Oak Creek


Photo credit: Dave Zylstra

Stella & Chewy’s is selling raw pet food and meal supplements out of Oak Creek. Read more


Lake Vista Park

Photo Provided by: NEWaukee

A craft beer garden featuring Gathering Place, Milwaukee Brewing Company, Sprecher and Third Space Brewing will be at the event, along with six public art installations. Read more

Happening Now

The restaurant and bistro in Oak Creek’s Ikea offer Swedish American dishes. Read more

Short Order


Photo credit: City of Oak Creek

Oak Creek went from the countryside to a hub of activity thanks to its community, natural advantages and high-quality living conditions. Read more

News Features


Photo credit: City of Cudahy

Cudahy may be famous for bacon, industry and bars, but the working-class city just south of Milwaukee is steadily attracting young professionals and business owners. Read more

News Features


Photo credit: Cubanitas Oak Creek

Milwaukee’s only entirely Cuban restaurant, Cubanitas, has opened a second location in Oak Creek’s Drexel Town Square. The restaurant features cheery décor, fresh ingredients and inspiring family recipes. Read more

Dining Out

Dozens of residents living near the Oak Creek We Energies power plant have become increasingly vocal about the unfavorable living conditions in their area. Meanwhile, local organizations are ramping up involvement in the issue. Read more

News Features 4 Comments

Marquette University marketing professor Felicia Miller can’t help feeling a little puzzled when thinking about some of the recent forays into brick-and-mortar retail she has seen in the Milwaukee area. Read more

News Features 2 Comments

Milwaukee Area Technical College represented an innovative approach to education when it opened a century ago and remains vital for training workers in the metro area today. Read more

News Features 4 Comments

In this time of deep polarization, how often do you engage folks with whom you disagree? Truly engage with them and recognize their humanity—not fight with them, cut them out of your life or troll them on the Internet? Read more

News Features

Waukesha still needs to jump through a few hoops before it receives Lake Michigan water under the Great Lakes Water Compact. Read more

News Features 10 Comments

Joseph Campione, Inc. prides itself on baking the same bread that its namesake founder did when he opened his first small bakery on Brady Street in 1960, albeit with one key difference: It’s frozen Read more


WaterStreet Brewery will be opening a restaurant in the Drexel Town Squaredevelopment in Oak Creek in summer 2015. The 85-acre development will houseMeijer, a Sheraton hotel and a new Oak Creek City Hall and library. WaterStreet Brewery will o.. Read more

Happening Now

Residents of Oak Creek, South Milwaukee and a portion of Franklin have a clear choice in the Tuesday, Nov. 19, special election for Assembly District 21. Elizabeth Coppola has earned your Read more

News Features

The south side of Milwaukee County will elect two new state representatives this year, thanks to the midterm resignations of state Rep. Mark Honadel (R-South Milwaukee) Read more

News Features

“When people go to pray on a Sunday and then are murdered, something is wrong in our country. When people go to a theater and are murdered, something is wrong with Read more

Issue of the Week

So the question is: What do we do in a democracy when our elected officials are both so cowardly and so corrupt they refuse to represent the clear life-or-death interests of 90% of the country Read more

Taking Liberties

Let's take a break from politics, mass murder and all those other divisive topics in the news... Read more

Taking Liberties 5 Comments

Like the rest of the good people in the world, the Shepherd Express community extends its condolences to the Milwaukee Sikh community and the 27 million Sikhs throughout the world for the tragic events that occurred at the Oak Creek temple... Read more

News Features 2 Comments

Like you, I have a very heavy heart today. <br /><br />I watched with horror as the news came out about yesterday\'s <a href=\"\" target=\"_blank\">mass shoot.. Read more

Happening Now