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Rock Island County State's Attorney John McGehee said he is aware of the filings by edgarcountywatchdogs. Once the county board appoints an airport board commissioner, he said, that appointment is out of the board's jurisdiction and lies with the airport board or the IDOT, which oversees the airport ...
Rock Island Preservation Society Launches Campaign for Rock Island County Courthouse Rock Island, IL – April 15, 2018: In its mission as advocate for historic buildings, Rock Island Preservation Society (RIPS) has launched a campaign to raise support for renovating the Rock Island County Courthouse.

Rock Island County's been without a rudder for a few months now. That's after former county administrator Dave Ross left his job for a similar position in Florida. It set off a search for the second administrator in Rock Island County history. Ross got a lot of credit for providing more structure to the financially ...
The average property tax bill for a single-family homeowner in Rock Island County was $2,855 in 2017, according to ATTOM. With the average home value estimated at just under $111,700, that bill brings the average effective property tax rate up to 2.56 percent. Neighboring Henry County saw a nearly ...
ROCK ISLAND — Dueling signs depicting opposing views of the Rock Island County Courthouse debate have appeared in Rock Island. People wanting to save the historic courthouse have staked a sign on the corner of 15th Street and 3rd Avenue picturing the building in its glory days. The view is an ...
PORT BYRON, Ill (KWQC) - The Rock Island County Sheriff's Office is reminding residents to lock up their cars and to keep valuables out of their vehicles. On Wednesday, March 28, a white 1995 GMC Sierra was stolen out of Port Byron. The car was recovered, however, there was a black Savage 12 FV ...

On Monday morning, members of the Rock Island County Board's Governance, Health and Administration Committee failed to approve an intergovernmental agreement on the future of the structure, preventing the proposal from being advanced to Wednesday's county board committee of the whole meeting ...
QUAD CITIES (KWQC) - Local authorities are asking for the public's help in locating two men who are wanted out of Rock Island. The first man, 27-year-old Tabius Alan Mayfield, is wanted by the Rock Island County Sheriff's Office. According to officials, Mayfield failed to report back to the county jail in Rock ...
ROCK ISLAND — An April 17 meeting will discuss the fate of the Rock Island County Courthouse and an agreement outlining its demolition. At Tuesday night's meeting, Rock Island County Board Chairman Kenneth “Moose” Maranda handed out sealed manila envelopes containing a newly drafted ...
ROCK ISLAND--- Rock Island County Board Chairman Ken Maranda presented the board with a plan Tuesday, March 27, to tear down the old courthouse. The agreement is based on recommendations from an ad hoc committee tasked with finding an alternative use for the building, but it determined there ...
MOLINE, Ill. (KWQC) - The Rock Island County Republican's annual Lincoln Day Dinner on April, 7th, 2018 will feature the largest slate of state and local speakers ever. Speakers include State Senator Neil Anderson, 36th District; Representative Tony McCombie, 71st District; Glen Evans, candidate for ...
Many voters had already cast their ballots with early voting. Numbers are up some 30% over the 2014 primary in Rock Island County. “You hope that your vote will matter, and it can turn things around,” said voter Geralyn McEvoy. “You hope for the best.” Shirley and Bob Lawrence were among those voting ...
ROCK ISLAND, Illinois - Keko Martinez, the lone Republican Candidate in the Rock Island County Sheriff's Race, says his proactive approach is one reason why people should vote for him in next Tuesday's Primary Election and in November's General Election. During our "Breakfast With..." Martinez on ...
MOLINE, Illinois - Jeff Boyd, former Rock Island County Sheriff and the Democratic Challenger of Sheriff Gerry Bustos in next Tuesday's Primary Election, says one reason why people should vote for him is because he brings "tangible results." During our "Breakfast With..." Boyd on WQAD News 8 at 11am ...
ROCK ISLAND COUNTY, Ill. (KWQC) — Rock Island County women and men will soon have access to comprehensive birth control and reproductive health services at the Rock Island County Health Department in Rock Island and now at the Colona office of the Henry County Health Department. In Rock ...
ROCK ISLAND, Illinois - Early voters in Rock Island County are about to break a record. County Clerk Karen Kinney said it will take about 600 more ballots to surpass the number of early votes cast in 2014's primary. About 3,300 people voted before Election Day that year. This year we've already had about ...
Rock Island County Sheriff Gerry Bustos, who is running against former Sheriff Jeff Boyd in the March 20 Democratic primary, has received the endorsements of the Rock Island County Democratic Party, the Fraternal Order of Police, the AFL-CIO, Tri-City Building Trades, and a host of county officials and ...

More than a third of the faucets and fountains tested for lead by Rock Island County school district officials failed to meet standards set by a new Illinois mandate. School officials said they had spent countless hours and thousands of dollars to comply with the new law. Countywide, officials reported testing ...
Two of the most powerful jobs in the state are being contested in both parties. Off-site polling places opened today in Rock Island County. County Clerk Karen Kinney expects a higher turnout than usual for the primary because of some high profile races. Your Local Election Headquarters gets you up to ...
MOLINE- The Illinois Primary is Tuesday, March 20th, and Good Morning Quad Cities will talk with local leaders from both the Republican and Democratic side before the election. Tuesday, March 13th, we'll have "Breakfast With..." Rock Island County Republican Chairman Emeritus Bill Bloom at Dead ...
The Rock Island County Sheriff's Office encourages those living along low-lying areas and rivers to be aware of rising river levels. According to a news release from Sheriff Gerald Bustos, residents should be aware of river levels because "the rains and snow melt becomes more prevalent in days and weeks ...
Rock Island County Clerk Karen Kinney said Tuesday early voting has been going smoothly since it opened Feb. 8. Kinney said as of earlier this week there had been 107 early voters and 142 requests for absentee/mail-in ballots requested. Early voting is available now at the County Clerk's office during ...
Dennis A. Swinford Jr., 35, of Sherrard, and Terrence T. McClay, 35, of Aledo, were pronounced dead at the scene, Rock Island county Coroner Brian ... that a northbound vehicle entered the southbound lane and struck a southbound vehicle head-on, according to the Rock Island County Sheriff's Office.
As more residents take advantage of recycling resources in Rock Island County, there is a growing need to reach residents through a variety of information channels, including social media, ... Rock Island County will continue to maintain other channels of communication, including the RICWMA.org website.
Rock Island County Republicans will hold their annual chili cook-off Countdown to the March Primary on Thursday, Feb. 15, from 5 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at Rock Island County Republican Headquarters, 500 16th St., Rock Island, Ill. The regular Rock Island County Republican Central Committee Meeting ...
The Rock Island Argus reports that Rock Island County's law enforcement launched the Safe Passage program, based on one started by police in Dixon. Under the program officers or deputies won't arrest those seeking help and they won't face prosecution. Authorities instead will try to connect them with ...
Rock Island County's ten school districts are getting more than $9 million dollars from the state. United Township will receive about $800,000 dollars in extra revenue from the new funding formula. But what Illinois lawmakers give, they can also take away. “If it changes practically if it decreases then how is ...
A man accused of shooting at an occupied vehicle and another accused of a beating are both being sought by Rock Island County authorities. The first man, Fredrick Gay, 38, Rock Island, is wanted for failing to appear for court hearings related to charges of aggravated discharge of a firearm and being a ...
Two men are facing federal charges that accuse them of having meth in Rock Island County and planning to distribute it. Alfonso Navarro and Salvador Larios are accused of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, according to court documents filed in the U.S. District Court for the Central ...
ROCK ISLAND COUNTY - Keko Martinez is hoping to unseat Rock Island County Sheriff Gerry Bustos in November 2018, after running unopposed in the Illinois Primary Election on Tuesday, March 20th. Before that happens though, he is having "Breakfast With..." Good Morning Quad Cities on Thursday, ...
ROCK ISLAND COUNTY - Sheriff Gerry Bustos is hoping to be reelected in November 2018, but first he has to face a former Rock Island County Sheriff in the Primary Election on Tuesday, March 20th. Before he does, he is having "Breakfast With..." Good Morning Quad Cities on Wednesday, March 14th to ...
Deneve also has a status hearing scheduled in Rock Island County Circuit Court at 8:30 a.m. March 22. On Sept. 3, Deneve was ... 6, 2014, after violating his parole on a 2010 Rock Island County case in which he pleaded guilty to possession with the intent to deliver a controlled substance. His original ...
In exchange for her plea, Rock Island County prosecutors dismissed the more serious charge of drug-induced homicide, a Class X felony. She must serve two years of mandatory supervised release once she completes her prison sentence. Crittenden also was given credit for time already served in the ...
Rock Island County Sheriff Gerry Bustos speaks during a news conference to announce the new Safe Passage program Tuesday at the Rock Island County Justice Center, Rock Island. The program is designed to combat the growing heroin and opioid problem. It will help users find treatment instead of ...
The department will also join the Rock Island County Sheriff's efforts to roll out a safe passage program for the entire county next week. “An individual with drug problem or addiction can come in to any police department at Rock Island, East Moline, Moline, Silvis, Milan and the Sheriff's Department and ask ...
Rock Island County is being sued over the death of a woman while she was a resident at Hope Creek Care Center, East Moline. Juanita Mendoza, administrator of the estate of Genevieve Martinez, filed the suit on Jan. 8, according to Rock Island County court records. The county, as the operator of Hope ...
County board members will vote tonight on an intergovernmental agreement between the county and the public building commission, stating that if a buyer does not come forward to purchase the courthouse, or if no funds are available to renovate the building by July 18, board members will hand the deed ...
ROCK ISLAND - Rock Island County Coroner Brian Gustafson says at least three people have died this season from flu-related illness, and issued a grim reminder for people under the weather to take the illness seriously. Related: Does cold weather really cause the flu to spread? "The flu is real. People ...
"We had 21 deaths last year. 2017 was a record year for us as far as opioid overdoses," said Rock Island County Coroner Brian Gustafson. The victims ranged in age from their early 20s to 69-years-old. Most of the cases involved heroin, seven were fentanyl-related, and some were due to an overdose of ...
ROCK ISLAND COUNTY, Ill. (KWQC) - Law enforcement officials in Rock Island County are working to combat a recent increase in opiate overdose deaths. The Rock Island County Sheriff's Office and several local police departments are partnering with local treatment centers to offer addicts the help they ...
According to Rock Island County Coroner Brian Gustafson, his office documented 21 deaths from opioid overdoses in 2017, an all-time high and more than four times what had been the average previously. Seven of those deaths have been from fentanyl or a mix of fentanyl and heroin. Gustafson says the ...
Mr. Norton was booked into the jail that day, then posted a $1,000 bond, according to the Rock Island County Sheriff's Office. His total bail is ...
Kenith Debord says his family asked the Rock Island County State's Attorney's office for four months when charges would be brought, but the ...
My Rock Island County tax statement has 8 different taxing entities listed. Apparently all have the ability to either ask for or install additional ...
Currently, Morthland sits on the Rock Island County Board and teaches at Black Hawk College but he says it's his agricultural experience that ...
In conjunction with Family History Month this October, the Rock Island County Clerk has made birth, death and marriage indexes available ...
ROCK ISLAND COUNTY, Illinois (KWQC) - Rock Island County residents can now trace their family history as far back as 150 years.
ROCK ISLAND CO., Ill. (KWQC) – The Rock Island County Board met Tuesday night. Amongst other discussions, was Snowstar's proposal to ...
Rock Island COUNTY, Ill. (KWQC) — Fighting crime isn't just going after bad guys. It can also mean reaching out to children. That's why the ...
ROCK ISLAND COUNTY, Illinois — Residents of RI County are invited to participate in a public input survey for the Rock Island County Forest ...


 

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