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May 29, 2015

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DID YOU KNOW? Local news at your fingertips Visit MARK BELLING Democrats must step up if they want new arena Page 8 The ball's back in the Democrats' court • Apple seeds contain cyanide. • People in parts of Western China put salt in their tea instead of sugar. – Source: MILWAUKEE MEMORIAL DAY PARADE – PAGE 10 STEVE 'THE HOMER' TRUE There's one who can play on team loaded with 'can't' Page 11 Surprise, surprise: Braun's back Like us on Facebook: Follow us on Twitter: South Side alderman mourned By DAN MUCKELBAUER Post Editor MILWAUKEE — Hundreds attended the funeral for Alderman Joseph Dudzik, 56, Wednesday at St. Matthias Church on the city's southwest side, nearly a week after he crashed his motorcycle into a con- struction barricade, dying in a hospital May 22. The crash occurred at about 11:30 p.m. May 21 in the 7400 block of West Morgan Avenue, officials said. He had a blood-alcohol level of 0.137, and died of blunt-force trauma, according to the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's office. He was report- edly not wearing a helmet while riding his 2010 Harley-Davidson motorcycle. Fellow aldermen and other officials poured in condolences after the death of their colleague. Dudzik represented the 11th District since first elected in 2002 and worked for the city's Public Works Department. Alderman Jose G. Perez was among the aldermen who noted his working background. "I had the pleasure of serving with Joe on the Public Works Committee, the Public Safety Committee and the Licenses C o m m i t t e e . His insight and expertise, p a r t i c u l a rl y pertaining to public works matters, were invaluable and u n m a t c h e d , and the city will be worse for his absence. I will truly miss working with him," Perez said in a statement last week. "As two former city employees who then served on the Common Council, Joe was like a mentor to me in the area of public works," Alderman Terry L. Witkowski said. Witkowski also cited Dudzik's community service, including serving on the board of directors for the Polish Heritage Alliance, Polish Fest and the South Side Business Club. Dudzik was also involved with several youth organizations. Alderman Bob Donovan post- ed: "As Joe's 11th Aldermanic District constituents will attest, his passion and commitment to public service was amongst the deepest and most genuine I had known." Similarly, state Sen. Tim Carpenter, D-Milwaukee, said, "The South Side of Milwaukee has lost not only a dedicated pub- lic servant, but also a passionate supporter of his district and con- stituents." See DUDZIK on Page 17 MILWAUKEE COUNTY'S WEEKLY NEWSPAPER MAY 29, 2015 Dudzik crashed motorcycle into barricade after drinking Dudzik FREE STORAGE! FREE STORAGE! FREE STORAGE! 1st Month with 6 month contract DREXEL SELF STORAGE 500 W. Drexel • Oak Creek 414-617-2109 414-587-0517 243900084 With this ad FREE 4 PK OF ANNUALS With any purchase. Limit 1 per Visit. Luxembourg Gardens Expires 6-7-15 8429 W. Forest Hill Ave., Franklin 414-425-5696 Hours: Mon - Fri. 8-7, Sat. 8-6, Sun. 9-5 Gift Certificates Available LUXEMBOURG GARDENS MP 243900303 Over 1 Million ANNUAL, PERENNIAL & VEGETABLE PLANTS Grown in Our Greenhouses "Come to the grower for the best quality at fair prices." 3 Gallon Pot Grade #1 Rose Bushes •Tea •Grandiflora •Floribunda •Shrub •Miniature •Climbing Roses •Alyssum •Begonias •Celosia •Coleus •Cosmos •Geraniums •Impatiens •Marigolds •Nicotiana •Petunias •Salvia •Snapdragons •Verbena •Zinnias •Herbs •Tomatoes •Peppers •Cucumbers •Melons •Squash •Edible Kale Thousands of Hanging Baskets! Great Selection of Herbs!

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