Borchert Field lawyer mediates for a peaceful community

Charles Robinson with Milwaukee Police Chief Edward Flynn this week at the Safe & Sound Annual Awards Breakfast at the Italian Community Center. (Photo by Andrea Waxman)

Charles Robinson’s roles include father, lawyer, mediator and athlete, but friends and neighbors see his passion for justice and a peaceful community as defining characteristics.

Gubernatorial candidate Burke announces support for driver’s cards for undocumented residents

Gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke said all Wisconsin residents deserve a fair shot at driving legally. (Photo by Edgar Mendez)

With a who’s who of local Democratic elected officials in attendance at a Southside Organizing Committee event, gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke stole the show, announcing her support for driver’s cards for undocumented residents.

ID not needed to vote in Nov. 4 election

Voters cast their ballots at the Zeidler Municipal Building on the first day of early voting. (Photo by Andrea Waxman)

The U.S. Supreme Court has temporarily blocked the Wisconsin voter ID law. Wisconsin voters will not need to show IDs to vote on Nov. 4.

Plan for universal driver’s education wins Greater Together Challenge

James Hall Jr., president of the Milwaukee branch of the NAACP, addresses the audience. (Photo by Edgar Mendez)

One solution to addressing Milwaukee’s historic segregation problem is to help isolated African American youth expand their social environment by providing them free driver’s education classes.

Clean Slate Milwaukee urges ex-convicts to ‘be part of their own rescue’

Jermaine Jackson works with Angela Catania, a supervisor at the Center for Driver’s License Recovery and Employability, to check his driving status.

Clean Slate Milwaukee provides expungement services for young adults between the ages of 17-25 who have non-violent felony or misdemeanor convictions.

Visitors to weekly bed giveaway dream of comfortable place to sleep

Steve Grabosch, founder of Adullam Outreach, shows visitors around a warehouse on a recent Thursday morning. (Photo by Brendan O’Brien)

A community center called Adullam Outreach gives away donated mattresses, box springs and furniture on the city’s North Side.