Tom Cilek’s New Best Friend: Bruce Teague

In the latest episode of “Tom Cilek’s New Best Friend,” Tom and Bruce discuss his arrival in Iowa City as a teenager, and working as a business owner and public official in the age of COVID and Black Lives Matter. Presented by West Bank.

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Learning from ICR’s failure

November 16, 2020

CBJ Editorial
The joint economic development venture between Cedar Rapids and Iowa City was supposed to attract businesses and talent, foster cooperation and ultimately create an economic development organization uniting both ends of the Corridor.

Downs, Hayworth land city leader awards

November 9, 2020

CBJ Editorial
We have long thought that the Corridor is blessed with some of the best city managers anywhere. They are a big reason why our communities are so strong and vibrant.

The price of reliable journalism

November 9, 2020

By Joe Coffey | The Fifth Estate
True or False: People who can afford reliable journalism get reliable journalism, while everyone else is stuck with sketchy news-ish looking stuff that can’t be trusted.

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