Monday, May 27th



The death of legendary Packers quarterback Bart Starr has prompted many people involved with the National Football League to reminisce on their times with the football great.   

People have taken to social media to share their photos and stories about Starr and to offer their condolences to those who knew him best.

Packers players especially feel the loss of the quarterback who led the franchise to greatness. 

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers shared two pictures of himself with Starr on Instagram. He simply captioned the post with a heart emoji.  

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Former Packers quarterback Brett Favre wrote in a tweet about Starr, "I consider myself extremely lucky to have called him my friend and to have been mentioned in the same breath.


MADISON – A Wisconsin Air National Guard sergeant whose complaints about sexual assault within his unit sparked two federal investigations says his commanders are now trying to force him out of the service and deny him retirement benefits in retaliation.

Master Sgt. Jay Ellis filed a complaint this week with the Wisconsin National Guard inspector general’s office alleging that Guard officials have transferred him out of his unit and launched an in-depth review of his medical history to set up a medical discharge. Such a move would deny Ellis full-time retirement benefits.

“At this point I have no one who I can trust and it is a daily cause of anxiety,” Ellis wrote in the complaint. “I have tried to do the right thing by the personnel in my unit who are still suffering in the toxic and hostile environment outlined in my original complaint.”

Ellis sent U.S. Sen.


Illinois Department of Natural Resources shows a silver carp that was caught in the Illinois Waterway below T.J. O'Brien Lock and Dam, approximately nine miles away from Lake Michigan, on June 22, 2017.(Photo: Associated Press)

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ commanding officer has endorsed a $778 million plan for upgrading a lock-and-dam complex near Chicago to prevent Asian carp from invading the Great Lakes.

Lt. Gen. Todd Semonite signed the final report Thursday. It now goes to Congress, which would need to give authorization and funding for the project to proceed.

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The plan focuses on the Brandon Road Lock and Dam on the Des Plaines River near Joliet, Illinois. It’s considered a chokepoint where Asian carp and other invasive species could be prevented from migrating into Lake Michigan.

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Attorney General Josh Kaul speaks about efforts to combat opiate abuse. At rear from left are, Katie Sanders of Safe & Sound; Jon Richards, coalition director of “Take Back My Meds MKE”; and Ald. Russell Stamper.(Photo: Michael Sears / Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

MADISON - The renewed legal fight over Act 10 is heating up.

Democratic Attorney General Josh Kaul says he's likely to defend the 2011 law that curbed collective bargaining for public workers in Wisconsin despite his personal opposition to it.

GOP legislative leaders want to join the case at taxpayer expense.

And now a conservative legal group is helping a teacher try to intervene in the case.

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Act 10 has survived repeated rounds of legal challenges, but this month two chapters of a union that represents equipment operators renewed the legal fight.


Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers and Assembly Speaker Robin Vos.(Photo: Journal Sentinel files)

MADISON - Assembly Speaker Robin Vos kicked off the Memorial Day weekend by falsely accusing Gov. Tony Evers of forcing troops to wait hours to greet him.

The allegation is not true, according to the Wisconsin National Guard and those who attended the event at the 128th Air Refueling Wing at Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee.

Late Thursday, the Republican leader responded to a tweet from the Democratic governor about Evers welcoming troops home.

"Heard from one of the troops that you made those that landed first wait hours for the second plane after being gone almost a year so you could greet them all together and save you time," Vos wrote. 

But that's not what happened. 

"Everything went well and on schedule," said Rep. Ken Skowronski, a Republican from Franklin who attended the event.