Rock Island County

Data source IDPH & RICDPH / Illinois Department of Public Health, Rock Island County Department of Public Health

The vast majority of people infected with the coronavirus recover in Illinois.

This week, the state health department started releasing new statistics about the outcome of confirmed cases.

On Midwest Week, Rock Island County looks for another buyer for its nursing home.

Hope Creek Sale Rejected

May 22, 2020
Rock Island County

The proposed sale of the Hope Creek Care Center in East Moline has fallen through. Thursday night members of the Rock Island County board voted 15 to 8 to reject a revised offer from Aperion Care.

Candidates for offices in Rock Island County will be chosen Tuesday during the Illinois primary election. Polls will be open from 6 am until 7 pm.

After months of discussion, the Rock Island County Board may finally be ready to sell Hope Creek. It'll hold a special meeting Tuesday night to vote on the sale of the county nursing home in East Moline. 

ACLU of Illinois

Several police officers are being sued in federal court following their arrest of a black college student traveling through the Quad Cities last year. Jaylan Butler filed the suit in federal court last month, accusing the officers of participating in unlawful conduct or failing to stop the other officers from engaging in unlawful conduct.  


Rock Island County now has an official offer to buy the courthouse. Tuesday night, local real estate developer Joe Lemon presented his offer to the county board - for 500,000 dollars, with a commitment to invest 8 million to renovate and restore the 124-year old building.

Michelle O'Neill / WVIK News

Next week, Rock Island County voters may learn whether current State's Attorney Dora Villareal's name will be on the ballot in March.

At a hearing this morning before the county electoral board, attorneys argued about objections to her statement of candidacy and petition. 

Michelle O'Neill / WVIK News

At least three democratic candidates' names will be on the ballot for Rock Island County state's attorney.

This afternoon, the electoral board announced its decision to deny the challenges filed against petitions filed by Assistant State's Attorney Calvin Dane and Defense Attorney Herb Schultz. 

Michelle O'Neill / WVIK News

Voters in Rock Island County will decide this spring whether the sales tax should be raised to pay for public safety.

This week, the county board voted to put the referendum on the ballot in the March primary election.