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Inside the restoration of Old Main: From Civil War Era care facility to a new home for Milwaukee veterans

Known as Old Main, the Civil War Era Soldiers Home has been undergoing months of historic restorations and conversion into new apartments for Milwaukee area veterans, and remains on schedule for a March opening for its first residents. A $200,000 donation from the project’s lead contractor, JP Cullen, on October 29 added significantly to …

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Tabulating the Results: An inside look at the official process to count Milwaukee votes on Election Day

A team of 400 workers assembled at Milwaukee’s Central Count facility on November 3 at 7:00 a.m. to begin opening absentee ballot envelops and prepare them for counting along with votes cast throughout Election Day. The entire 4th floor of the building at 501 W. Michigan Street was set up to process boxes of ballots, and designed in pods…

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Each empty chair has a story: Memorial honors Milwaukee’s 600 victims of the COVID-19 pandemic

A handful of Milwaukee’s political, spiritual, and community leaders gathered in the open field of MacArthur Square by the County Courthouse on October 27, surrounded by 600 empty chairs to publicly mourn the loss of local residents due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With more than 600 deaths in Milwaukee County in just seven months…

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