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Who Won Big at the Footlights Awards? | Milwaukee Magazine Who Won Big at the Footlights Awards?
Milwaukee’s first performing arts award ceremony, the Footlights, found its light at the Quaddracci Powerhouse on June 22. The post Who Won Big at the Footlights Awards? appeared first on Milwaukee Magazine.
Milwaukee Magazine | June 26, 2017
Despite a changed market, many antique stores still find ways to thrive | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Despite a changed market, many antique stores still find ways to thrive
Longtime dealers say there are fewer stores than there were 30 years ago but the market is still stable.        
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | June 26, 2017
12 Milwaukeeans Making a Big Difference in Our Community | Milwaukee Magazine 12 Milwaukeeans Making a Big Difference in Our Community
Let us now praise our fellow citizens who, through their commitment and caring, have touched the lives of those around them in ways big and small. The post 12 Milwaukeeans Making a Big Difference in Our Community appeared first on Milwaukee Magazine.
Milwaukee Magazine | June 26, 2017
Our Q&A with Classic Rock Singer Peter Wolf | Milwaukee Magazine Our Q&A with Classic Rock Singer Peter Wolf
We talked with former J. Geils Band singer Peter Wolf prior to his Thursday, June 29 Summerfest performance. The post Our Q&A with Classic Rock Singer Peter Wolf appeared first on Milwaukee Magazine.
Milwaukee Magazine | June 26, 2017
Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District approves deal to buy landfill gas from Waste Management | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District approves deal to buy landfill gas from Waste Management
MMSD Commission approved revised agreement to buy landfill gas from Waste Management's Metro landfill in Franklin beginning in 2019.        
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | June 26, 2017
Beer Events Brewing This Week: June 28-July 1 | Milwaukee Magazine Beer Events Brewing This Week: June 28-July 1
Tastings, beer cruises and the annual Burnhearts Pabst Street Party are all on the docket for this week. The post Beer Events Brewing This Week: June 28-July 1 appeared first on Milwaukee Magazine.
Milwaukee Magazine | June 26, 2017
This Week in Live Music: June 26-July 2 | Milwaukee Magazine This Week in Live Music: June 26-July 2
The best Summerfest and non-Summerfest shows to see this week, including Paul Simon and P!nk at the American Family Insurance Amphitheater, Corey Feldman at Shank Hall and Burnhearts' 10th annual epic block party. The post This Week in Live Music: June 26-July 2 appeared first on Milwaukee Magazine.
Milwaukee Magazine | June 26, 2017
At 50, Summerfest aims to expand brand, while not mimicking higher-profile festivals | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel At 50, Summerfest aims to expand brand, while not mimicking higher-profile festivals
From multi-million infrastructure projects, to a streaming deal with "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" Summerfest yearns to be recognized among the upper echelon of music festivals.        
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | June 26, 2017
More state of Wisconsin workers leaving for other jobs | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel More state of Wisconsin workers leaving for other jobs
Workers left state government last year in numbers not seen in more than a decade, taking advantage of a tight labor market to seek private-sector jobs.        
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | June 26, 2017
Controversial landlord Nicholas Rezny bought homes as taxes, fines piled up | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Controversial landlord Nicholas Rezny bought homes as taxes, fines piled up
Nicholas Rezny, the landlord who City Hall suspects may be running a Ponzi scheme, bought homes here and in Florida when he was already building up a tax bill.        
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | June 26, 2017
Fifty years after open housing marches, residential segregation still norm in Milwaukee | Milwaukee Neighborhood News Serv Fifty years after open housing marches, residential segregation still norm in Milwaukee
African-Americans living in segregated neighborhoods lack access to jobs and are more likely to live in poverty.
Milwaukee Neighborhood News Serv | June 26, 2017
Why has the black church lost its power? | Milwaukee Neighborhood News Serv Why has the black church lost its power?
Byron Johnson is a native of Milwaukee and is a candidate for licensed ministry at Tabernacle Community Baptist Church. He graduated from American Baptist College in Nashville, where he studied Bible and theology. In this piece, he discusses the prominence of the black church in his life.
Milwaukee Neighborhood News Serv | June 26, 2017
Family, friends of Milwaukee man shot by officers earlier this year want answers | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Family, friends of Milwaukee man shot by officers earlier this year want answers
About 40 family members and friends gathered on Sunday near the location where Jermaine Claybrooks was shot.        
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | June 25, 2017
Mobile Market rolls groceries into Milwaukee's food deserts | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Mobile Market rolls groceries into Milwaukee's food deserts
The Fresh Picks Mobile Market makes fresh and healthy foods more available to people who would otherwise have limited access to those options.        
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | June 25, 2017
Fifth annual World Refugee Day 2017 held in Marquette De Pere Park | Milwaukee Neighborhood News Serv Fifth annual World Refugee Day 2017 held in Marquette De Pere Park
The Milwaukee Area Refugee Consortium (MARC) brought together speakers and entertainment acts to celebrate World Refugee Day 2017.
Milwaukee Neighborhood News Serv | June 25, 2017
Mobile fresh food market moves into Milwaukee's food deserts | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Mobile fresh food market moves into Milwaukee's food deserts
The Fresh Picks Mobile Market moves into Milwaukee's food deserts.        
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | June 24, 2017
For people who depend on Medicaid, proposed federal caps in health care plans instill fear | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel For people who depend on Medicaid, proposed federal caps in health care plans instill fear
The congressional bills to replace parts of the Affordable Care Act would cap federal funding of Medicaid.        
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | June 24, 2017
Wisconsin lawmakers will miss budget deadline as talks slow | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Wisconsin lawmakers will miss budget deadline as talks slow
Republican leaders may be able to pass a budget within a similar time frame to past years, but it's too late to pass a bill before the state's current budget runs out on June 30.        
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | June 24, 2017
Body recovered from Elkhart Lake in Sheboygan County | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Body recovered from Elkhart Lake in Sheboygan County
Police say this may be a possible drowning.        
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | June 24, 2017
Video shows Lincoln Hills guard dropping knee-first onto handcuffed juvenile inmate's neck | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Video shows Lincoln Hills guard dropping knee-first onto handcuffed juvenile inmate's neck
A prison guard stepped on the base of the neck of a teen inmate and then dropped knee-first onto him while the child was on the floor in handcuffs.        
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | June 24, 2017
Madison police investigate city's fifth homicide | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Madison police investigate city's fifth homicide
27-year-old roommate held as "person of interest" in fatal stabbing.        
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | June 24, 2017
Madison police investigating death of man discovered after disconnected 911 call | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Madison police investigating death of man discovered after disconnected 911 call
Madison police will hold a news conference this afternoon with more information.        
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | June 24, 2017
Stingl: Retired newsman shows his softer side in a lifetime of watercolors and sketches | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Stingl: Retired newsman shows his softer side in a lifetime of watercolors and sketches
The creative impulse that began in childhood still has a hold of this soft-spoken 94-year-old.        
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | June 24, 2017
Nightlife Guide: 4 Under-the-Radar Hotspots | Milwaukee Magazine Nightlife Guide: 4 Under-the-Radar Hotspots
Off-the-beaten-path venues filled with quirky charm The post Nightlife Guide: 4 Under-the-Radar Hotspots appeared first on Milwaukee Magazine.
Milwaukee Magazine | June 24, 2017
Construction of Welford Sanders Lofts provides jobs for underemployed | Milwaukee Neighborhood News Serv Construction of Welford Sanders Lofts provides jobs for underemployed
A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Welford Sanders Lofts touted the job opportunities the $21 million development has provided but officials and residents said more needs to be done for the unemployed.
Milwaukee Neighborhood News Serv | June 24, 2017
Man arrested after standoff with police in Milwaukee | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Man arrested after standoff with police in Milwaukee
Police arrested a man who fired a shot in a domestic violence incident after he had barricaded himself in a house in the 3700 block of W. Kilbourn Ave.        
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | June 24, 2017
Fifth worker dies from Cambria mill explosion in Wisconsin | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Fifth worker dies from Cambria mill explosion in Wisconsin
A Wisconsin company says a fifth worker has died after an explosion last month at its corn milling plant.        
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | June 23, 2017
Man who fired shot barricades himself in residence in Milwaukee | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Man who fired shot barricades himself in residence in Milwaukee
A man who fired a shot in a domestice violence incident has barricaded himself in a house in the 3700 block of W. Kilbourn Ave.        
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | June 23, 2017
Eastbound E. North Ave. at North Point Water Tower circle | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Eastbound E. North Ave. at North Point Water Tower circle
Eastbound E. North Ave. at the North Point Water Tower circle will closed for road work Monday and reopened Tuesday, the City of Milwaukee Department of Public Works announced Friday.        
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | June 23, 2017
Man wounded in shooting in Milwaukee | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Man wounded in shooting in Milwaukee
A 25-year-old man was wounded Friday afternoon in a shooting in the 3100 block of N. 44th St.        
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | June 23, 2017
Trying to block Asian carp | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Trying to block Asian carp
Notre Dame Environmental Change Initiative Director David Lodge explains the efforts to detect where Asian carp are traveling.        
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | June 23, 2017
Waukesha police identify armed man killed in officer-involved shooting | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Waukesha police identify armed man killed in officer-involved shooting
An armed, reportedly suicidal man fatally shot by by Waukesha police after a 90-minute stand-off was identified Friday as William C. Brewster, 64.        
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | June 23, 2017
This Bites: Garlic Fest is This Sunday | Milwaukee Magazine This Bites: Garlic Fest is This Sunday
We chat about this week's foodie news. The post This Bites: Garlic Fest is This Sunday appeared first on Milwaukee Magazine.
Milwaukee Magazine | June 23, 2017
Milwaukee Public Museum gives dinosaurs a makeover | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Milwaukee Public Museum gives dinosaurs a makeover
Using knowledge from new discoveries, the Milwaukee Public Museum is adding birdlike features like feathers to some of its dinosaurs.        
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | June 23, 2017
This Weekend, There’s a Pre-Festival Festival | Milwaukee Magazine This Weekend, There’s a Pre-Festival Festival
DanDan will temporarily close during the second week of Summerfest, but not before throwing one epic party. The post This Weekend, There’s a Pre-Festival Festival appeared first on Milwaukee Magazine.
Milwaukee Magazine | June 23, 2017
Thanks to new discoveries, dinosaurs at Milwaukee Public Museum get feathers | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Thanks to new discoveries, dinosaurs at Milwaukee Public Museum get feathers
Dinosaurs at the Milwaukee Public Museum will soon be covered in feathers.        
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | June 23, 2017
Milwaukee Public Museum gets dinosaur update | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Milwaukee Public Museum gets dinosaur update
The Milwaukee Public Museum, based on new discoveries, is updating its dinosaur exhibit to show that some dinosaurs had birdlike features.        
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | June 23, 2017
Asian carp found in Chicago canal, just 9 miles from Lake Michigan shores | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Asian carp found in Chicago canal, just 9 miles from Lake Michigan shores
Asian carp are on the move toward Lake Michigan.        
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | June 23, 2017
Judge: 'Ted Kaczynski has less restrictive confinement' than Lincoln Hills teen inmates | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Judge: 'Ted Kaczynski has less restrictive confinement' than Lincoln Hills teen inmates
U.S. District Judge James Peterson said the use of isolation as a form of punishment at Lincoln Hills School for Boys and Copper Lake School for Girls is "acute, immediate and enduring."        
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | June 23, 2017
Milwaukee man sentenced to life in prison for funeral shooting | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Milwaukee man sentenced to life in prison for funeral shooting
Ten months and one jury trial later, it's still unclear why the shooter, Dennis J. Brookshire, opened fire, a judge said at Brookshire's sentencing Friday.        
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | June 23, 2017
Fort Atkinson memorializes war dogs and one of its own | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Fort Atkinson memorializes war dogs and one of its own
Fort Atkinson will unveil a memorial to canine veterans in McCoy Park.        
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | June 23, 2017
Radio Milwaukee celebrates 10th anniversary: Where hip hop meets school board meetings | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Radio Milwaukee celebrates 10th anniversary: Where hip hop meets school board meetings
Bridging musical genres and broadcasting school board meetings, Radio Milwaukee celebrates 10th anniversary with a block party Saturday.        
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | June 23, 2017
Gov. Scott Walker signs Wisconsin aquaculture bill into law | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Gov. Scott Walker signs Wisconsin aquaculture bill into law
People who work on fish farms, also known as aquaculture, can dig, dredge and conduct repair work without a general permit or individual permit issued by the Department of Natural Resources.        
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | June 23, 2017
Federal review of Milwaukee police remains in limbo after 18 months | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Federal review of Milwaukee police remains in limbo after 18 months
Federal officials maintain the process is ongoing, but have not given a timetable for the release of any related reports.        
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | June 23, 2017
Federal judge to rule in case on Wisconsin's Lincoln Hills teen prison | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Federal judge to rule in case on Wisconsin's Lincoln Hills teen prison
A federal judge is expected Friday to put restrictions on how the state operates its juvenile prison complex.        
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | June 23, 2017
Safe & Sound gets $100K from Potawatomi for Milwaukee community youth projects | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Safe & Sound gets $100K from Potawatomi for Milwaukee community youth projects
The grant will fund about 10 youth projects in the city's most at-risk neighborhoods.        
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | June 23, 2017
NNS on Lake Effect | Milwaukee Neighborhood News Serv NNS on Lake Effect
  NNS reporter Edgar Mendez goes on the air with Lake Effect’s Joy Powers to discuss big changes to local and national GED testing.
Milwaukee Neighborhood News Serv | June 23, 2017
Former Milwaukee co-workers rally around 'kind soul' who died with no family | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Former Milwaukee co-workers rally around 'kind soul' who died with no family
Officials seek family of fatally injured man        
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | June 23, 2017
Party, Scandinavian Style, with Olson House | Milwaukee Magazine Party, Scandinavian Style, with Olson House
The "Best Home Furnishings Store" is turning 2 and celebrating with an extravaganza of a fête. The post Party, Scandinavian Style, with Olson House appeared first on Milwaukee Magazine.
Milwaukee Magazine | June 23, 2017
Stingl: Club's parking valet brings a human touch to the job he has loved for 40 years | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Stingl: Club's parking valet brings a human touch to the job he has loved for 40 years
James Jackson says he picked up his strong work ethic from his father and his cheerfulness from his laid-back mother.        
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | June 23, 2017