Rock Island County State's Attorney

Michelle O'Neill / WVIK News

A local lawyer with experience as a prosecutor, defense attorney, and private litigator is running for Rock Island County State's Attorney. This morning, Herb Schultz announced he wants to be the Democratic nominee. 

Zach Wilson, WVIK News

Two new names have been added into the list of candidates for Rock Island County State's Attorney.

Zach Wilson, WVIK News

More than one year ahead of local elections, a candidate has entered the race for Rock Island County State's Attorney.


Members of the Sikh community in the Quad Cities are hoping to keep up the pressure on local and state authorities after one of their members was the victim of a possible hate crime. In January, a driver for Uber, Gurjeet Singh, says a customer held a gun to his head and said "who are you loyal to ?" and "I hate turban people."

Local authorities, the Illinois attorney general, and the Post Office are all investigating the discovery in the Rock Island Post Office of more than 1,500 applications for absentee ballots. They were discovered in a post office box last week, less than two weeks before election day.

WVIK Staff

A Quad Cities group says it's been successful in giving people of color a chance to hear local candidates talk about issues that matter most to their lives, such as social justice and racial inequality. 

Attorney, Jack Schwartz, head shot
submitted / Get Represented, Amy Schwartz

A judge agrees with a prior ruling - Jack Schwartz will not  be listed on the ballot as a democratic candidate for Rock Island County State's Attorney. Tuesday, Judge Jeffery O'Connor agreed with the county Electoral Board which last month threw out the petition the Davenport attorney filed to become a candidate.  

Schwartz says the judge decided he and his wife, Amy, did not strictly follow state law.