A recent fatal crash at the intersection of highways A and J has spurred Racine County officials pump up the volume in their call for changes that will make the intersection safer.

The intersection is infamous for horrific crashes – some of them causing death as one did earlier this month.

The story on the county’s effort to improve safety at the intersection is among the top articles in this week’s edition of the Burlington Standard Press.

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Here’s a look at some of the other stories in this week’s edition:


DOWNTOWN DETOUR: Jefferson Street reconstruction in downtown Burlington began this week and city officials expect work will continue through early November. The project, according to officials, will cause two separate road closures until completion.


COURT NEWS: A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Aug. 31 for a Kenosha woman charged with taking her son’s car and leaving her 5-year-old granddaughter home alone. Lisa R. Gillespie, 54, was charged Aug. 18 in Racine County Circuit Court with taking and driving a vehicle without the owner’s consent and neglecting a child.


A NEW LOGO: The City of Burlington touted itself as “Chocolate City, USA” for more than three decades. However, on Aug. 16, the city tossed the moniker, adopting a new logo and branding without a tagline at a Common Council meeting.


SOUNDING THE ALARM: State health officials have reported an increased number of deaths caused by drugs laced with synthetic substances, especially fentanyl, and issued a public health advisory informing Wisconsinites about the lingering public health danger.


AGONY AND ECSTACY: Catholic Central got the football season off to a winning start with lopsided non-conference win while Burlington fell short in a late comeback in a 28-18 loss to Janesville Parker.