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Iowa City Council takes steps toward offering TIF money for Lucky’s Market

IOWA CITY — The city council has approved the first step in providing tax increment finance assistance to a Colorado-based grocery store.

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Iowa City Council terminates The Wedge’s downtown lease

IOWA CITY — After six years of serving up pizza by the slice, the Wedge Downtown has closed its doors.

The Iowa City Council approved ... »

New rec center in NW Cedar Rapids is on the way

CEDAR RAPIDS — No flood-recovery project in the city has had more twists and turns than replacing the flood-ruined and now-demolished Time C ... »

Cedar Rapids plans to spend $1.5 million more in LOST funds for northwest rec center

CEDAR RAPIDS — The City Council this week is slated to approve the spending of an additional $1.5 million in revenue from an earlier 1-perce ... »

Former Cedar Rapids council member’s comments go on trial this week

CEDAR RAPIDS — Mayor Ron Corbett and members of the City Council are among a long list of people slated to testify this week in what will be ... »

City Circle Acting Company merging with Coralville Center for the Performing Arts

CORALVILLE — A City Council vote Tuesday cleared the way for a local acting company to merge with Coralville’s 3-year-old performing ... »

North Liberty moving forward with special census

NORTH LIBERTY — The City Council has approved a special census that, when completed, could add hundreds of thousands of dollars each year to ... »

Indian Creek Nature Center wants 78 acres of city-owned land

CEDAR RAPIDS — Indian Creek nature center wants to acquire 78 acres of city land for free that it currently leases for $1 a year and has man ... »

Disease balancing act: Experts walk the line between informing and scaring the public

IOWA CITY — Television crews stalked a Dallas apartment last week where a man from Liberia became the first Ebola patient diagnosed on U.S. s ... »

Cedar Rapids sells former parks office on 42nd Street NE

CEDAR RAPIDS — The City Council this week agreed to sell a city-owned office building at 3601 42nd St. NE that had housed the city’s ... »

Cedar Rapids council backs three TIF deals

CEDAR RAPIDS — Three tax increment financing or TIF incentives were endorsed this week by the City Council.

The projects that will ben ... »

City plans to extend exclusivity pact with casino investors

CEDAR RAPIDS — City officials haven’t given up on the Cedar Crossing Casino.

The City Council on Tuesday is slated to add two y ... »

No council support for new Wal-Mart store in Cedar Rapids, mayor says

CEDAR RAPIDS — Fights over issues in Cedar Rapids require someone on the city council to be for something and someone to be against it, Mayo ... »

Cedar Rapids police propose change to security camera ordinance

CEDAR RAPIDS — The Cedar Rapids Police Department is proposing an amendment to the city code which would require more businesses to have sur ... »

Cedar Rapids parking permits to see rate hike

CEDAR RAPIDS — Monthly permit rates at several Cedar Rapids public parking facilities are set to increase beginning Jan. 1.

The increa ... »