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Milwaukee’s Only Downtown and Nighttime 5K Run/Walk, Storm the Bastille, Returns in Person for 2022
It’s Johnson vs. Donovan For Mayor

It’s Johnson vs. Donovan For Mayor

Acting mayor and former alderman pull away from crowded field. Will face off in general election.

2022 Spring Primary Election Results

2022 Spring Primary Election Results

Election results for race for mayor and three county supervisor races.

Why You Should Vote For Each Candidate For Mayor

Why You Should Vote For Each Candidate For Mayor

We asked the candidates themselves, what makes you the best person for the job?

Mayoral Candidates Talk Reckless Driving, Affordable Housing

Mayoral Candidates Talk Reckless Driving, Affordable Housing

Candidates try to differentiate themselves on salient issues heading into primary.

Mayoral Candidates Share Their Vision for Arts, Culture, and Creativity in Milwaukee
What Will Michael Sampson Do As Mayor?

What Will Michael Sampson Do As Mayor?

His top issues for city: ‘COVID, crime and common sense.’ And don’t 'micro-manage' police.

Milwaukee Preservation Alliance Mayoral Primary Candidate Survey Responses
Press Release

Milwaukee Preservation Alliance Mayoral Primary Candidate Survey Responses

Candidates share views on favorite historic places, historic preservation, economic development, and more

Citiy Hall: Mayoral Poll Shows Strong Donovan Showing
Citiy Hall

Mayoral Poll Shows Strong Donovan Showing

But weighting of poll raises questions about its accuracy.

City Hall: Prediction Market Offered For Mayoral Race
City Hall

Prediction Market Offered For Mayoral Race

You can put money down on who will, or won't, be Milwaukee's next mayor. But watch out for a little-known state statute.

Mayoral Race Features Virtual Forums, Keg Tappings

Mayoral Race Features Virtual Forums, Keg Tappings

Pandemic alters traditional campaign trail, but candidates still making their pitch to voters.

You’re Invited: Milwaukee Mayoral Candidate Virtual Forum
Press Release

You’re Invited: Milwaukee Mayoral Candidate Virtual Forum

7-8:30 p.m., January 31, 2022, on Zoom

Civic Partnership to Present Milwaukee Mayoral Candidate Forum February 9th at Turner Hall Ballroom
Press Release

Civic Partnership to Present Milwaukee Mayoral Candidate Forum February 9th at Turner Hall Ballroom

Event hosted by the Pabst Theater Group, Milwaukee Press Club, WisPolitics.com, Listen MKE and Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service

Murphy’s Law: Who Will Win Mayoral Primary?
Murphy’s Law

Who Will Win Mayoral Primary?

Voter turnout may decide which two candidates get through primary.

New Mayoral Poll Reorders Field

New Mayoral Poll Reorders Field

Independent poll shows different order of candidates in the race for mayor.

City Hall: Mask Mandate Anticipated To Go Into Effect Saturday
City Hall

Mask Mandate Anticipated To Go Into Effect Saturday

Acting Mayor Cavalier Johnson signs measure into law. Lasts until Mar. 1.

First Milwaukee Mayoral Race Poll Released

First Milwaukee Mayoral Race Poll Released

Poll, released by Johnson campaign, shows acting mayor with narrow lead.

City Hall: Ieshuh Griffin Added To Mayoral Ballot
City Hall

Ieshuh Griffin Added To Mayoral Ballot

But Griffin fails to get Taylor and Johnson thrown off ballot.

City Completes Renaming Old World Third To Martin Luther King Jr. Dr.

City Completes Renaming Old World Third To Martin Luther King Jr. Dr.

Milwaukee fixes a 1984 "injustice" by extending King Drive through Downtown.

Tuesday’s City of Milwaukee Mask Ordinance Vote
City Hall: Half of Mayoral Candidates Bounced From Ballot
City Hall

Half of Mayoral Candidates Bounced From Ballot

City Attorney Tearman Spencer leads list of those that failed to submit signatures.

Chris Larson Drops Out of Mayoral Race

Chris Larson Drops Out of Mayoral Race

But the field is still growing, with 12 candidates now in the race.

City Attorney Tearman Spencer Is Running For Mayor

City Attorney Tearman Spencer Is Running For Mayor

10th candidate in the race is a polarizing one.

City Hall: Daniel Riemer Drops Out of Mayoral Race
City Hall

Daniel Riemer Drops Out of Mayoral Race

Field narrows back to seven in race to replace Mayor Tom Barrett.

Tom Barrett Confirmed as Ambassador to Luxembourg, Resignation Expected

Tom Barrett Confirmed as Ambassador to Luxembourg, Resignation Expected

Special election for mayor will occur April 5.

Senate Committee Schedules Vote On Barrett’s Ambassadorship

Senate Committee Schedules Vote On Barrett’s Ambassadorship

Senate Committee on Foreign Relations poised to advance nomination to full Senate.

City Hall: Entrepreneur Announces Run for Mayor
City Hall

Entrepreneur Announces Run for Mayor

Michael Sampson, 38 founder of SWARMM Events, vying to replace Tom Barrett.

City Hall: Barrett Confirmation Hearing Set for Tuesday
City Hall

Barrett Confirmation Hearing Set for Tuesday

If Mayor Tom Barrett is quickly confirmed, mayoral election would occur alongside Spring elections.

Barrett Ambassador Confirmation Stalled in Senate

Barrett Ambassador Confirmation Stalled in Senate

But candidates are still lining up to replace him. Seven have filed candidacy already.

City Hall: Marina Dimitrijevic is Officially Running For Mayor
City Hall

Marina Dimitrijevic is Officially Running For Mayor

Alderwoman is the seventh individual in the race.

Milwaukee Oktoberfest Set For September 24-26

Milwaukee Oktoberfest Set For September 24-26

11th annual event will be held at War Memorial Center on Milwaukee's lakefront.

Now Serving: Final Vendor Opens at Crossroads Collective
Now Serving

Final Vendor Opens at Crossroads Collective

Plus: Von Trier reopens on Farwell, new restaurant and bar concept in Walker's Point, beer graden coming to Tosa, new organic wine shop slated for Bay View.

Taverns: 1983 Arcade Bar to Close This Summer
Taverns

1983 Arcade Bar to Close This Summer

New owner Edward DeShazer plans to revamp the bar's concept once the current owner closes the doors at the conclusion of the Bucks season.

Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. Adds Two Events to Festival Calendar
Press Release

Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. Adds Two Events to Festival Calendar

"We are thrilled that Swarmm Events has decided to present Milwaukee Taco Fest and Big BBQ Fest at Henry Maier Festival Park."

Milwaukee Oktoberfest Will Be First Event On Plaza
Press Release

Milwaukee Oktoberfest Will Be First Event On Plaza

Ninth annual German festival to be held Oct. 5-7

Now Serving: New Ramen, Brunch and Burger Places

Contribution to Tony Zielinski of $100

Now Serving: New Ramen, Brunch and Burger Places

Contribution to Tony Zielinski of $900

Now Serving: New Ramen, Brunch and Burger Places

Contribution to Tony Zielinski of $100

Now Serving: New Ramen, Brunch and Burger Places
Now Serving

New Ramen, Brunch and Burger Places

Ramen restaurant on East Side, Brunch opens Downtown, burger place in Grant Park.

Now Serving: New Ramen, Brunch and Burger Places

Contribution to Robert Bauman of $250

Now Serving: New Ramen, Brunch and Burger Places

Contribution to Robert Bauman of $250

Now Serving: New Ramen, Brunch and Burger Places

Contribution to Jose G. Perez of $50

Now Serving: New Ramen, Brunch and Burger Places

Contribution to Tony Zielinski of $100