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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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."

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Despite the frigid weather, some elderly residents of Rock Island are climbing on buses  to visit the office of the county assessor. Thursday and Friday, 58 residents of Friendship Manor are applying for this year's senior homestead exemption - that would save them 500 dollars on their 2017 taxes.

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Despite its age and condition, the Rock Island County courthouse should be saved. That's according to the Rock Island Preservation Society which says it's eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places.

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