Rock Island County voters are being duped into believing they have no real choice on the referendum, that they have to vote yes for fear that the judges will get to control the courthouse issue.
Proponents conceal the fact that a yes vote authorizes the county board to issue bonds for any future county building plan. Rock Island County taxpayers would then incur new burdens without having any vote on these obligations. Let Rock Island County voters reject the referendum, and then let's have a single issue vote on the future of the courthouse. Don't give the board your blank check. Vote NO on April 9.