing Project Gets First Okays

Plan Commission, alderwoman, DCD endorse what could city's largest private affordable housing complex.

City Hall: Bucks Player, City Reach $750,000 Settlement
City Hall

Bucks Player, City Reach $750,000 Settlement

City admits police violated Sterling Brown's constitutional rights in notorious incident.

WI Daily: Record High Seven-Day COVID-19 Case Total
WI Daily

Record High Seven-Day COVID-19 Case Total

38,547 new cases in past week.

Plats and Parcels: Downtown Building Sold to Maharaja Restaurant Owner
Plats and Parcels

Downtown Building Sold to Maharaja Restaurant Owner

Balbir Singh has been both a buyer and seller on Milwaukee Street this year.

WI Daily: 7,000 COVID-19 Cases in Single Day For First Time
WI Daily

7,000 COVID-19 Cases in Single Day For First Time

Daily death total and number of active hospitalizations continue to climb to new highs.

Friday Photos: Komatsu Mining Campus Takes Shape
Friday Photos

Komatsu Mining Campus Takes Shape

Development will anchor for Harbor District, transform Inner Harbor.

City Hall: $1.6 Billion Adopted Budget Raises Fees, Cuts Police
City Hall

$1.6 Billion Adopted Budget Raises Fees, Cuts Police

City's fiscal challenges continue to mount under state restrictions, rising costs.

WI Daily: Wisconsin Reports Over 6,000 New COVID-19 Cases for the First Time
WI Daily

Wisconsin Reports Over 6,000 New COVID-19 Cases for the First Time

62 deaths and 244 new hospitalizations.

WI Daily: 1% of WI Residents Tested Positive for COVID-19 In Past Two Weeks
WI Daily

1% of WI Residents Tested Positive for COVID-19 In Past Two Weeks

COVID-19 actively hospitalizations set another record high as daily death toll keeps climbing.

Milwaukee Had A Drop in College Voters, Dramatic Shift in South Side Party Preference

Milwaukee Had A Drop in College Voters, Dramatic Shift in South Side Party Preference

Biden and Clinton had dramatically different performances in Milwaukee. See how.

City Hall: Alders Want Police Chief Search Paused Following FPC Resignations
City Hall

Alders Want Police Chief Search Paused Following FPC Resignations

City struggles to find stability in police oversight body.

City Hall: Virtual Listening Sessions Scheduled for Police Chief Finalists
City Hall

Virtual Listening Sessions Scheduled for Police Chief Finalists

Have a question for Milwaukee's next police chief? Now is your time to ask.

WI Daily: All 72 Wisconsin Counties Have “Very High” COVID-19 Case Burdens
WI Daily

All 72 Wisconsin Counties Have “Very High” COVID-19 Case Burdens

Milwaukee County sees its case rate rise, but falls backward to 19th worst all-time outbreak.

8 Takeaways, How Biden Won Wisconsin

8 Takeaways, How Biden Won Wisconsin

A squeaker victory for Biden due to an odd mix of factors.

Absentee Ballots Give Biden Lead in Wisconsin

Absentee Ballots Give Biden Lead in Wisconsin

3 a.m. delivery of Milwaukee absentee ballots puts Biden in front of Trump.

Milwaukee Election Results Expected Around 4 a.m.

Milwaukee Election Results Expected Around 4 a.m.

In-person results are in, but majority of ballots are absentee and will be reported after all are counted.

WI Daily: Record 5,771 New COVID-19 Cases, 247 New Hospitalizations
WI Daily

Record 5,771 New COVID-19 Cases, 247 New Hospitalizations

52 deaths reported Tuesday

Transportation: City Wins Grant to Improve Oklahoma Ave.
Transportation

City Wins Grant to Improve Oklahoma Ave.

Plan calls for safety improvements on stretch that had 445 crashes in 5 years.

City Processing Over 165,000 Absentee Ballots Under Watchful Eyes

City Processing Over 165,000 Absentee Ballots Under Watchful Eyes

Central count operation will last until at least 3 a.m. with three shifts of 400 workers each.

WI Daily: COVID-19 Active Hospitalizations Hit New High, Positive Case Rate Above 30%
WI Daily

COVID-19 Active Hospitalizations Hit New High, Positive Case Rate Above 30%

The lowest death total in 37 days pushes daily average off record high.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Forest Home Library Is Historic. For Now
Eyes on Milwaukee

Forest Home Library Is Historic. For Now

Temporary designation stops development for 28 days. Hearing on permanent designation on November 30th.

How Urban Milwaukee Will Cover Election

How Urban Milwaukee Will Cover Election

We're focused on substance, not clicks, and local, not national.

Vote Tuesday: Your Guide to Down Ballot Races
Vote Tuesday

Your Guide to Down Ballot Races

Trump versus Biden isn't the only ballot item. Here's information on 13 other races across the county

Transportation: City Wins Grant To Build 20th Street Trail
Transportation

City Wins Grant To Build 20th Street Trail

New off-street trail for bicyclists and pedestrians would link up north side neighborhoods.

WI Daily: 3,943 New Cases, 123 Hospitalizations and 16 Deaths Reported Sunday
WI Daily

3,943 New Cases, 123 Hospitalizations and 16 Deaths Reported Sunday

Milwaukee County falls to 17th worst all-time outbreak even as its case rate hits record levels.

Plats and Parcels: Developers Covet Former Buca’s Site
Plats and Parcels

Developers Covet Former Buca’s Site

One of last, best undeveloped downtown sites. Plus: All the week's real estate news.

WI Daily: 704 Deaths, 4,074 Hospitalizations, 103,096 COVID-19 Cases in October
WI Daily

704 Deaths, 4,074 Hospitalizations, 103,096 COVID-19 Cases in October

State crosses 2,000-death threshold as it also sets a new one-day high for cases.

State Voters Slammed with Mostly Republican Political Texts

State Voters Slammed with Mostly Republican Political Texts

46 million total messages in 30 days, 64% from Republicans.

WI Daily: State Officials Predict Worsening Outbreak With No Behavior Changes
WI Daily

State Officials Predict Worsening Outbreak With No Behavior Changes

Weekly totals for cases, hospitalizations and deaths all set all-time highs.

City Hall: Resignations Rock Fire & Police Commission
City Hall

Resignations Rock Fire & Police Commission

In process of hiring police chief, the commission is now without an executive director and tie-breaking commissioner.

Election 2020: Absentee Ballots Must Be In Drop Boxes by 7:30 Election Night
Election 2020

Absentee Ballots Must Be In Drop Boxes by 7:30 Election Night

Don't wait on returning your absentee ballot.

Friday Photos: THIRTEEN31 Place Takes Shape
Friday Photos

THIRTEEN31 Place Takes Shape

Foundation work underway for new Walker's Point apartment building.

Transportation: Budget Amendment Would Move Milwaukee Towards “Vision Zero”
Transportation

Budget Amendment Would Move Milwaukee Towards “Vision Zero”

Proposal start of an effort to eliminate traffic fatalities and serious injuries.

City Hall: Committee Approves Over 20 Amendments To Milwaukee Budget
City Hall

Committee Approves Over 20 Amendments To Milwaukee Budget

Amendments target violence prevention, housing, lead abatement and more.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Inside the Soldiers Home Redevelopment
Eyes on Milwaukee

Inside the Soldiers Home Redevelopment

When finished it will provide housing for 101 homeless veterans.

WI Daily: 13% of All COVID-19 Cases Have Come In Past Week
WI Daily

13% of All COVID-19 Cases Have Come In Past Week

New active hospitalization high as daily death total continues upward climb.

City Hall: Almost Half of Budget Amendments Are Policy Footnotes
City Hall

Almost Half of Budget Amendments Are Policy Footnotes

Footnotes call for a racial equity audit, benches in vacant lots, lead-safe property database and much more.

WI Daily: COVID-19 Hospitalizations Up 122% In Last Month, 1,439 Actively Hospitalized
WI Daily

COVID-19 Hospitalizations Up 122% In Last Month, 1,439 Actively Hospitalized

3,815 new cases from 9,818 tests, a record 38.86% positive case rate.

City Hall: President Must ‘Help Guide Us’ Mayor Declares
City Hall

President Must ‘Help Guide Us’ Mayor Declares

Addressing Press Club, urges more federal aid and clear message: "Wear the damn mask!"

Eyes on Milwaukee: 45 Projects To Improve Century City Area
Eyes on Milwaukee

45 Projects To Improve Century City Area

Trails, parks and road diets designed to improve residents' health and safety.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Mount Mary Dives Into New Nursing Center
Eyes on Milwaukee

Mount Mary Dives Into New Nursing Center

University has filled in pool, creating new home for its nursing programs.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Bay View to Get City’s Biggest Private Affordable Housing Project
Eyes on Milwaukee

Bay View to Get City’s Biggest Private Affordable Housing Project

Biggest in history. Filer & Stowell project plans 210 affordable apartments.

WI Daily: 64 Deaths, 5,262 New COVID-19 Cases
WI Daily

64 Deaths, 5,262 New COVID-19 Cases

Wisconsin set new records for cases, hospitalizations and deaths.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Bucks Guard Plans Third Apartment Building
Eyes on Milwaukee

Bucks Guard Plans Third Apartment Building

Pat Connaughton's Three Leaf Development plans four-story building in Brewers Hill.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Inside “The Block.”
Eyes on Milwaukee

Inside “The Block.”

1882 building on National Ave was a wreck, now a unique addition to the city.

New City Health Order Limits Gatherings

New City Health Order Limits Gatherings

Lower capacity limits for businesses, events without approved safety plans, but city has okayed 537 plans.

WI Daily: 2,883 New COVID-19 Cases, Record 1,350 People Actively Hopspitalized
WI Daily

2,883 New COVID-19 Cases, Record 1,350 People Actively Hopspitalized

Four patients in Alternate Care Facility.

Milwaukee Replacing Ballot Drop Boxes

Milwaukee Replacing Ballot Drop Boxes

New "Fort Knox" boxes offer security and weatherization improvements

Eyes on Milwaukee: Downtown Parcel Draws No Takers
Eyes on Milwaukee

Downtown Parcel Draws No Takers

WisDOT, city trying to sell land near train station.

Evers Recall Effort Fails

Evers Recall Effort Fails

Organizer says recall fell short of 668,000 signatures required.

WI Daily: 3,626 New COVID-19 Cases, Another Active Hospitalization Record High
WI Daily

3,626 New COVID-19 Cases, Another Active Hospitalization Record High

Lowest death total in a week. Alternate Care Facility has two patients.

Plats and Parcels: Bay View Project Plans Up To 300 Apartments
Plats and Parcels

Bay View Project Plans Up To 300 Apartments

See inside the former Filer & Stowell complex. Plus: All the week's real estate news.

WI Daily: Milwaukee County Falls to 14th Worst Outbreak, Even As Cases Accelerate
WI Daily

Milwaukee County Falls to 14th Worst Outbreak, Even As Cases Accelerate

Four out of every 100 Milwaukee County residents have contracted disease, but county falls to 13th in all-time ranking.

Friday Photos: BV+ Rises on Kinnickinnic Ave.
Friday Photos

BV+ Rises on Kinnickinnic Ave.

Infill project will create 18 units of housing on Bay View's main street.

The “Molotov Cocktail” That Wasn’t

The “Molotov Cocktail” That Wasn’t

MPD admits the 6th and McKinley weapon was just a plastic water bottle.

WI Daily: Over 10,000 Wisconsin Residents Have Been Hospitalized With COVID-19
WI Daily

Over 10,000 Wisconsin Residents Have Been Hospitalized With COVID-19

Four out of every 100 Milwaukee County residents have contracted disease, but county falls to 13th in all-time ranking.

City Hall: Police Chief, Alderman Fight Over Use of Canines
City Hall

Police Chief, Alderman Fight Over Use of Canines

Chief says it's an infrequently used safety tactic, Rainey say it's "barbaric."

Milwaukee Getting More Aggressive On COVID-19 Order Fines

Milwaukee Getting More Aggressive On COVID-19 Order Fines

62 warning letters issued, but city only inspecting businesses on a complaint basis.

City Hall: FPC Announces Three Finalists for Police Chief
City Hall

FPC Announces Three Finalists for Police Chief

All outsiders, although one finalist has Milwaukee ties.

WI Daily: Record 1,230 People Actively Hospitalized With COVID-19
WI Daily

Record 1,230 People Actively Hospitalized With COVID-19

Active hospitalizations grow 265% in two months.

MPD Survey Shows Police Perception Divided Along Racial, Economic Lines

MPD Survey Shows Police Perception Divided Along Racial, Economic Lines

Researcher says key takeaway is for MPD officers to exercise compassion in any interaction.

Milwaukee Launches Voter Education, Ballot Counting Website

Milwaukee Launches Voter Education, Ballot Counting Website

Voter education website provides daily update on number of ballots returned.

City Hall: City Extending Active Streets Dining Program Until March 2021
City Hall

City Extending Active Streets Dining Program Until March 2021

Program would allow expanded outdoor, winter dining.

Milwaukee Could Move To More Restrictive COVID-19 Health Order

Milwaukee Could Move To More Restrictive COVID-19 Health Order

City considering more restrictive options as positive case rate spikes to "red" level in city.

Milwaukee A Leader In By-Mail and In-Person Early Voting

Milwaukee A Leader In By-Mail and In-Person Early Voting

But percentage of ballots returned trails state average.

Alternate Care Facility Admits First Patient

Alternate Care Facility Admits First Patient

As Wisconsin sets record for COVID-19 hospitalizations, overflow facility in West Allis accepts patients.

WI Daily: DHS Reports A Record 48 Deaths
WI Daily

DHS Reports A Record 48 Deaths

Surge in cases, then a surge in hospitalizations and now a surge in deaths.

Barrett, Others Stump for Biden-Harris

Barrett, Others Stump for Biden-Harris

State's Democrats debut new "bus" today as part of get-out-the-vote push.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City, MMSD Advance 40-Million Gallon Stormwater Plan
Eyes on Milwaukee

City, MMSD Advance 40-Million Gallon Stormwater Plan

Improvements would prevent flooding in Capitol Dr. neighborhood and add parkland.

Where and When To Vote Early in Milwaukee

Where and When To Vote Early in Milwaukee

14 early voting sites are available from October 20th through November 1st.

WI Daily: 43% of Wisconsin’s COVID-19 Cases Have Come in Past Month
WI Daily

43% of Wisconsin’s COVID-19 Cases Have Come in Past Month

Menominee County now has worst outbreak in state, Milwaukee County falls to 12th all time.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Lincoln Park Becoming A Little Bigger
Eyes on Milwaukee

Lincoln Park Becoming A Little Bigger

County merging former residential parcel into surrounding park.

WI Daily: Record 1,172 People Actively Hospitalized With COVID-19 As DHS Restores Dashboard
WI Daily

Record 1,172 People Actively Hospitalized With COVID-19 As DHS Restores Dashboard

Milwaukee falls another place to 11th worst all-time per capita outbreak.

City Hall: Community Groups Propose Changes
City Hall

Community Groups Propose Changes

Twelve groups invited to speak and push less spending on police and more on lead abatement, other programs.

City Hall: MPD Assistant Chief Gets Denver Suburb’s Top Job
City Hall

MPD Assistant Chief Gets Denver Suburb’s Top Job

Terrence Gordon will be Thornton, CO police chief as MPD turnover continues.

City Hall: City Could Lose 30 More Police Officers
City Hall

City Could Lose 30 More Police Officers

Federal grant rules could mean cutting 30 more than proposed cut of 120 cops.

Plats and Parcels: MPS Revamps Southgate Playfield
Plats and Parcels

MPS Revamps Southgate Playfield

Playfield with 77% less asphalt opens. Plus: alll the week's real estate news.

WI Daily: No COVID-19 Data Release This Weekend
WI Daily

No COVID-19 Data Release This Weekend

Software upgrade has Wisconsin record systems offline through Monday.

Friday Photos: The Architecture of a Pandemic
Friday Photos

The Architecture of a Pandemic

New Miller Park testing site opens Monday at 11 a.m.

WI Daily: Wisconsin’s Active COVID-19 Cases Would Form 24th Largest City in State
WI Daily

Wisconsin’s Active COVID-19 Cases Would Form 24th Largest City in State

Records set for new cases, positive case rate and rolling death total.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Affordable Housing Project Secures Cleanup Loan for Former Factories
Eyes on Milwaukee

Affordable Housing Project Secures Cleanup Loan for Former Factories

Community Within the Corridor development team would redevelop Briggs & Stratton complex at 32nd and Center.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Journal Sentinel Redevelopment Secures Two Environmental Cleanup Loans
Eyes on Milwaukee

Journal Sentinel Redevelopment Secures Two Environmental Cleanup Loans

Funds from revolving loan program will support the cleanup of contamination from a century of use.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Historic Designation Could Halt Demolition of Forest Home Library
Eyes on Milwaukee

Historic Designation Could Halt Demolition of Forest Home Library

City poised to sell building to developer, who would develop office building in its place.

WI Daily: New One-Day COVID-19 Case Record As Hospitalizations Surge 181% In 30 Days
WI Daily

New One-Day COVID-19 Case Record As Hospitalizations Surge 181% In 30 Days

Records set for new cases, positive case rate, active hospitalizations and rolling death total.

Visual Art: Downtown’s New Voting Rights Mural
Visual Art

Downtown’s New Voting Rights Mural

Shepard Fairey completes 7,400-square-foot mural on Colby Abbot Building.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Meet the 2021 ACRE Class
Eyes on Milwaukee

Meet the 2021 ACRE Class

Program prepares people of color for careers in real estate leadership.

COVID-19 Facility at State Fair Park Opens

COVID-19 Facility at State Fair Park Opens

Alternative care facility fielding calls from hospitals across state looking to transfer patients.

City Hall: FPC Changes Process for Hiring Police Chief
City Hall

FPC Changes Process for Hiring Police Chief

Six finalists to be interviewed in private and public will be able to question three finalists.

WI Daily: Record 1,017 People Actively Hospitalized With COVID-19
WI Daily

Record 1,017 People Actively Hospitalized With COVID-19

Average daily death toll hits all-time record.

City Hall: Council Backs New Handling of 911 Calls
City Hall

Council Backs New Handling of 911 Calls

Wants MPD and FPC to develop approach where unarmed professionals handle non-violent social issues.

City Hall: The Return of Alternate Side Parking
City Hall

The Return of Alternate Side Parking

Mayor insists. council agrees. Beginning in November, residents must again move cars each day.

WI Daily: Record Day for COVID-19 Cases, Hospitalizations and Deaths
WI Daily

Record Day for COVID-19 Cases, Hospitalizations and Deaths

3,279 cases, 147 new hospitalizations, 34 deaths.

Transportation: Should Milwaukee Stop The Hop?
Transportation

Should Milwaukee Stop The Hop?

Alderman proposes this, but suspending the service might cost more than it saves.

City Hall: About That Proposed Street Lighting Fee
City Hall

About That Proposed Street Lighting Fee

Average homeowner fee is $45 per year so city could replace 100-year-old circuitry

For Members Only: Get 33% Off a Milwaukee Film Festival Pass
For Members Only

Get 33% Off a Milwaukee Film Festival Pass

Watch every film for $100, a $60 discount for this all-access pass.

City Hall: New Commission Seeks Police Reforms
City Hall

New Commission Seeks Police Reforms

Led by Nate Hamilton, Community Collaborative Commission will work with MPD and FPC.

WI Daily: 950 People Actively Hospitalized With COVID-19, A New High
WI Daily

950 People Actively Hospitalized With COVID-19, A New High

State sets new seven-day case high as well

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Hires New Deconstruction Contractor
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Hires New Deconstruction Contractor

Spencer Renovation fired, White Glove Group hired to deconstruct, not demolish city-owned homes.

WI Daily: Wisconsin Sets New Seven-Day COVID-19 High
WI Daily

Wisconsin Sets New Seven-Day COVID-19 High

17,573 cases in the past week.

Plats and Parcels: Edison Middle School Would Become 64 Apartments
Plats and Parcels

Edison Middle School Would Become 64 Apartments

Common Council approves proposal. Plus: A recap of the week's real estate news.

WI Daily: 2,742 New Cases, Milwaukee Falls to 10th Worst
WI Daily

2,742 New Cases, Milwaukee Falls to 10th Worst

895 people actively hospitalized, 18 deaths.

Friday Photos: Historic Church Getting New Parish Center, Renovated Monastery
Friday Photos

Historic Church Getting New Parish Center, Renovated Monastery

St. Francis of Assisi has long been community anchor on Milwaukee's north side.

City Hall: Special Meeting in Police Chief Search Results in “Chaos”
City Hall

Special Meeting in Police Chief Search Results in “Chaos”

Chair calls executive director out of order repeatedly, then another commissioner calls chair a dictator.

WI Daily: Milwaukee County Has Fallen to 9th Worst All-Time COVID Outbreak
WI Daily

Milwaukee County Has Fallen to 9th Worst All-Time COVID Outbreak

Wisconsin's most populous county long had the worst per-capita outbreak.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Wisconsin Center Gives Final Approval for $420 Million Expansion
Eyes on Milwaukee

Wisconsin Center Gives Final Approval for $420 Million Expansion

District will issue bonds this year in order to complete expansion in 2024.

Absentee Ballots Again Must Arrive By Election Day

Absentee Ballots Again Must Arrive By Election Day

Also, court rules that poll workers also must come from the county they vote in.

WI Daily: 3,132 New COVID-19 Cases, A New Record
WI Daily

3,132 New COVID-19 Cases, A New Record

The number of people actively hospitalized sets another record.

Milwaukee Enforcing Existing Capacity Restrictions Over Lower State Limits

Milwaukee Enforcing Existing Capacity Restrictions Over Lower State Limits

Health Department determines its order is more restrictive, superseding blanket 25% restriction.

Law Enforcement, Protesters Play Cat-Mouse Game After Mensah Decision

Law Enforcement, Protesters Play Cat-Mouse Game After Mensah Decision

March from Downtown to Mayfair Mall blocked repeatedly by National Guard, Sheriffs, Police.

District Attorney Won’t Charge Tosa Police Officer

District Attorney Won’t Charge Tosa Police Officer

Chisholm declines. But investigator hired by Wauwatosa recommends officer be fired.

Inside Milwaukee’s Election Preparation Effort

Inside Milwaukee’s Election Preparation Effort

Election Commission shows off voting equipment, ballot prep and other intricacies.

WI Daily: “This Is Going To Get Worse Before It Gets Better” Says Top Health Official
WI Daily

“This Is Going To Get Worse Before It Gets Better” Says Top Health Official

New records for actively hospitalized and newly admitted.

Officials Prepping State Fair Park Care Facility

Officials Prepping State Fair Park Care Facility

Hospitalization surge in COVID cases pushes northeast Wisconsin hospitals to their limits.

Visual Art: Shepard Fairey Mural Going Up Downtown
Visual Art

Shepard Fairey Mural Going Up Downtown

Artist known for Obama 'Hope' image will create voting rights mural on downtown building.

WI Daily: 853 Active COVID-19 Hospitalizations, New Record
WI Daily

853 Active COVID-19 Hospitalizations, New Record

Outstate counties overtaking Milwaukee's outbreak both in recent weeks and all-time totals.

Evers Restricts Bar, Restaurant Capacity

Evers Restricts Bar, Restaurant Capacity

All public, indoor facilities cannot exceed 25% of capacity. Order runs through November 6th.

No Early Voting at Miller Park, Fiserv Forum

No Early Voting at Miller Park, Fiserv Forum

City fears legal challenges of sites not approved at June emergency meeting.

3 New COVID-19 Test Sites Include Miller Park

3 New COVID-19 Test Sites Include Miller Park

City opening new ones as National Guard testing sites will close October 17th.

City’s Ballot Boxes Getting Heavy Use

City’s Ballot Boxes Getting Heavy Use

The 15 drop boxes for early voting getting heavy use. Poll worker recruitment going well.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Local Groups Hosting National Urbanism Conference
Eyes on Milwaukee

Local Groups Hosting National Urbanism Conference

NEWaukee and NAIOP Wisconsin sponsoring conference on creative urbanism.

WI Daily: COVID-19 Hospitalizations Up 127% In Three Weeks
WI Daily

COVID-19 Hospitalizations Up 127% In Three Weeks

Active hospitalizations set a record high for third day in a row,

Eyes on Milwaukee: Inside the Huron Building
Eyes on Milwaukee

Inside the Huron Building

Milwaukee's newest office building opens, mixing old with new, Downtown with Third Ward.

City Hall: Can Recycling Improve Racial Equity?
City Hall

Can Recycling Improve Racial Equity?

Aldermen want recycling contract with a city-based business to create jobs for residents.

Plats and Parcels: New Apartment Buildings Lower Nearby Rents
Plats and Parcels

New Apartment Buildings Lower Nearby Rents

Study finds new buildings aren't the cause of gentrification and instead limit its effects.

Friday Photos: Third Ward Lofts Rise
Friday Photos

Third Ward Lofts Rise

Electrically-charged development takes shape on border between Downtown and Third Ward

Eyes on Milwaukee: New Water Trail Guides The Way in Walker’s Point
Eyes on Milwaukee

New Water Trail Guides The Way in Walker’s Point

Painted trail is the first phase of project designed to link water-related amenities.

President Trump Announces He Tested Positive for COVID-19

President Trump Announces He Tested Positive for COVID-19

President and First Lady both test positive for disease, announce White House quarantine.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Street Car Flats Moving Forward
Eyes on Milwaukee

Street Car Flats Moving Forward

New apartments to be created from 96-year-old office building.

WI Daily: October Starts With Single-Day COVID-19 Case Record
WI Daily

October Starts With Single-Day COVID-19 Case Record

Wisconsin's COVID-19 surge shows no signs of slowing.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Hmong American Peace Academy Leaders Celebrate New Building
Eyes on Milwaukee

Hmong American Peace Academy Leaders Celebrate New Building

New high school will serve growing charter school on city's northwest side.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Historic Commission Adopts Mural Guidelines
Eyes on Milwaukee

Historic Commission Adopts Mural Guidelines

Guidelines would prohibit murals on historic buildings on all but the least seen sides.

City Hall: Scooters Could Return to Milwaukee
City Hall

Scooters Could Return to Milwaukee

Could return in 2021. In 2019, 350,130 rides taken, with 67 crashes.

WI Daily: Record One-Day COVID-19 Death Total in Wisconsin
WI Daily

Record One-Day COVID-19 Death Total in Wisconsin

Active and new hospitalizations climb to new record highs

City Hall: Night Parking Rules a Tax on the Poor?
City Hall

Night Parking Rules a Tax on the Poor?

Or good public policy? Reinstating night parking is a $13 million question for city.

National Guard Won’t Staff City Testing Sites

National Guard Won’t Staff City Testing Sites

Guard being reassigned to other areas of state, local staff will replace them.

Ramirez Will Paint New Mural at Marquette

Ramirez Will Paint New Mural at Marquette

Focused on diversity and racial equity, mural will be located in middle of campus.

WI Daily: One Out of 50 Wisconsin Residents Has Tested Positive for COVID-19
WI Daily

One Out of 50 Wisconsin Residents Has Tested Positive for COVID-19

Active hospitalizations hit another record high.

Transportation: Be a Pace Car, Fight Reckless Driving
Transportation

Be a Pace Car, Fight Reckless Driving

New program aims to save lives by getting people to pledge to drive the speed limit.

WI Daily: Active COVID-19 Hospitalizations Double in September
WI Daily

Active COVID-19 Hospitalizations Double in September

One in 50 Wisconsin residents have tested positive for COVID-19.

Eyes on Milwaukee: New Hotel for 124th and Bradley
Eyes on Milwaukee

New Hotel for 124th and Bradley

City envisions hotel on vacant site near Sam's Club and Woodman's

WI Daily: 2,217 New Cases, 571 Actively Hospitalized
WI Daily

2,217 New Cases, 571 Actively Hospitalized

Positive case rate continues to climb upward.

Plats and Parcels: Milwaukee Seeing Population Growth Amidst Pandemic
Plats and Parcels

Milwaukee Seeing Population Growth Amidst Pandemic

Study shows city fourth in nation for migration rate increase.

WI Daily: 2,817 New COVID-19 Cases, A New High
WI Daily

2,817 New COVID-19 Cases, A New High

One-day record has jumped 152 percent in September. Active hospitalizations hit new high.

Friday Photos: Foundation Work Underway for World’s Tallest Timber Tower
Friday Photos

Foundation Work Underway for World’s Tallest Timber Tower

Before Ascent goes up, it has to go down.

WI Daily: Active COVID-19 Hospitalizations Jump 59% This Week To New Record
WI Daily

Active COVID-19 Hospitalizations Jump 59% This Week To New Record

Wisconsin's record COVID-19 caseload is leading to a record number of hospitalizations.

WI Daily: Every Age Group But 18-24 Year Olds Has Increasing COVID-19 Spread
WI Daily

Every Age Group But 18-24 Year Olds Has Increasing COVID-19 Spread

Active hospitalizations, already at an all-time high, keep going up.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Johnson Financial Group Moving To Top of Downtown Office Tower
Eyes on Milwaukee

Johnson Financial Group Moving To Top of Downtown Office Tower

The latest move in a downtown office space shuffle.

Hoan Bridge Lights Tested Before October 22nd Unveiling

Hoan Bridge Lights Tested Before October 22nd Unveiling

See our photos of a "basic test" of light functionality.

Eyes on Milwaukee: MATC Creating Campus Gateway, Demolishing Building
Eyes on Milwaukee

MATC Creating Campus Gateway, Demolishing Building

College will better integrate with The Brewery District, Deer District.

WI Daily: Active Hospitalizations Cross 500 For First Time
WI Daily

Active Hospitalizations Cross 500 For First Time

Cases hit an all-time high in early September, now hospitalizations are catching up.

Transportation: Second Daily Train to Twin Cities Moving Forward
Transportation

Second Daily Train to Twin Cities Moving Forward

Minnesota officials say federal grant will be awarded to advance project.

Eyes on Milwaukee: MU Seeks Downtown Mixed-Use Project
Eyes on Milwaukee

MU Seeks Downtown Mixed-Use Project

Marquette University requests rezoning for possible development on 7-acre Westown site.

WI Daily: Record Number of People Hospitalized with COVID-19
WI Daily

Record Number of People Hospitalized with COVID-19

Cases hit an all-time high in early September, now hospitalizations are catching up.

Have You Made Your Voting Plan?

Have You Made Your Voting Plan?

City uses Voter Registration Day to encourage people to prepare for November election.

Attorney General Barr Announces Drug Ring Bust in Milwaukee

Attorney General Barr Announces Drug Ring Bust in Milwaukee

26 suspects charged in alleged network running from city's South Side to California.

City Hall: Milwaukee’s Bond Rating Cut Two Levels
City Hall

Milwaukee’s Bond Rating Cut Two Levels

Change in rating by S&P Global will raise cost to borrow money, add to city's budget woes.

Evers Declares New Health Emergency, Extends Mask Mandate

Evers Declares New Health Emergency, Extends Mask Mandate

Scheduled to expire September 28th, mandate now runs to November 21st.

City Hall: Barrett Budget Proposal Cuts 120 Police
City Hall

Barrett Budget Proposal Cuts 120 Police

And makes other cuts. City's fiscal challenges exacerbated by pandemic.

WI Daily: Hospitalizations Reach Highest Point Since Early April
WI Daily

Hospitalizations Reach Highest Point Since Early April

Threshold crossed as state sees record surge in cases.

Best Of Doors Open: Milwaukee’s Secret Model Railroad Club
Best Of Doors Open

Milwaukee’s Secret Model Railroad Club

Historic club has been hidden in a former train station under an active rail line for 84 years.

Lt. Gov Mandela Barnes Wants You To Fill Out Census

Lt. Gov Mandela Barnes Wants You To Fill Out Census

Failure to do so will cost $13,000 per resident in next decade. Deadline is September 30th.

City Hall: City Made $8.6 Million Debt Mistake
City Hall

City Made $8.6 Million Debt Mistake

Past Comptroller blamed. Mistake equivalent to all the salaries of health department staff.

WI Daily: Over 100,000 Wisconsin Residents Have Contracted COVID-19
WI Daily

Over 100,000 Wisconsin Residents Have Contracted COVID-19

Threshold crossed as state sees record surge in cases.

Plats and Parcels: Marcus Center Begins Redevelopment
Plats and Parcels

Marcus Center Begins Redevelopment

First phase calls for overhaul of Uihlein Hall, live-streaming technology and revamping grounds.

WI Daily: Brown County Has Worst COVID-19 Outbreak in Wisconsin
WI Daily

Brown County Has Worst COVID-19 Outbreak in Wisconsin

County last had worst outbreak on June 3rd.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Vliet Street Oasis Opens on Near West Side
Eyes on Milwaukee

Vliet Street Oasis Opens on Near West Side

Vacant lot converted to fresh produce market and pocket park

Friday Photos: The Building With A Ship Underneath
Friday Photos

The Building With A Ship Underneath

Once "the largest hardware store in the world," soon to be apartments.

WI Daily: 2,533 Cases, 25% Jump To New Record
WI Daily

2,533 Cases, 25% Jump To New Record

Totals just keep climbing higher as cases surge at university campuses across Wisconsin.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Downtown Building Being Demolished
Eyes on Milwaukee

Downtown Building Being Demolished

Building from 1885 was once planned for indoor-outdoor bar concept.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Admiral’s Wharf Project Targeting December Groundbreaking
Eyes on Milwaukee

Admiral’s Wharf Project Targeting December Groundbreaking

RACM approves $1.5 million loan for environmental cleanup.

WI Daily: Over 2,000 New Cases For The First Time
WI Daily

Over 2,000 New Cases For The First Time

9,865 cases in the past seven days, a record high.

Transportation: City Advancing 26-Station Bublr Bikes Expansion
Transportation

City Advancing 26-Station Bublr Bikes Expansion

Federal grant funding new bike sharing stations. See where.

Be Patriotic, Get Your Flu Shot

Be Patriotic, Get Your Flu Shot

Mayor and Health Commissioner get their immunization, encourage others to do the same.

WI Daily: Only One Wisconsin County Has a Shrinking COVID-19 Spread
WI Daily

Only One Wisconsin County Has a Shrinking COVID-19 Spread

Even counties without college dorms are seeing case surges.

Eyes on Milwaukee: South Side Tanning Company Expanding
Eyes on Milwaukee

South Side Tanning Company Expanding

Law Tanning buying tax delinquent building for storage of specialty leather products.

Hours Cut at City’s Free COVID Test Sites

Hours Cut at City’s Free COVID Test Sites

Two sites closing earlier because sun setting earlier as fall approaches.

City Hall: How Much Did DNC Cost Milwaukee?
City Hall

How Much Did DNC Cost Milwaukee?

Audit pending. Officials hope all security costs of convention are reimbursed by federal government.

WI Daily: COVID-19 Cases Declining In Every Age Group Except 18-24
WI Daily

COVID-19 Cases Declining In Every Age Group Except 18-24

But seven-day case total is at an all-time high.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Mixed-Use Project Planned for Bay View
Eyes on Milwaukee

Mixed-Use Project Planned for Bay View

Bear Development files application scant on details for site on Becher and First streets.

Eyes on Milwaukee: See The Hoan Bridge Lights Installation
Eyes on Milwaukee

See The Hoan Bridge Lights Installation

Organizers get their first hands-on tour, some 2,600 lights installed.

City Hall: City Election Drop Boxes Are Temporary
City Hall

City Election Drop Boxes Are Temporary

Permanent drop boxes "built like a tank" are coming, but delayed by wildfire.

City Hall: Assessor Wants No Assessments in 2021
City Hall

Assessor Wants No Assessments in 2021

Proposal would freeze property values for two years.

WI Daily: 771 New Cases, Seven-Day Total Keeps Climbing
WI Daily

771 New Cases, Seven-Day Total Keeps Climbing

Positive case rate continues its upward trend.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Inside Milwaukee’s Newest Event Venue
Eyes on Milwaukee

Inside Milwaukee’s Newest Event Venue

Former St. James Episcopal Church, built on Wisconsin Ave. in 1868, becomes unique space.

WI Daily: Third COVID-19 Case Record In 10 Days
WI Daily

Third COVID-19 Case Record In 10 Days

One-day record positive case rate over 20 percent continues push of seven- and 14-day averages to new highs.

Plats and Parcels: BMO Tower Officially Opens
Plats and Parcels

BMO Tower Officially Opens

Ceremony was delayed following water main break and then pandemic.

WI Daily: Highest Three-Day COVID-19 Total Since Pandemic Began
WI Daily

Highest Three-Day COVID-19 Total Since Pandemic Began

Cases continue to climb across the state, while Milwaukee's growth rate stabilizes.

Transportation: City Improving Kinnickinnic River Trail Access
Transportation

City Improving Kinnickinnic River Trail Access

Federal project will improve on-street access to off-street trail.

WI Daily: COVID-19 Cases At All-Time High, Testing At Three-Month Low
WI Daily

COVID-19 Cases At All-Time High, Testing At Three-Month Low

Hospitalizations trending upward.

Friday Photos: Flood Delays Opening of Bradley Symphony Center
Friday Photos

Flood Delays Opening of Bradley Symphony Center

MSO converts to virtual season, plans to open building in January.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Public Museum Announces New Location Near Fiserv Forum
Eyes on Milwaukee

Public Museum Announces New Location Near Fiserv Forum

Museum aims to buy three parcels at northeast corner of N. 6th St. and W. McKinley Ave.

WI Daily: Wisconsin Posts Record High 1,547 New COVID-19 Cases
WI Daily

Wisconsin Posts Record High 1,547 New COVID-19 Cases

Just misses setting a one-day positive case rate record.

City Hall: 120 Officer Cut May Be Just The Beginning
City Hall

120 Officer Cut May Be Just The Beginning

The Milwaukee Police Department will have fewer officers in 2021, but the question is how many?

Eyes on Milwaukee: $85 Million Bronzeville Project Now “ThriveOn Collaboration”
Eyes on Milwaukee

$85 Million Bronzeville Project Now “ThriveOn Collaboration”

Project on track to open in early 2022.

City Hall: Milwaukee Debuts New Ballot Drop Boxes
City Hall

Milwaukee Debuts New Ballot Drop Boxes

Approximately 150,000 people expected to vote absentee.

Support Urban Milwaukee For Just $1

Support Urban Milwaukee For Just $1

Become a monthly member for $1 for the first month.

WI Daily: Milwaukee County Now Has 34th Worst COVID-19 Outbreak
WI Daily

Milwaukee County Now Has 34th Worst COVID-19 Outbreak

Fastest growing outbreak centered on Fox Valley, northeastern corner of Wisconsin.

Neighborhood Festivals Become Porch Parades

Neighborhood Festivals Become Porch Parades

Bay View and Silver City will play host to socially-distant parades this weekend.

Film: Drive-In Movies Kick Off Film Festival
Film

Drive-In Movies Kick Off Film Festival

Second annual Minority Health Film Festival is all virtual, other than Downtown drive-in event.

Eyes on Milwaukee: High-End Hotel Planned Across From Fiserv Forum
Eyes on Milwaukee

High-End Hotel Planned Across From Fiserv Forum

Bucks and partners hope to break ground in 2021.

Eyes on Milwaukee: A Future Vision for Villard Avenue
Eyes on Milwaukee

A Future Vision for Villard Avenue

Plans call for protected bike lanes, new park, food halls and pet-friendly beer garden.

WI Daily: Positive Case Rate Highest Since March 14th
WI Daily

Positive Case Rate Highest Since March 14th

717 of 4,083 tested -- or 17.6% -- were positive, a new single day high.

City Hall: Health Commissioner Says She Faced Racism, Sexism
City Hall

Health Commissioner Says She Faced Racism, Sexism

"A constant power struggle from Day One," says outgoing commissioner Jeanette Kowalik.

WI Daily: 567 New COVID-19 Cases
WI Daily

567 New COVID-19 Cases

Positive case rate continues to climb.

Plats and Parcels: Mandel Plans To Redevelop Former La Fuente Site
Plats and Parcels

Mandel Plans To Redevelop Former La Fuente Site

Apartment building is second project proposed for S. 5th St. in recent months.

WI Daily: State Sees Record Percentage of Positive COVID-19 Tests
WI Daily

State Sees Record Percentage of Positive COVID-19 Tests

Testing continues to fall, but now positive cases are rising.

WI Daily: 946 New COVID-19 Cases
WI Daily

946 New COVID-19 Cases

Cases are climbing while testing is falling.

Eyes on Milwaukee: The Couture Developer Applies For Federal Loan Guarantee
Eyes on Milwaukee

The Couture Developer Applies For Federal Loan Guarantee

Barrett Lo claims it has raised necessary funding to access critical guarantee.

WI Daily: Record COVID-19 Cases As a Result of Reporting Fix
WI Daily

Record COVID-19 Cases As a Result of Reporting Fix

Positive case rate, a measure of if enough testing is being done, continues to climb.

Visual Art: See All of Downtown Milwaukee’s New Murals
Visual Art

See All of Downtown Milwaukee’s New Murals

From otters to activists, Milwaukee is awash in new public art.

Friday Photos: Construction Underway on Largest New Urban Manufacturing Plant in US
Friday Photos

Construction Underway on Largest New Urban Manufacturing Plant in US

Komatsu Mining building $285 million manufacturing and office complex in Harbor District.

WI Daily: “We’re Not Doing Enough Tests” Says State Disease Expert
WI Daily

“We’re Not Doing Enough Tests” Says State Disease Expert

"I think it's very safe to say that we're not doing enough tests," says Dr. Ryan Westergaard.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Mount Mary, Partners Hold Groundbreaking for Trinity Woods
Eyes on Milwaukee

Mount Mary, Partners Hold Groundbreaking for Trinity Woods

Seniors, students, religious sisters and children will all live under same roof.

City Hall: All Parking Regulations Resume September 14th
City Hall

All Parking Regulations Resume September 14th

Enforcement of most regulations was suspended in March amid pandemic.

WI Daily: COVID-19 Testing Continues to Fall
WI Daily

COVID-19 Testing Continues to Fall

But cases aren't falling as fast.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Inside the KinetiK Apartments in Bay View
Eyes on Milwaukee

Inside the KinetiK Apartments in Bay View

New, uniquely-shaped apartment building is about "play" and "joy" -- and views.

City Hall: City Expands Program To Fight Overdoses
City Hall

City Expands Program To Fight Overdoses

Housed in fire department, the MORI program aims to reduce drug addiction, overdoses.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Public Museum, Betty Brinn to Share New Facility
Eyes on Milwaukee

Public Museum, Betty Brinn to Share New Facility

Not a merger but housing natural history and children's museums in one brand new facility.

City Hall: Health Commissioner Kowalik Resigns
City Hall

Health Commissioner Kowalik Resigns

Led the department's turnaround after lead crisis. Will take Washington D.C. job.

WI Daily: Positive COVID-19 Case Rate Continues Upward Climb
WI Daily

Positive COVID-19 Case Rate Continues Upward Climb

Rate is at its highest point since early May and continues to climb.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Despite Pandemic, City Rents Increasing
Eyes on Milwaukee

Despite Pandemic, City Rents Increasing

Rents falling across much of the country, but not in Milwaukee, report shows.

Transportation: How Is City Doing on Complete Streets?
Transportation

How Is City Doing on Complete Streets?

New report analyzes ongoing program, establishes benchmarks for future progress.

WI Daily: 22,663 COVID-19 Cases in August, 188 Deaths
WI Daily

22,663 COVID-19 Cases in August, 188 Deaths

How does that compare to June and July?

Eyes on Milwaukee: Construction Begins On World’s Tallest Timber Tower
Eyes on Milwaukee

Construction Begins On World’s Tallest Timber Tower

Ascent, a 25-story apartment tower, will be tallest mass timber building in the world.

Miller Park, Fiserv Forum Will Be Early Voting Sites

Miller Park, Fiserv Forum Will Be Early Voting Sites

Pro sports facilities will serve as two of the city's 18 early voting sites.

WI Daily: 537 New COVID-19 Cases From 5,099 Tests
WI Daily

537 New COVID-19 Cases From 5,099 Tests

Active hospitalizations climb to 287, but still near 30-day low.

Plats and Parcels: New Land Plans Walker’s Point Project
Plats and Parcels

New Land Plans Walker’s Point Project

Plus: Community boatyard renovated + a roundup of the week's real estate news.

WI Daily: 819 New COVID-19 Cases
WI Daily

819 New COVID-19 Cases

Hospitalizations continue to drop.

Frank Nitty Leads March from Milwaukee to Washington D.C.

Frank Nitty Leads March from Milwaukee to Washington D.C.

750-mile march ends with Nitty speaking at rally on steps of Lincoln Memorial in front of thousands. Blake, Acevedo, Hamilton families also present.

Friday Photos: National Block Apartments Will Have Event Venue, Basement Bar
Friday Photos

National Block Apartments Will Have Event Venue, Basement Bar

Walker's Point building was once condemned, now another sign of rebirth of S. 5th St.

WI Daily: 821 New Cases, Positive Case Rate Rising
WI Daily

821 New Cases, Positive Case Rate Rising

Hospitalizations up day-over-day, but down from a week ago.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Victory Over Violence Park Being Reinvigorated
Eyes on Milwaukee

Victory Over Violence Park Being Reinvigorated

Stage, game tables and other aesthetic improvements for Bronzeville park.

Eyes on Milwaukee: 4-Unit Building Would Replace Fire-Damaged Home on Downer Ave
Eyes on Milwaukee

4-Unit Building Would Replace Fire-Damaged Home on Downer Ave

New owner of commercial corridor would build townhomes at E. Park Pl.

City Hall: Budget Testimony Includes Repeated Ask For $75 Million Police Cut
City Hall

Budget Testimony Includes Repeated Ask For $75 Million Police Cut

Two-thirds of those that testified at preliminary budget hearing want funds to go towards health, housing.

WI Daily: COVID-19 Testing Climbing Again, As Are Cases
WI Daily

COVID-19 Testing Climbing Again, As Are Cases

Active hospitalizations hit 30-day low.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Doors Open 2020 Will Be Virtual Event
Eyes on Milwaukee

Doors Open 2020 Will Be Virtual Event

Pandemic alters form of popular event that provides inside look at over 100 city buildings.

WI Daily: Milwaukee County Now Has 13th Worst COVID-19 Spread
WI Daily

Milwaukee County Now Has 13th Worst COVID-19 Spread

Washington and Waukesha still lead Milwaukee over past two weeks. Iron County worst in state and now second worst all time.

Bucks Boycott Game, Response to Jacob Blake Shooting

Bucks Boycott Game, Response to Jacob Blake Shooting

Team's playoff game called off. "Police department has to change," says a player.

UWM Professor Wins Fulbright Award

UWM Professor Wins Fulbright Award

Architecture Prof Arijit Sen, who works with students on research of overlooked neighborhoods, will travel to India.

Get Your DNC Memorabilia

Get Your DNC Memorabilia

Bobbleheads and buttons from the convention that wasn't.

WI Daily: Wisconsin Has Higher COVID-19 Positive Case Rate Than Milwaukee
WI Daily

Wisconsin Has Higher COVID-19 Positive Case Rate Than Milwaukee

Long the state leader, Milwaukee County appears to be suppressing disease spread.

Stream MANDI Awards Thursday, Vote Now

Stream MANDI Awards Thursday, Vote Now

"Academy Awards of Milwaukee" goes virtual, honors groups making positive impact.

Lawsuit Challenges Evers Mask Mandate

Lawsuit Challenges Evers Mask Mandate

Conservative Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty challenges governor's emergency health order.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Michael Emem’s Rising Real Estate Career
Eyes on Milwaukee

Michael Emem’s Rising Real Estate Career

From drawing homes in high school to building them across the city.

WI Daily: Lowest New COVID-19 Case Total Since June 29th
WI Daily

Lowest New COVID-19 Case Total Since June 29th

But assessing state's progress in fighting COVID-19 remains elusive for now.

City Hall: Budget Process Kicks Off On Wednesday
City Hall

Budget Process Kicks Off On Wednesday

Virtual hearing Wednesday, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Mayor will outline city's financial situation.

WI Daily: Lowest COVID-19 Testing Total Since June 1st
WI Daily

Lowest COVID-19 Testing Total Since June 1st

The number of people being tested for the first time continues to decline.

Plats and Parcels: Spec Industrial Building Planned for Granville
Plats and Parcels

Spec Industrial Building Planned for Granville

Plus: A roundup of the week's real estate news.

WI Daily: 950 New Cases As Testing Falls 39%
WI Daily

950 New Cases As Testing Falls 39%

Saturday's results reflect highest case total when less than 10,000 tests were reported.

Green Party Denied Ballot Access For Now

Green Party Denied Ballot Access For Now

Bipartisan state Election Commission deadlocks on issue with nominating papers.

Friday Photos: Employee-Owned Firm Builds New HQ
Friday Photos

Employee-Owned Firm Builds New HQ

Western Building Products' new facility nears completion.

WI Daily: 826 New COVID-19 Cases
WI Daily

826 New COVID-19 Cases

Positive case rate on a sustained upward trend as testing falls.

City Hall: Morales Starts Process To Sue City
City Hall

Morales Starts Process To Sue City

Chief filed to retire on August 12th

DNC: Last Night Brings Little Exposure for Milwaukee
DNC

Last Night Brings Little Exposure for Milwaukee

Tammy Baldwin and Tom Perez are only Milwaukee speakers Thursday.

WI Daily: Waukesha, Washington Counties Have Faster COVID-19 Spreads Than Milwaukee
WI Daily

Waukesha, Washington Counties Have Faster COVID-19 Spreads Than Milwaukee

Milwaukee, Racine, Ozaukee counties all see declining spreads, Waukesha and Washington accelerating.

Kanye West Booted From Wisconsin Ballot

Kanye West Booted From Wisconsin Ballot

Commission votes 5-1 to reject candidacy on basis West's filing was late. Legal challenge possible.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Work Starting Soon on McKinley School Redevelopment
Eyes on Milwaukee

Work Starting Soon on McKinley School Redevelopment

$1.1 million environmental cleanup comes first for fire-damaged school.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Buy A Brick at Pompeii Square
Eyes on Milwaukee

Buy A Brick at Pompeii Square

Downtown plaza that honors demolished church being redeveloped.

DNC: With A “Holy Mackerel” Tony Evers Kicks Off DNC
DNC

With A “Holy Mackerel” Tony Evers Kicks Off DNC

Evers says Biden will bring civility, respect, empathy and kindness to White House.

WI Daily: COVID-19 Testing Falling Twice As Fast As Cases
WI Daily

COVID-19 Testing Falling Twice As Fast As Cases

663 new cases, 8 deaths.

Former Milwaukeean Running for Vice President

Former Milwaukeean Running for Vice President

Angela Walker is VP nominee for Green Party, but might not get on Wisconsin ballot.

Election Staff Recommends Denying West’s Presidential Run

Election Staff Recommends Denying West’s Presidential Run

Nomination papers turned in several minutes late, staff note. State Elections Commission board votes on matter Thursday.

Who Wants To Design Downtown’s Largest Mural?

Who Wants To Design Downtown’s Largest Mural?

Milwaukee Downtown looking for the mural that makes Milwaukee famous.

WI Daily: COVID-19 Testing Continues to Fall Faster Than New Case Rate
WI Daily

COVID-19 Testing Continues to Fall Faster Than New Case Rate

13 deaths reported Tuesday.

DNC: Mayor Gives Welcome Remarks On Night Two
DNC

Mayor Gives Welcome Remarks On Night Two

"These are not conventional times," says Barrett in opening convention proceedings.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Was This Bay View House Historic?
Eyes on Milwaukee

Was This Bay View House Historic?

Now-demolished structure on Shore Dr. dated back to 1872. Was it worth saving?

Eyes on Milwaukee: Couple Opens Medical Training Center
Eyes on Milwaukee

Couple Opens Medical Training Center

Former MPS facility at 69th and Appleton becomes Standard of Excellence training center for entry-level medical jobs.

Transportation: The Hop Now Wears a Mask
Transportation

The Hop Now Wears a Mask

"Spread the word, not the virus" is message in new rolling mask billboard.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Associated Bank Upgrading Riverwalk
Eyes on Milwaukee

Associated Bank Upgrading Riverwalk

New indoor-outdoor private space planned alongside rehabilitated riverwalk.

WI Daily: 455 New Cases, No Deaths
WI Daily

455 New Cases, No Deaths

Monday data release often has lowest reported totals of the week, August 17th is no exception.

DNC: Gwen Moore Gives 90 Second Convention Speech
DNC

Gwen Moore Gives 90 Second Convention Speech

Moore, first Wisconsin politician to speak, delivers high-energy speech.

DNC Security Costs Down 50 Percent

DNC Security Costs Down 50 Percent

Event will cost $20 to $25 million to secure, feds will reimburse city.

City Hall: You Can Help City Balance Its Budget
City Hall

You Can Help City Balance Its Budget

Residents can take survey, use simulation tool to fix $53 million structural deficit.

Plats and Parcels: Madison Is Worth More Than Milwaukee
Plats and Parcels

Madison Is Worth More Than Milwaukee

With less than half the residents, Madison property is worth more than $1.5 billion more.

WI Daily: COVID-19 Spread Accelerating In Wisconsin Teenagers
WI Daily

COVID-19 Spread Accelerating In Wisconsin Teenagers

Percentage of individuals under 19 that have contracted disease has increased every month this summer.

WI Daily: 829 New Cases, 13 Deaths
WI Daily

829 New Cases, 13 Deaths

Hospitalizations hold steady

New Chart Shows Wisconsin’s True COVID-19 Testing Utilization

New Chart Shows Wisconsin’s True COVID-19 Testing Utilization

Daily figures from DHS have filtered out duplicates, repeats.

Friday Photos: Hmong High School Rises on Northwest Side
Friday Photos

Hmong High School Rises on Northwest Side

$30 million project represents latest expansion for well-regarded charter school.

WI Daily: Over 1,000 New Cases, But Active Hospitalizations Drop
WI Daily

Over 1,000 New Cases, But Active Hospitalizations Drop

Testing continues to sag.

When Will Milwaukee’s Presidential Election Results Come In?

When Will Milwaukee’s Presidential Election Results Come In?

The primary had voters waiting until 2:30 a.m. Next race could have three times the ballots.

UWM Professor Studying How To Improve Pandemic Communication

UWM Professor Studying How To Improve Pandemic Communication

Researchers want to provide media and educators suggestions on how to better communicate health information.

WI Daily: COVID-19 Testing Hits Month Low
WI Daily

COVID-19 Testing Hits Month Low

943 new cases reported Thursday.

Transportation: MCTS Wins $3 Million Federal Grant
Transportation

MCTS Wins $3 Million Federal Grant

Grant will pay for a less exciting part of running a transit system - repairing a maintenance facility.

Protest Day 75: Frank Nitty, Tory Lowe Arrested Marching in Rural Indiana
Protest Day 75

Frank Nitty, Tory Lowe Arrested Marching in Rural Indiana

Group from Milwaukee is marching to Washington DC.

Nine Election Takeaways

Nine Election Takeaways

Big turnout, delayed votes, new faces in the Assembly and the Constitution Party.

WI Daily: COVID-19 Spreading Faster in Waukesha County Than Milwaukee
WI Daily

COVID-19 Spreading Faster in Waukesha County Than Milwaukee

As Milwaukee slows, the suburban cases grow.

WI Daily: Over 1,000 Wisconsin Residents Have Died From COVID-19
WI Daily

Over 1,000 Wisconsin Residents Have Died From COVID-19

Wisconsin's death rate is 14th lowest in country.

City Trails on Census As Trump Shortens Deadline

City Trails on Census As Trump Shortens Deadline

City way behind state, nation in response as Trump cuts back time for door-to-door census.

Democrats Release List of DNC Speakers

Democrats Release List of DNC Speakers

Big names like Obama, Sanders, Clinton to speak virtually, state pols like Evers, Baldwin to orate in person.

WI Daily: COVID-19 Hospitalizations Jump To 74-Day High
WI Daily

COVID-19 Hospitalizations Jump To 74-Day High

No new deaths, state total at 998.

Protest Day 73: Bowen Says Officer Mensah Fired The Gun
Protest Day 73

Bowen Says Officer Mensah Fired The Gun

Rep. Bowen disputes police account, says Mensah, not protestors, fired gun at officer's house.

City Poised for Record Turnout in Primary

City Poised for Record Turnout in Primary

More absentee ballots requested than the total vote in any fall primary in two decades.

DNC-Timed Art Installation Covers Downtown

DNC-Timed Art Installation Covers Downtown

Work by local artists highlights democracy for convention, though delegates won't attend.

City Hall: Milwaukee Ends Compost Program
City Hall

Milwaukee Ends Compost Program

As recently as February the city was planning to greatly expand it.

After the Fire: We’re Still Here, and Growing
After the Fire

We’re Still Here, and Growing

Two months after fire destroys Urban Milwaukee offices, publication has its members to thank for rebound.

WI Daily: 5,000 Wisconsin Residents Hospitalized Because of COVID-19
WI Daily

5,000 Wisconsin Residents Hospitalized Because of COVID-19

But only 352 currently.

Plats and Parcels: Asian Market Plans Expansion
Plats and Parcels

Asian Market Plans Expansion

New owners chart big future for 5XEN Super Asian Market.

WI Daily: New One-Day COVID-19 Case Record
WI Daily

New One-Day COVID-19 Case Record

Ventilator usage near a pandemic high, but no shortage of capacity.

Friday Photos: Downtown Hotels Moving Forward
Friday Photos

Downtown Hotels Moving Forward

Construction near the finish line for trio of new hotels.

WEDC, Milwaukee Downtown Tout “We’re All In” Safety Campaign

WEDC, Milwaukee Downtown Tout “We’re All In” Safety Campaign

Saying COVID-19 is not a political issue, leaders want individuals to support businesses with safe practices.

WI Daily: One in 100 Wisconsin Residents Have Tested Positive For COVID-19
WI Daily

One in 100 Wisconsin Residents Have Tested Positive For COVID-19

State testing data shows state hits threshold for first time. Milwaukee County is greater than one in 50.

Viewaukee Provides Look at Milwaukee’s History

Viewaukee Provides Look at Milwaukee’s History

10 tower viewers provide historic Milwaukee views.

WI Daily: Wisconsin On COVID-19 Testing Surge
WI Daily

Wisconsin On COVID-19 Testing Surge

Over 17,000 tests for three days in a row.

Police Chief Alfonso Morales Demoted

Police Chief Alfonso Morales Demoted

Accused of unbecoming behavior and lying. Morales' attorney says it's a ploy to distract from problems at commission.

Vote August 11th: Candidate List and Election Guide
Vote August 11th

Candidate List and Election Guide

Long list of candidates, but ballots will be short for most Milwaukeeans.

Eyes on Milwaukee: See Inside The Oriental Theatre Overhaul
Eyes on Milwaukee

See Inside The Oriental Theatre Overhaul

Milwaukee Film taking full advantage of pandemic to accelerate renovations.

Eyes on Milwaukee: DeLong, Michels Making Large Investments In Port
Eyes on Milwaukee

DeLong, Michels Making Large Investments In Port

New buildings, new jobs, new leases for port.

WI Daily: COVID-19 Slowing in Milwaukee County, Increasing Statewide
WI Daily

COVID-19 Slowing in Milwaukee County, Increasing Statewide

Milwaukee County still has fourth largest per capita spread in state, but it's down 29 percent.

Foundation Allocates $30 Million To Equitable COVID-19 Business Recovery

Foundation Allocates $30 Million To Equitable COVID-19 Business Recovery

GMF advancing its impact investing model to much larger scale.

Barrett Disappointed Biden Won’t Attend DNC

Barrett Disappointed Biden Won’t Attend DNC

The biggest party in Democratic politics may be nothing more than a local get-together.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Schlitz Park Being Renovated
Eyes on Milwaukee

Schlitz Park Being Renovated

New owners making improvements to historic office complex, including new Brown Bottle restaurant, plaza.

MPD Defends Tear Gas Use In New Video

MPD Defends Tear Gas Use In New Video

Video released as part of complying with 11 directives issued to Chief Alfonso Morales.

Joe Biden Won’t Travel to Milwaukee For DNC

Joe Biden Won’t Travel to Milwaukee For DNC

Party confirms Biden and VP pick will speak remotely.

Nine Businesses Receive Warnings For Violating Milwaukee Mask Mandate

Nine Businesses Receive Warnings For Violating Milwaukee Mask Mandate

Bars and restaurants generating the largest number of complaints. Fines coming next.

WI Daily: New COVID-19 Testing Record, 728 New Cases
WI Daily

New COVID-19 Testing Record, 728 New Cases

Testing continues to climb, positive case rate falling, but state still recording large numbers of new cases.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Container Bar Planned for Bradford Beach
Eyes on Milwaukee

Container Bar Planned for Bradford Beach

But Historic Preservation Commission gives it only partial approval.

City Hall: Will Chief Morales Sue The City If He’s Fired?
City Hall

Will Chief Morales Sue The City If He’s Fired?

Chief's attorney doesn't rule it out. Morales addresses media during press club event.

WI Daily: Lowest COVID-19 Case Total In a Month
WI Daily

Lowest COVID-19 Case Total In a Month

Testing continues to trend upward.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Historic Commission Rejects Voting Rights Mural
Eyes on Milwaukee

Historic Commission Rejects Voting Rights Mural

Without debating content or artist, commission finds mural needs to wait for guidelines to be approved.

COVID-19 Testing Quick and Easy At National Guard Sites

COVID-19 Testing Quick and Easy At National Guard Sites

Free testing sites now offer preregistration, emailed results.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City’s Top Preservation Group Hires New Leader
Eyes on Milwaukee

City’s Top Preservation Group Hires New Leader

Jeremy Ebersole will lead Milwaukee Preservation Alliance.

Plats and Parcels: Mount Mary Begins Work on Trinity Woods Development
Plats and Parcels

Mount Mary Begins Work on Trinity Woods Development

Intergenerational-housing complex provides spaces for students with kids to seniors.

WI Daily: 957 New Cases, Only One Death
WI Daily

957 New Cases, Only One Death

Data released Sunday largely mirrors that released last Sunday.

WI Daily: Second-Highest COVID-19 New Case Total
WI Daily

Second-Highest COVID-19 New Case Total

Daily death total trending upward

WI Daily: One In Every 50 Milwaukee County Residents Has Tested Positive For COVID-19
WI Daily

One In Every 50 Milwaukee County Residents Has Tested Positive For COVID-19

Death total reaches highest level in 50 days.

New Order Allows Milwaukee Schools To Reopen, Could Halt Indoor Dining

New Order Allows Milwaukee Schools To Reopen, Could Halt Indoor Dining

Bars and restaurants required to have safety plan by September 15th or face "capacity limits."

Transportation: City Testing Strategies To Protect Pedestrians, Slow Motorists
Transportation

City Testing Strategies To Protect Pedestrians, Slow Motorists

City extending curbs at intersections with paint, plastic posts and concrete.

Friday Photos: Walker’s Point Buildings Get New Lease on Life
Friday Photos

Walker’s Point Buildings Get New Lease on Life

Sofi Lofts taking shaping near Milwaukee River.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Brothers Bar Expansion Takes Shape
Eyes on Milwaukee

Brothers Bar Expansion Takes Shape

Water Street bar will soon span three buildings, each a century old.

WI Daily: 1,059 New Cases As Governor Announces Mask Mandate
WI Daily

1,059 New Cases As Governor Announces Mask Mandate

Second biggest testing and case day on record.

Evers Issues Statewide Mask Mandate

Evers Issues Statewide Mask Mandate

Order goes into effect August 1st.

Protest Day 62: March Honors Ernest Lacy, Died in MPD Custody in 1981
Protest Day 62

March Honors Ernest Lacy, Died in MPD Custody in 1981

62nd day of marches honor Lacy, who would have turned 62 Tuesday.

WI Daily: 870 New COVID-19 Cases
WI Daily

870 New COVID-19 Cases

Over 700 cases in 19 of last 21 days, but positive case rate no longer climbing.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Irgens Installing Highest Green Roof in City
Eyes on Milwaukee

Irgens Installing Highest Green Roof in City

Part of transformation of 52-year-old office tower.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Inside the New Good Hope Library
Eyes on Milwaukee

Inside the New Good Hope Library

Years later than expected, new library is open. Was it worth the wait? Yes.

Federal “Surge” Is At Least 25 Agents

Federal “Surge” Is At Least 25 Agents

But far smaller than other cities, will not target protesters, says agent in charge.

City Hall: Assessment Commissioner Keeps His Job
City Hall

Assessment Commissioner Keeps His Job

Once expected to face a close vote, Steve Miner gets council approval on 13-2 vote.

WI Daily: 100-Day High In New COVID-19 Hospitalizations
WI Daily

100-Day High In New COVID-19 Hospitalizations

But the number of people actively hospitalized remains elusive.

City Hall: Council’s Police Reform Wish List Grows
City Hall

Council’s Police Reform Wish List Grows

Council wants still more changes, but can only request Fire & Police Commission to enact them.

City Hall: Johnson Will Lead City’s Public Library System
City Hall

Johnson Will Lead City’s Public Library System

Joan Johnson will be first Black director in the library's 142-year history.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Group Fundraising For ‘New’ State Theater
Eyes on Milwaukee

Group Fundraising For ‘New’ State Theater

$4.5 million effort for all-ages music venue in theater that once hosted AC/DC, U2 and The Police.

WI Daily: 590 New COVID-19 Cases, One Death
WI Daily

590 New COVID-19 Cases, One Death

Eighteen-day streak of over 700 new cases stops as testing falls.

Visual Art: New Sculptures Appearing Downtown
Visual Art

New Sculptures Appearing Downtown

Sculpture Milwaukee ramping up its 2020 installation.

City Hall: Milwaukee Federal Agent “Surge” Nothing New?
City Hall

Milwaukee Federal Agent “Surge” Nothing New?

Different than Portland, continues past help, Chisholm and DeSiato explain.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Bay View’s Most Polarizing Home For Sale
Eyes on Milwaukee

Bay View’s Most Polarizing Home For Sale

Former Alderman Tony Zielinski selling house for $2.1 million.

Plats and Parcels: Gorman Plans Edison Middle School Redevelopment
Plats and Parcels

Gorman Plans Edison Middle School Redevelopment

Vacant for a decade, former MPS school would become apartments.

WI Daily: 957 New COVID-19 Cases
WI Daily

957 New COVID-19 Cases

Surges taking place across the state, including Milwaukee, Waukesha and Iron counties.

City’s New ‘Dream Library’ Takes Shape

City’s New ‘Dream Library’ Takes Shape

Mural of fictional books based on suggestions from community going up on 57th and Vliet.

WI Daily: 6,385 New COVID-19 Cases, 91,270 Tests In Past Week
WI Daily

6,385 New COVID-19 Cases, 91,270 Tests In Past Week

Positive case rate appears to have stabilized, a sign that disease spread might not be accelerating.

Friday Photos: Clarke Square Apartments Open
Friday Photos

Clarke Square Apartments Open

New buildings bookend south side park, provide affordable housing.

WI Daily: Wisconsin Sets COVID-19 Testing Record, 1,018 New Cases
WI Daily

Wisconsin Sets COVID-19 Testing Record, 1,018 New Cases

Third time in four days Wisconsin has recorded over 1,000 new cases.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Construction Costs Could Decline By End of 2020
Eyes on Milwaukee

Construction Costs Could Decline By End of 2020

Productivity losses and supply chain disruptions have inhibited costs from dropping already.

Transportation: Canadian National Investing $100 Million In Wisconsin
Transportation

Canadian National Investing $100 Million In Wisconsin

New automobile shipping facility planned near Minnesota border. Railroad has invested $970 million in five years.

Trump Sending Federal Agent “Surge” to Milwaukee, State, Local Officials React

Trump Sending Federal Agent “Surge” to Milwaukee, State, Local Officials React

Attorney General calls it a "facist tactic." MPD says support not for civil unrest.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Refreshing South Side Park
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Refreshing South Side Park

North portion of park was once site of restaurant with dolphin tank.

WI Daily: 1,052 New COVID-19 Cases, 13 Deaths
WI Daily

1,052 New COVID-19 Cases, 13 Deaths

State hits 85,000 tests per week goal for second time. Will it be sustained?

Eyes on Milwaukee: Bay View Awash In New Murals
Eyes on Milwaukee

Bay View Awash In New Murals

From social justice to physical activity, murals spread a message of positivity.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Inside The Dubbel Dutch Hotel
Eyes on Milwaukee

Inside The Dubbel Dutch Hotel

New hotel opens Saturday in historic double mansion.

WI Daily: Positive Case Rate Hits Two-Week Low
WI Daily

Positive Case Rate Hits Two-Week Low

One day blip or start of a new trend?

Eyes on Milwaukee: Developers Will Rehab Locust St. Building
Eyes on Milwaukee

Developers Will Rehab Locust St. Building

Buyers making jump from homes to commercial buildings, will rehab vacant 1875 building.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Lindsay Heights Garden Center Planned
Eyes on Milwaukee

Lindsay Heights Garden Center Planned

Walnut Way founders Sharon and Larry Adams continue push to improve Lindsay Heights neighborhood.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Plumber Buying City Owned Property
Eyes on Milwaukee

Plumber Buying City Owned Property

City acquired 96-year-old building on Atkinson through tax foreclosure. Owner to rehab for office and apartment.

Here Are Chief Morales’ Marching Orders

Here Are Chief Morales’ Marching Orders

Read all 11 directives, ranging from a COVID-19 mask policy to attending every commission meeting.

Kowalik Still Resists School Reopenings

Kowalik Still Resists School Reopenings

City health leader says schools must get approved plan to reopen, with precise rules still to come.

WI Daily: 1,117 New COVID-19 Cases, A Record High in Wisconsin
WI Daily

1,117 New COVID-19 Cases, A Record High in Wisconsin

100-day high in new hospital admissions. Gap between Milwaukee and state continues to grow.

Eyes on Milwaukee: $1 Million For ‘Really Unique Project’
Eyes on Milwaukee

$1 Million For ‘Really Unique Project’

Headline: Journal Sentinel building from 1960s would become housing for MATC students.

City Hall: Council Might Fire Assessor Steve Miner
City Hall

Council Might Fire Assessor Steve Miner

Assessment Commissioner finds little support from Judiciary & Legislation Committee.

City Hall: FPC Gives Morales 11 Directives, Threatens Firing For Non-Compliance
City Hall

FPC Gives Morales 11 Directives, Threatens Firing For Non-Compliance

Move comes as part of six month review of Morales' performance.

WI Daily: Hospitalizations, Case Rate Keep Rising
WI Daily

Hospitalizations, Case Rate Keep Rising

But deaths are slowing. Will they jump or has death rate slowed?

City Hall: Food Truck Ban for Downer Ave. Proposed
City Hall

Food Truck Ban for Downer Ave. Proposed

Business owners upset that trucks have loud generators, take up parking spaces.

City Hall: Ethics Board Launches Probe of FPC Chair
City Hall

Ethics Board Launches Probe of FPC Chair

Steven DeVougas will be investigated for ethical conflicts; his lawyer blasts "political gamesmanship" by police union.

Transportation: State Advancing Hiawatha Expansion
Transportation

State Advancing Hiawatha Expansion

Menomonee Valley rail yard reconfiguration would benefit passenger and freight trains and city motorists

Plats and Parcels: 25,000-Square-Foot East Side Mansion For Sale
Plats and Parcels

25,000-Square-Foot East Side Mansion For Sale

UWM selling historic mansion, one of largest in the city.

WI Daily: 45-Day COVID-19 Hospitalization High, But Only One Death
WI Daily

45-Day COVID-19 Hospitalization High, But Only One Death

30-day death rate as low as it has been since outbreak began.

Protest Day 51: Outdoor Civil Rights Museum Planned For Near West Side
Protest Day 51

Outdoor Civil Rights Museum Planned For Near West Side

Mural featuring current leaders is just first phase of broader plan from Mil Collective.

WI Daily: New Single Day COVID-19 High, Cases Spreading To Older Age Groups
WI Daily

New Single Day COVID-19 High, Cases Spreading To Older Age Groups

State reports double-digit death total for first time in 22 days as hospitalizations fall.

Friday Photos: Walnut Way’s Wellness Commons Rises
Friday Photos

Walnut Way’s Wellness Commons Rises

Building just latest in series of projects transforming neighborhood.

“Active Streets” Through Humboldt Park Scaled Back

“Active Streets” Through Humboldt Park Scaled Back

Reconfiguration doesn't provide increased access to many amenities cited by the county, but does provide shortcut for motorists.

City Hall: Council Spending Hours Reviewing Barrett’s Appointments
City Hall

Council Spending Hours Reviewing Barrett’s Appointments

Plenty of praise and criticism for department heads, including Jeff Polenske and Jeanette Kowalik.

WI Daily: COVID-19 Hospitalizations Up 40 Percent In Two Weeks
WI Daily

COVID-19 Hospitalizations Up 40 Percent In Two Weeks

Lagging indicator of disease's spread has upward trend.

Service Estimates COVID-19 Exposure Risk at Gatherings

Service Estimates COVID-19 Exposure Risk at Gatherings

A gathering of 100 people in Milwaukee County is given a 97% chance of having COVID-19 positive attendee.

Members of Congress Told Not To Attend DNC In Person

Members of Congress Told Not To Attend DNC In Person

Planned for 50,000 attendees, convention continues to shrink.

Eyes on Milwaukee: King Drive Apartments Moving Forward
Eyes on Milwaukee

King Drive Apartments Moving Forward

Development team buying five lots from city.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Funds Get First Approval for Journal Square Lofts
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Funds Get First Approval for Journal Square Lofts

Affordable housing development is focused on non-traditional MATC students.

WI Daily: 900 New COVID-19 Cases, Hospitalizations On the Rise
WI Daily

900 New COVID-19 Cases, Hospitalizations On the Rise

Over 300 people hospitalized for first time in over 30 days.

Eyes on Milwaukee: 400 Businesses Will Split $4 Million For COVID-19 Readiness
Eyes on Milwaukee

400 Businesses Will Split $4 Million For COVID-19 Readiness

City grant program only allocates 20 percent of expected budget. Designed to retool businesses to adapt to COVID-19 dangers.

Hoan Bridge Lights Will Soon Be Installed

Hoan Bridge Lights Will Soon Be Installed

Organization secures $3.5 million private funding to light west side of bridge.

WI Daily: Milwaukee Has Worst COVID-19 Outbreak In State, Gap Widening
WI Daily

Milwaukee Has Worst COVID-19 Outbreak In State, Gap Widening

821 new cases reported in Wisconsin on Wednesday.

City Hall: Marlene Johnson-Odom Park Proposed
City Hall

Marlene Johnson-Odom Park Proposed

Committee approves naming children's park after council's longest serving woman and Black member.

City Hall: Don’t Call 911 On City Mask Mandate
City Hall

Don’t Call 911 On City Mask Mandate

Emphasis on voluntary compliance. "We don't want a bunch of Karens making complaints."

WI Daily: New High, 964 New COVID-19 Cases
WI Daily

New High, 964 New COVID-19 Cases

State sets new case record for fourth time in past week and a 30-day hospitalization high.

MPD Wants Beef Jerky, Pepper Spray

MPD Wants Beef Jerky, Pepper Spray

DNC security purchase list includes 50,000 bottles of Gatorade, 4,000-pound concrete barriers and tear gas-delivering battering ram.

WI Daily: COVID-19 Early Indicators Are “Very Troubling”
WI Daily

COVID-19 Early Indicators Are “Very Troubling”

Medical College of Wisconsin CEO warns of accelerating spread of COVID-19. Positive case rate has increased for 25 days.

City Hall: Milwaukee Adopts Mask Mandate
City Hall

Milwaukee Adopts Mask Mandate

Council unanimously adopts indoor and outdoor mandate. Goes into effect Thursday.

City Hall: City Announces Upgrades for Fall Election
City Hall

City Announces Upgrades for Fall Election

Steps to improve voting by mail, higher pay for poll workers, plan for 171 polling places.

Plats and Parcels: Demolition Underway for Adams Hotel
Plats and Parcels

Demolition Underway for Adams Hotel

Plus: DCD gets new leadership team

WI Daily: Four Straight Days of Over 750 New COVID-19 Cases
WI Daily

Four Straight Days of Over 750 New COVID-19 Cases

But a negative death total, how did that happen?

Yo Ho Ho, Buy a Pirate Barge!

Yo Ho Ho, Buy a Pirate Barge!

6,000-square-foot barge for sale, mateys. Flame-breathing dragons not included.

WI Daily: Three Straight Days of Record COVID-19 Case Growth
WI Daily

Three Straight Days of Record COVID-19 Case Growth

Testing falls, but number of new cases keeps setting new highs. Why haven't hospitalizations followed suit?

Friday Photos: Apartments Rising Alongside Office Tower at River One
Friday Photos

Apartments Rising Alongside Office Tower at River One

First phases of $100 million complex taking shape in Harbor District.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Second Round of Black and Brown Business Owners Win Financial Backing
Eyes on Milwaukee

Second Round of Black and Brown Business Owners Win Financial Backing

Brew City Match announces second cohort, begins accepting applications for next group.

WI Daily: Wisconsin Sets Single-Day COVID-19 Case High, Again
WI Daily

Wisconsin Sets Single-Day COVID-19 Case High, Again

Third time in seven days. Testing falls, but positive case rate increases.

City Hall: Council Seeks Police Reform, But Will It Happen?
City Hall

Council Seeks Police Reform, But Will It Happen?

Common Council has a growing wish list. Will Fire & Police Commission act?

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Secures Funding To Redevelop, Expand Century City Park
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Secures Funding To Redevelop, Expand Century City Park

Park will quadruple in size as of MKE Plays redevelopment.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Jeffers Advancing New Plan to Redevelop Journal Sentinel Complex
Eyes on Milwaukee

Jeffers Advancing New Plan to Redevelop Journal Sentinel Complex

Student housing for MATC up first.

WI Daily: Wisconsin Sets New Single-Day COVID-19 Case High
WI Daily

Wisconsin Sets New Single-Day COVID-19 Case High

30-day testing high, but positive case rate ticks upward.

City Hall: Mask Mandate Passes Committee
City Hall

Mask Mandate Passes Committee

Proposal would require masks indoors and outdoors, but with limited enforcement.

City Removing “Defund the Police” Mural Friday

City Removing “Defund the Police” Mural Friday

Message heard "loud and clear" says public works commissioner, but mural creates safety problems.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Massive Voting Rights Mural Planned for Downtown Building
Eyes on Milwaukee

Massive Voting Rights Mural Planned for Downtown Building

Shepard Fairey, designer of iconic Obama Hope image, will bring his work to Milwaukee in time for DNC.

City Hall: Black Members Blast Council President
City Hall

Black Members Blast Council President

Chevy Johnson won't take on 'status quo and complacency,' says former president Hamilton and six others.

WI Daily: 20 Days of Climbing COVID-19 Positive Case Rate
WI Daily

20 Days of Climbing COVID-19 Positive Case Rate

Active hospitalizations also hit three week high.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Urban Golf School Plans Expansion
Eyes on Milwaukee

Urban Golf School Plans Expansion

Bridging the Gap plans to expand educational offerings at near west side facility.

City Hall: Milwaukee Mask Mandate Scaled Back
City Hall

Milwaukee Mask Mandate Scaled Back

Special council committee to debate it. Outdoor requirement scaled back, minimum age raised.

Wisconsin Has Fastest COVID-19 Spread In U.S.

Wisconsin Has Fastest COVID-19 Spread In U.S.

New study has alarming figures, with spread coming since state shutdown ended.

Transportation: Road Diets Planned for Six City Streets
Transportation

Road Diets Planned for Six City Streets

Lanes will be removed, improving safety for pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists.

WI Daily: COVID-19 Cases Double Since Memorial Day
WI Daily

COVID-19 Cases Double Since Memorial Day

State officials fear spread to older population could trigger surge in hospitalizations and deaths.

City Hall: Election Commission Leader Barely Confirmed
City Hall

Election Commission Leader Barely Confirmed

Approved by 8-7 vote, with council members charging she lied during approval process.

City Hall: What Is And Isn’t In Milwaukee’s Mask Mandate
City Hall

What Is And Isn’t In Milwaukee’s Mask Mandate

Proposal requires a mask indoor and outdoors, fines up to $500 for repeated violations.

City Hall: Fire & Police Leader Withdraws
City Hall

Fire & Police Leader Withdraws

FPC Executive Director Griselda Aldrete says council values spectacle over merit.

WI Daily: Three Days of No Deaths, 18 Days of Rising Case Rate
WI Daily

Three Days of No Deaths, 18 Days of Rising Case Rate

Hospitalizations tick upward for second straight day.

City Hall: Library Director Paula Kiely Retiring
City Hall

Library Director Paula Kiely Retiring

Kiely has led library since 2006, presided over great change.

City Hall: Miller Park To Be Early Voting Site
City Hall

Miller Park To Be Early Voting Site

Milwaukee residents will be able to vote for President at ballpark.

WI Daily: COVID-19 Testing Continues to Fall, Case Rate Continues to Climb
WI Daily

COVID-19 Testing Continues to Fall, Case Rate Continues to Climb

Positive case rate has climbed for 17 straight days.

Plats and Parcels: MSOE Reshaping Its Campus
Plats and Parcels

MSOE Reshaping Its Campus

New STEM center, redeveloped residence hall just the latest changes.

Protest Day 37: Marches, Celebrations, Calls For Justice
Protest Day 37

Marches, Celebrations, Calls For Justice

Independence Day doesn't distract marchers.

WI Daily: Wisconsin Reports Biggest One-Day COVID-19 Case Increase
WI Daily

Wisconsin Reports Biggest One-Day COVID-19 Case Increase

But no new deaths and hospitalizations fall to three month low.

Florists For Social Justice at Sherman Phoenix

Florists For Social Justice at Sherman Phoenix

New sculpture honors fight for racial equality.

WI Daily: COVID-19 Spread Keeps Accelerating in Wisconsin
WI Daily

COVID-19 Spread Keeps Accelerating in Wisconsin

15-days of positive case rate trend climbing.

Friday Photos: The Electric Apartments Rise
Friday Photos

The Electric Apartments Rise

New apartment building in Historic Third Ward wraps electric substation.

Milwaukee Moves Backward In Fight Against COVID-19

Milwaukee Moves Backward In Fight Against COVID-19

City's positive case rate climbs to 12.1 percent.

Milwaukee’s Homicide Rate Has Doubled

Milwaukee’s Homicide Rate Has Doubled

86 homicides already in 2020, versus 43 at same point in 2019.

“Defund The Police” Becomes “Defend The Police”

“Defund The Police” Becomes “Defend The Police”

Mural outside City Hall gets altered overnight.

WI Daily: 14-Day Positive Case Rate Continues Upward Climb
WI Daily

14-Day Positive Case Rate Continues Upward Climb

Spread of disease has increased, even as testing has expanded in past week. Brown County now has second-worst outbreak.

City Hall: Should Police Report Every Time They Draw Weapon?
City Hall

Should Police Report Every Time They Draw Weapon?

MPD says it's a paperwork burden. Alderman says he's not looking for a Master's thesis.

Giannis Protest Mural Planned for Bay View Bar

Giannis Protest Mural Planned for Bay View Bar

Mural is designed to keep focus on protest marches.

City Hall: What Should Or Shouldn’t Be in Milwaukee Mask Mandate?
City Hall

What Should Or Shouldn’t Be in Milwaukee Mask Mandate?

Council debates ordinance before its written.

City Hall: Election Director Nominee Is Back In
City Hall

Election Director Nominee Is Back In

Claire Woodall-Vogg would like to run Milwaukee Election Commission after all.

City Hall: Council Grilling, But Advancing Mayoral Appointees
City Hall

Council Grilling, But Advancing Mayoral Appointees

Most being confirmed unanimously after long meetings.

“Defund the Police” Painted On Street In Front of Milwaukee City Hall

“Defund the Police” Painted On Street In Front of Milwaukee City Hall

Mural as long as a city block, covers 13,000 square feet.

WI Daily: 1 of Every 200 in State Has Tested Positive For COVID-19
WI Daily

1 of Every 200 in State Has Tested Positive For COVID-19

14-day positive case rate continues to climb upward.

City Hall: Feds Won’t Cover $1.6 Million Hazard Pay
City Hall

Feds Won’t Cover $1.6 Million Hazard Pay

Changing guidance leaves Milwaukee holding the bag for COVID-19-related bonus.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Crump Wins Committee Support to Head DCD
Eyes on Milwaukee

Crump Wins Committee Support to Head DCD

New commissioner would serve in one of most visible, influential administration roles.

WI Daily: Testing Surges, But Positive Case Rate Still Increasing
WI Daily

Testing Surges, But Positive Case Rate Still Increasing

14-day average continues to tick upward as Wisconsin records second-biggest one-day case increase.

City Hall: Dimitrijevic Introduces Mask Mandate
City Hall

Dimitrijevic Introduces Mask Mandate

Mayor Barrett and council President Johnson endorse a city-wide mandate.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Biggest Ever Affordable Housing Project Advances
Eyes on Milwaukee

Biggest Ever Affordable Housing Project Advances

197-unit, $59 million Community Within the Corridor project would get $3 million from city.

75 Businesses Demand a City Mask Mandate

75 Businesses Demand a City Mask Mandate

Pabst Theater Group, Colectivo, Fiserv Forum, Bartolotta join call for action.

WI Daily: Two Straight Days With No COVID-19 Deaths
WI Daily

Two Straight Days With No COVID-19 Deaths

Hospitalizations hit 88-day low, but new cases continue to accelerate.

Protest Day 31: New Mural Honors Milwaukee Activists
Protest Day 31

New Mural Honors Milwaukee Activists

Mural depicts Frank Nitty, Tommy Franecki, Vaun Mayes, Markasa Tucker and others.

Protest Organizer Vaun Mayes Arrested

Protest Organizer Vaun Mayes Arrested

For "burglary party to a crime" says arrest blotter. Frank Nitty captures arrest on video.

Fire Department Investigating Brown Figure Hanging in “Looped Ribbon”

Fire Department Investigating Brown Figure Hanging in “Looped Ribbon”

Charges expected to be read this week. Investigation underway since February.

Plats and Parcels: Historic Church Will Become High Tech Office Space
Plats and Parcels

Historic Church Will Become High Tech Office Space

Northern Ground buys Walker's Point building. Northridge owners appeal court decision.

WI Daily: Wisconsin Records Highest COVID-19 Case Rate in 40 Days
WI Daily

Wisconsin Records Highest COVID-19 Case Rate in 40 Days

Testing slows, but cases grow.

WI Daily: COVID-19 Cases Increase As Testing Falls in Wisconsin
WI Daily

COVID-19 Cases Increase As Testing Falls in Wisconsin

Even with fewer tests Wisconsin finds more cases.

Milwaukee Increases Bar Capacity to 50% As Cases Spike Statewide

Milwaukee Increases Bar Capacity to 50% As Cases Spike Statewide

Changes go into effect July 1st. City also unveils plan to allow 100 percent capacity.

This Weekend’s Protests Against Police Brutality

This Weekend’s Protests Against Police Brutality

List of protests against the killing of George Floyd and police brutality.

Mother Connected to “40th and Lloyd” Incident Speaks Out

Mother Connected to “40th and Lloyd” Incident Speaks Out

Was missing teenage girl ever at N. 40th St.? Mother unsure, but questions about home remain from community.

WI Daily: COVID-19 Spread Accelerating in Wisconsin
WI Daily

COVID-19 Spread Accelerating in Wisconsin

Number of new cases in past 24 hours at highest level in 28 days.

Friday Photos: New Downtown Apartment Building Takes Shape
Friday Photos

New Downtown Apartment Building Takes Shape

Bucks guard's first Milwaukee development project takes shape.

Eyes on Milwaukee: The Couture Developer Secures Financing
Eyes on Milwaukee

The Couture Developer Secures Financing

No construction date announced, but private financing commitment marks major milestone.

City Hall: Election Director Appointee Pulls Out
City Hall

Election Director Appointee Pulls Out

Says she was working 18-hour days in worst year of her life and told to be less honest to be confirmed.

City Hall: Fire & Police Commission Director Wins Committee Support For Reappointment
City Hall

Fire & Police Commission Director Wins Committee Support For Reappointment

Griselda Aldrete gets committee support, but needs to pick up five votes from the full council to keep her job.

WI Daily: Upward Trend in COVID-19 Cases in Wisconsin Continues
WI Daily

Upward Trend in COVID-19 Cases in Wisconsin Continues

Rate of new cases is increasing while testing holds steady.

City Hall: Council Committee Debates Oversight For Police Military-Grade Purchases
City Hall

Council Committee Debates Oversight For Police Military-Grade Purchases

Would require approval for all purchases.

Activists Clean Up Around Burned House As Questions Remain

Activists Clean Up Around Burned House As Questions Remain

Activists want more from police, police want cooperation from community

Dining: Milwaukee Restaurants Could Return to 100 Percent Capacity
Dining

Milwaukee Restaurants Could Return to 100 Percent Capacity

Health department preparing pilot program for restaurants with COVID-19 mitigation plan.

WI Daily: Biggest Number of New COVID-19 Cases in Three Weeks
WI Daily

Biggest Number of New COVID-19 Cases in Three Weeks

Positive case rate is trending up, the opposite of what public health officials want to see.

DNC Will Be Largely Virtual, Not At Fiserv Forum

DNC Will Be Largely Virtual, Not At Fiserv Forum

Delegations urged not to travel to Milwaukee, convention moved to Wisconsin Center.

Burned Home Had 27 Police Service Calls

Burned Home Had 27 Police Service Calls

Police visited alleged sex trafficking house, burned last night, 27 times in four years.

Suspected Sex Trafficking House Burned

Suspected Sex Trafficking House Burned

Crowd surrounds house at 40th and Lloyd believed to be connected to missing children.

Oriental Theatre Closed for Summer, Plans Renovations

Oriental Theatre Closed for Summer, Plans Renovations

Milwaukee Film continuing plan to fully restore 1927 movie palace.

Daily: Positive COVID-19 Case Rate Drops To Two-Week Low, But Trend Still Increasing
Daily

Positive COVID-19 Case Rate Drops To Two-Week Low, But Trend Still Increasing

Testing volume is declining in Wisconsin.

New Tool Tracks COVID-19 Changes By County

New Tool Tracks COVID-19 Changes By County

State DHS dashboard tracks active spread in last two weeks to guide decision makers.

Daily: 14-Day Positive COVID-19 Case Rate Continues Upward Trend
Daily

14-Day Positive COVID-19 Case Rate Continues Upward Trend

Percentage of tests coming back positive is growing.

Protest Day 24: Black is Beautiful Slow Ride Loops Through City
Protest Day 24

Black is Beautiful Slow Ride Loops Through City

Over 1,000 people take to their bikes to spread a message of social justice.

Daily: Highest COVID-19 Positive Test Rate in Three Weeks
Daily

Highest COVID-19 Positive Test Rate in Three Weeks

For the second day in a row, Milwaukee County has worst COVID-19 outbreak in the state.

Plats and Parcels: Rite Hite’s New HQ Approved
Plats and Parcels

Rite Hite’s New HQ Approved

Plus: Walker's Point apartment plans dropped, while another neighborhood building sells.

Finding City’s Most Integrated Neighborhoods

Finding City’s Most Integrated Neighborhoods

Study shows 25 neighborhoods across Milwaukee are majority-minority like city as a whole.

Daily: Milwaukee Now Has Worst COVID-19 Outbreak in Wisconsin
Daily

Milwaukee Now Has Worst COVID-19 Outbreak in Wisconsin

For the first time since April, Milwaukee County has highest per-capita rate and greatest number of cases.

City Hall: Milwaukee to Hike Parking Meter Rates
City Hall

Milwaukee to Hike Parking Meter Rates

City has yet to implement 2018 market-based plan to vary rates based on demand.

Friday Photos: Villard Commons Rises
Friday Photos

Villard Commons Rises

New apartment building rises on Old North Milwaukee main street.

Black Lives Matter Mural Covers Milwaukee Intersection

Black Lives Matter Mural Covers Milwaukee Intersection

MLK and Locust now sports colorful mural with powerful message.

Daily: Over 24,000 COVID-19 Cases in Wisconsin Since Outbreak Began
Daily

Over 24,000 COVID-19 Cases in Wisconsin Since Outbreak Began

Hospitalizaton stays at nearly 80 day low of 241.

Juneteenth Flag Flies Over City Hall Complex

Juneteenth Flag Flies Over City Hall Complex

City flies flag for the first time as county and state follow suit.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Offering New Subsidies For Homes In Two Urban Subdivisions
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Offering New Subsidies For Homes In Two Urban Subdivisions

Grants would offset cost of new construction in two infill housing developments.

“Black Lives Matter” To Be Painted on Martin Luther King Jr. Dr.

“Black Lives Matter” To Be Painted on Martin Luther King Jr. Dr.

Artist Vedale Hill leads Juneteenth community mural creation.

City Hall: Barrett Calls For Police To Stop All Chokeholds
City Hall

Barrett Calls For Police To Stop All Chokeholds

Decision rests with powerful Fire & Police Commission.

Daily: Biggest Number of New COVID-19 Cases in Two Weeks
Daily

Biggest Number of New COVID-19 Cases in Two Weeks

State's positive case rate spikes, as do totals.

Juneteenth Flags Will Fly at Capitol, City Office Building For First Time

Juneteenth Flags Will Fly at Capitol, City Office Building For First Time

Move is part of growing recognition for holiday.

Daily: Why Do COVID-19 Hospitalizations Continue To Drop?
Daily

Why Do COVID-19 Hospitalizations Continue To Drop?

256 new cases of disease confirmed on Wednesday.

City Hall: How Many Fewer Cops With A 10% Cut?
City Hall

How Many Fewer Cops With A 10% Cut?

The number is smaller than 375 officers the Police Department claims, but how much smaller?

Eyes on Milwaukee: Housing Authority Accepting More Voucher Applicants
Eyes on Milwaukee

Housing Authority Accepting More Voucher Applicants

For first time since 2015, city accepting new applicants for subsidized housing.

City Hall: Council Wants No Pay for Suspended Officers
City Hall

Council Wants No Pay for Suspended Officers

Seeks change in state law so city can stop paying suspended cops charged with felonies.

Kinnickinnic River Could Get a Trash Wheel

Kinnickinnic River Could Get a Trash Wheel

Harbor District wins $492,300 federal grant to remove 75 tons of trash per year from river.

Photo Gallery: Protests Spur a Wave of Public Art
Photo Gallery

Protests Spur a Wave of Public Art

Murals and chalk art become a growing presence as marchers fill streets.

Daily: COVID-19 Hospitalizations Hit 75-Day Low
Daily

COVID-19 Hospitalizations Hit 75-Day Low

266 newly-confirmed positive cases reported Tuesday.

City Hall: Council Calls For ‘I Can’t Breathe’ Policy
City Hall

Council Calls For ‘I Can’t Breathe’ Policy

Measure would require interventions when anyone in custody says they're having trouble breathing.

City Hall: Council Okays Planning for 10% Police Cut
City Hall

Council Okays Planning for 10% Police Cut

Requires city budget office to model what cut would look like, in time for fall budget debate.

City Hall: Common Council Threatens City Shakeup
City Hall

Common Council Threatens City Shakeup

Votes to hold every Barrett cabinet appointment, wants systemic change in all city operations.

City Hall: Grab Your Quarters, Parking Meter Regulations Restored
City Hall

Grab Your Quarters, Parking Meter Regulations Restored

Other parking regulations remain suspended.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Renderings Released for New Bay View Building
Eyes on Milwaukee

Renderings Released for New Bay View Building

Two-story BV+ will replace vacant lot on S. Kinnickinnic Ave.

Daily: 1% of Milwaukee County Residents Have Tested Positive For COVID-19
Daily

1% of Milwaukee County Residents Have Tested Positive For COVID-19

Rate hits 5% in one city neighborhood, under represents true spread.

City Hall: Council Proposes 10% Police Budget Cut
City Hall

Council Proposes 10% Police Budget Cut

11 council members back $30 million cut and investing in other programs.

Plats and Parcels: Huge Affordable Housing Project for 32nd and Center
Plats and Parcels

Huge Affordable Housing Project for 32nd and Center

Developer Que El-Amin is moving forward on The Community Within The Corridor.

Daily: 692 COVID-19 Deaths in Wisconsin, 350 in Milwaukee County
Daily

692 COVID-19 Deaths in Wisconsin, 350 in Milwaukee County

Approximately one in three individuals that have died from COVID-19 in Wisconsin have resided in the city of Milwaukee

Daily: Racial, Ethnic Disparities Persist in COVID-19 Cases
Daily

Racial, Ethnic Disparities Persist in COVID-19 Cases

Active hospitalizations continues on downward trend.

Protest Day 15: Peaceful March Snakes Through South Side
Protest Day 15

Peaceful March Snakes Through South Side

March honors Joel Acevedo, who died at hands of off-duty Milwaukee police officer in April

Friday Photos: Quartet Opens
Friday Photos

Quartet Opens

New Walker's Point apartment building is the second building developed by New Land Enterprises in the neighborhood.

City Hall: Police Blame Mayor, Council For Murder Rate
City Hall

Police Blame Mayor, Council For Murder Rate

Department uses official account to say budget cuts driving murder rate higher. Data doesn't prove link.

Daily: COVID-19 Hospitalizations Fall To Two-Month Low
Daily

COVID-19 Hospitalizations Fall To Two-Month Low

Number of people hospitalized hasn't been this low since April 4th.

Shorewood Spitter Charged With Hate Crime, Felony For Assaulting Officer

Shorewood Spitter Charged With Hate Crime, Felony For Assaulting Officer

Stephanie Rapkin faces up to six years in jail.

City Attorney Moving To Drop Curfew Charges

City Attorney Moving To Drop Curfew Charges

Charges will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis, but at least one lawsuit still likely.

City Holds Emergency Council Meeting To Approve Voting Sites, Why?

City Holds Emergency Council Meeting To Approve Voting Sites, Why?

Move expands early voting access from three to 16 sites.

Daily: One in 100 Racine County Residents Have Contracted COVID-19
Daily

One in 100 Racine County Residents Have Contracted COVID-19

Statewide active hospitalizations hit four-week low.

Daily: Over 9,000 COVID-19 Cases in Milwaukee County
Daily

Over 9,000 COVID-19 Cases in Milwaukee County

Over 21,500 cases across Wisconsin.

Protest Day 12: Marchers Show Up Despite The Rain
Protest Day 12

Marchers Show Up Despite The Rain

Tropical storm doesn't stop three marches across the city, one with only cars.

Milwaukee Zoo Reopening, With Mask Requirement

Milwaukee Zoo Reopening, With Mask Requirement

Reservations required, limited hours, but most attractions open.

Daily: Wisconsin Reports Record Low COVID-19 Positive Case Rate
Daily

Wisconsin Reports Record Low COVID-19 Positive Case Rate

But death toll and hospitalizations, lagging indicators, tick upward.

Evers Pulls National Guard From Milwaukee

Evers Pulls National Guard From Milwaukee

The 125 troops serving as a backup force during the protests have been withdrawn.

Daily: COVID-19 Seven-Day Testing Total Nearly At Evers’ Goal
Daily

COVID-19 Seven-Day Testing Total Nearly At Evers’ Goal

The number of people that died was negative. How did that happen?

Chief’s Crucifixion Message Panned by Council

Chief’s Crucifixion Message Panned by Council

13 members sign letter urging Morales: stop chiding protesters and listen to their message.

Meet The Show-Stopping Amerah Wright

Meet The Show-Stopping Amerah Wright

Seven-year-old captivates crowd, has big plans for future.

“Shorewood Spitter” Taken To Jail After Second Incident

“Shorewood Spitter” Taken To Jail After Second Incident

Attorney Stephanie Rapkin is accused of spitting on teenager, shoving college student and kneeing police officer in groin.

Daily: COVID-19 Hospitalizations Keep Falling in Wisconsin
Daily

COVID-19 Hospitalizations Keep Falling in Wisconsin

Milwaukee again has second greatest per-capita outbreak.

Urban Milwaukee Burns, Will Rise Like a Phoenix

Urban Milwaukee Burns, Will Rise Like a Phoenix

Tragedy strikes our publication, but optimism abounds.

Thousands March While Attorney In Custody For Spitting In Protester’s Face

Thousands March While Attorney In Custody For Spitting In Protester’s Face

Giannis and other Bucks players show up at one of seven marches.

City Officials Grill Police on Tactics

City Officials Grill Police on Tactics

Still more questions on 6th and McKinley, as council, mayor disagree with police tactics.

Daily: COVID-19 Hospitalizations Hit Four-Week Low
Daily

COVID-19 Hospitalizations Hit Four-Week Low

Number of people admitted for hospitalization growing, but those actively receiving care drops.

Film About Milwaukee Police Killing Dontre Hamilton is Free this Week

Film About Milwaukee Police Killing Dontre Hamilton is Free this Week

Filmmaker removes fees to watch award-winning documentary.

Daily: More Than 20,000 Wisconsin Residents Have Tested Positive for COVID-19
Daily

More Than 20,000 Wisconsin Residents Have Tested Positive for COVID-19

State reports third-highest one-day testing total, but percentage positive is below average.

Police, Mayor, Hospital Workers March to Sherman Park

Police, Mayor, Hospital Workers March to Sherman Park

March is markedly different from larger marches that have circled city.

Dining: How Bars and Restaurants Are Reacting To Reopening News
Dining

How Bars and Restaurants Are Reacting To Reopening News

Businesses offer support, some share concerns. Virtually all have struggled.

Nitty Leads Peaceful March While Protecting Against Assassination

Nitty Leads Peaceful March While Protecting Against Assassination

Seventh-day is a charm as two large marches take place without incident

Daily: COVID-19 Tests Down, Cases Up
Daily

COVID-19 Tests Down, Cases Up

Wisconsin reports third-highest testing day, but critical positive percentage ticks upward.

Bars and Restaurants Can Reopen Friday in Milwaukee

Bars and Restaurants Can Reopen Friday in Milwaukee

Revised order will loosen restrictions

Marches Multiply, Council Will Investigate Curfew, Police Response

Marches Multiply, Council Will Investigate Curfew, Police Response

Group openly carrying rifles joins late march, car caravan later takes over.

Daily: COVID-19 Hospitalizations Hit Three Week Low in Wisconsin
Daily

COVID-19 Hospitalizations Hit Three Week Low in Wisconsin

Tests processed sets new high, exceeds reported capacity.

Dog’s Death Blamed on Protesters

Dog’s Death Blamed on Protesters

Chief Morales decries German shepherd's shooting, reckless drivers during night-time protests.

Five Protest Marches Planned Wednesday

Five Protest Marches Planned Wednesday

Largest march will leave from Humboldt Park in Bay View at 3 p.m. and head north

Daily: Racine Now Has Worst COVID-19 Outbreak in Wisconsin
Daily

Racine Now Has Worst COVID-19 Outbreak in Wisconsin

Statewide testing totals rebound after hitting three-week low.

Peaceful March Ends at 3 a.m. Near Capitol Dr.

Peaceful March Ends at 3 a.m. Near Capitol Dr.

March goes over 15 miles, including through Whitefish Bay, Shorewood and Glendale, before ending back in Milwaukee.

Daily: COVID-19 Testing Volume Falls to Three-Week Low
Daily

COVID-19 Testing Volume Falls to Three-Week Low

But percentage positive doesn't exceed weekly average.

City Imposes Third 9 p.m. Curfew Monday

City Imposes Third 9 p.m. Curfew Monday

Officials lament burglaries, fires, vandalism. Chief Morales warns police "taking action".

King Drive Cleanup Draws Hundreds

King Drive Cleanup Draws Hundreds

De facto center of George Floyd protests spiffed up. "This is our city," says volunteer Pamela Bell.

Sup. Ryan Clancy Arrested During Protest

Sup. Ryan Clancy Arrested During Protest

County Supervisor is one of at least five people taken into custody at the Milwaukee-Shorewood border.

Daily: Wisconsin Reports Record Low COVID-19 Positive Case Rate
Daily

Wisconsin Reports Record Low COVID-19 Positive Case Rate

Only 173 new cases recorded Sunday.

Pastors Lead Peaceful Protest, But Second March Draws Police in Riot Gear

Pastors Lead Peaceful Protest, But Second March Draws Police in Riot Gear

A tale of two marches, one with songs of unity, another with a standoff between marchers and dozens of police officers.

Milwaukee Again Under 9 p.m. Curfew

Milwaukee Again Under 9 p.m. Curfew

Police chief says things were less disorderly second night.

Milwaukeeans Show Up To Clean Up Streets

Milwaukeeans Show Up To Clean Up Streets

Residents come out to clean up northside streets affected by vandalism.

Milwaukee Opening New Northside Community Testing Site

Milwaukee Opening New Northside Community Testing Site

Site will be on Custer High School campus, replaces Midtown Center.

Daily: More People COVID-19 Tested This Week Than All of April
Daily

More People COVID-19 Tested This Week Than All of April

But COVID-19 data continues to send mixed signals

Peaceful Protesters March Over 12 Miles Across Milwaukee

Peaceful Protesters March Over 12 Miles Across Milwaukee

Several hundred people crisscross the city with a message of frustration, but peace, before curfew went into effect.

Milwaukee Has 9 p.m. Curfew, Evers Calls In National Guard

Milwaukee Has 9 p.m. Curfew, Evers Calls In National Guard

Peaceful protests became violent overnight.

Friday Photos: The Stone-Clad Huron
Friday Photos

The Stone-Clad Huron

New building begins to look more like its 140-year-old neighbor.

Transportation: Illinois Wins Grant That Will Benefit Amtrak Hiawatha Expansion
Transportation

Illinois Wins Grant That Will Benefit Amtrak Hiawatha Expansion

Wisconsin and Illinois transportation departments collaborating on expansion plan.

Milwaukee Maintaining Its Health Order At Least One More Week

Milwaukee Maintaining Its Health Order At Least One More Week

Dashboard shows Milwaukee has actually regressed in fighting COVID-19.

Daily: COVID-19 Testing, Cases Surge 22 Percent
Daily

COVID-19 Testing, Cases Surge 22 Percent

Record testing, cases. Hospitalizations also at 30-day high.

Air Show, Bike Racing Series Canceled

Air Show, Bike Racing Series Canceled

No roaring jets or cowbell this summer.

Brew City Match Providing Emergency Business Support

Brew City Match Providing Emergency Business Support

Program focused on small businesses in city's historic commercial corridors

Sculpture Milwaukee Will Return in June

Sculpture Milwaukee Will Return in June

Annual art exhibit is expanding into Historic Third Ward.

Transportation: Trump Announces Funding for Milwaukee Bus Rapid Transit Line
Transportation

Trump Announces Funding for Milwaukee Bus Rapid Transit Line

President tweets long-awaited $40.9 million grant is being awarded.

Hispanics Now Have Greatest Number of COVID-19 Cases in Milwaukee

Hispanics Now Have Greatest Number of COVID-19 Cases in Milwaukee

Also, county's poorest are more than 2.5 times as likely to contract COVID-19.

Daily: State Reports New COVID-19 Testing Record
Daily

State Reports New COVID-19 Testing Record

Death toll reaches 550, but percentage of tests coming back positive is falling.

Transportation: Amtrak Bringing Back Hiawatha Trains
Transportation

Amtrak Bringing Back Hiawatha Trains

Bus service had temporarily replaced trains as pandemic cut ridership.

Daily: New Highs for COVID-19 Testing, Cases, Deaths
Daily

New Highs for COVID-19 Testing, Cases, Deaths

State reports over 10,000 tests in a single day for the first time.

City Hall: Lafayette Crump Appointed DCD Leader
City Hall

Lafayette Crump Appointed DCD Leader

Duke graduated attorney works for Milwaukee DNC 2020, has experience with real estate development.

City Hall: DCD Leader Rocky Marcoux Will Retire
City Hall

DCD Leader Rocky Marcoux Will Retire

Marcoux has held position for 16 years, survived contentious reappointment battles.

Report Predicts Second COVID-19 Surge in State

Report Predicts Second COVID-19 Surge in State

Virus reproducing faster in Wisconsin than all but nine states, British study finds.

Daily: COVID-19 Hospitalizations Hit 30-Day High in Wisconsin
Daily

COVID-19 Hospitalizations Hit 30-Day High in Wisconsin

279 new cases in past 24 hours.

Where Are City’s COVID-19 Hotspots?

Where Are City’s COVID-19 Hotspots?

Big change as south side census tracts now have far higher rate than on North Side.

Glorioso’s To Reopen, Add Express Market

Glorioso’s To Reopen, Add Express Market

Brady Street grocery store has been closed since mid-March.

Will Milwaukee Get DNC in 2024?

Will Milwaukee Get DNC in 2024?

This year's convention may involve few visitors. Can city push to therefore get 2024 event?

Transportation: Downtown Losing Another One-Way Street
Transportation

Downtown Losing Another One-Way Street

State Street will be bi-directional through Downtown, making it easier to navigate neighborhood.

Daily: 307 New COVID-19 Cases, 24 Hospitalizations, 4 Deaths
Daily

307 New COVID-19 Cases, 24 Hospitalizations, 4 Deaths

Wisconsin reports third-highest single-day testing total, while positive case rate falls.

Plats and Parcels: A Memorial Day Surprise at Soldiers Home
Plats and Parcels

A Memorial Day Surprise at Soldiers Home

Tower at Old Main contains 96-year-old etching from World War I veteran.

Transportation: Milwaukee Opens Its Active Streets
Transportation

Milwaukee Opens Its Active Streets

Custer, Fratney and Washington reconfigured for pedestrians and cyclists over motor vehicles.

Daily: Wisconsin Crosses 15,000 COVID-19 Case Threshold
Daily

Wisconsin Crosses 15,000 COVID-19 Case Threshold

400 new cases Sunday, with percent positive exactly matching the seven-day average.

Daily: 507 Wisconsin Residents Have Died From COVID-19
Daily

507 Wisconsin Residents Have Died From COVID-19

Positive test percentage goes above 14-day average, 481 newly confirmed cases.

Will Silk Disobey City, Open Strip Clubs?

Will Silk Disobey City, Open Strip Clubs?

Company plans to open three strip clubs on May 29th, which would violate city order.

Friday Photos: The Yards Opens in Walker’s Point
Friday Photos

The Yards Opens in Walker’s Point

Construction wrapping up as first residents move in.

City Hall: City Workers Will Get Hazard Pay Bonus
City Hall

City Workers Will Get Hazard Pay Bonus

Mayor Barrett's proclamation boosts hourly pay by $3.13 for front-line workers.

Midtown Center Testing Site To Close, Southside Site Will Remain

Midtown Center Testing Site To Close, Southside Site Will Remain

Testing sites have collected over 16,000 specimens.

Daily: Statewide COVID-19 Hospitalizations Up 16 Percent, 30 Percent in Milwaukee County
Daily

Statewide COVID-19 Hospitalizations Up 16 Percent, 30 Percent in Milwaukee County

New testing record set each of the past three days.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Kovac Pushing Ascension To Improve East Side Parking
Eyes on Milwaukee

Kovac Pushing Ascension To Improve East Side Parking

Alderman calls garage design an abomination, wants better signage to let public know of free parking above Whole Foods.

Federal Lawsuit Challenges Local “Safer at Home” Orders

Federal Lawsuit Challenges Local “Safer at Home” Orders

Two plaintiffs are Republican candidates for office, another is a Milwaukee pastor.

Milwaukee Releases Five Criteria To Open Up

Milwaukee Releases Five Criteria To Open Up

Barrett and Kowalik have phased plan to reopen city. Revised order allows gyms to open.

Daily: Wisconsin Sets COVID-19 Testing Record, Another Hospitalization High
Daily

Wisconsin Sets COVID-19 Testing Record, Another Hospitalization High

All 72 counties have COVID-19 cases for the first time.

Walking Milwaukee Releases Customizable Scavenger Hunt

Walking Milwaukee Releases Customizable Scavenger Hunt

Use it in any Milwaukee neighborhood, and even play it "punch bug" style.

Transportation: City Rezoning Lot for Future North Side Trail
Transportation

City Rezoning Lot for Future North Side Trail

Future trail would run along Lincoln Creek.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Harbor District Presents Riverwalk Design
Eyes on Milwaukee

Harbor District Presents Riverwalk Design

Nature-centered plan linking Downtown with Bay View 'beyond anything we have ever taken on.'

Daily: State Sees Biggest Hike In New COVID-19 Hospital Admissions In 30 Days
Daily

State Sees Biggest Hike In New COVID-19 Hospital Admissions In 30 Days

Testing hits new single-day high, as does the number of new cases.

City Hall: City Announces Business Restart Grant Deadline
City Hall

City Announces Business Restart Grant Deadline

Applications due May 28 through June 12, small businesses can get up to $15,000 each.

Suburbs’ Policies Ignore Science, Kowalik Charges

Suburbs’ Policies Ignore Science, Kowalik Charges

Suburban elected officials overruling health officers on COVID-19, city official charges.

Eyes on Milwaukee: 86 Homeowners Getting Property Tax Help
Eyes on Milwaukee

86 Homeowners Getting Property Tax Help

Foundation's anti-displacement fund gives $38,356 to owners in four city neighborhoods.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Downtown TIF Will Bail Out Three Districts
Eyes on Milwaukee

Downtown TIF Will Bail Out Three Districts

City increasingly using downtown revenue to support ailing neighborhoods.

Bars and Restaurants Can Open Friday in Milwaukee County Suburbs

Bars and Restaurants Can Open Friday in Milwaukee County Suburbs

In-person patronage still prohibited in the City of Milwaukee.

Legislature Should ‘Step Up’ Barnes Says

Legislature Should ‘Step Up’ Barnes Says

Take action to protect our health, end patchwork of pandemic rules, Lieutenant Governor urges.

Daily: COVID-19 Testing Data Sends Mixed Signals
Daily

COVID-19 Testing Data Sends Mixed Signals

Testing down, cases up.

Eyes on Milwaukee:  Newaukee’s The Beacon Gets State Grant
Eyes on Milwaukee

Newaukee’s The Beacon Gets State Grant

Company still pursuing other financing for its Walker's Point development.

Transportation: City Seeks Grants for New Bike Trails
Transportation

City Seeks Grants for New Bike Trails

Powerline Trail would run from S. 105th St. to Lake Michigan. Beerline Trail would be extended.

Evers Wants 270-Day Shutdown! Nope

Evers Wants 270-Day Shutdown! Nope

Republicans, talk radio spread rumor of nine-month shutdown. Governor calls it "a lie."

Evers Announces $75 Million Small Business Grant Program

Evers Announces $75 Million Small Business Grant Program

Up to 30,000 businesses could receive aid. Additional funding for minority-owned firms.

Daily: Positive COVID-19 Test Rate Falls to Record Low
Daily

Positive COVID-19 Test Rate Falls to Record Low

Milwaukee County crosses 5,000 case threshold, has positive rate nearly twice the state average.

Pabst Theater Group Pivots To Weddings

Pabst Theater Group Pivots To Weddings

Plus: National venue group including 12 Milwaukee groups requests pandemic bailout.

New Hours For Free COVID-19 Testing

New Hours For Free COVID-19 Testing

Two free testing sites in Milwaukee will now operate from 11 to 8, six days a week.

Plats and Parcels: Work Starts on Bay View Complex
Plats and Parcels

Work Starts on Bay View Complex

BV+ building will add 18 apartments, commercial space to Bay View's main street.

Daily: As COVID-19 Testing Expands, Racial Disparities Persist
Daily

As COVID-19 Testing Expands, Racial Disparities Persist

No new deaths reported in past 24 hours, a first since March.

Daily: Wisconsin Sets New High With 502 New COVID-19 Cases
Daily

Wisconsin Sets New High With 502 New COVID-19 Cases

Both Racine and Brown counties have more cases per capita than Milwaukee does.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Assessment Appeal Deadline Extended
Eyes on Milwaukee

Assessment Appeal Deadline Extended

City board gives three week extension, to June 8, for homeowners appealing new assessments.

Attorney General Supports Local Health Orders

Attorney General Supports Local Health Orders

Kaul opinion finds local orders enforceable, but communities continue to rescind theirs.

Add Black-Owned Restaurants To Your Takeout List

Add Black-Owned Restaurants To Your Takeout List

Milwaukee Black Restaurant Week returns for the fifth year.

Friday Photos: New Life for Old Main
Friday Photos

New Life for Old Main

$44 million project will convert vacant Civil War complex to veterans' housing.

Are Local “Safer at Home” Orders Legal?

Are Local “Safer at Home” Orders Legal?

Kenosha and Brown counties drop theirs, while Mayor Barrett stands by city's, says politics at play.

City Launches Business Restart Grants

City Launches Business Restart Grants

Businesses with $2 million or less in revenue can apply for $20 million grant program.

Daily: State Sets New Record, 6,469 Tests In 24 Hours
Daily

State Sets New Record, 6,469 Tests In 24 Hours

But percentage of tests coming back positive doesn't drop.

Senator Jennifer Schilling Calls It Quits

Senator Jennifer Schilling Calls It Quits

Resigning Friday to take an unidentified job that would create a conflict of interest.

City Hall: Bring Your Tires and TVs, Drop Off Centers Are Still Free
City Hall

Bring Your Tires and TVs, Drop Off Centers Are Still Free

Milwaukee's two drop-off centers are now open Sundays, with no fees through at least the end of May.

Milwaukee Allows Salons, Barbershops To Reopen

Milwaukee Allows Salons, Barbershops To Reopen

New order is similar to the order issued by Milwaukee suburbs Wednesday night.

Health Department Gets Support From Librarians, School Nurses

Health Department Gets Support From Librarians, School Nurses

Government employees being retrained as contact tracers to fight COVID-19

Eyes on Milwaukee: Judge Rules Northridge Mall Must Be Demolished
Eyes on Milwaukee

Judge Rules Northridge Mall Must Be Demolished

City scores victory in bid to take control of vacant mall.

Dining: City Exploring Options For Closing Streets For Dining
Dining

City Exploring Options For Closing Streets For Dining

Could well spaced tables allow restaurants to reopen? Will diners show up?

Daily: Wisconsin Sets New COVID-19 Testing High
Daily

Wisconsin Sets New COVID-19 Testing High

Surge in testing comes as testing capacity drops because of supply shortage.

Over 6,000 Get Tested At Free Milwaukee Testing Sites In Three Days

Over 6,000 Get Tested At Free Milwaukee Testing Sites In Three Days

Demand remains strong each day as Milwaukeeans embrace no-appointment, drive-thru testing.

Suburban “Safer at Home Orders” Are Less Restrictive Than Milwaukee’s

Suburban “Safer at Home Orders” Are Less Restrictive Than Milwaukee’s

Wisconsin becomes patchwork quilt of health orders.

Milwaukee’s “Safer at Home” Order Remains in Effect

Milwaukee’s “Safer at Home” Order Remains in Effect

Bars and restaurants in Milwaukee must remain closed.

Supreme Court Strikes Down “Safer at Home”

Supreme Court Strikes Down “Safer at Home”

Decision goes into effect immediately. Milwaukee's order remains in effect.

8 City Nursing Homes Have COVID-19 Cases

8 City Nursing Homes Have COVID-19 Cases

State releases names, locations of 38 active investigations for the first time.

Transportation: Council Committee Blesses Active Streets
Transportation

Council Committee Blesses Active Streets

And wants more. "Why seven miles? Why not do 70 miles?" asks alderman.

Daily: 291 New COVID-19 Cases, 3 Deaths in Wisconsin
Daily

291 New COVID-19 Cases, 3 Deaths in Wisconsin

Positive case rate jumps over Tuesday's total, but stays below 14-day average.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Is A Couture Deal Finally Coming?
Eyes on Milwaukee

Is A Couture Deal Finally Coming?

City officials say it is, while Ald. Bauman pushes city to separate streetcar from project.

National Guard Tests 1,919 at City Sites

National Guard Tests 1,919 at City Sites

'Phenomenal' response to two COVID-19 test sites yesterday, more guard members had to be added.

Daily: Five of Six Badger Bounce Back Critieria Have Green Light
Daily

Five of Six Badger Bounce Back Critieria Have Green Light

Testing totals should soon surge as a result of Wisconsin National Guard collections.

Jets Will Honor State’s Pandemic Workers

Jets Will Honor State’s Pandemic Workers

Jets looping over state to honor healthcare and front line workers, flying over Milwaukee this evening.

Transportation: Active Streets Program Needs Volunteers
Transportation

Active Streets Program Needs Volunteers

Live near one of the closed streets? Help keep track of how it's going.

City Hall: Council Debates Assessment Process
City Hall

Council Debates Assessment Process

Alders unhappy. Assessor gets grilled about home value hikes in certain neighborhoods.

Daily: COVID-19 Testing Falls To One-Week Low
Daily

COVID-19 Testing Falls To One-Week Low

Three of six Badger Bounce Back plan criteria are now satisfied.

State Allows Most Retail Stores to Open

State Allows Most Retail Stores to Open

New order by Gov. Evers says stores can allow customers in, with restrictions.

Free Testing Sites Open to Large Crowds

Free Testing Sites Open to Large Crowds

Lines nearly a mile long at both sites as individuals wait to be tested for COVID-19.

Free COVID-19 Testing Sites Open Monday Morning

Free COVID-19 Testing Sites Open Monday Morning

Individuals do not need to exhibit symptoms or make an appointment.

Plats and Parcels: Symphony Hangs New Sign
Plats and Parcels

Symphony Hangs New Sign

The former Grand Avenue looks more like the entertainment hub it once was.

Daily: Wisconsin Crosses 10,000 COVID-19 Case Threshold, 400 Deaths
Daily

Wisconsin Crosses 10,000 COVID-19 Case Threshold, 400 Deaths

Waukesha County passes 100 cases per 100,000 residents threshold, Kenosha County may soon pass Milwaukee.

Challenger to Robin Vos Drops Out

Challenger to Robin Vos Drops Out

Vos gets dog feces in the mail, and Democrat Robert Prailes suffers "ugly" personal attacks.

Daily: COVID-19 Testing Up But Racial Disparities Still Stark
Daily

COVID-19 Testing Up But Racial Disparities Still Stark

Latino and African American communities still suffer from higher rates of cases, deaths.

Friday Photos: Five Fifty Ultra Lofts in Deer District
Friday Photos

Five Fifty Ultra Lofts in Deer District

Apartment building provides activation to Deer District that is unusually quiet.

“Active Streets” Will Close City Streets, Parkways In Favor of Pedestrians, Cyclists

“Active Streets” Will Close City Streets, Parkways In Favor of Pedestrians, Cyclists

This campaign aims to create more public space in Milwaukee, closing off parkways and some city streets to traffic.

Free COVID-19 Testing Sites Will Be at UMOS, Midtown Center

Free COVID-19 Testing Sites Will Be at UMOS, Midtown Center

Sites are on border of areas of city with highest number of COVID-19 cases.

Daily: COVID-19 Testing Capacity Drops
Daily

COVID-19 Testing Capacity Drops

But state reports second highest total of tests processed in 24 hours, percent positive continues downward trend.

MPS Teacher, School Win $30,000 After Teacher Uses Stimulus Check on Care Packages

MPS Teacher, School Win $30,000 After Teacher Uses Stimulus Check on Care Packages

Margaret Roushar is an "A1 person" says Chance the Rapper.

Wisconsin Startups Seek Government Support in Wake of COVID-19

Wisconsin Startups Seek Government Support in Wake of COVID-19

Startup Wisconsin says state and local support needed for high-growth companies.

Milwaukee Launching Two Free COVID-19 Testing Sites

Milwaukee Launching Two Free COVID-19 Testing Sites

Individuals will be able to receive free test without appointment or symptoms.

Daily: COVID-19 Testing Up 31% in Wisconsin
Daily

COVID-19 Testing Up 31% in Wisconsin

State reports over 5,000 tests in a day for first time. Positive test rate drops to record low.

Dining: Downtown Sushi Restaurant Moving Forward
Dining

Downtown Sushi Restaurant Moving Forward

Restaurateur purchases Milwaukee Street building.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Symphony Center To Get New Sign This Weekend
Eyes on Milwaukee

Symphony Center To Get New Sign This Weekend

Socially distant entertainment on Wisconsin Avenue this weekend.

Election’s Impact on County’s COVID-19 Cases Unclear

Election’s Impact on County’s COVID-19 Cases Unclear

Final report shows 54 cases, but might be low or high, many questions remain.

Transportation: State Wins Grant for Twin Cities Train
Transportation

State Wins Grant for Twin Cities Train

Federal grant will add second daily roundtrip on Amtrak Empire Builder from Chicago to St. Paul.

Daily: Back-to-Back Record COVID-19 Testing Days
Daily

Back-to-Back Record COVID-19 Testing Days

Wisconsin labs process over 4,000 tests in 24 hours for first time.

Dining: Stone Creek Reopens Downer Cafe
Dining

Stone Creek Reopens Downer Cafe

Location had been closed since March 16th. More cafe reopenings planned.

City Hall: City To Furlough, Cut Hours For 750 Employees
City Hall

City To Furlough, Cut Hours For 750 Employees

Revenue down $27 million in pandemic and city forced to make cuts.

State Makes Progress on Bounce Back Plan

State Makes Progress on Bounce Back Plan

Two of six criteria have now been met. More work remains before state can reopen.

Daily: Wisconsin Sets New COVID-19 Testing Record
Daily

Wisconsin Sets New COVID-19 Testing Record

Percent of negative results increases, a positive sign.

State Will Test All Nursing Home Residents

State Will Test All Nursing Home Residents

38% of COVID-19 deaths were in long-term care facilities. 10,000 tests per week planned.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Travel Startup Hopes to Be Industry Leader
Eyes on Milwaukee

Travel Startup Hopes to Be Industry Leader

Milwaukee-based Frontdesk raises $3 million from investors, plans for growth in 28 cities.

Daily: State Passes 8,000 COVID-19 Cases
Daily

State Passes 8,000 COVID-19 Cases

And 340 deaths. 48 percent of those with disease believed to have recovered.

Transportation: City Testing New Bike Lane Dividers
Transportation

City Testing New Bike Lane Dividers

Say hello to the "wave delineator," installed on Hawley Rd. to enhance visibility of protected bike lanes.

Plats and Parcels: State Grant Will Support 27th and Wisconsin Demolition
Plats and Parcels

State Grant Will Support 27th and Wisconsin Demolition

Plus: A run down of the week's real estate news.

Daily: Hospitalizations Haven’t Increased With Expanded COVID-19 Testing
Daily

Hospitalizations Haven’t Increased With Expanded COVID-19 Testing

Gap between Brown County outbreak and the rest of the state continues to grow.

Daily: Positive COVID-19 Testing Rate Trending In Wrong Direction
Daily

Positive COVID-19 Testing Rate Trending In Wrong Direction

Even as testing expands, average number of people testing positive for disease expands.

Over 38% of Those That Died From COVID-19 Lived in Long-Term Care Facilities

Over 38% of Those That Died From COVID-19 Lived in Long-Term Care Facilities

Newly-public data highlights danger to those in nursing homes and assisted living facilities.

Eyes on Milwaukee: The Rise of The Bay View Home
Eyes on Milwaukee

The Rise of The Bay View Home

Since Great Recession, houses in neighborhood are among only 6 percent of those in city that have risen in value.

Friday Photos: Kinetik Prepares for First Residents
Friday Photos

Kinetik Prepares for First Residents

Pre-leasing has now started for the building's first residents.

Milwaukee Makerspace Producing Free Face Shields for Healthcare Workers

Milwaukee Makerspace Producing Free Face Shields for Healthcare Workers

Has already delivered over 4,300, needs donations to keep the effort going.

Daily: State Hits New High in COVID-19 Cases
Daily

State Hits New High in COVID-19 Cases

Number tested is higher, but so is percent of positive cases. Disease spreading in state.

Southside Walgreens Offers Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing

Southside Walgreens Offers Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing

Appointment-only, free testing being offered at 6th and Oklahoma.

Eyes on Milwaukee: World’s Tallest Timber Tower To Begin Pre-Leasing
Eyes on Milwaukee

World’s Tallest Timber Tower To Begin Pre-Leasing

Prospective tenants can pick their unit as New Land gears up for construction.

Daily: Wisconsin COVID-19 Testing Grows 69 Percent Week Over Week
Daily

Wisconsin COVID-19 Testing Grows 69 Percent Week Over Week

But the percentage of tests coming back positive isn't falling dramatically.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Vote To Advance Your Favorite Community Project
Eyes on Milwaukee

Vote To Advance Your Favorite Community Project

Co:Lab civic accelerator has groups competing with ideas

Dining: Tosa Restaurant Won’t Open May 1st After All
Dining

Tosa Restaurant Won’t Open May 1st After All

Dan Zierath cites fear of losing his licenses.

Where Are Milwaukeeans Moving To and From?

Where Are Milwaukeeans Moving To and From?

New report studies population flows and early impact of COVID-19.

Daily: Positive Case Rate Falls, But State Wants It Even Lower
Daily

Positive Case Rate Falls, But State Wants It Even Lower

New webpage allows public to track progress on criteria in Badger Bounce Back plan.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Large Downtown Dog Park Coming
Eyes on Milwaukee

Large Downtown Dog Park Coming

Dog run would be built under freeway along the Milwaukee River.

Domestic Violence Surging In Milwaukee

Domestic Violence Surging In Milwaukee

Reports up 28% in April. Officials urge those in unsafe homes to turn to community resources for help.

Evers Reopening State Parks, Forests

Evers Reopening State Parks, Forests

On May 1st, 34 parks across state to reopen, including city's Lakeshore State Park, Havenwoods State Forest.

Wisconsin Needs 600 Contact Tracers

Wisconsin Needs 600 Contact Tracers

State making progress on hiring and training, but still short of 1,000 person goal.

Daily: State’s COVID-19 Death Toll Reaches 300
Daily

State’s COVID-19 Death Toll Reaches 300

72 percent of those who've died have been 70 or older.

City Hall: Johnson Chooses Powerful Committee Chairs
City Hall

Johnson Chooses Powerful Committee Chairs

Not every supporter rewarded. New council president says picks reflect experience, not politics.

Eyes on Milwaukee: $6.9 Million Won for 317 Affordable Apartments
Eyes on Milwaukee

$6.9 Million Won for 317 Affordable Apartments

7 city projects win WHEDA funding that will leverage millions more private dollars.

Health Clinics To Offer Drive-Thru Tests

Health Clinics To Offer Drive-Thru Tests

350 tests per day by 5 community centers including drive-thu tests handled by Wisconsin National Guard.

Janesville Firm Making Millions of Masks

Janesville Firm Making Millions of Masks

Monterey Mills pivots to making 65,000 masks per day for healthcare workers, others.

Daily: Positive Test Rate Falls to Lowest Percentage in 20 Days
Daily

Positive Test Rate Falls to Lowest Percentage in 20 Days

State reports highest testing total ever reported on a Monday.

City Trails State, Nation in Census Response

City Trails State, Nation in Census Response

Each non-response could cost Milwaukee $1,600 per year for next decade.

Plats and Parcels: Affordable Housing Redevelopment for 37th Street School Gets City Funding
Plats and Parcels

Affordable Housing Redevelopment for 37th Street School Gets City Funding

Plus: City assessments top 2008 values for the first time.

Daily: Wisconsin Ends Week With 1,412 New COVID-19 Cases, Surge in Testing
Daily

Wisconsin Ends Week With 1,412 New COVID-19 Cases, Surge in Testing

Despite testing boost, state still has almost three times the capacity.

Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers Draws Praise for Work Addressing COVID-19

Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers Draws Praise for Work Addressing COVID-19

Organization provided tests for over two-thirds of cases on south side. Officials say it is slowing spread.

Daily: COVID-19 Testing Remains High, Positive Case Rate Surges 28%
Daily

COVID-19 Testing Remains High, Positive Case Rate Surges 28%

Brown County passes Milwaukee County for highest case rate. State reports biggest one day case increase.

Friday Photos: $33 Million School Rises in Clarke Square
Friday Photos

$33 Million School Rises in Clarke Square

Cristo Rey will become anchor in southside neighborhood.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Assessments Up 9% to $30.5 Billion
Eyes on Milwaukee

Assessments Up 9% to $30.5 Billion

New values were calculated prior to COVID-19 pandemic.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Harbor View Plaza Upgrades Highlight Freshwater Ecology
Eyes on Milwaukee

Harbor View Plaza Upgrades Highlight Freshwater Ecology

Waterfront park now highlights what's happening above and below water

Daily: COVID-19 Testing Jumps Over 50 Percent To New Record, Cases Rise as Positive Rate Falls
Daily

COVID-19 Testing Jumps Over 50 Percent To New Record, Cases Rise as Positive Rate Falls

Over 3,400 tests performed in last 24 hours, 304 new positive cases.

A Bay View Scavenger Hunt From Rush Mor Records

A Bay View Scavenger Hunt From Rush Mor Records

Free game allows for education, entertainment and exploration.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Rite-Hite Unveils Reed Street Yards HQ Design
Eyes on Milwaukee

Rite-Hite Unveils Reed Street Yards HQ Design

Company plans five-story office building, two-story R&D facility for Walker's Point.

Daily: State Reports Record High COVID-19 Testing Capacity
Daily

State Reports Record High COVID-19 Testing Capacity

But the number of tests performed isn't keeping pace. State officials encourage doctors to test more people.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Despite Being “Essential,” Construction Industry Experiencing Major Delays
Eyes on Milwaukee

Despite Being “Essential,” Construction Industry Experiencing Major Delays

Real estate survey reveals expanding pessimism about length of impact, most businesses still paying rent.

Transportation: Amtrak Hiawatha Train Replaced By Bus During Pandemic
Transportation

Amtrak Hiawatha Train Replaced By Bus During Pandemic

Service already cut from seven round trips per day to one.

Why Aren’t More COVID-19 Tests Given?

Why Aren’t More COVID-19 Tests Given?

More available now, but other factors may limit use, says Department of Health Services official.

Eyes on Milwaukee: New Hotel Planned for Downtown
Eyes on Milwaukee

New Hotel Planned for Downtown

"Adams Hotel" planned for property once occupied by Whiskey Bar.

Council Okays Fines for “Safer at Home” Violators

Council Okays Fines for “Safer at Home” Violators

107 arrests so far by Milwaukee Police; now can issue fines of $500 to enforce state order.

Daily: Biggest One Day COVID-19 Case Increase in Wisconsin
Daily

Biggest One Day COVID-19 Case Increase in Wisconsin

Meatpacking and food processing plant outbreaks create disease clusters beyond Milwaukee County.

MPS Expands Free Meal Sites, Learning Materials

MPS Expands Free Meal Sites, Learning Materials

District now distributing free meals at 25 sites

City Hall: 7 COVID-19 Cases From In-Person Voting?
City Hall

7 COVID-19 Cases From In-Person Voting?

Likely to rise as Health Department reviews all data. Council pushes for absentee voting.

City Hall: The Rise of Cavalier Johnson
City Hall

The Rise of Cavalier Johnson

Up from poverty and getting crushed in his first two runs for office, he's the upstart winner for council president.

City Hall: City Clerk Faces Surprise Opposition
City Hall

City Clerk Faces Surprise Opposition

Nikiya Dodd leads charge to replace Jim Owczarski with Theodore Lipscomb.

Daily: COVID-19 Testing Slows
Daily

COVID-19 Testing Slows

State reports declining testing totals four days in a row, while positive test rate remains steady.

City Hall: Five Women Make Council History
City Hall

Five Women Make Council History

The Milwaukee Common Council now looks more like the city it represents.

City Hall: Johnson Elected Council President
City Hall

Johnson Elected Council President

Second-term Ald. Cavalier Johnson defeats Ashanti Hamilton and Milele Coggs.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Brewery Becoming Rock Climbing Gym
Eyes on Milwaukee

Brewery Becoming Rock Climbing Gym

Adventure Rock reshaping former Milwaukee Brewing building in Walker's Point.

Daily: State Still Not Using Full Testing Capacity
Daily

State Still Not Using Full Testing Capacity

Death toll from COVID-19 grows to 230, 132 in Milwaukee County.

Evers Releases ‘Badger Bounce Back’ Plan

Evers Releases ‘Badger Bounce Back’ Plan

Lays out six criteria for reopening economy, getting Wisconsin back to work.

Tavern League Wants May 1 Reopening

Tavern League Wants May 1 Reopening

Lobbying group wants Evers to allow bars and restaurants to open then, with restrictions.

Dining: Tosa Bar Plans to Open, Defy State
Dining

Tosa Bar Plans to Open, Defy State

Jackson's Blue Ribbon Pub will serve food and drinks. But owner's attorney, family members disagree.

Plats and Parcels: BMO Tower Opens
Plats and Parcels

BMO Tower Opens

Plus: Former Boston Store Building lands office tenant, MAC deal could lose hotel.

Daily: New Data Shows Steady COVID-19 Growth, Nine More Confirmed Deaths
Daily

New Data Shows Steady COVID-19 Growth, Nine More Confirmed Deaths

Number of people tested, percentage testing positive and other figures remain consistent throughout April.

New Mural Honors Healthcare Workers

New Mural Honors Healthcare Workers

Mauricio Ramirez paints "Frontline Heroes" on building at 6th and Lincoln.

Daily: State Reports 154 New COVID-19 Cases
Daily

State Reports 154 New COVID-19 Cases

New positive case total is just below April daily average.

Friday Photos: Bucks Player’s Downtown Apartments Rise
Friday Photos

Bucks Player’s Downtown Apartments Rise

New apartment building takes shape.

COVID-19 Cluster Growing on City’s South Side

COVID-19 Cluster Growing on City’s South Side

Hispanic community being hard hit by fast growing cluster.

Transportation: Milwaukee Area Receives $62 Million in COVID-19 Mass Transit Aid
Transportation

Milwaukee Area Receives $62 Million in COVID-19 Mass Transit Aid

MCTS will receive over $50 million from allocation

Daily: Wisconsin Passes 4,000 COVID-19 Cases, 200 Deaths
Daily

Wisconsin Passes 4,000 COVID-19 Cases, 200 Deaths

Statewide ventilator use drops

Colectivo Reopens Riverwest and Wauwatosa Cafes

Colectivo Reopens Riverwest and Wauwatosa Cafes

Walk-up windows installed, smartphone app facilitates curbside pickup

24 Groups Win Healthy Food Grants From City

24 Groups Win Healthy Food Grants From City

New grant program focused on increasing access to, providing education on healthy foods.

Officials Want Physicians To Request More COVID-19 Tests

Officials Want Physicians To Request More COVID-19 Tests

Testing capacity is more than triple what's being requested. Officials want doctors to test more people.

Evers Joins Six Governors in Planning Reopening

Evers Joins Six Governors in Planning Reopening

Wisconsin partners with Michigan, Ohio, Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky.

Daily: Wisconsin’s COVID-19 Testing Capacity Doubles In Past Week
Daily

Wisconsin’s COVID-19 Testing Capacity Doubles In Past Week

Twenty-nine labs can now process a total of 7,578 tests per day

Evers Extends “Safer at Home” Until May 26th, Loosens Restrictions

Evers Extends “Safer at Home” Until May 26th, Loosens Restrictions

Golf courses can open, but the school year is canceled.

City Hall: Proposal Would Mail Milwaukee Voters Absentee Request Forms
City Hall

Proposal Would Mail Milwaukee Voters Absentee Request Forms

Proposal from incoming Dimitrijevic would make it easier for people to vote in November election.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Dubbel Dutch Delineates Design
Eyes on Milwaukee

Dubbel Dutch Delineates Design

Downtown boutique hotel reveals interior designs, management team, plans June opening.

Daily: 166 New Cases of COVID-19 in Wisconsin, 3,721 Total
Daily

166 New Cases of COVID-19 in Wisconsin, 3,721 Total

Death toll reaches 182

City Health: White City Worker Wins Racial Bias Payout
City Health

White City Worker Wins Racial Bias Payout

Health department employee's claims involve former interim commissioner Patricia McManus.

City Hall: Plastic Straw Ban Went Into Effect, Did Anyone Notice?
City Hall

Plastic Straw Ban Went Into Effect, Did Anyone Notice?

As of yesterday, city restaurants and bars must obey. Which is the least of their concerns.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Approves Wisconsin Center Deal
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Approves Wisconsin Center Deal

Expansion approved and could pay $1 million per year to Milwaukee. But Bauman, others doubt it.

Daily: Testing Slowing, But Death Rate Hasn’t
Daily

Testing Slowing, But Death Rate Hasn’t

170 deaths from disease as week-over-week testing total falls.

City Hall: Council Bids Farewell to Bob and Tony
City Hall

Council Bids Farewell to Bob and Tony

Aldermen Bob Donovan and Tony Zielinski attend their last council meeting and get a warm sendoff.

12 Election Takeaways

12 Election Takeaways

How high was turnout, lawyers will be busy, girl power, streetcar wins again and a new council president?

Some 6,000 City Ballots Lost in Mail

Some 6,000 City Ballots Lost in Mail

Ballots from Fox Point, Appleton, Oshkosh also lost. All went to downtown Milwaukee postal office.

Daily: Number of COVID-19 Tests Falls to Three-Week Low as Death Toll Grows
Daily

Number of COVID-19 Tests Falls to Three-Week Low as Death Toll Grows

Easter aberration or decline in test demand?

City Accepts Ballots Without Clear Postmarks

City Accepts Ballots Without Clear Postmarks

390 of 11,141 ballots received after election day had missing or illegible post marks.

“Voter Suppression At Its Worst,” DNC Chair Tom Perez Says

“Voter Suppression At Its Worst,” DNC Chair Tom Perez Says

National Democratic Party may sue over Wisconsin's April 7th election.

Daily: 3,341 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Wisconsin
Daily

3,341 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Wisconsin

ICU bed availability drops

Milwaukee Election Commission “Zoom Bombed”

Milwaukee Election Commission “Zoom Bombed”

While attempting to decide what to do about ballots, meeting is interrupted by graphic content.

Plats and Parcels: City Housing Program Targets Emerging Developers
Plats and Parcels

City Housing Program Targets Emerging Developers

MERI 2.0 intended to create jobs, train developers and rehab tax-foreclosed homes.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Boarded Up Businesses Appear Across Milwaukee
Eyes on Milwaukee

Boarded Up Businesses Appear Across Milwaukee

Modern furniture store, a grocery store and gas stations are all covered in plywood.

Daily: Despite Slowing Growth Rate, No End in Sight for “Safer at Home”
Daily

Despite Slowing Growth Rate, No End in Sight for “Safer at Home”

"Science will determine what reopening looks like and when that will happen," said Evers.

Friday Photos: Downtown Hotel Trio Takes Shape
Friday Photos

Downtown Hotel Trio Takes Shape

Will DNC postponement allow hotels to open in time?

Thousands of Absentee Ballots Might Not Count

Thousands of Absentee Ballots Might Not Count

Wisconsin Elections Commissions deadlocks on what to do about unpostmarked ballots.

Eyes on Milwaukee: New Northwest Side Assisted Living Facility Gets Committee Approval
Eyes on Milwaukee

New Northwest Side Assisted Living Facility Gets Committee Approval

Construction could start in June.

African-Americans Hard Hit By COVID-19 Across Wisconsin

African-Americans Hard Hit By COVID-19 Across Wisconsin

African-American disparity isn't just a Milwaukee problem.

Daily: COVID-19 Testing Capacity Continues To Outpace Actual Testing
Daily

COVID-19 Testing Capacity Continues To Outpace Actual Testing

State officials say they've expanded guidance to allow more people to be tested.

Inside Milwaukee’s Vote Counting Operation

Inside Milwaukee’s Vote Counting Operation

Over 200 workers sort, count and process thousands of ballots in a downtown office building.

Milwaukee County Hospitals Increase Capacity

Milwaukee County Hospitals Increase Capacity

50 percent more hospital beds, double ICU beds as hospitals convert spaces to prepare for the worst.

See Wisconsin’s Hospital Usage With New Dashboard

See Wisconsin’s Hospital Usage With New Dashboard

Interactive dashboard allows public daily insight into hospital capacity.

Daily: 2,885 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Wisconsin
Daily

2,885 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Wisconsin

Death total has grown to 111, including 68 in Milwaukee County.

Port Renaming Boat “Larry Sullivan” After 53-Year City Employee

Port Renaming Boat “Larry Sullivan” After 53-Year City Employee

Sullivan retired last week after nearly three decades as port's chief engineer.

Wisconsin Closes State Parks, Including Lakeshore in Milwaukee

Wisconsin Closes State Parks, Including Lakeshore in Milwaukee

Havenwoods State Forest on city's north side also closed.

City Calls for USPS Investigation Into Missing Ballots

City Calls for USPS Investigation Into Missing Ballots

Tubs of ballots are showing up across Wisconsin that didn't get mailed to voters.

Daily: COVID-19 Death Total Crosses 100 in Wisconsin
Daily

COVID-19 Death Total Crosses 100 in Wisconsin

2,756 positive cases, including 1,417 in Milwaukee County.

Milwaukee’s Voter Turnout Is Way Down

Milwaukee’s Voter Turnout Is Way Down

18,803 voted in person. Total current turnout less than half that in April 2016.

Why Does Madison Have More Voting Sites Than Milwaukee?

Why Does Madison Have More Voting Sites Than Milwaukee?

It's less than half the size, but has 13 times the voting sites and three times the workforce.

No Election Results Until April 13th

No Election Results Until April 13th

Results won't be reported until next week, to allow time for all absentee ballots to arrive.

Photo Gallery: Long Lines at Milwaukee’s Polling Places
Photo Gallery

Long Lines at Milwaukee’s Polling Places

Voters turn out to vote in-person, most wearing masks. See our photos.

Daily: 2,578 COVID-19 Cases in Wisconsin, 92 Deaths
Daily

2,578 COVID-19 Cases in Wisconsin, 92 Deaths

Death total has grown five-fold in past week.

Vote Tuesday: Learn More About The Candidates On Your Ballot
Vote Tuesday

Learn More About The Candidates On Your Ballot

Full list of candidates on the ballot, polling sites and ballot drop sites for Milwaukee voters.

Where Are the Missing Ballots?

Where Are the Missing Ballots?

While municipalities search for missing ballots, voters can still go to the polls Tuesday.

Absentee Ballots Must Be Mailed Back By April 7th

Absentee Ballots Must Be Mailed Back By April 7th

All absentee ballots must be postmarked and mailed Tuesday. US Supreme Court rules on Wisconsin election.

Supreme Court Reinstates Election, Overrules Evers

Supreme Court Reinstates Election, Overrules Evers

April 7th in-person election will occur as scheduled says court.

Judge Mosley Hospitalized With COVID-19

Judge Mosley Hospitalized With COVID-19

Derek Mosely improving after 8 days in ICU. "The most frightening experience of my life."

Daily: 2,440 Positive Cases of COVID-19, Testing Capacity Growing
Daily

2,440 Positive Cases of COVID-19, Testing Capacity Growing

27 percent of confirmed cases have required hospitalization.

Governor Evers Suspends In-Person Voting Until June

Governor Evers Suspends In-Person Voting Until June

UPDATE: Wisconsin Supreme Court overrules Evers, reinstates election.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Bay View Developer Thinks Small
Eyes on Milwaukee

Bay View Developer Thinks Small

Ryan Konicek plans new housing concept, single-unit apartment building on S. Logan Ave.

Plats and Parcels: Investor Buys Signature Downer Ave Properties
Plats and Parcels

Investor Buys Signature Downer Ave Properties

Seattle firm acquires much of East Side commercial corridor, including Downer Theatre building.

Daily: Wisconsin Reports 2,267 COVID-19 Cases, 624 Hospitalizations
Daily

Wisconsin Reports 2,267 COVID-19 Cases, 624 Hospitalizations

Death total has risen to 68. 1,148 cases in Milwaukee County.

Vote Absentee: Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors Candidates
Vote Absentee

Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors Candidates

Only three of the 18 races are contested.

Daily: Wisconsin Reports 2,122 Positive COVID-19 Cases, 56 Deaths
Daily

Wisconsin Reports 2,122 Positive COVID-19 Cases, 56 Deaths

Despite record increases, officials believe curve is flattening, "safer at home" working.

Mayoral Candidate Sues To Delay Election

Mayoral Candidate Sues To Delay Election

Lena Taylor's suit alleges African Americans disenfranchised by city's changes to early voting.

Vote Absentee: Common Council Candidates
Vote Absentee

Common Council Candidates

Ten contested races could reshape 15-member council.

Photo Gallery: Drive-Up Voting
Photo Gallery

Drive-Up Voting

City service runs through this weekend, offers alternative to mail-in and in-person voting.

Resist Spring Fever

Resist Spring Fever

Practice social distancing, avoid leaving home when possible.

Friday Photos: St. Rita Square Nears Completion
Friday Photos

St. Rita Square Nears Completion

New senior housing complex on Lower East Side appears nearly complete alongside modern version of "Little Pink Church"

Milwaukee Will Have Only Five In-Person Voting Sites

Milwaukee Will Have Only Five In-Person Voting Sites

As city is short over 1,000 poll workers, polling sites reduced from 180 to 5.

Wisconsin Records Biggest One Day COVID-19 Testing Total, 1,916 Positive Cases

Wisconsin Records Biggest One Day COVID-19 Testing Total, 1,916 Positive Cases

Positives cases growing in linear, not exponential fashion.

Governor Evers Calls Special Legislative Session To Delay Election

Governor Evers Calls Special Legislative Session To Delay Election

Will the Legislature act? Evers wants mail-in election.

Absentee Ballot Deadlines Extended, Election Not Delayed by Federal Judge

Absentee Ballot Deadlines Extended, Election Not Delayed by Federal Judge

Ballots must now be received by April 13th at 4 p.m., a six day delay.

Convention Center, State Fair Park Could Become 1,200 Bed Facilities

Convention Center, State Fair Park Could Become 1,200 Bed Facilities

"Alternative care sites" could be operated by federal government.

1,730 COVID-19 Cases in Wisconsin, 869 in Milwaukee County

1,730 COVID-19 Cases in Wisconsin, 869 in Milwaukee County

Milwaukee County reports 20 deaths from disease, 17 were African Americans.

DNC Postponed To Mid-August

DNC Postponed To Mid-August

"I consider this extremely good news," says Mayor. Democratic Party remains committed to Milwaukee.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Convention Center District Authorizes $420 Million Expansion, Raises Hotel Tax
Eyes on Milwaukee

Convention Center District Authorizes $420 Million Expansion, Raises Hotel Tax

District still aiming for 2023 opening even though bonds can't be sold.

DNC “Should Not Be Our Priority,” Barrett Says

DNC “Should Not Be Our Priority,” Barrett Says

Mayor says he's focused on pandemic and city has halted work on Democratic Convention.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Real Estate Survey Shows Big Changes
Eyes on Milwaukee

Real Estate Survey Shows Big Changes

Amid pandemic, companies renegotiate leases, accept interest-only payments, buy from panic sellers.

1,550 COVID-19 Cases, Biggest One Day Increase

1,550 COVID-19 Cases, Biggest One Day Increase

State reports 26 percent of individuals with confirmed cases are hospitalized.

City Hall: Should City Workers Get COVID Bonus?
City Hall

Should City Workers Get COVID Bonus?

Public Works employees can't work from home, face more risk of COVID-19.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Hudson Business Lounge Shuts Down
Eyes on Milwaukee

Hudson Business Lounge Shuts Down

Third Ward coworking space and cafe closing permanently after eight years in business.

State Will Use Hotel As Isolation Facility

State Will Use Hotel As Isolation Facility

110-room Super 8 hotel near airport will be converted to facility for milder COVID-19 cases.

City Forecasts Election Results Two Days Late

City Forecasts Election Results Two Days Late

180 polling sites to become no more than 12 because so few poll workers available.

How Many Milwaukeeans Can Work From Home?

How Many Milwaukeeans Can Work From Home?

City ranks far behind Madison, but ahead of national average and state's other metro areas.

1,351 Positive COVID-19 Cases in Wisconsin, 674 in Milwaukee County

1,351 Positive COVID-19 Cases in Wisconsin, 674 in Milwaukee County

State working with private partners to double testing capacity.

Brew City: Broken Bat Will Open New Brewery
Brew City

Broken Bat Will Open New Brewery

Opening day on Wednesday, with four packs and 22-ounce bottles to go for baseball-themed brewery.

Vote Absentee: City Treasurer Candidates
Vote Absentee

City Treasurer Candidates

Spencer Coggs versus Brandon Methu in race to be city's property tax collector.

Vote Absentee: City Attorney Candidates
Vote Absentee

City Attorney Candidates

Langley versus Spencer for a four-year term as city's lawyer.

Shut-Off Proposal Called ‘Dictator Like’

Shut-Off Proposal Called ‘Dictator Like’

Ald. Rainey wants water, electric shut off for businesses violating shutdown. Mayor, governor disagree.

City Hall: Barrett, Taylor Debate Remotely for Mayor
City Hall

Barrett, Taylor Debate Remotely for Mayor

Barrett says he's a stable hand in tumultuous time. Taylor she's already leading.

State Has 1,221 COVID-19 Cases, Exploring Field Hospital Locations

State Has 1,221 COVID-19 Cases, Exploring Field Hospital Locations

State says data on hospitalization coming soon.

New Report: State’s Predicted Pandemic Peak Is April 26
New Report

State’s Predicted Pandemic Peak Is April 26

Peak moved up from May 22, behind many states in flattening curve, death toll up 53%.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Wisconsin Center Faces 50% Revenue Cut
Eyes on Milwaukee

Wisconsin Center Faces 50% Revenue Cut

But CEO Marty Brooks still pushing to expand center, issue bonds during pandemic.

Plats and Parcels: City Could Get Cash From Convention Center Expansion
Plats and Parcels

City Could Get Cash From Convention Center Expansion

Wisconsin Center District still pushing for expansion even though it can't sell bonds.

Archdiocese To House Homeless During Crisis

Archdiocese To House Homeless During Crisis

Facility that once housed nuns will provide housing for COVID-19 recovery, prevention.

Vote Absentee: Comptroller Candidates
Vote Absentee

Comptroller Candidates

Fields versus Sawa in open race for position as city's chief financial officer.

Vote Absentee: Mayoral Candidates
Vote Absentee

Mayoral Candidates

Barrett versus Taylor for a four-year term leading the Cream City.

State’s COVID-19 Case Count Rises to 1,112

State’s COVID-19 Case Count Rises to 1,112

10 deaths in Milwaukee County as of Sunday morning, all African Americans older than 50.

Vote Absentee: Milwaukee County Executive
Vote Absentee

Milwaukee County Executive

Crowley and Larson vie for the top executive position in Milwaukee County.

Study Projects 853 COVID-19 Deaths in Wisconsin, 81,114 Nationwide

Study Projects 853 COVID-19 Deaths in Wisconsin, 81,114 Nationwide

Based on limited data, study predicts Wisconsin may not see its peak until May 22nd, last in the country.

Over 1,000 COVID-19 Cases in Wisconsin

Over 1,000 COVID-19 Cases in Wisconsin

State reports over 2,000 tests processed in one day for the first time.

Vote Absentee: Milwaukee County Circuit Court – Branch 29
Vote Absentee

Milwaukee County Circuit Court – Branch 29

Gabler vs Kiefer for one of two contested Milwaukee County Circuit Court seats.

Vote Absentee: Milwaukee County Circuit Court – Branch 5
Vote Absentee

Milwaukee County Circuit Court – Branch 5

Blomme vs Dedinsky in one of two contested Milwaukee County circuit court races.

Vote Absentee: Wisconsin Supreme Court Candidates
Vote Absentee

Wisconsin Supreme Court Candidates

Karofsky vs Kelly for a 10-year term on the state's highest court.

Friday Photos: Construction Underway on Second Phase of Wellness Commons
Friday Photos

Construction Underway on Second Phase of Wellness Commons

Project will bring investment, new office space to Lindsay Heights.

Governor Calls for Mail-In Election

Governor Calls for Mail-In Election

Governor Tony Evers calls for all registered votes to be mailed ballots.

842 COVID-19 Cases in Wisconsin, “Crisis Within A Crisis” in Milwaukee

842 COVID-19 Cases in Wisconsin, “Crisis Within A Crisis” in Milwaukee

Evers acknowledges disparate racial impact in Milwaukee, says CDC is studying matter.

Governor Evers Blocks Evictions, Foreclosures During Pandemic

Governor Evers Blocks Evictions, Foreclosures During Pandemic

Emergency order in effect for 60 days.

Transportation: Port Milwaukee Traffic Up In 2020
Transportation

Port Milwaukee Traffic Up In 2020

Less ice on Great Lakes allows port to keep working through winter.

City Will Accept Absentee Ballots, Serve as Required Witness at Five Sites

City Will Accept Absentee Ballots, Serve as Required Witness at Five Sites

56,000 absentee ballots requested already. Lawsuits pending in court could change election.

Half of Wisconsin Counties Have COVID-19 Cases

Half of Wisconsin Counties Have COVID-19 Cases

Officials caution that it will be confirmed everywhere. 707 total cases in Wisconsin.

Medical Examiner Launches Public Data Portal

Medical Examiner Launches Public Data Portal

Public can get accurate information on COVID-19 cases, other deaths.

Milwaukee Metro Area Ranks 6th Nationally for COVID-19 Case Rate

Milwaukee Metro Area Ranks 6th Nationally for COVID-19 Case Rate

Four-county area has more cases per 100,000 residents than Chicago and San Francisco.

City Hall: Mixed Results on ACLU Settlement Compliance
City Hall

Mixed Results on ACLU Settlement Compliance

Settlement monitor praises commitment by FPC and MPD to getting into compliance.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City To Do Video Inspections of Projects
Eyes on Milwaukee

City To Do Video Inspections of Projects

With drop-off location for plans. Goal to protect workers yet keep construction going.

State Has Biggest One-Day Jump in COVID-19 Cases

State Has Biggest One-Day Jump in COVID-19 Cases

585 cases Wednesday, up from 457 Tuesday, and 7 deaths, as disease spreads.

Alderman Asks Hospital for Free Testing

Alderman Asks Hospital for Free Testing

COVID-19 hits black population hard, many cases within a mile of St. Joseph Hospital.

City Hall: Council Overrides Mayor’s Veto
City Hall

Council Overrides Mayor’s Veto

Should Friends of Housing contract be terminated? Did mayor violate attorney-client privilege or council violate city charter?

State Reports 457 COVID-19 Cases, Up From 416

State Reports 457 COVID-19 Cases, Up From 416

But officials say actual total is higher. "We have a limited window into the number of cases."

Eyes on Milwaukee: Council Delays Convention Expansion?
Eyes on Milwaukee

Council Delays Convention Expansion?

9-4 vote seeks to prevent convention center expansion during pandemic.

Governor Issues “Safer at Home” Order

Governor Issues “Safer at Home” Order

Starting Wednesday no playdates or team sports. People must "start taking this seriously."

Barrett Calls for Mail-In Only Election, Delay

Barrett Calls for Mail-In Only Election, Delay

Calls on governor to move back election "or this issue is going to explode."

City Issues “Stay at Home” Order For Wednesday

City Issues “Stay at Home” Order For Wednesday

"Essential" activity allowed is broadly defined, but message clear: please stay home.

Why Flattening The Curve Matters

Why Flattening The Curve Matters

Mayor Tom Barrett lays out how Wisconsin could be short by 56,000 hospital beds.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City May Use Hotels for Quarantine
Eyes on Milwaukee

City May Use Hotels for Quarantine

Modeled on Chicago's program to slow COVID-19's spread, provide economic support.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Donut Shop Planned for 41st and North
Eyes on Milwaukee

Donut Shop Planned for 41st and North

Fred Chambers grew up in neighborhood, plans to revitalize vacant building.

State Has One-Day Drop in COVID-19 Tests

State Has One-Day Drop in COVID-19 Tests

For first time in a week, the growth rate of new cases, positive and negative, slows.

City Will Also Issue “Stay at Home” Order

City Will Also Issue “Stay at Home” Order

The goal: to "send a message about how serious this is," said Mayor Barrett.

Evers Reverses Course, Announces “Stay at Home” Order

Evers Reverses Course, Announces “Stay at Home” Order

Will suspend non-essential, in-person business. Individuals still allowed to leave home.

Milwaukee Cancels Early Voting

Milwaukee Cancels Early Voting

UPDATE: Barrett calls for election to be postponed or switched to mail-in only voting.

Plats and Parcels: Convention Center Expansion Paused
Plats and Parcels

Convention Center Expansion Paused

Market uncertainty will prevent necessary bond sale to finance Wisconsin Center expansion.

381 Cases of COVID-19 in Wisconsin, 4 Deaths

381 Cases of COVID-19 in Wisconsin, 4 Deaths

"Stay at home," says Governor Tony Evers in simple message on how Wisconsinites can help.

281 COVID-19 Cases in Wisconsin, Four Deaths

281 COVID-19 Cases in Wisconsin, Four Deaths

Case count is lagging indicator of effectiveness of social distancing, other measures.

Dining: Lucky Liu’s Temporarily Closes, Cites Racial Tension
Dining

Lucky Liu’s Temporarily Closes, Cites Racial Tension

Chinese-Japanese restaurant says employees have been verbally attacked.

Online Voter Registration Reinstated by Federal Judge

Online Voter Registration Reinstated by Federal Judge

You still have time to register to vote absentee. Republican Party sought to have suit dismissed.

Friday Photos: River One Rises Over Harbor District
Friday Photos

River One Rises Over Harbor District

Michels' new office building hits the heights.

Governor Evers Doesn’t Want Election Rescheduled

Governor Evers Doesn’t Want Election Rescheduled

Governor said he's open to mail-in only voting. Encourages everyone to request absentee ballots.

Evers Doesn’t Believe Wisconsin Will Need “Shelter in Place” Order

Evers Doesn’t Believe Wisconsin Will Need “Shelter in Place” Order

COVID-19 cases rising exponentially, now at 206, state working on supply shortages

First City of Milwaukee COVID-19 Death Reported

First City of Milwaukee COVID-19 Death Reported

Case is Milwaukee County's first death, third in the state.

Mayor Tom Barrett Exposed to COVID-19, In Self-Quarantine

Mayor Tom Barrett Exposed to COVID-19, In Self-Quarantine

Barrett will continue to work from home for the next 14 days.

Bittercube Offering Delivery Cocktails, Online Classes

Bittercube Offering Delivery Cocktails, Online Classes

Milwaukee bitters manufacturer gets creative to raise revenue, provide entertainment.

Urban (Coronavirus) Ideas: Suspend Alternate Side Parking Rule
Urban (Coronavirus) Ideas

Suspend Alternate Side Parking Rule

UPDATE: After publication city suspends many parking rules

155 COVID-19 Cases in Wisconsin, 50% More Counties Affected

155 COVID-19 Cases in Wisconsin, 50% More Counties Affected

One-day increase exceeds Thursday's total number of cases.

Grocery Stores, Amazon Hiring

Grocery Stores, Amazon Hiring

Local stores also operating special, reserved hours for high-risk populations.

State Launches Programs To Aid Business

State Launches Programs To Aid Business

Loan and grant programs intended to provide bridge for businesses hurt by pandemic.

Hospital Care Needed in 31% of U.S. COVID-19 Cases

Hospital Care Needed in 31% of U.S. COVID-19 Cases

CDC report on first 4,226 cases shows death rate about 3.4%, skewing toward elderly.

106 Cases of COVID-19 in Wisconsin

106 Cases of COVID-19 in Wisconsin

Cases continue to grow, as does the rate of growth.

Voters Wanting Absentee Ballot Must be Registered by March 18th

Voters Wanting Absentee Ballot Must be Registered by March 18th

But the deadline for registered voters to request absentee ballots is April 2nd.

City Hall: Common Council Transforms Meetings
City Hall

Common Council Transforms Meetings

For social distancing: no full council meetings, remote voting allowed, no media on site.

Coronavirus Artist Relief Drive Launched

Coronavirus Artist Relief Drive Launched

ImagineMKE seeks to raise $50,000, provide grants of up-to $500 for artists.

Taverns: Insurer Denies Claims From Taverns
Taverns

Insurer Denies Claims From Taverns

Coverage for "Civil Authority" shutdowns has exclusion for "loss due to virus."

Eyes on Milwaukee: National Ave. Affordable Housing Moves Forward
Eyes on Milwaukee

National Ave. Affordable Housing Moves Forward

But is it ugly? Committee debates design of Thirteen31 building at 13th and National.

72 Cases of COVID-19 in Wisconsin

72 Cases of COVID-19 in Wisconsin

And state closes all bars and restaurants. "Stay home if you can," says Gov. Evers.

Dining: Bars, Restaurants Ordered to Close
Dining

Bars, Restaurants Ordered to Close

Milwaukee and 10 suburbs order no in-house service. Carryouts and delivery only.

Dining: Evers Says State Bars, Restaurants Can Stay Open
Dining

Evers Says State Bars, Restaurants Can Stay Open

But must operate at 50 percent of their fire code capacity or 50 people maximum.

Health: 47 Cases of COVID-19 in Wisconsin
Health

47 Cases of COVID-19 in Wisconsin

One had recovered and 504 negative tests. Cases and testing resources continue to grow.

MPS Offers Breakfast and Lunch To Go

MPS Offers Breakfast and Lunch To Go

Free breakfast, lunch and instructional kits offered at 20 school sites, see our list.

Please Vote Absentee In Spring Election

Please Vote Absentee In Spring Election

Mayor Barrett urges voters to use mail-in ballots, seeks legislative changes to improve access, safety.

Dining: List of Restaurants Offering Delivery, Carryout
Dining

List of Restaurants Offering Delivery, Carryout

List growing as many restaurants change focus to carryout to slow virus.

Plats and Parcels: How Historic Are Jefferson St. Buildings?
Plats and Parcels

How Historic Are Jefferson St. Buildings?

Ald. Bauman nominates the street's Civil War-era buildings for historic designation.

Want $130? City Needs Poll Workers

Want $130? City Needs Poll Workers

More than 50% of 1,800 poll workers are over 60, city wants them to stay home.

Friday Photos: Rexnord’s Secret Headquarters
Friday Photos

Rexnord’s Secret Headquarters

Company is moving HQ downtown, but still hasn't publicly announced deal.

City Hall: Public Meeting, Courthouse Cancelations Begin
City Hall

Public Meeting, Courthouse Cancelations Begin

City, county both cancel their first meetings as COVID-19 closures and postponements grow.

City Hall: Milwaukee on 70-Year Pace To Replace Lead Laterals
City Hall

Milwaukee on 70-Year Pace To Replace Lead Laterals

What will the city do for property owners that want to voluntarily replace their laterals?

Dining: Southern Restaurant Will Open in Base of Huron Building
Dining

Southern Restaurant Will Open in Base of Huron Building

This is the 18th location for Tupelo Honey Southern Kitchen & Bar that will serve "scratch-made" southern food.

City Hall: Milwaukee Will Cut Down 900 of Its Ash Trees
City Hall

Milwaukee Will Cut Down 900 of Its Ash Trees

Federal grant funds replacement of trees ravaged by Emerald Ash Borer.

City Hall: Audit Gives Water Works High Marks
City Hall

Audit Gives Water Works High Marks

Outside audit of city utility found good practices for lead reduction, water quality monitoring.

City Hall: Milwaukee Preparing for the Arrival of Coronavirus
City Hall

Milwaukee Preparing for the Arrival of Coronavirus

Scale of virus outbreak in Wisconsin doubles during press conference as Barrett asks Evers to declare statewide emergency.

Eyes on Milwaukee: North Shore Readies First Downtown Bank
Eyes on Milwaukee

North Shore Readies First Downtown Bank

North Shore Bank's homey downtown branch could have patio cookouts.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Event Celebrates Latino-Led Real Estate
Eyes on Milwaukee

Event Celebrates Latino-Led Real Estate

Urbano is first annual Hispanic focused commercial real estate conference in Milwaukee.

City Hall: Milwaukee Moving to Biweekly Recycling Pickup
City Hall

Milwaukee Moving to Biweekly Recycling Pickup

$1 million grant from non-profit will kickstart program. Change would start in early 2021.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Selling “Prime” E. North Ave Site
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Selling “Prime” E. North Ave Site

Seeks developer for Riverwest site that could host affordable housing.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Third Ward Complex Needs Air Space Lease
Eyes on Milwaukee

Third Ward Complex Needs Air Space Lease

City Plan Commission okays 60-unit complex built over electrical substation, sidewalk.

Eyes on Milwaukee: World’s Tallest Timber Tower Gets First Okay
Eyes on Milwaukee

World’s Tallest Timber Tower Gets First Okay

City Plan Commission approves increase in Ascent's height to 25 floors.

Transportation: State Wins $27 Million For Hiawatha Line
Transportation

State Wins $27 Million For Hiawatha Line

Federal grant will help fund expansion needed to add trips to and from Chicago.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Commission Okays Rezoning for Wantable
Eyes on Milwaukee

Commission Okays Rezoning for Wantable

Company to double in size, add public cafe to new Walker's Point headquarters.

Plats and Parcels: 11 Key Details About the Convention Center Expansion
Plats and Parcels

11 Key Details About the Convention Center Expansion

Plus: Rite-Hite moving to city, Mitchell Street mystery, Lower East Side projects still alive.

Friday Photos: Saint John’s New Tower Opens
Friday Photos

Saint John’s New Tower Opens

Work remains on connector building between new building and existing campus.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Rite-Hite Will Move HQ, 300 Employees to Reed Street Yards
Eyes on Milwaukee

Rite-Hite Will Move HQ, 300 Employees to Reed Street Yards

Company will relocate from suburban Brown Deer.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Renderings Released for Convention Center Expansion
Eyes on Milwaukee

Renderings Released for Convention Center Expansion

District board releases final design of expanded Wisconsin Center.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Travaux Gets Entrepreneurial
Eyes on Milwaukee

Travaux Gets Entrepreneurial

City-affiliated entity lands private contract to oversee construction.

Eyes on Milwaukee: South Side Playfield Will Get Overhaul
Eyes on Milwaukee

South Side Playfield Will Get Overhaul

Modrzejewski will see new life under plan from Milwaukee Recreation.

Eyes on Milwaukee: New Land Plans Event Space on Farwell
Eyes on Milwaukee

New Land Plans Event Space on Farwell

Development firm transforming 95-year-old building.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Metro Area Lacks New Mid-Level Homes
Eyes on Milwaukee

Metro Area Lacks New Mid-Level Homes

GMAR report shows home market in metro area distorted, with first-time home buyers dominating.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Mitchell Street’s Mystery Building
Eyes on Milwaukee

Mitchell Street’s Mystery Building

Actually two buildings covered by paneling that developer plans to restore. What will he find?

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Shines Light On Solar Project
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Shines Light On Solar Project

Largest solar array in Milwaukee could be operational by end of 2020.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Wants $5 Million of Hotel Tax Per Year
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Wants $5 Million of Hotel Tax Per Year

Council may rescind support for convention center expansion without its historic cut of tax restored.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Sheridan Apartments Could Be Nationally Recognized
Eyes on Milwaukee

Sheridan Apartments Could Be Nationally Recognized

Rick Wiegand nominates Wisconsin Ave. building for National Register of Historic Places.

Eyes on Milwaukee: No, This Monstrosity Isn’t Historic
Eyes on Milwaukee

No, This Monstrosity Isn’t Historic

Century-old Wisconsin Ave. mansion can become a parking lot, Historic Commission rules.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Moves to Fire Deconstruction Firm
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Moves to Fire Deconstruction Firm

Spencer Renovation unresponsive to city officials, not working on city-owned homes.

Plats and Parcels: UWM Gets Okay to Partially Demolish Columbia Hospital
Plats and Parcels

UWM Gets Okay to Partially Demolish Columbia Hospital

Plus: Council could delay convention center expansion, MSOE expanding nursing facilities.

Transportation: SUV Driver Runs Into The Hop
Transportation

SUV Driver Runs Into The Hop

Driver crossed travel lanes turning south onto Broadway. First collision with moving vehicle.

Friday Photos: Quartet Nears Completion
Friday Photos

Quartet Nears Completion

Building will join Trio in Walker's Point as New Land Enterprises develops sites along S. 2nd St.

DNC Host Committee Hires New Leaders

DNC Host Committee Hires New Leaders

Board picks two prominent female leaders to lead Milwaukee 2020.

City Hall: Perez Leads Termination of Friends of Housing Contract
City Hall

Perez Leads Termination of Friends of Housing Contract

Frustrated by nuisance properties, Alderman takes aim at organization's city contracts.

City Hall: Ballots Won’t Have Duplicate Gerrymandering Questions
City Hall

Ballots Won’t Have Duplicate Gerrymandering Questions

City rescinds its referendum question after Milwaukee County passed a similar measure.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Second Phase of Avenir Apartments Advancing
Eyes on Milwaukee

Second Phase of Avenir Apartments Advancing

Developer selects Stevens to lead construction, building permit applied for.

Urban Ideas: Make MCTS Free During DNC
Urban Ideas

Make MCTS Free During DNC

Free bus rides could make the convention hassle-free for Milwaukeeans.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Emergency Housing Program Stalls
Eyes on Milwaukee

Emergency Housing Program Stalls

Proposal for 10 multi-family homes for those at-risk could face funding gap, other issues.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Five Libraries to Add Green Infrastructure
Eyes on Milwaukee

Five Libraries to Add Green Infrastructure

$1.6 million for green roofs, porous pavement, bioswales, trees and more.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Plans Walker’s Point Water Trail
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Plans Walker’s Point Water Trail

A Water Centric City tells its story. Trail could include a beach, public art, other attractions.

City Hall:  Developers Must Monitor Homes on Hold
City Hall

Developers Must Monitor Homes on Hold

Under new policy, developers must watchdog city-owned homes held for them to buy.

Eyes on Milwaukee: What To Do About Century City?
Eyes on Milwaukee

What To Do About Century City?

Bailout needed; what's the impact of losing Strauss or trying to start a hemp farm?

City Hall: Police To Lease Two Buildings During DNC
City Hall

Police To Lease Two Buildings During DNC

Locations well outside Downtown for "security-related purposes" during convention.

Transportation: City Plans 4 Pedestrian, Bicycling Projects
Transportation

City Plans 4 Pedestrian, Bicycling Projects

Seeks federal funds to help pay $2.8 million costs for new bike trail, other upgrades.

City Hall: City’s Permit Could Charge Summerfest
City Hall

City’s Permit Could Charge Summerfest

Revised special events permit could charge festival full price of police security.

Plats and Parcels: Strauss Closes Door on Milwaukee Move
Plats and Parcels

Strauss Closes Door on Milwaukee Move

Plus: An abandoned basement discovered in former Grand Avenue Mall.

Friday Photos: The Huron Rises Above
Friday Photos

The Huron Rises Above

New office building is now taller than its historic neighbors.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Wins Grant for New Park on 31st and Galena
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Wins Grant for New Park on 31st and Galena

Pump track, sepak takraw courts will cater to cyclists and area's Southeast Asian population. Builds on previous support from Green Bay Packers.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Renner Plans Third Ward Office Building
Eyes on Milwaukee

Renner Plans Third Ward Office Building

Developer hopes to start townhome construction in coming months.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Cathedral Square Improvements, Century City Bailout Get First Approval
Eyes on Milwaukee

Cathedral Square Improvements, Century City Bailout Get First Approval

$16 million plan would repay debt, improve park, rebuild streets.

City Hall: Committee Approves Large Solar Deal After Contentious Debate
City Hall

Committee Approves Large Solar Deal After Contentious Debate

Ald. Bob Bauman's amendments attempt to set baseline, grow value of deal.

Transportation: Streetcar Kiosks Could Bring In $500,000 Annually
Transportation

Streetcar Kiosks Could Bring In $500,000 Annually

System of 35 interactive kiosks could be online as early as May.

Eyes on Milwaukee: April Start for Bay View Apartments
Eyes on Milwaukee

April Start for Bay View Apartments

Developer Scott Genke files for permits to build an 18-unit, two-story building on KK.

Transportation: Airport Wins $600,000 Federal Grant
Transportation

Airport Wins $600,000 Federal Grant

Grant will be used to rehabilitate a runway at Mitchell International.

City Hall: City Hopes to Expand Composting
City Hall

City Hopes to Expand Composting

Seeks permanent compost program. Pilot program composts 194 tons of food waste annually.

9 Election Takeaways

9 Election Takeaways

What did we learn? The results versus 2016. And the coming ad blitz and voter turnout.

Election Results: 2020 Spring Primary
Election Results

2020 Spring Primary

The results from Tuesday's election.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Catholic School Tax Change Would Cost City
Eyes on Milwaukee

Catholic School Tax Change Would Cost City

Archdiocese seeks legislation whereby schools leased for profit would still be tax exempt.

Vote Tuesday: County Board Candidates
Vote Tuesday

County Board Candidates

Only three of 18 races are contested.

Vote Tuesday: Common Council Races
Vote Tuesday

Common Council Races

Six of 15 Common Council seats feature three or more candidates.

Vote Tuesday: County Executive Candidates
Vote Tuesday

County Executive Candidates

Crowley, Larson, Lipscomb and Nath vie to advance to general election, replace Chris Abele.

Vote Tuesday: Circuit Court Candidates
Vote Tuesday

Circuit Court Candidates

Three candidates competing for judgeship.

Vote Tuesday: State Supreme Court Candidates
Vote Tuesday

State Supreme Court Candidates

The only statewide race on Tuesday's primary ballot.

Dining: Horned Hare to Open At New Hotel
Dining

Horned Hare to Open At New Hotel

Downtown Dubbel Dutch hotel will have restaurant named after German folklore creature.

Transportation: City to Rebuild National Avenue
Transportation

City to Rebuild National Avenue

City to partner with state, rebuild street from 1st to 39th, add safety improvements.

Plats and Parcels: Goll Mansion Site for Sale
Plats and Parcels

Goll Mansion Site for Sale

Plus: A full week of real estate news.

Vote Tuesday: Comptroller Candidates
Vote Tuesday

Comptroller Candidates

Three candidates vying to be Milwaukee's next Comptroller.

Vote Tuesday: City Attorney Candidates
Vote Tuesday

City Attorney Candidates

Three candidates running to lead independent Milwaukee City Attorney's office.

Vote Tuesday: Mayoral Candidates
Vote Tuesday

Mayoral Candidates

Four candidates vying to advance to general election. First in our series of previews.

Friday Photos: Inside the Bradley Symphony Center
Friday Photos

Inside the Bradley Symphony Center

Contractors working diligently to transform former movie palace into modern music hall with Art Deco style.

City Hall: Milwaukee Uses Different Voting Machines for Early Voting
City Hall

Milwaukee Uses Different Voting Machines for Early Voting

Use of touchscreens instead of paper ballots intended to improve accessibility, avoid need for 327 unique ballots.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City To Fund Improvements On Edge of Cathedral Square
Eyes on Milwaukee

City To Fund Improvements On Edge of Cathedral Square

TIF district would help bail out Century City,

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Using Downtown TIFs to Bail Out Century City
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Using Downtown TIFs to Bail Out Century City

Overperforming downtown development districts will repay debt used to create Century City business park.

Transportation: Wisconsin Ethanol By-Product To Feed the World
Transportation

Wisconsin Ethanol By-Product To Feed the World

First-of-its-kind export facility on the Great Lakes will take trucks off the road, make Midwest ethanol more competitive.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Neighbors React to New East Side Apartment Building
Eyes on Milwaukee

Neighbors React to New East Side Apartment Building

Meeting attendees offer feedback on renderings, ask who secret developers are.

Eyes on Milwaukee: A Farmhouse Seeks Historic Designation
Eyes on Milwaukee

A Farmhouse Seeks Historic Designation

Old home on 51st and North, once on city's rural fringe, likely to be designated.

City Hall: Presenting the “Real State of the City”
City Hall

Presenting the “Real State of the City”

Mayoral candidate, State Sen. Lena Taylor, offers stinging rebuttal to Barrett's speech.

Dining: Taco Bell Planned for E. Capitol Dr.
Dining

Taco Bell Planned for E. Capitol Dr.

It will add to the more than 25 Taco Bells in metro area, and some 7.000 in the world.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Okays Convention Center Expansion
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Okays Convention Center Expansion

Cost of $300 to $375 million. Murphy questions whether it will fill more hotel rooms.

Eyes on Milwaukee: New Signs for Pabst Theater
Eyes on Milwaukee

New Signs for Pabst Theater

Scrolling, chasing LED signs are big -- too big? -- and offer homage to theater's history.

City Hall: Council Bans “Racist” Hotel Policies
City Hall

Council Bans “Racist” Hotel Policies

Metro residents must be allowed to stay in Milwaukee hotels says new ordinance.

Eyes on Milwaukee: East Side Home Design Approved
Eyes on Milwaukee

East Side Home Design Approved

After 18 months of debate, two new East Side homes in historic district okayed.

Eyes on Milwaukee: DNC Will Restrict Construction Projects
Eyes on Milwaukee

DNC Will Restrict Construction Projects

DPW will restrict construction activity on city streets for a month this summer.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Design of Brady Street Building Approved
Eyes on Milwaukee

Design of Brady Street Building Approved

Bucks guard Pat Connaughton's proposed building sails through historic commission.

Transportation: We Energies Will Sponsor Streetcar
Transportation

We Energies Will Sponsor Streetcar

4th sponsor streetcar has attracted, $100,000 deal during DNC not finalized.

White Supremacy Vandalism Yet Again

White Supremacy Vandalism Yet Again

Hate group Patriot Front's new sticker on stretch of E. Wells St. where past slogans appeared.

Eyes on Milwaukee: 10,000 Affordable Homes Effort On Track
Eyes on Milwaukee

10,000 Affordable Homes Effort On Track

Two years into it, mayor's initiative driven by new houses, home repairs, home sales.

City Hall: Barrett Will Tout Public Safety, Jobs, DNC
City Hall

Barrett Will Tout Public Safety, Jobs, DNC

State of the City speech to note a special DNC Doors Open and positive national press.

Plats and Parcels: Tracking Four Downtown Tower Proposals
Plats and Parcels

Tracking Four Downtown Tower Proposals

Real estate news from Walker's Point, the East Side and Near West Side caps a busy week.

Transportation: Streetcar Ridership Up in January Versus 2019
Transportation

Streetcar Ridership Up in January Versus 2019

The Hop records better ridership in January, buoyed by warmer weather.

Friday Photos: Hotel Trio Keeps Climbing
Friday Photos

Hotel Trio Keeps Climbing

Three new downtown hotels will share services, parking.

DNC Delegate Welcome Party To Be Held at Summerfest Grounds

DNC Delegate Welcome Party To Be Held at Summerfest Grounds

Delegates and guests will be treated to lakefront experience night before convention opens.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Convent Hill South on Track
Eyes on Milwaukee

Convent Hill South on Track

Housing Authority preparing land sale for tower while Travaux seeks financing.

City Hall: Fire & Police Commissioners to Become Publicly Accessible
City Hall

Fire & Police Commissioners to Become Publicly Accessible

Public phone numbers and email addresses being issued.

Eyes on Milwaukee: New Renderings, Details on World’s Tallest Timber Tower
Eyes on Milwaukee

New Renderings, Details on World’s Tallest Timber Tower

Building could be even taller than what was revealed earlier this week.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City, Partners Creating 13th Street Plan
Eyes on Milwaukee

City, Partners Creating 13th Street Plan

Effort will focus on charting future of Crisol Corridor.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Wantable Wants More in Walker’s Point
Eyes on Milwaukee

Wantable Wants More in Walker’s Point

Company moving a half block for bigger headquarters, cafe, maybe rooftop deck.

Eyes on Milwaukee: A Herro For Our Time?
Eyes on Milwaukee

A Herro For Our Time?

Developer Lew Herro building affordable housing near Marquette, next wants to take on Northridge.

Eyes on Milwaukee: 90-Unit Apartment Complex for East Side
Eyes on Milwaukee

90-Unit Apartment Complex for East Side

Proposal would raze four buildings for seven-story complex across from Columbia St. Mary's Hospital.

Milwaukee DNC Leaders Fired by Board

Milwaukee DNC Leaders Fired by Board

Liz Gilbert and Adam Alonso terminated as part of investigation into toxic work environment.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Is This Good Urban Design?
Eyes on Milwaukee

Is This Good Urban Design?

Alderman objects to car-centric layout of proposed south side grocery store.

Eyes on Milwaukee: No New State Office Building Until 2022?
Eyes on Milwaukee

No New State Office Building Until 2022?

Bauman warns of delays for 27th St. project; Near West Side Partners plans safeguards on deal.

“Toxic” Work Environment at DNC Cited

“Toxic” Work Environment at DNC Cited

Investigation launched, top two officials barred from entering DNC offices.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Bucks Player to Buy City Lot for $105,000
Eyes on Milwaukee

Bucks Player to Buy City Lot for $105,000

Mixed-use building on Brady Street will be Bucks guard Pat Connaughton's second Milwaukee project.

Dining: Pete’s Pub to Replace Harry’s on Brady
Dining

Pete’s Pub to Replace Harry’s on Brady

Brady Street restaurant closes, but another place with a guy's name will replace it.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Now the World’s Tallest Mass Timber Tower
Eyes on Milwaukee

Now the World’s Tallest Mass Timber Tower

New Land adds two floors, 30 apartments to proposed high rise, Ascent.

City Hall: Meet the City’s Millennial Task Force
City Hall

Meet the City’s Millennial Task Force

Presenting the 15 members and challenges (Millennial brain drain!) they must address.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Preservation Group Needs New Leader. Again
Eyes on Milwaukee

Preservation Group Needs New Leader. Again

Milwaukee Preservation Alliance, historic architecture advocate, seeks executive director.

Plats and Parcels: 27 Apartments Planned Near Marquette
Plats and Parcels

27 Apartments Planned Near Marquette

Plus: MU plans new business school, Rivecca brothers buy out disgraced Ganos, Abele gives $300,000 to new project.

City Hall: Healthy Food for the Central City
City Hall

Healthy Food for the Central City

Project championed by Ald. Rainey seeks partners, offers $400,000 in grants.

Friday Photos: Good Hope Commons Opens
Friday Photos

Good Hope Commons Opens

Apartment building is now open, library could soon follow.

City Hall: Is Tire Disposal Fee Causing Illegal Dumping?
City Hall

Is Tire Disposal Fee Causing Illegal Dumping?

Council wants data, raises concerns.

City Hall: Committee Debates Snow Plowing Performance
City Hall

Committee Debates Snow Plowing Performance

Are the city's strategies working? Council members want changes.

Transportation: Port Traffic Up in 2019
Transportation

Port Traffic Up in 2019

Port rebounds from down 2018 to exceed five-year average cargo volume.

DNC Needs 15,000 Volunteers

DNC Needs 15,000 Volunteers

Volunteers will do everything from back office support to helping delegates.

Dining: Taco Stop Coming to Bay View
Dining

Taco Stop Coming to Bay View

Will occupy space most recently home to Fuji Poke.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Hoping for a 50-Story Lakefront Tower?
Eyes on Milwaukee

Hoping for a 50-Story Lakefront Tower?

City consolidates land parcels, Rinka envisions tower, but no development imminent.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Fiserv Forum Workers to Get $15/Hour
Eyes on Milwaukee

Fiserv Forum Workers to Get $15/Hour

Bucks agree to what union hails as "industry-leading, standard-setting contract".

City Hall: Summerfest Squeezed on Police Costs?
City Hall

Summerfest Squeezed on Police Costs?

Alderman threatens to delay street closure permit if Summerfest won't pay city's costs.

Dining: Urban Beets Closes Downtown Cafe
Dining

Urban Beets Closes Downtown Cafe

Vegan restaurant closes only city location, will continue running Wauwatosa restaurant.

Eyes on Milwaukee: $29 Million Partnership to Clean Up Harbor
Eyes on Milwaukee

$29 Million Partnership to Clean Up Harbor

DNR, city, county, MMSD want to take harbor off the list of polluted waterways.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Apartment Building Planned for King Drive
Eyes on Milwaukee

Apartment Building Planned for King Drive

More development happening near new home of Bader Philanthropies.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Irgens Fires BMO Tower Contractor
Eyes on Milwaukee

Irgens Fires BMO Tower Contractor

After flood causes months of delay, developer fires J.H. Findorff & Son.

Eyes on Milwaukee: State Office Building Gets Boost
Eyes on Milwaukee

State Office Building Gets Boost

Near West Side Partners leader says state is advancing project that could land on 27th St.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Deconstruction Contractor Delaying Work
Eyes on Milwaukee

Deconstruction Contractor Delaying Work

City's program beset by delays. The latest is a contractor not showing up for work.

Plats and Parcels: Downtown House Being Deconstructed For Apartments
Plats and Parcels

Downtown House Being Deconstructed For Apartments

Plus: City planning third cruise ship dock

Friday Photos: North Shore’s North End Transformation
Friday Photos

North Shore’s North End Transformation

Old house will become new bank where Lower East Side meets Downtown.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Public Market Again Posts Record Numbers, How?
Eyes on Milwaukee

Public Market Again Posts Record Numbers, How?

Market director, vendor explain what they think is driving record growth.

City Hall: Plan Will Build City’s Largest Solar Array
City Hall

Plan Will Build City’s Largest Solar Array

City, We Energies partner on eight-acre solar farm, enough electricity to power 400 homes.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Plans 2nd Round of Housing Rehab
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Plans 2nd Round of Housing Rehab

MERI 2.0 to sell homes for $1 and developers must hire under- or unemployed workers.

City Hall: Climate Task Force Readying Report
City Hall

Climate Task Force Readying Report

Officials discuss joint city-county report on environmental strategies due in March.

Eyes on Milwaukee: NEWaukee Will Create “The Beacon” in  Walker’s Point
Eyes on Milwaukee

NEWaukee Will Create “The Beacon” in Walker’s Point

Social architecture firm will redevelop former Ballet space into hub for creatives.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Downtown Hotel Will Be “Dubbel Dutch”
Eyes on Milwaukee

Downtown Hotel Will Be “Dubbel Dutch”

Boutique hotel in historic 1898 mansion on Marshall St. will open in time for DNC.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Crane Added to City Plan Commission
Eyes on Milwaukee

Crane Added to City Plan Commission

Menomonee Valley Partners deputy Catrina Crane has long worked on economic development.

City Hall: Council Inches Toward Universal Basic Income
City Hall

Council Inches Toward Universal Basic Income

Proposal will create a framework, needs philanthropic support.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Big Blue Building Adds Signature Sign
Eyes on Milwaukee

Big Blue Building Adds Signature Sign

That's 310W, folks. New sign adds street-level ID for $30 million redevelopment.

City Hall: How The City Plows Snow
City Hall

How The City Plows Snow

Inside look at how the city clears 1,475 miles of streets and 42,000 intersections.

Plats and Parcels: Lakefront Tower Loses A Few Floors
Plats and Parcels

Lakefront Tower Loses A Few Floors

Plus: Northridge Mall trial starts, Foxconn bailing on project could cause up to $120 million state bailout.

Friday Photos: Symphony’s New Home Takes Shape
Friday Photos

Symphony’s New Home Takes Shape

Steel frame rises on Wisconsin Ave., new Wells St. structure designed to match historic theater.

Museum Week Offers Special Events at 17 Locations

Museum Week Offers Special Events at 17 Locations

Second annual event brings cultural giants together with overlooked institutions.

City Hall: DNC Security Zone Includes Almost All of Westown
City Hall

DNC Security Zone Includes Almost All of Westown

Expect travel delays, but zone is not hard perimeter says Secret Service, MPD.

Transportation: Viking Cruises Adds Milwaukee as Port
Transportation

Viking Cruises Adds Milwaukee as Port

But not all news from the port is good, it's recovering from nearly $1 million in storm damage.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Second New East Side Home Revealed
Eyes on Milwaukee

Second New East Side Home Revealed

Designs submitted for second new home in North Point Historic District.

City Hall: Milwaukee Seeking $50 Million To Pay for DNC Security
City Hall

Milwaukee Seeking $50 Million To Pay for DNC Security

Federal grant covers costs of police and fire during convention. 4,000 police officers expected.

City Hall: Council, Aldrete Again Spar Over FPC
City Hall

Council, Aldrete Again Spar Over FPC

Shouting, an open letter, highly-sensitive leak. The mess at Fire & Police Commission continues.

Eyes on Milwaukee: A New Design Vision for Villard Avenue
Eyes on Milwaukee

A New Design Vision for Villard Avenue

UW-Milwaukee will lead design charette to envision future of commercial corridor.

City Hall: Meet the Candidates for City Offices
City Hall

Meet the Candidates for City Offices

Packed spring election features 46 candidates for 19 city offices.

City Hall: Conservative in Mayor Race Ejected
City Hall

Conservative in Mayor Race Ejected

Republican David King failed to submit enough valid signatures, vows court appeal.

Transportation: Streetcar Ridership Up in December
Transportation

Streetcar Ridership Up in December

System outpaces November ridership and annual estimates.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Deconstruction Delayed Through 2020
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Deconstruction Delayed Through 2020

Officials hope to build contractor capacity in program focused on jobs and environment.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City to Sell 19 Lots for Habitat Homes
Eyes on Milwaukee

City to Sell 19 Lots for Habitat Homes

Committee okays selling vacant lots for $1 each, to create new owner-occupied homes.

Historical Society Showcasing Unseen Treasures

Historical Society Showcasing Unseen Treasures

New exhibit highlights a wide variety of Milwaukee's history.

City Hall: Homicides Down 33% Since 2015
City Hall

Homicides Down 33% Since 2015

New approach with many stakeholders paying off, but work nowhere near done, says mayor.

Plats and Parcels: Gilbane, CD Smith Will Build Wisconsin Center Expansion
Plats and Parcels

Gilbane, CD Smith Will Build Wisconsin Center Expansion

Plus: State's first Tesla showroom, architecture firm mulls expansion, Pabst Mansion demolishing house

Eyes on Milwaukee: Central Standard Opening Downtown Tasting Room
Eyes on Milwaukee

Central Standard Opening Downtown Tasting Room

Distillery will move from Walker's Point to redeveloped 1874 building on E. Clybourn St.

Friday Photos: $30 Million Eagleknit a Game Changer
Friday Photos

$30 Million Eagleknit a Game Changer

Wangard redevelopment in Walker's Point a technology hub that will train minorities.

Eyes on Milwaukee: “Catalytic” West Side Project Coming?
Eyes on Milwaukee

“Catalytic” West Side Project Coming?

Committee okays vacating two alleys, hoping 27th and Wisconsin site attracts state office building.

City Hall: Pipe Destroyed in Water Main Break
City Hall

Pipe Destroyed in Water Main Break

"Very, very rare" break destroys 29 feet of water main, raises questions, devastates residents in area.

City Hall: Officials Advance $500/Month Basic Income Plan
City Hall

Officials Advance $500/Month Basic Income Plan

Are you low-income and want $500 per month? The city has a pilot plan, almost.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Is There A Plan To Prevent New Tent City?
Eyes on Milwaukee

Is There A Plan To Prevent New Tent City?

City officials worry. If no plan, should state build a campground under highway?

Transportation: Delivery Tax Isn’t Legal, Says City Attorney
Transportation

Delivery Tax Isn’t Legal, Says City Attorney

But Lena Taylor disagrees. Is 60 cent fee on food deliveries a tax or a fee?

Eyes on Milwaukee: Pre-Construction Starting on Ascent
Eyes on Milwaukee

Pre-Construction Starting on Ascent

There's "zero doubt" tallest mass timber building in Western Hemisphere will soon rise.

500 Media Members Get DNC Preview

500 Media Members Get DNC Preview

Officials host national media for first look at city and convention venues.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Big Solar Project by Downtown Church
Eyes on Milwaukee

Big Solar Project by Downtown Church

First Unitarian Society adding 95 panels to church, adjacent apartment building.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Three Classic Houses To Be Restored
Eyes on Milwaukee

Three Classic Houses To Be Restored

Bradley Foundation sold Lion House and two others to Wisconsin Securities Partners.