Marquette Wire

OLIVER: Hitting the jackpot in Kenosha

Eric Oliver

October 22, 2013

Smoke fills the air as five angry, balding men sit around a table as a quiet disgruntled dealer hands out cards. One of them mumbles about how you’re not playing the game correctly. Welcome to Potawatomi Bingo Casino. These 21+ meccas had such mystique...

OLIVER: Selling empty MPS buildings could generate needed revenue

Eric Oliver

October 1, 2013

With a growing home foreclosure rate and declining public school enrollment, Milwaukee has a lot of empty buildings to maintain, and they're costing the city a substantial sum of money. Wisconsin Sen. Alberta Darling and Rep. Joe Sanfelippo recently pro...

Maintenance of foreclosed homes problematic

Monique Collins

November 29, 2012

The problem of foreclosed homes has discouraged city officials and is expected to become more costly in the coming months. On Nov. 21, the Common Council’s Finance and Personnel Committee approved a plan that would allow $400,000 of the city’s contingency fund to be used for the upkeep of fo...

Ladybug Club facing 60-day suspension

Tim Seeman

December 8, 2009

Regular patrons of the Ladybug Club, 618-622 N. Water St., will temporarily have to find another place to spend their nights. Starting Dec. 21, the club will be on a 60-day suspension mandated by Milwaukee's Common Council. During a Nov. 17 meeting, the council'...

Recycling initiatives, safety key issues at MUSG meeting

Matthew Reddin

November 17, 2009

Landlords required to provide recycling containers in convenient location, official says City and university officials addressed off-campus recycling, campus sustainability, traffic safety and neighborhood improvements during Thurs...

Mayor Barrett presents 2010 city budget

Tim Seeman

October 1, 2009

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett presented his proposed 2010 budget to the city’s Common Council last Thursday, outlining his plans to diversify city revenue sources and prioritize creative approaches to reduce structural costs. Barrett's...

Milwaukee homeless shelters may recieve $7 million

Tim Seeman

September 15, 2009

Milwaukee may soon recieve nearly $7 million to aid the area's homeless. The Community and Economic Development Committee recommended the Milwaukee Common Council approve a resolution to authorize the distribution of $6.9 million...