Rock Island County

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."


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."

Rock Island County

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.

Rising property values should bring in some new revenue for the United Township School District. Monday night the board of education will discuss a proposed tax levy for next year, with final approval set for next month.

Karen Kinney

Karen Kinney is running for a third term as Rock Island County Clerk. Wednesday night, she kicked off her re-election campaign with a fundraiser in Rock Island.

from the collection of the Davenport Public Library

Just in time for October which is Family History Month, the Rock Island County Clerk's office has expanded its services for genealogists. Indexes of births, marriages, and deaths can now be searched online.

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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.

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