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Local News: Food Donations; Elk's Update; KPD Personnel Issues; Road Fix

Festival Foods and a Kenosha-based produce company have teamed up to make sure the 240 low-income seniors who participate in a food pantry program will have some fresh fruits or veggies in the boxes of mostly non-perishable food that they pick up each month. The grocery store chain and Heartland Produce will donate enough produce to make sure that each participant has two types of product. The pantry program is run by the Racine/Kenosha Community Action Agency. Word of the year-long commitment from the two companies came Thursday. 

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The developer who has had long-standing plans to convert the long-vacant Elk's Club building in downtown Kenosha into a boutique hotel remains confident that the project will get off the ground. Ted Matkom of Gorman & Company told WGTD Thursday that the $20 million deal will be closed before the beginning of June. Although the project was unveiled two-and-a-half years ago, coming up with the financing package has proven to be elusive. Mayor Antaramian says if the construction project hasn't begun by the end of the year then the historic building will be razed. 

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One of the bumpiest arterials in Kenosha is targeted for improvement, but the work won't begin until the fall of 2020 at the earliest. A six-block stretch of south Sheridan Rd. between 85th and 91st streets will include resurfacing and in some areas re-construction. The state Department of Transportation will hold an informational meeting on the project Tuesday afternoon from two to four at the Kenosha County Job Center.

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The Kenosha Police and Fire Commission will review some police department personnel matters when it meets in regular session Tuesday morning. A resignation, a termination and a proposed disciplinary action are on the agenda. And the list doesn't include the officer who scuffled with his estranged wife's boyfriend while on duty New Year's Eve.

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