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City Council Approves New Budget

Woodstock residents will pay more for water after the City Council approved a new budget that includes a 3 percent hike in water and sewer rates.

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‘Scout Finch’ to Speak at Opera House

The woman best known for her childhood portrayal of Scout Finch in the 1962 film adaptation of Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird” will visit the Woodstock Opera House.

Mia Passione Now Open on Main St.

Woodstock’s newest addition to the downtown area, Mia Passione, 228 Main St., serves up what owner Michael Palmieri calls “Italian-American comfort food".

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City Council Approves New Budget

Woodstock residents will pay more for water after the City Council approved a new budget that includes a 3 percent hike in water and sewer rates.

WPD Releases Photo of Car Involved in Hit-and-Run

Woodstock Police have released a photo of a car that authorities believe was involved in a fatal hit-and-run March 30 near the intersection of Highway 14 and Lake Shore Drive.

Closing Dean Among Committee’s Proposals

Closing Dean Street Elementary School is among the recommendations that will be presented to the Woodstock School District 200 Board of Education next month.

Woodstock Cops Charge Man Following Pursuit on Rt. 47

A London man who reportedly told authorities he thought he was being filmed for a movie allegedly led police on a multi-jurisdictional car pursuit in a stolen dump truck April 7.

Should the Sales Tax Be Raised?

As Woodstock officials weigh whether to increase the city’s sales tax rate, local entrepreneurs are divided over how a hike would impact their businesses.

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Marian Student-Athletes Commit to Colleges

Five student-athletes from Marian Central Catholic High School signed letters of intent April 12 to continue their athletic careers at the college level.

Streaks and ’Canes Pick up Ws, Thunder Move to 6-0

The Woodstock High School Blue Streaks and Marian Central Hurricanes baseball teams picked up four combined victories this weekend in respective doubleheaders, while the Woodstock North Thunder continued their unbeaten conference run.

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Gala to Celebrate Musical Legacy of Choir Teacher

Woodstock High School Choral Director Paul Rausch will retire with the class of 2017. Several alumni are planning a retirement gala to celebrate the 32-year career of the beloved music educator who has inspired countless students to strive for excellence in music and in life.

Kooistra Named 2017 Master Farmer

Woodstock dairy farmer Joel Kooistra is one of four Illinois farmers selected as 2017 Master Farmers by Prairie Farmer magazine.

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Archive » Community Updates

City Council Closes Gas Station Gambling Loophole

Fuller Wins Dorr Highway Race, Murray Wins in Hartland

Fair Association Purchases More Land

Multiple Crashes at Same Intersection Send 5 to Hospital

Art for the Paws Finds Homes for Artwork, Animals

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