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MKE County: Dyango Zerpa Resigns From County Board
MKE County

Dyango Zerpa Resigns From County Board

Freshman supervisor expensed unapproved hotel stay to county credit card.

Gold Diggers Strip Club Receives 20-Day Suspension

Gold Diggers Strip Club Receives 20-Day Suspension

It's the club's third suspension since 2019.

Former Milwaukee Election Official Pleads Not Guilty On Election Fraud Charges

Former Milwaukee Election Official Pleads Not Guilty On Election Fraud Charges

Kimberly Zapata is now represented by conservative law firm connected to election decertification.

Milwaukee Deputy Election Director Charged With Felony, Motive Revealed

Milwaukee Deputy Election Director Charged With Felony, Motive Revealed

Kimberly Zapata was fired Wednesday, now charged for improperly requesting absentee ballots.

Illegal Ballot Requests Came From Deputy Milwaukee Election Director

Illegal Ballot Requests Came From Deputy Milwaukee Election Director

Kimberly Zapata was terminated Wednesday after revealing action.

Deal Struck To Allow Pabst To Operate Historic Mansion as Venue

Deal Struck To Allow Pabst To Operate Historic Mansion as Venue

Attorney Mike Maistelman works with PTG, Alderman Robert Bauman and neighbors to craft agreement. Alderman otherwise fears demolition.

City Hall: Chantia Lewis Ordered To Pay More Than $27,000
City Hall

Chantia Lewis Ordered To Pay More Than $27,000

Former alderwoman currently serving 30 days in custody for campaign finance violations.

Former Alderwoman Chantia Lewis Booked Into House of Correction

Former Alderwoman Chantia Lewis Booked Into House of Correction

Lewis, who awaits restitution hearing, must serve 30 days in custody as part of plea agreement.

Chantia Lewis Sentenced To 30 Days In Custody, 3 Years Probation

Chantia Lewis Sentenced To 30 Days In Custody, 3 Years Probation

Sentence much lighter than DA wanted for two campaign finance felonies.

City Hall: Ald. Chantia Lewis Pleads Guilty, Removed From Office
City Hall

Ald. Chantia Lewis Pleads Guilty, Removed From Office

Alderwoman faces August sentencing hearing following felony plea.

City Hall: Embezzlement, Misconduct Trial Scheduled For Chantia Lewis
City Hall

Embezzlement, Misconduct Trial Scheduled For Chantia Lewis

Lewis now faces multiple, fast-approaching deadlines to resolve her four felony charges.

Court Allows Mr. J’s To Reopen

Court Allows Mr. J’s To Reopen

Council voted to close bar, but court injunction allows it to continue operating for now.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Council Ends Battle Over Couture, City Attorney
Eyes on Milwaukee

Council Ends Battle Over Couture, City Attorney

Acting Mayor reverses position and now supports ending the fight.

City Hall: Council Closes Mr. J’s Lounge
City Hall

Council Closes Mr. J’s Lounge

Two homicides in two years results in license nonrenewal for bar near 46th and Capitol.

City Hall: Council Could End Fight Over Couture Provision
City Hall

Council Could End Fight Over Couture Provision

But City Attorney and Acting Mayor object. Legality of requiring $100,000 donation at issue.

City Hall: Tearman Spencer Attacks Robert Bauman
City Hall

Tearman Spencer Attacks Robert Bauman

City Attorney says alderman broke local, state and federal laws and has bullied and exceeded his authority at great cost to taxpayers.

City Hall: Trial of Ald. Chantia Lewis Inches Forward
City Hall

Trial of Ald. Chantia Lewis Inches Forward

Embezzlement and falsifying campaign finance reports among 4 felony charges. Judge schedules June 3 plea hearing.

City Needs Act of Congress Because of Couture-Streetcar Delay

City Needs Act of Congress Because of Couture-Streetcar Delay

City officials admit project is behind schedule.

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.

ELMNT Bar Wins Injunction, Can Reopen

ELMNT Bar Wins Injunction, Can Reopen

60-day suspension for downtown nightclub delayed until at least March.

Council Suspends Downtown’s ELMNT Lounge For 60 Days

Council Suspends Downtown’s ELMNT Lounge For 60 Days

Action taken after police and others argue over how a homicide near bar was handled.

Gene’s Supper Club Still Open Despite Shootings

Gene’s Supper Club Still Open Despite Shootings

Police oppose its operation, council voted to close it, but owner fighting this in courts.

City Hall: The Council’s War With Tearman Spencer
City Hall

The Council’s War With Tearman Spencer

Lots of grumbling, but City Attorney scores wins in two of three battles Tuesday.

City Hall: Chantia Lewis Case Moving Towards Trial
City Hall

Chantia Lewis Case Moving Towards Trial

Probable cause found to continue with felony charges.

Chantia Lewis Goes To Court

Chantia Lewis Goes To Court

In her first court appearance alderwoman pleads not guilty to misdemeanor. Four felony charges yet to come.

City Hall: Council Closes Junior’s Cocktail Lounge
City Hall

Council Closes Junior’s Cocktail Lounge

After 22 police calls, $26,500 in COVID-19 fines and many neighbor complaints, council votes to shut down bar.

GOP Election Commission Member Helped Green Party

Contribution to Cavalier Johnson of $500

GOP Election Commission Member Helped Green Party

GOP Election Commission Member Helped Green Party

Spindell helped Green Party find lawyer to challenge disqualification from state election ballot.

Plenty of Horne: Portrait of a Spitting Shorewood Attorney
Plenty of Horne

Portrait of a Spitting Shorewood Attorney

Stephanie Rapkin can handle all kinds of trusts, and claims an affiliation with UWM and Marquette.

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.

“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.

Transportation: Couture Streetcar Extension Decision Pushed to June 2020

Contribution to Cavalier Johnson of $250

Transportation: Couture Streetcar Extension Decision Pushed to June 2020
Transportation

Couture Streetcar Extension Decision Pushed to June 2020

"We look like complete fools," says Bauman as Marcoux expresses confidence in project.

City Hall: No Strip Club for Riverwest

Contribution to Tony Zielinski of $1,000

City Hall: No Strip Club for Riverwest
City Hall

No Strip Club for Riverwest

Owners of Tha Circle cite miscommunication, withdraw application.

Taxpayers on hook for County Supervisor John Weishan’s legal tab
Citation

Taxpayers on hook for County Supervisor John Weishan’s legal tab

House Confidential: Ald. Bohl’s Suburban-Style Ranch Home

Contribution to Terry Witkowski of $200

House Confidential: Ald. Bohl’s Suburban-Style Ranch Home

Contribution to Nik Kovac of $394

House Confidential: Ald. Bohl’s Suburban-Style Ranch Home

Contribution to Jose G. Perez of $413

House Confidential: Ald. Bohl’s Suburban-Style Ranch Home
House Confidential

Ald. Bohl’s Suburban-Style Ranch Home

Bohl is under investigation and has lawyered up. But his home is awfully cozy.

Plenty of Horne: Barrett’s Birthday Party
Plenty of Horne

Barrett’s Birthday Party

The mayor's celebration is 11 days late. And Lakefront Brewery shatters its record for annual barrels manufactured.

The Chatter: Abele vs County Board — Again
The Chatter

Abele vs County Board — Again

Someone leaked the info on Abele's plan for a 44 story lakefront tower, leaving him apologizing to the board.

The Roundup: Museum’s Wish List
The Roundup

Museum’s Wish List

"Many permanent exhibits will be upgraded."

The Roundup: Chest of Drawers Nets $1,808,000
The Roundup

Chest of Drawers Nets $1,808,000

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The Roundup: State Elections Board Responds to Complaint Against Walker
The Roundup

State Elections Board Responds to Complaint Against Walker

John Weishan and Gerry Broderick filed an official complaint today with the Wisconsin State Elections Board against Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker.