It's been one week since Rock Island county voters rejected a way to finance a new county courthouse.
Now the court system has stepped in to help fund a study to determine what type of building the county needs.
The 14th circuit court agreed to loan Rock Island county $250-thousand to pay for that study. The county board approved the agreement unanimously tonight, allowing the committee studying the space needs to move forward.
"This is very important to the courts, I'm sure that people have been in our building and they've seen that there is a huge need, there is a problem," Rock Island county circuit clerk, Lisa Bierman said. "It's important so we want to show full support of that."
The ad hoc committee will begin selecting a company to complete the space study next month.
It hopes to have all the research completed by fall.