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Rock Island Voters Concerned About New Courthouse

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Rock Island county voters have more concerns over a choice to give the county's public building commission more power to finance and build a new county courthouse.

The public building commission is only allowed to spend money on the county jail at this point but county leaders want it to be able to spend money on a new courthouse too.

They need voters to approve that change but many want to know how they can ensure the building commission will take their concerns into account by spending only what's necessary, and designing a facility that the community prides.

"A referendum on what they're going to do, if they want to move it, then put that up to the people and let the people vote on it," Paul Inman said.

A committee is sorting through the various courthouse options that will also gather public comments.
County leaders are hoping voters approve the additional powers for the public building commission, so it can finance the studies and reports needed.


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