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Former alderman, boxing champ Orville Pitts passes away

Published March 27, 2015

When Orville Pitts was elected Milwaukee alderman in 1968, his political future looked as bright as the one that had seemed in store for Pitts in the boxing ring a decade earlier. But unlike the knockout that ended his boxing career, his downfall in the political arena was self-inflicted and a drawn-out process featuring, in random order, booze, drugs, hookers, the devil and Richard M. Nixon. Pitts died Tuesday at 81, after a long illness.


Walker, Bucks dismiss arena-for-casino proposal

Published Feb. 10, 2015

Gov. Scott Walker's office and the Milwaukee Bucks reacted to Tuesday morning's proposal from the Menominee Indian Tribe and Hard Rock International that would funnel $220 million to a Downtown arena if Walker approved a Kenosha casino. Local politicians have weighed in as well.


Hines resigns

Published Jan. 31, 2014

Common Council President Willie L. Hines, Jr., who has served as Milwaukee's 15th District Alderman since 1996 and Council President since 2004, announced today that he is resigning his seat on the council effective tomorrow, Feb. 1.

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