CHILI MADNESS – Once again, local radio station WMSE plans to holds its Rockabilly Chili contest, and competition in Riverwest is hot and heavy. You won’t want to miss the Riverwest Co-op’s Chili Cook-off scheduled for Sun, Feb 22 at 5:30 PM at Club Timbuktu, 520 Center St. To enter your prized vegan or vegetarian recipe, contact Michelle Jones at virgotron@ hotmail.com; deadline is Feb 15. Then go to the WMSE competition and vote vote vote on Sun, March 8, 11AM- 4PM at the MSOE Kern Center.
The view from the hill. Reservoir no longer there. Park officially open.
NEWS IN OUR AREA
GUILTY – Former alderman Mike McGee was found guilty on all nine federal counts of extortion and bribery on June 24 following six hours of deliberation by the jury. Sentencing is scheduled for Oct 24 where he faces up to 30 years, but likely much less. “Based upon the evidence, Ald. McGee’s guilt was his own and was not shared by the rest of the Common Council, the License Division, the city attorney’s office, or the Milwaukee Police Department, all of whom sit on every license hearing as active participants,” said Ald. Willie Hines. Still pending is the state’s case which is expected to resume in July unless a plea deal is reached.
Defying the predictions and surprising prognosticators, native son Nik Kovac beat fellow
Riverwest resident Patrick Flaherty by a cheesecloth thin 71 vote margin on April 1 to claim
Milwaukee’s coveted Third District aldermanic seat.
But for Alderman-elect Kovac, the election isover, and the celebration is old news.
“I feel that there is a lack of vision in the Sixth District.” Milele Coggs is confident as she prepares to square off against incumbent Mike McGee, Jr. in the April 1 election.