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The Johnson County Board of Supervisors meets on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2022.

Johnson County residents speak against proposed Windham Village plans

Alejandro Rojas, News Reporter December 8, 2022

Johnson County residents of Windham spoke out against a proposed plan on Thursday at the Board of Supervisors meeting that would set a village boundary for Windham Village. Residents requested the...

The Board of Supervisors listen to speakers at the Johnson County Administration Building on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022.

General Assistance Program from Johnson County sees big increase in users

Alejandro Rojas, News Reporter November 30, 2022

Johnson County’s General Assistance Program has seen an increase in households served recently, with 745 in fiscal 2022 compared to 304 in fiscal 2021. Johnson County Social Services Director...

Congolese Tyson workers speak about being left out of a $1,400 direct assistance program at a budget meeting in the Johnson County Administration Building on Monday November 28, 2022.

Tyson Foods employees demand additional relief funds from Johnson County Board of Supervisors

Alejandro Rojas, News Reporter November 28, 2022

About two dozen employees from the Tyson Foods Columbus Junction gathered at the Johnson County Board of Supervisors budget work session on Monday to ask the board to give a second round of Direct...

UI community members interested in potential Chicago-Iowa City Amtrak route

UI community members interested in potential Chicago-Iowa City Amtrak route

Isabelle Foland, News Reporter November 15, 2022

Nathan Creech is intrigued by the possibility of a Chicago-Iowa City Amtrak line. The University of Iowa senior currently drives himself and carpools with friends to get back to his hometown of New Lenox,...

The Board of Supervisors listen to speakers at the Johnson County Administration Building on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022.

Johnson County to honor Lulu Merle Johnson with historical exhibit

Alejandro Rojas, News Reporter November 3, 2022

The Johnson County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted Thursday approving a contract to hire a historian who will research the county eponym Lulu Merle Johnson for an interpretative exhibit. Johnson...

The Johnson County Board of Supervisors listens to speakers at the Johnson County Administration Building Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022.

Johnson County expands criminal charge diversion program for minors

Alejandro Rojas, News Reporter November 1, 2022

Johnson County is expanding a program that offers some minors who are facing charges alternate paths instead of Juvenile Court Services. The county received a $49,800 grant from the state that Iowa...

The Board of Supervisors listen to speakers at the Johnson County Administration Building on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022.

Johnson County Board of Supervisors pass resolution opposing loosening gun restrictions

Alejandro Rojas, News Reporter October 27, 2022

The Johnson County Board of Supervisors voted Thursday to publicly oppose a proposed amendment that loosen gun restrictions. The vote, coming during the board’s weekly formal meeting, was a resolution...

Iowa City City Council buys properties for potential Amtrak Iowa City to Chicago route

Iowa City City Council buys properties for potential Amtrak Iowa City to Chicago route

Isabelle Foland, News Reporter October 19, 2022

Iowa City City Council approved a request to purchase three residential properties near the Iowa Interstate Railroad rail yard on Tuesday to provide space for a potential Amtrak rail route between...

Community member holds a sign in support of the preservation of City Park Pool at City Council on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022. The council heard concerns from community members over proposed reforms to the pool at the Robert A. Lee Community Recreation Center.

Iowa City City Council requests additional planning for City Park Pool, facility renovations

Sydney Libert, News Reporter October 18, 2022

Immediate renovations to Iowa City facilities, such as City Park Pool, were paused on Tuesday to allow for more planning following an Iowa City City Council vote.  Council approved the 2022 Iowa...

Mayor pro tem Megan Alter speaks at an Iowa City City Council meeting at City Hall in Iowa City on Monday, Oct. 3, 2022

Iowa City City Council retires affordable housing model that restricts where units are built

Isabelle Foland, News Reporter October 18, 2022

The Iowa City City Council voted on Tuesday to eliminate restrictions on where affordable housing units can be built, allowing the council to meet the increased affordable housing needs in the city. The...

The City Park Pool is seen in Iowa City on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2022.

Iowa City Historic Preservation Commission disapproves of City Park Pool modernization

Alejandro Rojas, News Reporter October 17, 2022

The Iowa City Historic Preservation Commission is asking the Iowa City City Council to explore other methods to modernize the City Park Pool because of its historic value.  The commission released...

A view of the proposed land for Windham Village in Oxford, Iowa.

Johnson County to create village in the western part of the county

Alejandro Rojas, News Reporter October 13, 2022

The Johnson County Planning, Development, and Sustainability Department are in the midst of turning the unincorporated community of Windham into a village.  The location of Windham Village, according...

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