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Jun 23, 2023

Milwaukee County among top five counties across nation for using federal relief dollars

One of RFA's chosen Milwaukee County projects was Right to Counsel Milwaukee, which gives legal representation to families facing eviction.

Jun 15, 2023

Elder Abuse Awareness Day proclaimed in Milwaukee County

Around 185,000 residents aged 60 or older live in Milwaukee County, and one in 10 have faced some type of abuse from a trusted family member, friend or neighbor.

Apr 20, 2022

Milwaukee, Madison make mask mandate decisions

Milwaukee County will maintain a mask mandate for Milwaukee County Transit System riders and staff.

Dec 2, 2021

DA: Overworked assistant set bail too low for parade suspect

Milwaukee County's top prosecutor said Thursday that a young assistant in his office rushed to set $1,000 bail for a man before he allegedly drove his vehicle through a Christmas parade because she was overworked and never saw his risk assessment.

Mar 1, 2021

Milwaukee County reduces number of inmates in youth prisons

Although most of the attention paid to juvenile justice has come in response to the state's failure to meet the January deadline to close the Lincoln Hills and Copper Lake youth prisons, Milwaukee County officials continue to make strides to drastically reduce the number of local youth incarcerated in these institutions.

Dec 23, 2020

Milwaukee County spent nearly $1.7 million on Trump recount

The presidential recount in Wisconsin's Milwaukee County came in slightly under budget, at nearly $1.7 million, according to data released Wednesday.

Jul 10, 2020

Top lawyer for Milwaukee County sees license reinstated after short administrative suspension

The top lawyer for Milwaukee County can practice again. Corporation Counsel Margaret Daun’s law license was suspended on June 16 after she had failed to meet the deadline for certifying she had completed 30 hours of required continuing-legal education in 2018 and 2019. Daun told the Journal Sentinel she had taken enough courses but hadn’t […]

Jul 6, 2020

Paperwork oversight earns Milwaukee County’s top attorney temporary license suspension

Milwaukee County's top lawyer can't practice law at the moment because of a license suspension over a missed deadline by when she was supposed to show she had completed continuing legal-education requirements.

Mar 18, 2020

Supreme Court, Court of Appeals reduce calendaring starting Wednesday

The Wisconsin Supreme Court, Court of Appeals and several Circuit Courts have been temporarily closed to the public starting Wednesday as a coronavirus precaution.

Feb 12, 2020

Triggiano named new Milwaukee County chief judge (UPDATE)

Judge Mary Triggiano is the new chief judge of the First Judicial Administrative District in Milwaukee County. The Wisconsin Supreme Court announced Triggiano's appointment on Wednesday.

Oct 19, 2018

Walker seeks applicants for spot on Milwaukee County bench

Gov. Scott Walker recently announced that he is taking applications for an appointment to the Milwaukee County Circuit Court bench.

Jul 18, 2018

Man accused of supplying drugs bound over for trial

A man accused of supplying heroin and cocaine to 20 drug dealers in the Milwaukee area has been bound over for trial.


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