Incoming Lawrence city manager Tom Markus, left, recently spoke to the Journal-World about his five years as city manager of Iowa City, Iowa. Pictured, clockwise from top right, are Dubuque Street in downtown, one of three controversial Iowa City high-rise projects and the campus of the University of Iowa.
Nancy Quellhorst, president of the Iowa City Chamber of Commerce
Becci Reedus, director of The Crisis Center of Johnson County
Lawrence's incoming city manager Tom Markus answers questions in his Iowa City office on Jan. 27.
This 14-story tower, named Park@201, is one of three high-rise projects in downtown Iowa City that have caused controversy, with opponents saying they create a skyline uncharacteristic of the city and received too much financial assistance.
Plaza Tower, an 11-story mixed-use structure, was the first of three high-rise projects in downtown Iowa City.
Looking north on Dubuque Street from the pedestrian mall in downtown Iowa City
The Dark Side ice cream (top scoop) at Sylas and Maddy's 1014 Massachusetts St.
Chicken and kimchi tacos at Ramen Bowls, 125 E. 10th St.
Clinton Parkway Hy-Vee perishables manager Kevin Lawrence, left, and store manager Tara Jo Brown, right, present Lawrence residents Linda English and Robert Cook with $30,000 in Home Depot gift cards. English was randomly chosen as the winner out of Hy-Vee customers in eight states.
This 1953 Cadillac Series 62 sits on display at the Lawrence Antique Auto Club's 41st annual Antique Car Show on Sunday, October 6. Fred Klafta, of Kingsville, Mo., owns the car, which has been in his family for more than 50 years.