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Former ICAD employee misappropriated over $500,000, according to audit

A former employee of the Iowa City Area Development Group (ICAD) misappropriated over $500,000 of the organization’s money, according to a new report from the Iowa State Auditor’s Office. Sheri Jelinek, who worked at ICAD for 15 years and was the group’s office manager when she resigned in January 2017, used an ICAD credit card to make $466,875 in clearly improper purchases, and rack up another $46,903 in suspect purchase for which auditors could not find documentation, according to the report published on Thursday. […]

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Food trucks poised to become a downtown staple

Tito Francisco, co-owner of Flip N’ Chop, makes naan. photo by Zak Neumann

Tito Francisco and James Wachutka, the co-owners of the Flip N’ Chop food truck, served up lunch outside the University of Iowa Boyd Law Building on a recent afternoon. Francisco flipped dough back and forth between his hands to create the naan bread that would become part of the duo’s tandoori chicken dish, one of […]

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