Whether you're a lifelong resident of the Corridor area, a University of Iowa student, or just visiting the area, you've come to the right place if you're looking for information about lodging, dining, activities, finding a good mechanic, a lawyer and otherwise in the Metro area! Looking for a refreshing dinner experience? Find a restaurant that intrigues you in Metro Pursuit. Have some relatives coming into town and need some entertaining ideas? Find some in Metro Pursuit. Need to move? Find a house or apartment to your liking in Metro Pursuit. Serving the entire Corridor and the metro areas of Iowa City, Coralville, North Liberty, Tiffin, Riverside, Cedar Rapids, Hiawatha, Marion and surrounding communities!

Find what you're looking for in the Corridor!

Metro Pursuit Iowa City

Whether you're a lifelong resident of the Corridor area, a University of Iowa student, or just visiting the area, you've come to the right place if you're looking for information about lodging, dining, activities, finding a good mechanic, a lawyer and otherwise in the Metro area! Looking for a refreshing dinner experience? Find a restaurant that intrigues you in Metro Pursuit. Have some relatives coming into town and need some entertaining ideas? Find some in Metro Pursuit. Need to move? Find a house or apartment to your liking in Metro Pursuit. Serving the entire Corridor and the metro areas of Iowa City, Coralville, North Liberty, Tiffin, Riverside, Cedar Rapids, Hiawatha, Marion and surrounding communities!



Lamb Cuts and how to grill them - Grilling Good Eats

Becoming familiar with lamb cuts, their versatility and how butchers might label those cuts when packaging puts you on the path to becoming a Master Griller. So too does knowing which cuts can take direct heat and which ones are best grilled low and slow.

Let's start with cuts from the Neck which are inexpensive, but not really marketed and packaged as Neck meat by most butchers.  Neck meat is typically used to make Ground Lamb and Stew Meat, but if you've got a good relationship with your butcher, ask him to cut you some Neck Filets.  Meat from the Neck is a bit tough, so when grilling use the reverse sear method, low and slow on indirect heat until tender, then finish the Filets over direct heat to achieve those grill marks, pull the Filets when they hit the 135 degree mark and let them rest.  The Filets will continue to cook when resting and should peak a few more degrees to a perfect medium rare.

read more via www.grillinggoodeats.com


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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Road Construction - Sycamore Street

IOWA CITY -- Weather permitting, on Thursday, October 18 and Friday, October 19, 2018, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., Sycamore Street will be reduced to one lane of alternating traffic between Highway 6 and Lehman Avenue.  This lane reduction will be a moving operation along Sycamore Street to accommodate tree trimming activities for MidAmerican Energy Company.

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

For updated information on road construction in Iowa City, www.icgov.org/travelalerts


Road Closure - Van Buren Street

IOWA CITY -- Weather permitting, on Thursday, October 18, 2018, College Street will be closed to through traffic from College Street to Burlington Street.  This closure will facilitate construction on a building in the area.  It is anticipated normal traffic will resume by the end of the day.

Motorists are to take note of this work and seek an alternate route during this time period.  As always, caution should be exercised when driving through all construction areas.

For updated information on road construction in Iowa City, www.icgov.org/travelalerts


Black-eyed Susan proclaimed Iowa City's official flower

The Iowa City City Council adopted the black-eyed Susan as Iowa City's official flower during its meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018. This is the first time the City has designated an official flower. 

The black-eyed Susan, or rudbeckia hirta, is a native plant to Iowa City, attracting a wide variety of insects including butterflies and bees. Its seeds are a favorite of songbirds, such as goldfinches, sparrows, and chickadees. The black-eyed Susan also shares its colors, black and gold, with the University of Iowa and is said to represent justice. 

Project GREEN, a local nonprofit group that supports many beautification efforts in the Iowa City area, advocated for naming the black-eyed Susan the official flower of Iowa City. Adopting the flower may inspire residents to plant native food sources for local pollinators, and bring neighbors together to undertake other planting initiatives.

black-eyed Susan


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Open House Meeting Notice – Tower Terrace Road Corridor Management Plan Update

The Corridor Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is in the process of updating the original Tower Terrace Road Corridor Management Plan. As part of this update, an open house will be held Tuesday, October 30 from 5 – 6:30 p.m. to provide information and gather feedback from the public. 

Open House: Tower Terrace Road Corridor Management Plan Update

Tuesday, October 30, 2018; 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Hiawatha City Hall, 101 Emmons Street, Hiawatha

Meeting in the Community Center (Parking and access in the front of City Hall)

Open House format (come anytime), as well as identical presentations at 5:15 p.m. and 6 p.m. 

Tower Terrace Road has been planned since the 1960s, and evidence of subdivision plats with right-of-way reservations occurred as early as 1977. Years later, this plan is starting to become reality with some roadway segments complete, some in the design process, and some in the planning process.  

The purpose of this plan is to revisit the goals and objectives identified in the 2010 plan to confirm their application to the current vision of the jurisdictions along the corridor. Additionally, this plan builds upon and supplements the work originally done for the Tower Terrace Road Corridor Management Plan, taking it to the next step to provide a more robust implementation plan. 

The implementation plan includes:

·         Phasing the corridor into financially manageable sized construction projects,

·         Developing conceptual plans and cost estimates for each project,

·         Assigning priority for each project,

·         Identifying funding sources, and

·         Developing an implementation schedule. 

This update involves many jurisdictions and agencies, including:

         City of Hiawatha

         City of Robins

         City of Cedar Rapids

         Linn County

         City of Marion

                •         Iowa Department of Transportation (Iowa DOT)

Public participation is an important component of this process because it provides an opportunity for the community and interested stakeholders to help identify what is important to them and share ideas for improvements. Comments submitted from the meeting will be incorporated into the Tower Terrace Road Corridor Management Plan Update. In addition to the two identical presentations, staff and consultants will be located at stations with project information and be available to answer questions and hear feedback. 

More information is available at the Corridor MPO’s Facebook Event page.


6th Street SW Lane Reduction

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA – Beginning Wednesday, October 17, 6th Street SW between Wilson Avenue and 27th Avenue will be reduced to one lane each direction for water main repair. 27th Ave will also be closed east of 6th Street, for water valve installation.

Work is anticipated to take approximately one week to complete, weather permitting.


Police Requesting Assistance Identifying Theft Suspect

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA –The Cedar Rapids Police Department is requesting the public's assistance in the identification of a theft suspect.  The suspect allegedly used a credit card to make fraudulent withdrawals from automated teller machines in southwest Cedar Rapids.

The suspect is pictured in the attached surveillance photographs.

Citizens who can identify the individual in the surveillance photographs are encouraged to call the Cedar Rapids Police Department at (319) 286-5756 or Linn County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-CS-CRIME (272-7463) or text CRIMES (274637) and in the message/subject, type 5227 and your tip.  You can continue to trade information with an investigator.  Text STOP to opt out at any time.  Please reference case #2018-13807.

Disclaimer:  Any arrest information included above is based on the legal conclusion that, as with any criminal case, a charge is merely an accusation and a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.