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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.

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Update: Charge filed in the Feb. 12, 2021 homicide investigation

Sammy Imaedeen Hamed, 22, of Iowa City has been charged with Murder in the 1st Degree for the death of Quincy Russom. This matter remains under active investigation by the Iowa City Police Department, the Johnson County Attorney’s Office, and the Johnson County Medical Examiner’s Office.

The formal complaint can be viewed online.

A criminal charge is merely an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

The ICPD continues to request information from anyone who has information regarding this case. The Iowa City Area CrimeStoppers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of the suspect or suspects in these matters. Anyone with information about this crime is urged to contact CrimeStoppers at 358-TIPS (8477) or at All contacts are held in strict confidence and anonymity is guaranteed. Individuals providing information do not have to reveal their identity to collect a reward.

02/16/2021: The Iowa City Police Department and the Johnson County Medical Examiner's Office have released the identity of the victim of the Feb. 12, 2021 suspicious death in Iowa City. 

The victim has been identified as Quincy H. Russom, 19, of Iowa City. Based on initial information, including the preliminary autopsy results, the incident is being investigated as a homicide.

The Johnson County Medical Examiner’s Office, at the conclusion of the autopsy, has ruled the manner of death in this incident to be a homicide, and cause of death to be injuries sustained from gunshot wounds.

02/13/21: On Friday, Feb. 12, 2021 at approximately 7:54 p.m., Iowa City Police were called to an apartment in the 600 block of South Governor Street in Iowa City for a report of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers found a deceased adult male victim. A witness advised that three men entered the residence, shot the victim, and fled.

The incident remains under investigation by the Iowa City Police Department, the Johnson County Attorney’s Office, and the Johnson County Medical Examiner’s Office. The victim has been identified, but the identity will not be released pending family notification and autopsy, which is scheduled for Monday, Feb. 15, 2021. There does not appear to be a safety threat to the general public at this time.

Video Update: Iowa City Artists Registry, Tate Arms Mini-Documentary, and more

Iowa City Update is a weekly video featuring City of Iowa City projects, programs and events. Topics this week include a new online portal for local artists, the story of how the Tate Arms house played a critical role in the fight against housing discrimination, and more.  Select the image below to watch Iowa City Update.

Iowa City Update: Artists Registry


Iowa City Artists Registry

This public portal provides an easy way to find local artists and performers. Whether you’re an artist looking for work or someone hoping to commission work, this online hub is a great way to support local art.

Public Art Matching Fund Program

Apply to earn up to $2,000 in matching funds for a public art project, including visual, audio, or performance based art.

The History of Tate Arms 

Learn about this historic landmark that was Iowa City’s first rooming house built expressly for Black tenants by a Black owner.

Climate Change and Communities of Color

Join this virtual conversation about how people of color can be disproportionately impacted by climate change and why they should be active leaders in the climate change movement.

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

Crews to tow parts of Iowa, Jefferson, College, Washington, Prentiss, Dubuque, Clinton streets for snow plowing

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The City of Iowa City will tow vehicles to allow plows to clear the entire width of the street beginning at 7 a.m. on both Thursday, Feb. 25 and Friday, Feb. 26, 2021. 

During this time, on-street parking will be prohibited in posted areas. Vehicles that are not moved will be towed. Crews will post 'No Parking Due to Maintenance' signs at least 48-hours in advance, beginning Monday, Feb. 22, 2021. 

UI students and general public, please take note, and seek alternative parking during this time.

Tow Schedules 

Crews will begin at 7 a.m. on both days. Vehicles should be off the street before work begins. 

Thursday, Feb. 25: 

  • Iowa Avenue, from Muscatine Avenue to Van Buren Street (north side only)
  • Washington Street, from Muscatine Avenue to Van Buren Street (north side only)
  • College Street, from Muscatine Avenue to Van Buren Street (north side only)
  • Dubuque Street, from Court Street to Prentiss Street (east side only)
  • Clinton Street, from Prentiss Street to the railroad tracks south of Prentiss (east side only)

Friday, Feb. 26: 

  • Jefferson Street, from Van Buren Street to Evans Street (south side only)
  • Iowa Avenue, from Van Buren Street to Muscatine Avenue (south side only)
  • Washington Street, from Van Buren Street to Muscatine Avenue (south side only)
  • College Street, from Van Buren Street to Muscatine Avenue (south side only)
  • Prentiss Street, from Capitol Street to Linn Street (south side only)
  • Clinton Street, from Prentiss Street to the railroad tracks south of Prentiss (west side only) 

For more information, call the Streets Division at 319-356-5181.

If you are towed

If your vehicle is towed, call the Parking Division at 319-356-5151 between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. After hours call the Iowa City Police Department's routine line at 319-356-5275. Do not call 911

Be prepared to provide your vehicle information and license plate number to find out if your vehicle is on the impound list. To recover your vehicle, you will need to show an ID and pay for all unpaid City of Iowa City citations in cash. After payment is made, you will be given instructions on how to reclaim your vehicle. Towing charges and any vehicle impound storage fees will also need to be paid. These are the responsibility of the vehicle owner. 

Coralville City Budget Planning Open to the Public

Coralville’s Fiscal Year 2022 budget covers City operations and projects from July 1, 2021, through June 30, 2022.

All cities in Iowa must pass an additional resolution each budget year establishing their maximum property tax dollars for levy. That resolution (number 2021-14) was passed unanimously by the City Council at its regular meeting at 6:30 pm on February 9, 2021. View the resolution

Learn more about the City’s budget for the upcoming fiscal year at any of the following City Council meetings at Coralville City Hall, 1512 7th Street:

  • Tuesday, February 23, at 6:30 pm: the proposed budget will be presented to the public.
  • Tuesday, March 9, at 6:30 pm: The public hearing for the proposed budget will be held.
  • Tuesday, March 23, at 6:30 pm: The City Council will vote on adopting the budget.

Once approved, the budget will be officially filed with the State and the Johnson County Auditor by March 31, 2021.

Learn More
Detailed information about the proposed budget is published in the spring 2021 Connection magazine; this issue will be mailed to all Coralville addresses in late February and is available at Watch City Council meetings live on CoralVision Mediacom channel 118-8 digital, or live and on demand at Information about how to provide public input is available at

For more information, please contact Tony Roetlin, Director of Finance, at 319.248.1700 or

Gold Award Girl Scout Enriches Lives of Shelter Cats

JoLee Becker from Marion, Iowa, has achieved the Gold Award, the highest award a Girl Scout can achieve, by improving the wellbeing of shelter cats with her innovative exercise stools.

After seeing the transformation of her cat, Buns, JoLee wanted to ensure that other cats had the opportunity to find their forever homes. When she and her grandma adopted the cat, she was more than 20 lbs and aggressive. After establishing a routine and playing with the cat, she lost nine lbs and is now sweet and thriving. Her personal experience inspired her to take action and help other cats become happy and healthy and more likely to be adopted.

“Cats need a way to have fun and exercise to stay healthy and fit,” JoLee says. “Currently, shelters all around the United States are struggling to adopt out animals due to the increase in illnesses and obesity in animals and the lack of shelter space.”

She successfully created ten stools that the cats at PAWS & More Animal Shelter in Washington, Iowa, are enjoying! The stools are designed with toys and other interactive elements to keep cats active and comfortable when people visit the shelter.

“As soon as we put the cat stools into the cages, the cats went nuts,” she recalls. “The kittens were scratching and playing with the toys. The older cats were lying in the blanket baskets under the stool tops. The rest of the cats were playing with each other and running around the stools.”

JoLee provided shelter staff with instructions on sustaining the stools and properly care for normal wear and tear like rips and messes. PAWS & More is collaborating with Cedar Valley Humane Society, Last Hope Animal Shelter, Iowa City Animal Shelter, SAINT Cat Rescue, and Coralville Cat Shelter to create more stools and spread the idea to other shelters across the region.

“Cats will have a healthy lifestyle, so hopefully, they will get adopted quicker,” she says.

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Outdoor Tree Service - Iowa City

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Your local Tree Service contractor in Iowa City, IA.  We are committed to bringing you the expert tree services at an affordable rates.

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Outdoor Tree Service Iowa City is a locally-owned Iowa City tree service company that offers quality tree care services at fair prices. We have been in the business of tree care since 2010 and have since continued to prove our trustworthiness and professionalism, reflected in the quality of our work. Our hardworking team is always ready to assist you with your concern about the health and safety of your tree. Give us a call today and talk to one of our experts about the service you prefer. We will be happy to offer a free estimate at the convenience of your home. 

Our wide array of tree services includes tree removal, tree trimming, stump removal, and emergency tree service. Whether you require help for your residential or commercial property, our expert team can help you. We are proud to be one of the first people to respond during emergencies, especially following a storm. You are just a call away from the help you need for your trees. Don’t try to DIY tree care, as it can be detrimental to your tree’s health and even put you and your property at risk. Call us now for a free quote for the service of your choice!

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FirstDate_couple_vertical_ACity Circle Theatre Company’s next virtual performance is FIRST DATE: A MUSICAL COMEDY, February 26-28, 2021. This event is professional recorded and edited by CoralVision. Tickets are $12-$25. For tickets and more information, visit or call the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts Box Office at 319-248-9370.

When they are set up on a blind date by their well-meaning friends, Casey and Aaron will have to sing and dance their way through the pitfalls and perils of the dreaded first date in this musical comedy fresh from Broadway! Can this couple turn what could be a dating disaster into something special before the check arrives?

With a contemporary rock score, First Date gleefully pokes fun at the mishaps and mistakes of blind dates and gives hope that there could be that one perfect moment. FIRST DATE is written by Austin Winsberg, with music and lyrics by Alan Zachary & Michael Weiner. This production is directed by Elizabeth Tracey.

The Cast of First Date:

Robert Kemp

Jessica Murillo

Madison Auge

Larry Newman

Marty Reichert

City Circle Theatre Company

City Circle Theatre Company has been Coralville’s community theatre for over 20 years and is a resident theatre company of the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts. For information about upcoming performances visit of call the CCPA Box Office at 319-248-9370.