Rock Island County

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Rock Island County will soon start looking for a new county administrator. One month after notifying the county board that he would probably be leaving, Dave Ross has accepted a similar position in Florida.

RI County Forest Preserve District

Work could begin soon on major improvements at the Loud Thunder Forest Preserve in Rock Island County.  Tuesday night, the Forest Preserve Commission, made up of all the members of the county board, approved borrowing 4.5 million dollars.

Residents of Rock Island County can help the Forest Preserve District plan for the future. Thursday night it will hold the first of two public meetings to update its master plan.

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A lot of the literal groundwork has been done on Rock Island County's $28 million Criminal Justice Center annex. The three-story building will include four courtrooms and offices for court administration, the circuit clerk, and the state's attorney and his staff.

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Rock Island County Clerk, Karen Kinney, is waiting to find out what elected officials have learned about potential cyber-attacks on election systems in Illinois.

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Residents of Rock Island County can help decide the future of the courthouse. Tuesday night the county board will hold a public hearing.

Rock Island County

Tammy Weikert has a new part-time "job." The Rock Island County Circuit Clerk has been appointed to the Illinois Supreme Court's Commission on Access to Justice. 

Biss for Governor

One of the many democratic candidates for governor of Illinois will come to the Quad Cities this weekend. Saturday State Senator Daniel Biss from Evanston will meet with fellow democrats from Rock Island County.

Thanks to the voters, the United Township High School District will begin receiving some new revenue later this year. And planning is underway on how to spend proceeds from the local option sales tax.

A group of about ten people wearing hard hats use shovels painted gold to scoop some dirt.
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"This is the brightest day for Rock Island County that we have seen in years." That's what Chief Judge Walter Braud said this afternoon, as he and county officials held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new annex to the justice center.

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