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Timeline: The development of WIU's campus on River Drive in the Quad Cities

Here's the history of the development and plans for the WIU Quad Cities campus on River Drive.
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MOLINE, Ill. — Here's a timeline depicting how Western Illinois University has developed on River Drive in the Quad Cities:

JAN 2012 - Phase 1 is complete. Building One opens to the public. It was built between 2010 and 2011 and includes high-tech classrooms, state-of-the-art engineering labs for the school's business, technology, and engineering undergrad students. 

AUG 2012 - WIU QC breaks ground on Phase Two  

AUG 2014 - Phase Two is complete - this phase cost $42 million and built facilities for the colleges of Arts and Sciences, Education and Human Services and Fine Arts and Communication, as well as academic and student services. 

OCT 2014 - $5 million is invested for Phase Three - which was supposed to be a building for classrooms, labs, offices, and student resources. The whole project was estimated to cost $34.6 million

SEPT 2016 - Phase Three comes to a halt due to finance issues   

NOV 2017 - City of Moline considers corporate development for the property to the east of campus, after retail development falls flat

MAR 2019 - Report indicates WIU QC is draining money from Macomb campus 

MAR 2019 - Representatives from both the Quad Cities and Macomb campuses lobby for funding 

JUN 2019 - Lawmakers approve 5% funding increase

FEB 2020 -  Moline mayor posts public letter to WIU president, casting doubt on the future of the Quad Cities' campus