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Will Hope Creek Sell This Time ?

The proposed sale of the county nursing home tops the agenda for Tuesday night's meeting of the Rock Island County Board. Infinity Health Care has offered four million dollars for the Hope Creek Care Center in East Moline.

Just last month, the board rejected an offer from Aperion Care. The company originally offered six million and it was accepted back in February, but then Aperion lowered its offer to four million. Due to concern about the company's record, board members turned down the lower offer.

Last fall, Rock Island County listed Hope Creek for sale for 19 million dollars.

A native of Detroit, Herb Trix began his radio career as a country-western disc jockey in Roswell, New Mexico (“KRSY, your superkicker in the Pecos Valley”), in 1978. After a stint at an oldies station in Topeka, Kansas (imagine getting paid to play “Louie Louie” and “Great Balls of Fire”), he wormed his way into news, first in Topeka, and then in Freeport Illinois.