September 26, 2013

Business Health Care Group posts 2.6% cost decrease

Health-benefits costs declined an average of 2.6 percent in 2012 for employers who had self-funded plans through southeast Wisconsin;;;s Business Health Care Group.The plans, which are administered by Humana, compared favorably with self-funded …
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September 26, 2013

Kopp's Walker's Point restaurant to retain historic exterior

Karl Kopp;;;s plan for a restaurant in Walker;;;s Point will be unique in Milwaukee;;;s history of historic preservation, said Paul Jakubovich, city preservation planner.;;;It;;;s really an exciting project to really create a destination point,;;; …
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September 26, 2013

Milwaukee again seeks tenant for Centercourt space near Bradley Center

The city of Milwaukee is again looking for a tenant for its commercial property across the street from the BMO Harris Bradley Center, most recently the home of Centercourt Pub & Grille.The Common Council approved a property listing Tuesday for the …
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September 26, 2013

Milwaukee biodiesel firm pursues city-owned warehouse

A Milwaukee Common Council proposal would sell a warehouse and vacant lot on West National Avenue to Palko Energies LLC, a sustainable energy consulting company that also buys local restaurants;;; used cooking oil for conversion into biodiesel that …
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September 26, 2013

Milwaukee streetcar utility case likely heading to courts

The debate over who pays to move underground utilities for the Milwaukee streetcar will end up in the courts, regardless of how the Wisconsin Public Service Commission decides the issue, according to an attorney representing the city in the PSC …
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September 26, 2013

Northwestern Mutual tower designer describes links to Art Museum

Northwestern Mutual;;;s new tower is intended to be a new landmark, and its design interacts with the Milwaukee Art Museum, the city;;;s current architectural flagship, in two subtle ways, according to designer Jon Pickard.They are two different …
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September 26, 2013

Not tallest, but maybe best? Downtown players react to Northwestern Mutual design

Northwestern Mutual;;;s new tower drew a broad scope of one-liners from a crowd of Milwaukee downtown power players who got their first look at the design Wednesday morning.;;;It;;;s not the tallest, but it can be the best,;;; said Julia Taylor, …
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September 26, 2013

Obama estimates on ACA exchange rates not as scary as Walker's

A family of four in Milwaukee with an annual income of $50,000 will pay an average of $282 per month ;;; after federal tax credits ;;; for an average health insurance plan and $70 per month on a high-deductible plan on the Obamacare exchange, …
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September 26, 2013

Walker details work force development package

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker on Wednesday announced a package of eight work force development bills that would invest $8.5 million in new state funds and use another $14 million in federal funds for vocational rehabilitation programs.Walker …
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September 26, 2013

Wild returning as interim Marquette president

Less than a week after the unexpected announcement that Marquette University president Rev. Scott Pilarz will step down, the university has named his predecessor, Rev. Robert Wild, as interim president.Pilarz announced late Friday that he is …
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September 25, 2013

Black Sheep adds brunch, new fall menu

Black Sheep, the new bar and restaurant in Milwaukee;;;s Walker;;;s Point, is introducing Sunday brunch along with happy hour specials and a new fall menu, it said Tuesday in a news release.Brunch, starting this Sunday, runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. …
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September 25, 2013

Expect Milwaukee 'arena' task force to have 'a lot' of members: Sheehy

Tim Sheehy says he has received an overwhelming response to his invitation to form a regional task force on funding Milwaukee;;;s cultural assets, including a possible new downtown arena ;;; but he;;;s not quite ready to reveal the members.Sheehy, …
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