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Douglas County wants Rock Island to double its annexation

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ROCK ISLAND — A proposal by the city of Rock Island to annex 46 acres may double in size, if Douglas County commissioners get their way.

At the request of developer Jon Port, Rock Island asked the county’s Boundary Review Board to allow annexation of property at its far northeast corner, where an 82-lot development is planned.

Commissioners have asked the board to revise the annexation, saying the proposal only joins existing city limits along a 60-foot boundary, and should…

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