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Demolition of Rock Island Co Courthouse Delayed

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Michelle O'Neill
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WVIK News
A crane has been moved to 2nd Avenue's 1300 block near the 122-year-old courthouse.

Opponents of tearing down the Rock Island County courthouse have won a preliminary victory. 

At a hearing this afternoon, a Peoria County judge issued a temporary restraining order, stopping a contractor from starting the demolition. 

Bob Westphal, a member of the Rock Island County Board, attended the hour-long hearing. He says Tenth Circuit Judge Jodi Hoos heard arguments from attorneys for the board and Public Building Commission, and a lawyer representing Landmarks Illinois and other preservation advocates. 

The next hearing is scheduled for March 19th, again in Peoria, on motions to dismiss the lawsuit.