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Iowa City City Hall on Tuesday, July, 6, 2021. City Hall is located at 410 E. Washington Street.

After a year of closure, City Hall is back open, signaling a return to pre-pandemic life

Emily Delgado, News Reporter July 6, 2021

Iowa City City Hall is now open after being closed to the public since March 2020. The hall was closed in response to concerns over the pandemic. The reopening of City Hall means that the public...

The Johnson County Board of Supervisors is seen at a public forum for the 2020 fiscal year budget at the Johnson County Administration Building on Wednesday February 27 2019.

Solar field development seeks funding from Johnson County Supervisors

Emily Delgado, News Reporter June 23, 2021

The Johnson County Solar Triangle project is seeking funding from the Johnson County Board of Supervisors to create a solar field in the county that would generate more energy than the University of...

Iowa City Mayor Bruce Teague addresses the crowd at an Iowa City City Council meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020.

Iowa City Mayor Bruce Teague to formally announce reelection after first term

Sabine Martin, News Editor June 17, 2021

Iowa City Mayor Bruce Teague will be running for reelection after leading the Iowa City City Council for one term. Teague will announce his candidacy Thursday night at the Iowa City Juneteenth Block...

Johnson County Supervisors Rod Sullivan and Royceeann Porter  listen to a presentation during a meeting on Thursday, Feb. 12, 2020.

Johnson County Board of Supervisors consider removal of MRAP vehicle

Sabine Martin, News Editor June 17, 2021

Johnson County residents may no longer see the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle driving through their neighborhoods. The Johnson County Board of Supervisors discussed the future, and...

Mayor of Iowa City, Bruce Teague, speaks during an online Iowa City City Council meeting on June 15. The meeting covered topics such as Juneteenth, COVID, and planning and zoning matters. (Kate Heston/The Daily Iowan)

Iowa City City Council votes to move ahead with Hickory Hill Housing plan

Emily Delgado, News Reporter June 16, 2021

After multiple meetings and plan revisions, Hickory Trail Estates will be rezoned and transformed into housing, despite community pushback that the plan would not fit with the natural landscape of...

Jason Glass, 44, is an Iowa City resident. Glass plans to run in the November 2 Iowa City City Council election.

Vice Chair of Iowa City Human Rights Commission and UI instructor Jason Glass to run for Iowa City City Council

Sabine Martin, News Editor May 25, 2021

Vice Chair of the Iowa City Human Rights Commission and University of Iowa instructor, Jason Glass, announced his candidacy to run in the Nov. 2 Iowa City City Council election. Glass is seeking...

A piece of land located near the intersection of Finkbine Commuter Drive and Melrose Avenue as seen on Sunday, May 2, 2021. The land is being rezoned to make way for housing.

Affordable housing advocates raise concern over new Finkbine development annexation

Claire Benson, News Reporter May 2, 2021

Iowa City City Council recently approved the rezoning and annexation of a plot of land in University Heights at the intersection of Finkbine Lane and Melrose Avenue which will soon be developed into...

April 20, 2021; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA;   Crowds celebrate in the streets outside of the Hennepin Government Center as Derek Chauvin was found guilty of second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the death of George Floyd. Floyd died on May 25, 2020 while in police custody. A video showing Derek Chauvin kneeling on George Floyd's neck sparked world wide protests against police brutality.

Local leaders urge continued action after guilty verdict in Chauvin trial

Caleb McCullough, Managing Editor April 20, 2021

Campus and Iowa City leaders and activists reiterated the need for continued action on Tuesday after former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty on three charges in the murder...

Iowa City’s mayor Bruce Teague holds the online Iowa City City Council Meeting, broadcasted live on Youtube, on Tuesday, February 16, 2021. The meeting covered many topics, ranging from transit updates to police budgeting.

Iowa City Ad Hoc Truth and Reconciliation Commission reinstated

Claire Benson, News Reporter April 16, 2021

The Iowa City Ad Hoc Truth and Reconciliation Commission was reinstated Thursday night, beginning its first meeting with four new commissioners. Iowa City City Council appointed the new commissioners...

Iowa City’s mayor Bruce Teague holds the online Iowa City City Council Meeting, broadcasted live on Youtube, on Tuesday, February 16, 2021. The meeting covered many topics, ranging from transit updates to police budgeting.

Truth and Reconciliation commission to resume after joint meeting with City Council

Caleb McCullough, Managing Editor April 13, 2021

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission will resume meetings with a newly composed membership starting on Thursday with a joint meeting with the Iowa City City Council, after the council appointed...

City Manager Geoff Fruin speaks at a City Council meeting over Zoom on Tuesday, April 7, 2020. Fruin spoke about the proposed plan to build solar panels in Waterworks Prairie Park and the COVID-19 employee pay plan. (Hayden Froehlich/The Daily Iowan.)

City staff removes Market, Jefferson streets one-way to two-way conversion through Capital Improvement Program

Claire Benson, News Reporter April 7, 2021

The Iowa City City Council’s Capital Improvement Program plan will no longer include the conversion of Market and Jefferson streets from one-way to two-way traffic. City Manager Geoff Fruin said...

The Iowa City City Council is seen at an Iowa City City Council meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020. (Nichole Harris/The Daily Iowan

City Attorney Eleanor Dilkes to retire, interim attorney appointed until new hire

Claire Benson, News Reporter April 7, 2021

After 25 years of serving as city attorney, Eleanor Dilkes will retire on April 16. The Iowa City City Council unanimously appointed current First Assistant City Attorney Sue Dulek to serve as interim...

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