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New City Council Leadership for 2021

18 hours ago
Steve Burger / WNIN

For the first time in over forty years, Evansville has a Republican leading the city council.  

Council Member Claiming Misinformation Campaign

Sep 17, 2020
Steve Burger / WNIN

Finance committee chair Ron Beane says he is speaking out because of false claims he says are being made by other council members.


Members of the Evansville City Council received an earful from residents opposed to a face mask ordinance.

Many of the residents said the measure infringes on their rights and amounts to government overreach, while others questioned the safety and effectiveness of wearing face coverings to stop the spread of COVID 19.

One woman, Brenda Bergwitz, said she would be proud to go to jail rather than comply with the proposal that would require face coverings in most places…

Priorities Differ for New Council Members

Nov 6, 2019
Steve Burger / WNIN

Now that the 2019 election is over, attention turns to how the winners of the various races will govern.


Republican Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke breezed to a third term, while Democrats took seven of the nine city council seats in Tuesday’s city election. 

Winnecke won more than 80 percent of the vote, easily defeating Independent Steven Ary and Libertarian Bart Gadau.

Democrats did not nominate a candidate for mayor, but they won five of the six city council ward seats and two of the three at-large seats.