Rock Island County


Republican candidate for Rock Island County Clerk criticized on Wednesday his Democratic opponent for her handling of voter security.

The census helps determine where businesses locate, new schools are built, and how many members of Congress each state will have. And that's why the Doris and Victor Day Foundation in Rock Island is preparing for the 2020 census, even though it's still two years away.


On Midwest Week, now that the Rock Island County Board has voted to demolish the courthouse, what happens next, and when might demolition occur.

Rock Island County Board Votes To Demolish Courthouse

Jul 18, 2018
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The Rock Island County Board has decided to demolish the county courthouse. The board voted 16-6 on Tuesday night to give the deed to the Public Building Commission. The commission is expected to use $1.6 million to tear down the courthouse and replace it with green space. The funds are part of the $28 million cost of building a new annex to the Justice Center.


After seven months without a county administrator, the Rock Island County board may choose a replacement Wednesday night. The board is scheduled to interview James Snider in closed session, and then may come into open session to vote on hiring him.


The Rock Island County Board faces some key decisions in the coming months - on finances, the future of the courthouse, and hiring a new administrator.

It should be easy to vote early in the Illinois primary election for residents of Rock Island County. 


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."

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Jan 31, 2018

Safe Passage Begins

Jan 30, 2018

A new program to help drug addicts will stress treatment instead of arrest and jail. Tuesday police and the sheriff's department in Rock Island County, and the Robert Young Center announced "Safe Passage."