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Chris Abele is the current Milwaukee County Executive. He was elected in 2011. Abele's father, John Abele, was a co-founder of Boston Scientific. 

Lest Milwaukee County residents who oppose parking meters in county parks feel too comfortable about the county executive’s decision to pull the plan, he is now trying to circumvent the public by gaining more personal power. more

Feb 20, 2018 3:59 PM Issue of the Week 6 Comments

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Photo credit: Chris Abele for Milwaukee County Executive Facebook page

As the Shepherd Express went to press this week, Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele emailed and posted a statement entitled “You Spoke, I Listened.” more

Feb 13, 2018 5:19 PM News Features 1 Comments

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Photo credit: Troye Fox / UWM Photo

Last week’s meeting at the Mitchell Park Domes about parking meters in Milwaukee County parks revealed an overwhelming rejection of County Executive Chris Abele’s plan to impose another “revenue stream.” more

Feb 13, 2018 5:19 PM News Features 3 Comments

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Photo credit: Milwaukee County Parks

Our county’s exceptional network of public parks was developed to serve everyone, but now Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele is proposing a wrong-headed program of widespread and pricey paid parking throughout the park system. more

Feb 6, 2018 5:16 PM Issue of the Week 6 Comments

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Photo credit: Milwaukee County Parks

Metro Milwaukee’s time-honored heritage of free and inclusively accessible parks is on the fast track to ending. more

Jan 23, 2018 3:50 PM News Features 6 Comments

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Photo credit: Jeff Kramer

Milwaukee County plans to install parking meters in many of its landmark parks, raising questions about public access as well as the need to raise revenue to maintain the park system. more

Nov 21, 2017 4:49 PM News Features 3 Comments

Democratic wins in the recent Virginia elections and elsewhere in the U.S. are good news for Wisconsin. more

Nov 14, 2017 4:53 PM Taking Liberties 5 Comments

County Executive Chris Abele used his family money to win three elections, and he is now using his family’s money to launch a war against some of Milwaukee’s most respected elected officials. His line of fake news consists of half-truths an... more

Jul 18, 2017 4:19 PM Issue of the Week 3 Comments

County Executive Abele has taken another page from Donald Trump’s playbook by manufacturing a county pension crisis to distract from his own ongoing issues. more

May 9, 2017 3:56 PM News Features 3 Comments

Out of left field, Chris Abele has petitioned Gov. Scott Walker to shift federal job training dollars from the successful Employ Milwaukee to some entity under him. There are many problems with Abele’s request. more

May 9, 2017 3:36 PM Issue of the Week 4 Comments

Milwaukee needs to restore a system of checks and balances so the county supervisors have the powers to serve as a countervailing force to an abusive and self-serving county executive. more

May 2, 2017 4:01 PM Issue of the Week 2 Comments

Since the turn of the century, Milwaukee County has been shaped by pension scandal. The latest development—a recent revelation of an IRS report hidden for three years— demonstrates how the current pension system rules might actually incenti... more

Mar 21, 2017 5:13 PM News Features 3 Comments

“I want Milwaukeeans to be open minded,” said Domes Director Sandy Folaron. more

Jan 10, 2017 4:14 PM News Features

2016 was a big year for Milwaukee, and a big year for the Shepherd . We covered a wide range of subjects that affect and interest you, our readers, in the categories of news, dining, music, arts & entertainment and sports, among many others. Of al.. more

Dec 28, 2016 5:08 PM Around MKE

State auditors provided a rare independent, detailed look at the operations and oversight of the county’s behavioral health services and raised critical issues. more

Dec 27, 2016 4:00 PM News Features 4 Comments

What is the real value of the Mitchell Park Domes? What are the Domes worth to Milwaukee? Those are two of the questions Milwaukee County residents will be grappling with as we determine whether o, more

Dec 6, 2016 4:26 PM News Features 1 Comments

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“This is without question administrative error,” said Supervisor James “Luigi” Schmitt, chair of the Personnel Committee. more

Dec 6, 2016 3:03 PM Issue of the Week 5 Comments

Monday’sHalloween night public hearing on Milwaukee County’s 2017 budget was full ofspooky myths and misinformation, especially regarding the $60 vehicleregistration fee (AKA the wheel tax) as well as the Go Pass for the county’sseniors and di.. more

Nov 1, 2016 5:21 PM Daily Dose

We’ll be clear up front: We believe that the Estabrook Dam should be torn down. That said, we certainly don’t like the plan hatched to tear down the dam and we believe it sets a dangerous precedent for future sales of county-owned land that... more

Oct 25, 2016 4:31 PM Issue of the Week 2 Comments

Proving its doubters wrong, the Milwaukee Public Schools’ latest report card makes it ineligible for a takeover under a Republican-backed law that would have allowed Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele to privatize at least one low-perfo... more

Oct 18, 2016 4:01 PM Issue of the Week 15 Comments

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