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The 20thannual Italian Community Center Taste of Italy will be held Sunday, April 19.The event allows attendees to sample over 40 types of Italian food andbeverages and serves as the main fundraiser for the non-profit ICC. The eventwill run fr.. more

Apr 13, 2015 2:59 PM Around MKE

When Byron Kilbourn first stood on the land west of the Milwaukee River in 1834, he predicted that the plot would one day become the greatest city in the American west. East of the waterway, Frenchman Solomon Juneau had already established... more

Apr 7, 2014 1:27 AM A&E Feature

While traveling through Milwaukee's Downtown, you may see street signs for Kilbourn Avenue, Juneau Avenue or Walker Street. These city streets are named after some of Milwaukee's early entrepreneurs. However, before Milwaukee was founded... more

Jul 12, 2012 12:00 AM Around MKE 2 Comments

Solomon Juneau, Milwaukee’s first mayor, scores pretty high as far as founding fathers go. Born in 1793 in Repentigny, Quebec Province, Canada, a small farming community near Montreal, Juneau signed up as a voyageur at the age of 15 or 16. ... more

Jul 7, 2010 12:00 AM Around MKE

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