October 24 2013
Milwaukee County is exploring legal options after the owners of Southridge announced plans to move the bus stop from the entrance of the mall to a stop 350 feet away, just in time for the holiday shopping season. Transit officials say this move will affect the disabled and elderly and may violate the Americans with Disabilities Act. 150 buses make stops at the mall each day.
Milwaukee philanthropists Robert and Patricia Kern will have a center in the Mayo Clinic of Rochester, Minn named after them after a recent gift of more than $67 million. The Kern's, founder of Generac Power Systems in Waukesha, began their relationship with the Mayo Clinic in 1930, when Robert Kern went there at age 5.
City of Milwaukee residents can rake leaves into the street now through November 15th for pickup by Department of Public Works Sanitation crews. The city asks to keep piles away from sewer grates, to not put them in plastic bags and to keep Halloween pumpkins in the garbage bins, not with the leaves.
The Transportation Security Administration introduced a new PreCheck lane at Mitchell International Airport, allowing passengers to experience faster screenings at security checkpoints. The PreCheck process is an effort by the TSA to apply intelligence-driven, risk-based passenger screening to air travel. PreCheck has also begun at Dane County Regional Airport in Madison and will be available at 100 airports by the end of the year.