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Iowa City Police promote supervisors

Sgt. Andy Rich and Lt. Jorey Bailey were promoted during a ceremony at City Hall on Monday, August 2, 2020

Pictured: Sgt. Andy Rich #90 (left) and Lt. Jorey Bailey #94 (right)

Lieutenant Jorey Bailey was promoted from the rank of sergeant and Sergeant Andy Rich was promoted from the rank of officer at a ceremony held at City Hall on Monday, August 03, 2020.

Lieutenant Bailey has been a police officer in Iowa City since 2001.  He holds a BA in Criminal Justice from Missouri Western State University and an MA in Criminal Justice from St. Ambrose University.

Sergeant Rich has been an officer with ICPD since 2003 and has an AA in Police Science from Hawkeye Community College.

Video Update: COVID-19 Relief Funds, Public Art Program, and more

Iowa City Update is a weekly video featuring City of Iowa City projects, programs and events. Topics this week include grants to help organizations with Coronavirus efforts, a matching fund program for public art projects, and more. Click the image below to watch Iowa City Update.

COVID-19 Relief Funds

CDBG Funding for COVID-19 Relief 

Learn how organizations who serve low- and moderate-income individuals can apply for funding to be used for community response to the Coronavirus.

Reuse and Recycle when Moving

Whether you're moving in or out, make sure you know what items can be recycled. You can also cut down on waste at the landfill by donating items in good condition using our consignment directory

Virtual Monarch Festival

Along with an online video series that teaches you how to raise Monarchs at home, this week's activities also include a take-home craft that can be picked up using a contact-free process.

Public Art Matching Fund Program

Calling all Iowa City artists! Learn how you can apply to help fund a visual, audio, or performance-based public art project.

Iowa City Update - Your source for Iowa City news and information.

Iowa City Monarch Festival kicks off with week #1 fun

Iowa City Monarch Festival logo.

The first week of the virtual 2020 Iowa City Monarch Festival took flight on Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020. 

To celebrate the first of four Sundays dedicated to helping increase the number of monarch butterflies in the area, the City shared the first video of a series dedicated to teaching residents how to raise monarchs from egg, to caterpillar, to chrysalis, to butterfly.

Image of YouTube video on raising monarch butterflies is shown.

You can watch the full video online on YouTube or Next week's video will focus on how to care for a monarch caterpillar. 

Need more help? Stop by for more guides and information on how to attract or raise monarchs, including our "How to rear a monarch" guide.  

Also this weekend, from noon to 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, at the Robert A. Lee Recreation Center's parking lot, will be a drive-thru pick-up for monarch-themed crafts. Perfect for kids, visit our online registration and pick a time and number of craft kits needed.  

See you next week for week two of the Iowa City Monarch Festival! 

Today's Weather Outlook for the Corridor

Today's weather forecast and a four day outlook.  Check this page for the latest weather reports in the corridor area.  Up-to-date weather conditions for the Iowa City area are observed at the Iowa City, Iowa City Municipal Airport, IA.  For weather conditions specific to other cities outside the corridor area, just type in your zip code below.

Coralville, Iowa, weather forecast

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Chatwood fans 11, Cubs hit 3 homers to beat Pirates 4-3

Cubs WCHICAGO -- Tyler Chatwood matched a career high with 11 strikeouts in another terrific performance, and the Chicago Cubs used the long ball to beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-3 on Saturday night.

Javier Baez, Kyle Schwarber and Ian Happ homered as Chicago won for the fifth time in six games. The Cubs have gone deep in each of their first eight games for the first time since 1958.


Darvish shines as Chicago Cubs beat Pittsburgh Pirates 6-3

Yu Cubs WDarvish pitched six shutout innings, Jason Heyward hit a key two-run single and the Cubs beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-3 on Friday night.

Darvish allowed two hits, struck out seven and walked one, bouncing back nicely after he struggled in his first start last weekend against Milwaukee. The Cubs are counting on the Japanese right-hander to help anchor their rotation after he finished strong in 2019.


Senior Center launches virtual programs for August

Iowa CityThe Iowa City Senior Center is excited to provide residents with an expanding lineup of virtual programs while the building remains closed due to COVID-19.

Members of The Center will soon receive a printed August calendar in their mailboxes, and the August digital calendar is available to check for intriguing classes right now. Virtual offerings include:

  • Several of The Center's mainstay fitness classes, including Saturday Morning Yoga, Fit 4 Life, Slow Flow Yoga, BeMoved Dance, Moving with Parkinson's, and Bone Builders

  • Continuing favorites like the weekly Garden Club, Iowa City history talks, Spanish Conversation Practice, and 50+ Singles Breakfast Club

  • New opportunities to exercise your creative side while scratching a social itch, such as Watercolor Doodling, Zentangle, Cooking with Vegetables, and our new Hobby Hour/Happy Hour gatherings

  • Programs to help you stay informed in our changing world, such as COVID-19 updates and Q&A sessions from Johnson County Public Health, How to Spot Fake News with the Iowa City Public Library, and our continuing series of readings and discussions about social justice and racial equity

Despite being closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, staff at The Center continues to work each day to support the wellness, community engagement, social connections, and lifelong learning of older adults in the Iowa City/Johnson County area, and beyond. For more information, visit The Center's website. 

Traffic Alert - Market Street

IOWA CITY -- Iowa CityWeather permitting, on Tuesday, August 4, 2020, Market Street will be reduced to one lane of traffic between Van Buren Street and Linn Street to accommodate the installation of underground fiber optic cable.  It is anticipated normal traffic will resume on Market Street by the end of the day.

Motorists are to take note of this work and allow extra travel time as delays may occur. As always, caution should be exercised when driving through all construction areas.

For updated information on road construction in Iowa City, visit