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MKE County: Independent Committee Submits Final Map for Supervisor Districts
MKE County

Independent Committee Submits Final Map for Supervisor Districts

But independence of the Independent Redistricting Committee is now in question, as county board could face lawsuits.

MKE County: So Much For An Independent Redistricting Process
MKE County

So Much For An Independent Redistricting Process

County committee rejects its own independent redistricting committee's recommendations.

MKE County: Saga Of The Domes Continues
MKE County

Saga Of The Domes Continues

Years after task force report and consultant analysis, county officials finally reviewing the options.

MKE County: Supervisors Create Independent Redistricting Committee
MKE County

Supervisors Create Independent Redistricting Committee

An historic first. But six retired judges must act fast to create new legislative maps.

Food Truck Festival Coming to McKinley Park Saturday

Food Truck Festival Coming to McKinley Park Saturday

Park'd Pop-Up Pub & Grub will have food trucks and a 1960's milk truck dispensing beer.

Food Truck Festival Coming to Milwaukee Lakefront Saturday
MKE County: Supervisor Proposes Renaming Lindbergh Park for Lucille Berrien
MKE County

Supervisor Proposes Renaming Lindbergh Park for Lucille Berrien

Berrien is a long-time activist that was involved in the fair housing marches of the 1960's.

Murphy’s Law: No More County Government Bickering
Murphy’s Law

No More County Government Bickering

Relationship between County Executive Crowley and Board Chair Nicholson is the best in decades.

MKE County: Lake Park Bridge Needs $1 Million More
MKE County

Lake Park Bridge Needs $1 Million More

Cost now at least $3.4 million to repair historic footbridge designed by Olmsted.

Bar Exam: Milwaukee County Parks Traveling Beer Garden Returns
Bar Exam

Milwaukee County Parks Traveling Beer Garden Returns

Rare non-casualty of pandemic has run annually since 2014.

MKE County: Parks Face Huge Lifeguard Shortage
MKE County

Parks Face Huge Lifeguard Shortage

County down 83 guards from two years ago, must cut pool and beach hours. 'It's a tragedy.'

Murphy’s Law: County Micro-Managing At Its Worst?
Murphy’s Law

County Micro-Managing At Its Worst?

Board proposal to oversee all county parks bike trail changes is a head scratcher.

MKE County: Supervisors Push To Be Bike Trail Czars
MKE County

Supervisors Push To Be Bike Trail Czars

Parks committee approves resolution giving it approval power over bike trails maintenance, alterations.

Prominent Electeds and Former Electeds Throw Support Behind Tom Nelson for U.S. Senate
Press Release

Prominent Electeds and Former Electeds Throw Support Behind Tom Nelson for U.S. Senate

Endorsements Led by Former Governor Tony Earl Show Geographic Diversity and Depth of Support for Nelson from Respected Leaders Across Wisconsin

Medical Boards Encourage COVID-19 Vaccination

Medical Boards Encourage COVID-19 Vaccination

Chiropractic Examining Board differs from medical boards and just encourages colleagues to get vaccinated.

MKE County: Wilson Park Garden Project Delayed
MKE County

Wilson Park Garden Project Delayed

Parks still hasn't inked agreement after two months. Supervisors tell department to move quicker.

Several State Occupational Boards Support COVID-19 Vaccination, CDC Guidance
MKE County: Parks Leasing Golf Carts, Making Money
MKE County

Parks Leasing Golf Carts, Making Money

County golf courses will have an additional 46 golf carts, which should pay for themselves three times over.

Supervisors Denounce Violence and Discrimination Against Asian Americans
Finance Committee Recommends Additional Funding for McKinley Beach Safety Study
MKE County: County Plans Lakefront Food Festival
MKE County

County Plans Lakefront Food Festival

Plan is to feature 6 to 10 food trucks at McKinley Marina in July or August.

Parks Committee Approves Proposal to Allow Gun Shows at Milwaukee County Sports Complex
MKE County: ‘Classic Car Garden’ Planned for Wilson Park
MKE County

‘Classic Car Garden’ Planned for Wilson Park

The proposal from the business district almost bogged down by administrative red tape.

Supervisor Wasserman Statement on Proposed Changes to the Bradford Beach Bathhouse
MKE County: Parks to Study McKinley Beach Safety
MKE County

Parks to Study McKinley Beach Safety

After three drownings in 2020, county is looking to re-engineer the beach.

MKE County: Bradford Beach Restaurant Advancing
MKE County

Bradford Beach Restaurant Advancing

Concessionaire plans to add full-service restaurant to historic beach house.

Supervisors’ Statement on the Passing of Henry ‘Hank’ Aaron
Supervisor Wasserman Receives Second Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine
Supervisors Denounce Anti-Democratic Coup Attempt in Washington D.C.
Supervisor Wasserman Receives COVID-19 Vaccine
MKE County: Board Adopts 2021 Budget
MKE County

Board Adopts 2021 Budget

Tax levy increase of 0.59%, many amendments and delays to electric buses and hemp growing.

Committee Rejects Sheriff Cuts

Committee Rejects Sheriff Cuts

But it also passed a widely supported increase in spending for services like housing and youth justice.

MKE County: Board Approves Harriet Tubman Park
MKE County

Board Approves Harriet Tubman Park

Wahl Park will be renamed for Tubman, and another park will likely be renamed for Wahl.

MKE County: Committee Approves Harriet Tubman Park
MKE County

Committee Approves Harriet Tubman Park

Proposal would rename Wahl Park on city's northwest side for famed abolitionist.

MKE County: County Grapples With 5G Infrastructure in Parks
MKE County

County Grapples With 5G Infrastructure in Parks

State legislation has tied the county's hands over regulation of telecommunications infrastructure.

MKE County: Board Approves Raffle to Fund Parks
MKE County

Board Approves Raffle to Fund Parks

A 50/50 raffle, and potentially a specialty license plate and scratch-off lottery ticket, all okayed to raise revenue.

Register of Deeds Israel Ramón Announces Early List of Endorsements
Press Release

Register of Deeds Israel Ramón Announces Early List of Endorsements

Elected officials from across Milwaukee County, state, support Ramón

Supervisor Wasserman Statement on the Death of George Floyd
MKE County: Nicholson Picks New Board’s Leaders
MKE County

Nicholson Picks New Board’s Leaders

While new board chair rewarded some allies, some who opposed her retained positions.

Marcelia Nicholson Elected Chairwoman of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors
Nicholson Elected County Board Chairwoman

Nicholson Elected County Board Chairwoman

Marcelia Nicholson beats Willie Johnson, Jr. out for leadership of the county board.

Trump Can’t Lift Pandemic Restrictions

Trump Can’t Lift Pandemic Restrictions

In a state of emergency local health officials have broad authority to maintain restrictions.

Op Ed: County Officials Want to Pave Paradise
Op Ed

County Officials Want to Pave Paradise

Why Kletzsch Park riverside is a sacred place with Native American history that must be saved.

Liz Sumner Announces Endorsements from Supervisors Jason Haas, Marina Dimitrijevic, and Sheldon Wasserman
Press Release

Liz Sumner Announces Endorsements from Supervisors Jason Haas, Marina Dimitrijevic, and Sheldon Wasserman

Current board members support Sumner to be next board supervisor

Milwaukee County Board Supervisor Sheldon Wasserman Files for Re-Election
Press Release

Milwaukee County Board Supervisor Sheldon Wasserman Files for Re-Election

Sup. Wasserman has served the residents of the 3rd District since 2016

MKE County: All Quiet on the Budget Front
MKE County

All Quiet on the Budget Front

Board passes 2020 budget with no clashes with Abele and small change in spending.

MKE County: Hemp Proposal Passed By Committee
MKE County

Hemp Proposal Passed By Committee

4-1 vote okays plan for high-end hemp operation in Mitchell Park greenhouse. Next comes full board.

MKE County: Board Adds Domes Funding to Budget
MKE County

Board Adds Domes Funding to Budget

Abele's budget had no funding. Board members embrace consultant's $60 million domes plan

Murphy’s Law: Who Will Run for County Executive?
Murphy’s Law

Who Will Run for County Executive?

The list is long and could get longer. Handicapping the favorites. 

MKE County: Sup. Alexander Wants More Public Input
MKE County

Sup. Alexander Wants More Public Input

County board, less than excited, votes to have the ordinance undergo a review.

MKE County: The County’s Queen of Hemp

Contribution to Nik Kovac of $100

MKE County: The County’s Queen of Hemp
MKE County

The County’s Queen of Hemp

Why Supervisor Sylvia Ortiz-Velez is pushing so hard for county to grow hemp.

MKE County: Lake Park Bridge Funding Secured
MKE County

Lake Park Bridge Funding Secured

State funds will help restore Ravine Road Bridge, with some left over for Brown Deer Park.

County Executive Chris Abele, Milwaukee County Parks and The Ability Center Announce Plans to Make Bradford Beach Accessible
Press Release

County Executive Chris Abele, Milwaukee County Parks and The Ability Center Announce Plans to Make Bradford Beach Accessible

“By ensuring Bradford Beach is accessible to all Milwaukee County residents, we are working towards making our community assets a convenient and viable choice for people with disabilities.”

Abele Campaign Announces Campaign Co-Chairs
Press Release

Abele Campaign Announces Campaign Co-Chairs

Endorsements demonstrate strength, diversity of support for Abele’s re-election

MKE County: Could The County Clone Hemp Plants?
MKE County

Could The County Clone Hemp Plants?

Report on county growing hemp is not positive. But expert says the study all wrong.

What’s It Worth?: Nomad World Pub Worth $1.75 Million
What’s It Worth?

Nomad World Pub Worth $1.75 Million

The sales price is $1 million more than its assessed value.

MKE County: The Ugly Record of Armor Health
MKE County

The Ugly Record of Armor Health

Why the county had to replace the company handling the county jail.

MKE County: County “Creating a Hospital” for Its Jails?
MKE County

County “Creating a Hospital” for Its Jails?

Board begins work on costly inmate medical program for county jail, House of Correction.

Back in the News: 1870s Office Building Now a Mansion
Back in the News

1870s Office Building Now a Mansion

The revival of a unique, 5-story, 1876 mansion on Prospect by architect James Douglas.

House Confidential: The 27 Bedrooms of Chris Abele
House Confidential

The 27 Bedrooms of Chris Abele

New Shorewood manse gives him three places worth $8.2 million, though one may be sold.

Bar Exam: Henry’s Is Anything But a Bistro
Bar Exam

Henry’s Is Anything But a Bistro

More low-down bar than East Side chic, but in a century-old building.

Last Minute Amendment Saves Job Line

Last Minute Amendment Saves Job Line

County board will pay to extend bus line to jobs in Waukesha, Washington counties.

Supervisor Dimitrijevic Calls for Menstrual Equity
Press Release

Supervisor Dimitrijevic Calls for Menstrual Equity

Dimitrijevic proposed amending the 2019 county budget to address the lack of equity in hygiene produccts.

County Receives $2 Million Grant for Lake Park Bridge
Press Release

County Receives $2 Million Grant for Lake Park Bridge

State TAP grant will enable Milwaukee County to complete Ravine Road Bridge project and reopen bridge, road for public use

House Confidential: Developer Blair Williams’ Federal-Style Manse
House Confidential

Developer Blair Williams’ Federal-Style Manse

Lovely $583,000 East Side home built by architect Armand Koch in 1915 for Ogden family.

House Confidential: A Home Built for Entertaining
House Confidential

A Home Built for Entertaining

Owners of this riverfront home hold their share of Democratic fundraisers.

Bar Exam: Nomad’s Worldly Beer Garden
Bar Exam

Nomad’s Worldly Beer Garden

The Nomad is a Brady Street fixture and its patio has become a destination in its own right.

House Confidential: The House of City Insiders
House Confidential

The House of City Insiders

Former city tax assessor Julie Penman and streetcar consultant Jeff Bentoff live here.

House Confidential: Breast Cancer Showhouse for a Cure 2018
House Confidential

Breast Cancer Showhouse for a Cure 2018

This East Side classic was designed by one of Milwaukee's most popular early architects of grand homes.

House Confidential: Classic Terrace Ave. Home on NARI Tour
House Confidential

Classic Terrace Ave. Home on NARI Tour

And in the basement: Authentic Irish Pub with Poker Room and streetscape of Dublin Streets.

Chairman Lipscomb Announces Committee Assignments
Press Release

Chairman Lipscomb Announces Committee Assignments

Standing committees typically meet every month, prior to the County Board meeting.

House Confidential: A James Douglas Masterpiece
House Confidential

A James Douglas Masterpiece

Wonderful Prospect Ave. mansion built in 1890 by one of city's best architects.

Bar Exam: What Makes Hooligan’s a Landmark
Bar Exam

What Makes Hooligan’s a Landmark

Long colorful history includes days as a political campaign headquarters.

House Confidential: The House of Fraud
House Confidential

The House of Fraud

Owner of Downer Woods home has a dozen different names and is charged with fraud.

House Confidential: Bucks’ Dellavedova Has Shorewood Home
House Confidential

Bucks’ Dellavedova Has Shorewood Home

Surprise, it's a quite tasteful, Tudor Revival home with $1.3 million price tag.

Bar Exam: Vintage, an East Side Bar With Odd History
Bar Exam

Vintage, an East Side Bar With Odd History

Former Morry's space was once auto dealer and then refrigerator showroom.

House Confidential: Matt Flynn’s East Side Eschweiler
House Confidential

Matt Flynn’s East Side Eschweiler

Gubernatorial candidate has lovely home, lovely location, but won't let assessor in.

Judge Rebecca Dallet clear choice of Milwaukee County leaders
Press Release

Judge Rebecca Dallet clear choice of Milwaukee County leaders

“I am honored and humbled to have earned the support of these officials, who work every day to make our communities stronger.”

County Board Adopts Measure to Limit the Shackling of Pregnant Women
Press Release

County Board Adopts Measure to Limit the Shackling of Pregnant Women

"The practice of restraining pregnant women is demeaning and unnecessary and best efforts must be made to avoid this practice at all costs."

House Confidential: A Classic Ferry & Clas Mansion
House Confidential

A Classic Ferry & Clas Mansion

Solid brick (18 inches thick) Tudor Revival, five fireplaces, Hilarious history.

Supervisor Taylor Measure Would Limit the Shackling of Pregnant Women
Press Release

Supervisor Taylor Measure Would Limit the Shackling of Pregnant Women

A measure opposing the practice of shackling pregnant and postpartum women within Milwaukee County correctional facilities will come before the Judiciary, Safety, and General Services committee

House Confidential: A Cottage of Curiosities
House Confidential

A Cottage of Curiosities

How old or who designed it is unknown; and why the peculiar shared wall?

Bar Exam: Henry’s Is Anything But a Bistro
Bar Exam

Henry’s Is Anything But a Bistro

More low-down bar than East Side chic, but in a century-old building.

Bar Exam: Nomad’s History Goes Back to 1880s
Bar Exam

Nomad’s History Goes Back to 1880s

"Soft-drink parlor" of 1920s now has soccer-themed, international ambience.

Wasserman to Propose Pay Caps Tied to County Exec’s Salary
Press Release

Wasserman to Propose Pay Caps Tied to County Exec’s Salary

The issue of setting salaries and awarding raises was the subject of a recent lawsuit between the County Board and the County Executive.

House Confidential: The Newest East Side Mansion
House Confidential

The Newest East Side Mansion

Developer Robert Schmidt's clever addition to Back Bay area is new but old.

Bar Exam: Hi-Hat’s History Dates to 1870s
Bar Exam

Hi-Hat’s History Dates to 1870s

Building moved three times; a veritable history of Polish community.

House Confidential: Lincoln Fowler’s Century-Old Home
House Confidential

Lincoln Fowler’s Century-Old Home

Colectivo co-owner has 4.5 bathrooms, 3 fireplaces, and lots of coffee.

House Confidential: The House of Buried Cars
House Confidential

The House of Buried Cars

Riverwest home, with three cars buried in yard, also a geo-cache site.

Bar Exam: High Dive’s Equitable Atmosphere
Bar Exam

High Dive’s Equitable Atmosphere

For decades a mom-and-pop tavern; now a hip hangout.

House Confidential: Sheriff Candidate Lives In Style
House Confidential

Sheriff Candidate Lives In Style

Earnell Lucas, head of MLB security has lovely, $621,000 East Side home.

House Confidential: Tour a 1902 Eschweiler Mansion
House Confidential

Tour a 1902 Eschweiler Mansion

Breast Cancer 2017 Showcase on Terrace Ave. built by industrialist Clarence Falk.

Bar Exam: Bosco’s Is a Baseball Tavern
Bar Exam

Bosco’s Is a Baseball Tavern

Riverwest bar once was next to gas station owned by Bob Uecker's father.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Will County Give Pension to State?
Eyes on Milwaukee

Will County Give Pension to State?

Board approves work group to study state takeover of pension system.

Court Watch: County May Hike Lockup Costs
Court Watch

County May Hike Lockup Costs

Would mean higher rate for inmates, municipal ordinance violators, from suburbs, city.

Murphy’s Law: Who’s To Blame for Pension Mess?
Murphy’s Law

Who’s To Blame for Pension Mess?

County’s countless expensive mistakes go back at least 15 years -- and still no solution.

House Confidential: A Millionaire’s Neoclassical Mansion
House Confidential

A Millionaire’s Neoclassical Mansion

$1.7 million East Side mansion where Fred Miller grew up is architectural gem.

Public Forum For Lake Park Bridge

Public Forum For Lake Park Bridge

Public invited to a meeting about the future of historic Ravine Road Bridge

House Confidential: The Top 10 Stories of 2016
House Confidential

The Top 10 Stories of 2016

Readers' favorites? Stories about mansions, rich people, sports stars, politicians.

Supervisor Wasserman Outraged at Conduct of Sheriff Clarke
Press Release

Supervisor Wasserman Outraged at Conduct of Sheriff Clarke

"Sheriff Clarke, I hope Trump takes you. Good luck in Washington. Go in peace."

County Closes Lake Park Bridge

County Closes Lake Park Bridge

Abele administration cites safety concerns, seeks $2 million in private funds.

Bar Exam: Eastsider, Scene of the Crime?
Bar Exam

Eastsider, Scene of the Crime?

Tiny historic tavern is where police officer drank with patron he allegedly later raped.

Donor Pledges $1 Million for Lake Park Bridge

Donor Pledges $1 Million for Lake Park Bridge

But anonymous East Side philanthropist demands closing Ravine Road to vehicle traffic.

Murphy’s Law: Is a County Wheel Tax Needed?
Murphy’s Law

Is a County Wheel Tax Needed?

Abele says yes, board members are opposed. Who’s right?

Milwaukee County Supervisors Avoid Opportunity to Remove Estabrook Dam
Press Release

Milwaukee County Supervisors Avoid Opportunity to Remove Estabrook Dam

Finance and Audit Committee ignores Parks Department’s expert opinion to remove blighted structure

Enough! It’s Time to Tear Down the Estabrook Dam
Press Release

Enough! It’s Time to Tear Down the Estabrook Dam

For years, there has been a consensus among the Milwaukee community that the dam should be removed.

House Confidential: An “Extraordinary” Frank Lloyd Wright
House Confidential

An “Extraordinary” Frank Lloyd Wright

Terrace Ave. home cost Manpower exec Robert Elsner $37,000 in 1955, now worth $750,000.

House Confidential: The Fabulous Gustave Pabst Mansion
House Confidential

The Fabulous Gustave Pabst Mansion

Built in 1907 and later divided into four units, one of its renters is custard king Karl Kopp.

Lake Park Bridge Faces Thorny Issues

Lake Park Bridge Faces Thorny Issues

Citizens narrow options, but funding issue still makes any solution tough to accomplish.

Can Lake Park Bridge Be Saved?

Can Lake Park Bridge Be Saved?

New report suggests restoration is feasible. Public information will discuss six alternatives.

House Confidential: Gary Witt’s House of Rock
House Confidential

Gary Witt’s House of Rock

Actually, you'd never suspect the hip Pabst leader owns this old-style, Prospect Hill home.

House Confidential: Atty Mark Thomsen’s Tudor Mansion
House Confidential

Atty Mark Thomsen’s Tudor Mansion

New appointee to state Elections Commission overhauled his East Side mansion.

House Confidential: Architect Jim Shields’ Home Is… Okay
House Confidential

Architect Jim Shields’ Home Is… Okay

The city's best architect lives in a... solid East Side home. But those plaster cracks!

Board Chairman Lipscomb Announces Standing Committee Assignments for the 2016-2018 term
Press Release

Board Chairman Lipscomb Announces Standing Committee Assignments for the 2016-2018 term

I am excited to announce the historic appointment of Supervisor Peggy A. West as Chairwoman of Milwaukee County’s Finance Committee.

House Confidential: The Town’s Most Ship-Shape Home
House Confidential

The Town’s Most Ship-Shape Home

The "Boat House" on Cambridge, built in 1920s, is internationally known.

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Officially Welcomes New County Board Members
Press Release

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Officially Welcomes New County Board Members

"This group brings talent, passion, and experience to the County."

House Confidential: The Full Magnificence of a 1916 Home
House Confidential

The Full Magnificence of a 1916 Home

Bob Monnat's $475,000 Georgian Revival Colonial celebrates its 100th anniversary.

House Confidential: Dr. Sheldon Wasserman’s Lesser Manse
House Confidential

Dr. Sheldon Wasserman’s Lesser Manse

The Democrat's $655,700 Lake Dr. home barely compares to his neighbors' mansions.

Gwen Connolly campaign showing huge momentum
Press Release

Gwen Connolly campaign showing huge momentum

After her opponent this week jumped to the Branch 31 race, Connolly is widely seen as the prohibitive favorite to be the next judge in Branch 44.

Plenty of Horne: Will Public Market Expand?
Plenty of Horne

Will Public Market Expand?

The fish market wants to expand outdoor cafe. And Chevy Johnson kicks off campaign for alderman.

Plenty of Horne: Will Historic Building in Third Ward Be Saved?

Contribution to Cavalier Johnson of $100

Plenty of Horne: Will Historic Building in Third Ward Be Saved?
Plenty of Horne

Will Historic Building in Third Ward Be Saved?

Third Ward review board defers decision on Historic Designation. And Milwaukee now has a Croatian sister city.

Plenty of Horne: De Blasio Descends on Milwaukee
Plenty of Horne

De Blasio Descends on Milwaukee

New York's mayor and crew of handlers and security came for his speech to state Democrats. Later he partied with local pols and local brews at Nick's House.

Jonathan Brostoff announces candidacy for Wisconsin State Assembly
Press Release

Jonathan Brostoff announces candidacy for Wisconsin State Assembly

New Leadership for a New Milwaukee

Commissioner Cedric Cornwall Announces Campaign Kick-Off Event
Press Release

Commissioner Cedric Cornwall Announces Campaign Kick-Off Event

Candidate for Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge to Launch Campaign on November 20

Plenty of Horne: Brookfield Square Welcomes County Buses
Plenty of Horne

Brookfield Square Welcomes County Buses

Unlike Southridge and other suburban malls, Brookfield Square actually runs ads to attract bus-riding city residents.

Plenty of Horne: Mary Nohl vs. NIMBY
Plenty of Horne

Mary Nohl vs. NIMBY

Proposal to open artist Mary Nohl's home to the public leaves Fox Point residents crying "not in my back yard!"

The Roundup: Mequon Turns Voter Away
The Roundup

Mequon Turns Voter Away

The City of Mequon told a local man who tried to register and vote at City Hall last week that he was “too late.”

The Roundup: The Kerry Rally
The Roundup

The Kerry Rally

Senator John Kerry paid another visit to Milwaukee on Monday, August 2nd at a public rally in Pere Marquette Park. Gates to the park opened at 4:30 p.m. while the presidential candidate was still racing across Lake Michigan on the Lake Express ferry. Access to Kerry these days requires a thorough screening by security personnel, so by 6 p.m. a line stretched from Plankinton and Kilbourn, the park’s entrance, across the river to the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, at which point it headed north, wrapped itself around the building, headed east on E. State Street and finally tapered off at N. Edison Street. For pictures click here. The line moved slowly as security guards checked the attendees, emptied pockets, etc. Once inside the secure enclosure, the crowd was able to buy bottled water and pizza from Amazon Pizza, a fun new spot on W. Wells St. However, many people never made it to the security screening, and they simply camped out along the riverfront, enjoying the event from the Marcus Center riverwalk. It made for a nice sight for cameras, since Candidate Kerry, speaking from a raised platform on the north end of the park, would gesture from time to time toward those on the distant shore. Alas, milwaukeeworld had almost resigned itself to distant coverage of the event, but as it turns out there was a special entrance to the event, and we designed to make it ours. Joe Klein and I headed to Kilbourn and N. Third Street where an officer was in place to tell us that we could not advance to the press table set up in our sight, but out of our reach. Meanwhile, he waved in such prominent figures as Sen. Herb Kohl, Rep. Sheldon Wasserman, Steve Marcus and others, all of whom had red tickets, while we had none. Providentially, Margaret Henningsen showed up on the scene with an extra red ticket, which we begged for and received. The red ticket made us legit for the officer, and we proceeded through our screening, after watching several of the people mentioned above get screened themselves. (Steve Marcus does not look like a guy who gets frisked a lot.) Inside the gates of the special section, where the red-ticketed people go, we were treated to a fascinating caste system in which our “Kerry Edwards From Sea to Shining Sea Believe in America Tour” Press pass marked us as scum. The real media stars, and there were dozens of them, were members of the “Traveling Press.” The Traveling Press spends its time apart from the regular press, and they dine together in a fancy tent. The food was from Chef Pat’s catering. Pat Houlihan said the campaign kept changing its meal plans, but he settled on roast pork sandwiches, a couple of salads, pretzels, soft drinks and Miller Beer. The Traveling Press drinks very little beer, which in the end turned out to be a blessing for Chef Pat’s weary and thirsty crew. The […]

The Roundup: Who’s on Fifth?
The Roundup

Who’s on Fifth?

An $89 billion bank is muscling its way into the Milwaukee market, and you read about it here first.

The Roundup: Krug Scores Joint Finance Seat
The Roundup

Krug Scores Joint Finance Seat

Rep. Shirley Krug was chosen Monday to take a seat on the influential Joint Committee on Finance