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September 18, 2013

Quarles & Brady plots growth in Chicago, Midwest and Florida

Milwaukee;;;s second-largest law firm, Quarles & Brady LLP, plans to continue expanding in downtown Chicago and in Florida and is hatching an entry into an undisclosed new locale in the Midwest, says the firm;;;s new chair.Kimberly Leach Johnson, …
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September 18, 2013

Roberts restaurant owner returns to turn Off the Clock to On the Clock

Off the Clock restaurant on Milwaukee;;;s south side has reopened as On the Clock Bar & Grill under the ownership of building owner Robert Krause.Krause owned the long-time restaurant Roberts in the building at 4301 S. Howell Ave. Off the Clock …
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September 18, 2013

Walker announces $2M to demolish problem properties in Milwaukee

Gov. Scott Walker on Tuesday announced $2 million to demolish at least 200 vacant and blighted buildings the city of Milwaukee.;;;Vacant, dilapidated properties can serve as a haven for criminal activity, have an adverse impact on property values, …
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September 18, 2013

What Universal can learn from Great Wolf Lodge

It turns out, Madison-based Great Wolf Resorts Inc., which runs the Great Wolf Lodge chain of indoor water park resorts and owns the firm that developed its MagiQuest interactive game, has a thing or two to teach Universal Studios. Richard Bilbao, …
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September 17, 2013

Art Museum, War Memorial pact to be signed Tuesday

A final contract that lays the groundwork for $25 million in improvements to Milwaukee County War Memorial Center will get signed and finalized Tuesday morning.The agreement, years in the making, comes after negotiations between the nonprofit …
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September 17, 2013

Burnhearts owners, Roots chefs plan Bay View restaurant

A group that includes the owners of Burnhearts Bar and the former chefs at Roots Restaurant and Cellar plan to open a restaurant and bar at the former Mama DeMarinis in Bay View.The group, under the name Love Bowl Inc., has applied for a $200,000 …
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September 17, 2013

Emmert: NCAA will reconsider athlete 'stipends' in 2014

The leadership of the NCAA is likely to revive as early as spring 2014 the issue of so-called $2,000 "stipends" for athletes at Division I full-scholarship universities, the organization;;;s president Mark Emmert said Monday in Milwaukee.The …
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September 17, 2013

Empty Bowls event serves soup with new day, location

Milwaukee Empty Bowls will hold its 15th annual event in October in a new location and on a new day.The event raises money for local food pantries. Artists and students are asked to create bowls that are filled with soup prepared by local chefs. …
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September 17, 2013

Helios owes nearly $1M to local economic development groups

Helios USA, the Menomonee Valley manufacturer of solar power modules that last week filed for receivership, currently owes $954,000 to two local economic development entities, according to the groups.Helios received $650,000 in financing from the …
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September 17, 2013

Inside Wisconsin: ThereĀ’;s much more to science institute than stem-cell research

There;s nothing new or even unexpected about the love-hate relationship between religion and science. The same Catholic Church that has often been a patron of the sciences ; think Gregor Mendel and the study of genetics, or Antoine Lavoisier and …
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September 17, 2013

Milwaukee Breakwater Lighthouse to be restored as museum, event space

The Milwaukee Breakwater Lighthouse will open in 2016 as a museum and event space for up to 75 people under a $2.5 million restoration plan led by nonprofit Optima Enrichment.The lighthouse sits on the Milwaukee breakwater about a half-mile from the …
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September 17, 2013

Russ Darrow Group opens first Green Bay dealership

Russ Darrow Group has opened its first dealership in Green Bay, the Russ Darrow Used Car Superstore, according to a news release issued Monday.The dealership offers about 150 used vehicles along with full-service maintenance and repair, the release …
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