Johnson County Area

Iowa City poised to welcome rooftop patios

IOWA CITY — The Iowa City Council will soon consider a third and final reading of an ordinance that will allow some businesses to grow verti ... »

Longtime Iowa City resident running for council seat

IOWA CITY — Longtime Iowa City resident Pauline Taylor will be adding competition to the Iowa City Council’s District A race.

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After seeing draft, Johnson County supervisors press ahead on wages

IOWA CITY — A proposal to raise the minimum wage in Johnson County seeks to weed out covering short-term jobs, but include occasional work fo ... »

Iowa City officials respond to video clip depicting Rec Center arrest

IOWA CITY — A video clip depicting the arrest of a black teen at the Iowa City Recreation Center last month has caught the attention of city ... »

Johnson County forges ahead quickly on initiative to raise minimum wage

IOWA CITY — Entering Iowa's uncharted political and legal territory, the Johnson County Board of Supervisors outlined an aggressive timeline ... »

Johnson County supervisors take on minimum wage

IOWA CITY — The Johnson County Board of Supervisors is exploring the possibility of bypassing state and federal rates to create a countywide ... »

Iowa City looking at new east side sports complex partially due to City Park flooding

IOWA CITY — A pair of projects being explored could bring a new sports complex to the east side of Iowa City while possibly relocating some ... »

Atmosphere improving at Iowa City Ped Mall

IOWA CITY — Things are looking up at the Ped Mall, one of Iowa City’s premier gathering places.

“It’s a much frie ... »

With growth, new study looks at passenger rail

IOWA CITY — Creating passenger rail from Iowa City to Cedar Rapids will get another look.

The Cedar Rapids and Iowa City Railway, or C ... »

North Liberty is looking for a few good census takers

North Liberty’s special census will officially begin August 1 and area residents are being sought to help carry out the citywide population ... »

Iowa City building recognized for historic preservation

IOWA CITY — Efforts to rehabilitate a more than 100-year-old former grocery store on Bowery Street has garnered recognition from a state his ... »

Coralville’s ‘Old Town Hall’ gets thumbs up for historic preservation

Coralville’s efforts to preserve the city’s roughly 130-year-old building known as Old Town Hall have not gone unnoticed.

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Johnson County municipalities come together to talk housing diversity

Local elected officials have decided to create a multijurisdictional task force to address socio-economic disparities and affordable housing placem ... »

Johnson County Compensation Board unanimously approves supervisor pay raise recommendation

IOWA CITY — An unprecedented requested pay increase for Johnson County's Board of Supervisors has moved one step closer to fruition.

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Johnson County Board of Supervisors request 4.5 percent pay raise

IOWA CITY — The Johnson County Board of Supervisors has unanimously requested a 4.5 percent pay increase, a move members say is unprecedente ... »