Rock Island County

Zach Wilson, WVIK News

Townships in Rock Island County are trying to find people who need help with emergency expenses. This morning at the Moline Township Hall, officials announced the Department of Defense awarded over $20,000 to the townships. It's only for rent and mortgage assistance.

At least four Democratic presidential candidates will visit the Quad Cities this weekend. They're expected to attend the Rock Island County Democratic Party's 52nd Annual Labor Day Picnic on Monday.

Rock Island County

An Interim State's Attorney may soon be appointed for Rock Island County. Tuesday County Board Chairman Richard Brunk announced his choice of Dora Villarreal to replace John McGehee who started working as a circuit judge last month. 

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Hoping to keep the issue alive, some members of the Rock Island County Board want to look at ways to reduce the size of the board. On Wednesday, Republican board members will organize the Minority Caucus Downsizing Reapportionment Task Force.

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Residents of Rock Island County hurt by Mississippi River flooding can get help this week. The Red Cross and the county's Emergency Management Agency will open a Flood Assistance Center in Carbon Cliff Tuesday and Wednesday. 

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A new judge and state's attorney were sworn in Wednesday morning at the Rock Island County Justice Center. 

Michelle O'Neill / WVIK News

Historic preservation groups plan to post the money required for them to appeal a decision in the Rock Island County courthouse lawsuit.

Customers of a popular internet and cable service will be without it for a few hours early Tuesday morning. Mediacom will move a portion of its fiber optic cables due to the I-17 bridge project. 

Demolition Delayed Again

Apr 2, 2019
WVIK News

Another delay in the possible demolition of the Rock Island County Courthouse, and it could last a while. On Monday, the Third District Appellate Court granted a request by preservationists to extend a temporary restraining order, blocking demolition.

Michelle O'Neill / WVIK News

The Peoria County judge who dismissed the Rock Island County courthouse case on March 19th, 2019 based her decision on the plain language of state law. 

Michelle O'Neill reports she also relied on a test case from three years ago, which was decided by a Henry County, Illinois judge.


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