Rock Island County


Before issuing a demolition permit for the county courthouse, Rock Island officials plan to wait for approval from two state agencies. Michelle O'Neill reports.


Rock Island County Circuit Chief Judge Walter Braud has ordered the Rock Island County Courthouse be demolished.

Michelle O'Neill / WVIK News

Today and this weekend, employees and hired workers are moving all but one office out of the Rock Island County courthouse. On Monday (12/3), the county held a grand opening for the new annex to the criminal justice center.

Michelle O'Neill / WVIK News

On Midwest Week, can the Rock Island Courthouse be saved even as the date nears for possible demolition ?

Property taxes will go up next year for residents of Rock Island County. Tuesday night, the county board approved a new budget, including an increase of 11.9 per cent in property taxes.

Free Flu Shots For Elementary Schoolers

Nov 20, 2018
Craig Cooper

Genesis Health System is offering free flu shots to elementary age kids this season. 


A local architect wants to block the demolition of the Rock Island County courthouse. Last month, Italo Milani of Rock Island filed a complaint in circuit court. And tomorrow, he'll ask a judge to grant a preliminary injunction. 

CFGRB Becomes The Quad Cities Community Foundation

Nov 13, 2018

The Community Foundation of the Great River Bend has been rebranded. Today, it announced that the organization will now be called the Quad Cities Community Foundation. 

Illinois is going bankrupt thanks to its generous pension system for state government retirees. That's from the 12th annual study of state pensions by Taxpayers United of America.

Creative Commons / Flickr user yaquina

As of Monday, Oct. 29, the 2018 midterm elections are just one week and one day away. For Quad Cities residents who want to beat the rush ahead of Election Day on Tuesday, Nov. 6, there's still plenty of time—and places—to vote early.