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New Moline mayor optimistic about ‘delicate’ relationship with WIU.
From WHBF-TV, Rock Island:
https://www.ourquadcities.com/news/4-th ... -with-wiu/
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Moline has terminated contract with lobbying firm that sought to bring University of Illinois to city
https://qctimes.com/news/local/govt-and ... 69937.html

If it wasn't "over" before, I think this confirms it was just some idea to drum up support by the former mayor. Particularly telling is this...
Council members unanimously approved a resolution to end the agreement with the firm during the May 18 committee of the whole meeting, with a motion from Alderman Matt Timion, Ward 4; and a second motion from Alderman Alvaro Macias, Ward 2.
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WIU no longer in danger of losing the Quad Cities campus.
From WGEM News:
https://www.wgem.com/2022/06/30/wiu-no- ... es-campus/
 
 
 
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Tere North
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All that money for what, not even 1,000 students. Potential, definitely. Delivered, absolutely not.
 
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