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Woodstock Increases Fees for Gambling Machine Operators

Businesses with gambling machines will pay a lot more to the city of Woodstock for their licenses and permits.

March 2017
Woodstock PD’s K9 to Receive Protective Gear

Woodstock PD’s K9 to Receive Protective Gear

Thanks to a nonprofit organization and local fundraising efforts, the Woodstock Police Department’s working canine will receive an extra line of protection.

March 2017

Local Business Pledges $10,000 for Mural

A local business has pledged big money to help bring a mural to downtown Woodstock.

February 2017

City Renews Agreement With Writing Workshop

The city of Woodstock will continue its partnership with a local writing workshop after the City Council unanimously approved an extension to its agreement with EMH Consulting Group Feb. 7.

February 2017

City Council Extends Contract for Lobbyist

The city of Woodstock will have a lobbyist for another year after the City Council voted 6-1 to approve a contract extension for its Springfield-based legislative advocate.

February 2017

Mayoral Candidate Drops Out of Race

Allen Stebbins has withdrawn from the race for Woodstock mayor, cutting the field of candidates in that election to three.

February 2017

Council OKs More Stringent Voting Rule

The seven-member Woodstock City Council will need at least four yes votes to pass most measures regardless of how many members are present to vote.

February 2017

City Council Formalizes Home Rule in Code

The Woodstock City Council re-adopted and amended the city code Jan. 17 to include Woodstock’s new status as a home-rule municipality.

February 2017

Single-Family Home Sales Increased From 2015

Home sales in the Woodstock area rose in 2016 over the previous year, according to Multiple Listing Service data.

January 2017
No Charges Against Former Woodstock Cop

No Charges Against Former Woodstock Cop

Prosecutors will not bring perjury charges against a former Woodstock Police officer who is being sued for allegedly lying to a grand jury and performing an illegal traffic stop.

January 2017
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