Courthouse offer from Rock Island city to county going nowhere

4 The Record

Rock Island Mayor Mike Thoms joined 4 The Record this week. This is the second part of that conversation.

The city council grabbed some headlines recently by entering the fray surrounding the Rock Island County Courthouse.

The city expressed a willingness to explore an intergovernmental agreement with the county to explore options besides the demolition that the county is deterined to do.

Thoms discussed the reaction there been to that.

County Board Chair Richard Brunk said he was frustrated by it because this is something the county’s spent years going over its options before making this decision.

Thoms addressed whether there had been any more talks and why the demolition permit was denied.

There are people who don’t think this is the city’s business.

There might come a time when the city of Rock Island needs something from the county.

The shoe would be on the other foot.

Thoms talked about whether this could hurt the relationship.

Watch the full conversation in the video above.

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