Four squad cars will be purchased by Rock Island County with a $97,320 grant from the Community Assistance Fund. The assistance fund was created by Jumer’s Casino and Hotel to assist the needs of Rock Island County.

Early in 2012, Jumer’s was approached by Illinois Rep. Pat Verschoore, Sen. Mike Jacobs and Rock Island County Board chairman Jim Bohnsack seeking a dialogue on the needs of the county and Jumer’s offered to create the fund to provide a charitable donation for special needs or projects by the county.

The county identified the squad cars as a specific need and submitted the idea to the fund’s administrators.