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Willie Johnson, Jr.

Willie Johnson, Jr. is a member of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors.

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Bar Exam: Nessun Dorma The 13th Owner of Bar
Bar Exam

Nessun Dorma The 13th Owner of Bar

Bar's history goes back to 1909. Was first to serve Lakefront Brewery beer, in 1987.

Judge Rebecca Dallet clear choice of Milwaukee County leaders
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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.”

Bar Exam: Circle A Is Classic Riverwest Tavern
Bar Exam

Circle A Is Classic Riverwest Tavern

Built next to RR track, building a tavern for 120 years, now intimate music venue.

County Board Adopts Measure to Limit the Shackling of Pregnant Women
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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 Doors Open Edition: Historic Sanger House and Gardens
House Confidential Doors Open Edition

Historic Sanger House and Gardens

Labor of love brought this 1872 mansion back to life. Tour the property and its beautiful gardens during Doors Open.

Supervisor Taylor Measure Would Limit the Shackling of Pregnant Women
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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

Bar Exam: Quarters Is Very Old School
Bar Exam

Quarters Is Very Old School

It's the old Riverwest, not the new, for cheap beer and hard rock.

Bar Exam: The Foundation Goes Back to 1893
Bar Exam

The Foundation Goes Back to 1893

Structure has carried neighborhood taps and now Milwaukee's go-to Tiki bar, Foundation.

House Confidential: Jabari Parker’s New Bachelor Pad
House Confidential

Jabari Parker’s New Bachelor Pad

Bucks star still owns $570,000 Grafton home; now has a cool Brewers Hill warehouse.

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: A Tiny Odd Beauty in Riverwest
House Confidential

A Tiny Odd Beauty in Riverwest

Mediterranean Revival home was long an office for landscape firm.

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.

Sheriff Clarke Rejects Invitation to Meet with Judiciary Committee
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Sheriff Clarke Rejects Invitation to Meet with Judiciary Committee

Members of the Committee released a joint statement regarding Clarke's absence.

Once Again Clarke No-shows on the Citizens of Milwaukee County
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Once Again Clarke No-shows on the Citizens of Milwaukee County

"This is another instance of David A. Clark, Jr. abandoning his responsibility to those who elected him and he needs to resign now."

Bar Exam: Tiny Squirrel Cage Hard to Find
Bar Exam

Tiny Squirrel Cage Hard to Find

Peculiar old Riverwest tavern has 500 square feet, no tap beers, squirrelly atmosphere.

Supervisor Johnson: Abele’s Estabrook Scheme Offensive
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Supervisor Johnson: Abele’s Estabrook Scheme Offensive

"His anti-democratic scheme exploits the special powers granted to him by the Republican legislature in Madison."

House Confidential: The Whitnall House
House Confidential

The Whitnall House

One of handful of Pre-Civil War homes in City, was birthplace of the "Father of Milwaukee Parks System."

Milwaukee County Supervisors Avoid Opportunity to Remove Estabrook Dam
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Milwaukee County Supervisors Avoid Opportunity to Remove Estabrook Dam

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

County Panel Refuses Move Toward Transparency
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County Panel Refuses Move Toward Transparency

Committee Will Not Provide Public Notice of Budgetary Changes

House Confidential: The Riverwest 24 Countdown House
House Confidential

The Riverwest 24 Countdown House

109-year old Pierce St. duplex is unremarkable, save for its RW24 spirit.

Bar Exam: TWO Is For Couples, Get It?
Bar Exam

TWO Is For Couples, Get It?

Yep, the former Riverwest tailor shop is a tavern with intimate booths for TWOsomes.

Bar Exam: Riverwest Tavern Is Very Dog-Friendly
Bar Exam

Riverwest Tavern Is Very Dog-Friendly

There's been a neighborhood bar here for 100 years. The dogs are more recent.

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

Murphy’s Law: County Pension Scandal Poster Boys
Murphy’s Law

County Pension Scandal Poster Boys

Six veterans seeking re-election voted for infamous pension plan that ripped off taxpayers.

County Board Unanimously Approves Resolution to Protect Parks
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County Board Unanimously Approves Resolution to Protect Parks

At Least 43 Lack Designated Zoning as Parkland; Measure Moves to Avoid Sale by Executive

County narrowly approves Park East project’s final phase
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County narrowly approves Park East project’s final phase

House Confidential: Ald. Kovac’s “Adult” Home Is Very Modest
House Confidential

Ald. Kovac’s “Adult” Home Is Very Modest

The 1893 Riverwest home has just 1.5 stories and one bathroom with 10% ventilation.

County Will Allow Politics in Parks

County Will Allow Politics in Parks

“Bizarre” ban on political activity had restricted free speech for more than a decade.

Milwaukee Leaders Endorse Johnny Thomas for City Comptroller
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Milwaukee Leaders Endorse Johnny Thomas for City Comptroller

“Johnny Thomas is the person that we need to be our next Milwaukee City Comptroller,” said Alderman Willie Wade.

Historic Brewers Hill Association Presents The Gateway Signage Project Official Unveiling
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Historic Brewers Hill Association Presents The Gateway Signage Project Official Unveiling

On Thursday, Dec. 10, the brief outdoor Unveiling Ceremony will begin at 4:00 p.m. on East Pleasant, between North Palmer and Commerce Streets.

Supervisors Johnson, Schmitt Commend County Board on Budget  Balance
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Supervisors Johnson, Schmitt Commend County Board on Budget Balance

2016 Budget Provides More for Public Safety, Enhancements for Parks and Transit

County Panel Refuses to Label Community ID Cards
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County Panel Refuses to Label Community ID Cards

“The authors of the legislation funding the Community ID program with taxpayer dollars have said publicly that the ID cards will not be used for voting.”

Finance Committee Votes to Improve County Budget
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Finance Committee Votes to Improve County Budget

Restores Funding for Public Safety and Rolls Back Use of Reserves

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

Taxpayers Lose Nearly $10,000 to County Supervisor’s Legal Bills
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Taxpayers Lose Nearly $10,000 to County Supervisor’s Legal Bills

Today a Milwaukee County Supervisor had a solid victory over the taxpayers.

County Board Knew About the Looming Transit Shortfall
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County Board Knew About the Looming Transit Shortfall

In fact, the entire County Board knew about the reports.

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Passing the Gavel

County panel delays Park East land sale to Bucks development group
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County panel delays Park East land sale to Bucks development group

County Board Pushes Seniors on the Bus; Kicks Financial Warnings to the Curb
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County Board Pushes Seniors on the Bus; Kicks Financial Warnings to the Curb

Half of the County Board (Broderick, Haas, Johnson, Jursik, Rainey, Romo West, Weishan, Dimitrijevic) blocked an important financial report from becoming part of the County’s official records today.  The report was sent by the Comptroller to all County Supervisors via email in response to concerns that the real costs of implementing the GO Pass, (a […]

Community Works to Reclaim Park

Community Works to Reclaim Park

Harambee neighborhood organizers looking for ideas to improve park at Burleigh and MLK Dr.

Murphy’s Law: The County Board’s Anti-Environmental Boondoggle
Murphy’s Law

The County Board’s Anti-Environmental Boondoggle

Its Estabrook Dam decision will cost taxpayers millions and harm environment.

Murphy’s Law: Will County Pass Another Pension Giveaway?
Murphy’s Law

Will County Pass Another Pension Giveaway?

Board members favor a “grandfather clause” protecting retirees with illegal payments that could cost taxpayers $10 million.

Supervisors Broderick, Johnson Jr. and Jursik Announce Opposition to O’Donnell Park Sale to Northwestern Mutual
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Supervisors Broderick, Johnson Jr. and Jursik Announce Opposition to O’Donnell Park Sale to Northwestern Mutual

Three Committee Chairs Say Park Land Should Not Be For Sale to Private Company

Finance, Personnel and Audit Committee Welcomes Public Input as it Begins Budget Review
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Finance, Personnel and Audit Committee Welcomes Public Input as it Begins Budget Review

Announces Public Hearing on October 20 at Milwaukee School of Languages

Supervisor Willie Johnson, Jr. Honored to Serve as WCA President
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Supervisor Willie Johnson, Jr. Honored to Serve as WCA President

Johnson Will Be the First African American to Serve as President of State Counties Association

Milwaukee County Board Votes to Place Minimum Wage Referendum on November Ballot
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Milwaukee County Board Votes to Place Minimum Wage Referendum on November Ballot

County Leaders, Low Wage Workers, Advocates and Allies Hail Step Forward to Raise Wages for Working People In Wisconsin

Eyes on Milwaukee: Finally, a New Park East Plan
Eyes on Milwaukee

Finally, a New Park East Plan

Ten years later, the city and county are finally on the same page. Is development in the area ready to "explode"?

The Other Mandela

The Other Mandela

The fundraiser for Rep. Mandela Barnes, just two days before his namesake Nelson Mandela died, had a big turnout.

Committee Tailors Rules to Target Sheriff
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Committee Tailors Rules to Target Sheriff

Ethics rule aimed at Sheriff Clarke is based on hypocritical reasoning

Milwaukee County Board Honors Local Social Justice Advocate in Observance of Black History Month
M. L. King Library is Open and Will Hold a Special Program on Martin Luther King Jr. Day
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M. L. King Library is Open and Will Hold a Special Program on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

All Other Milwaukee Public Libraries are closed for the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

Results from Today’s Milwaukee County Board Meeting
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Results from Today’s Milwaukee County Board Meeting

A summary of items passed at the county board meeting.

Murphy’s Law: Still Defending the Infamous Pension Plan
Murphy’s Law

Still Defending the Infamous Pension Plan

County Exec Abele wants to cut back the lucrative backdrop provision. Why are supervisors delaying this?

County Supervisors, Others to Call for End to Poverty Wages for Janitors
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County Supervisors, Others to Call for End to Poverty Wages for Janitors

Contract for cleaning county buildings spurs concerns that public dollars fund family-sustaining jobs

The Moody Blues

The Moody Blues

With the closing of Moody Pool, the city's North Side now has half the number of public pools as the South Side.

Chairwoman Dimitrijevic Announces Seven “Chat with the Chair” Events for the Month of December
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Chairwoman Dimitrijevic Announces Seven “Chat with the Chair” Events for the Month of December

“Chats” set for Whitefish Bay, South Milwaukee, West Milwaukee, Greenfield, Greendale, Hales Corners and Bayside

Supervisor Stamper Praises Board for Leadership in Cases Involving Death of a Person in Law Enforcement Custody
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Supervisor Stamper Praises Board for Leadership in Cases Involving Death of a Person in Law Enforcement Custody

Board overwhelmingly approves resolution outlining policy for Medical Examiner’s office

County Board 2013 Budget Blast: Nov. 5, 2012
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County Board 2013 Budget Blast: Nov. 5, 2012

The Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors, under the leadership of Chairwoman Marina Dimitrijevic, has adopted the 2013 Budget today.

Results from Today’s Milwaukee County Board Meeting
Press Release

Results from Today’s Milwaukee County Board Meeting

A summary of items passed at the county board meeting.

County Board 2013 Budget Blast: October 31, 2012
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County Board 2013 Budget Blast: October 31, 2012

The Milwaukee County Board’s Finance, Personnel & Audit Committee is holding a series of budget hearings throughout October on the County Executive’s 2013 Recommended Budget.

County Board 2013 Budget Blast: October 25, 2012
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County Board 2013 Budget Blast: October 25, 2012

The Milwaukee County Board’s Finance, Personnel & Audit Committee is holding a series of budget hearings throughout October on the County Executive’s 2013 Recommended Budget.

County Board Committee Passes Fair Budget With Balance on Vote of 8-1
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County Board Committee Passes Fair Budget With Balance on Vote of 8-1

Public safety, economic development and Parks enhancement highlight budget that heads to public hearing at the Marcus Center on Oct. 29

County Board Refuses To Put Price Tag on Public Safety
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County Board Refuses To Put Price Tag on Public Safety

Committee votes to invest in protection of Milwaukee County residents

County Board Budget Blast: October 24, 2012
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County Board Budget Blast: October 24, 2012

The Milwaukee County Board’s Finance, Personnel & Audit Committee is holding a series of budget hearings throughout October on the County Executive’s 2013 Recommended Budget.

Plenty of Horne: Raclaw to Challenge Veteran in 14th Supervisory District
Plenty of Horne

Raclaw to Challenge Veteran in 14th Supervisory District

Supervisor Nyklewicz will face a rare challenge for his seat when Milwaukee Police detective Sebastian C. J. Raclaw announces his candidacy for the Milwaukee County Supervisor for the 14th District

Murphy’s Law: Is Ament’s Pension Deal Biased Against Blacks?
Murphy’s Law

Is Ament’s Pension Deal Biased Against Blacks?

In the wake of the pension controversy, County Executive F. Thomas Ament has attempted to woo the black community in hopes that strong support there might keep him in office.