NEWaukeean of the Week: Israel “Izzy” Lugo

Israel “Izzy” Lugo

“I think it’s very important that we encourage development.”

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Israel “Izzy” Lugo

"I think it’s very important that we encourage development."

Andrew Stigen

"The city seems to have removed four of the degrees of separation from everyone and it gives Milwaukee a great community feel."

Mackenzie Kliesmet

"I love my city. I love watching it take steps forward. Milwaukee is home."


Rochelle Neu Sews Things For Kids

She makes receiving blankets, tiny washcloths, floor mats, and infant crib quilts.


The Legacy of Ed Garvey

A corporate dragon-slayer, the Wisconsin Democrat helped pave the way for Bernie Sanders.

Remembering Jon Erickson

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

The Legacy of Paul Jakubovich

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


How WWII Veteran, Now 95, Made History

Anna Mae Robertson remembers her work in the only all-female African American battalion.

Working to Make City More Green

Glenna Holstein, who runs Urban Ecology Center in Menominee Valley, is a true nature lover.


“I would like to be my own boss.”

Lorenzo Williams is training to be a carpenter and eventually wants to start his own company.

“I have no trust in the judicial system.”

Lu Ann Will's mentally-ill son was shot by police answering her call for help. She still doesn't understand how it happened.


A Home Remodeler’s Journey

How to seize the opportunity to build a business.