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Dial-A-Ride to Expand Service Area

Users of a local public transit service will have more destination options when an intergovernmental agreement kicks in expanding McHenry County Dial-A-Ride. The village of Richmond and the townships of Richmond and Chemung are slated to become part of the bus system,...

Council Approves Contract for Opera House Carpet

The Woodstock Opera House will get a facelift next year when a project to replace the carpeting in the historic building gets underway. The Woodstock City Council approved a $39,250 contract Nov. 21 with Pennsylvania-based Bloomsburg Carpet Industries to make...

TLC Takes Over Bull Valley Fen and Meadow

A nature area in Bull Valley is now under the stewardship of a new organization. The Land Conservancy of McHenry County, a nonprofit which preserves and restores land throughout the county, became the new owner of the Boloria Fen and Sedge Meadow Nature Preserve in...

Centegra to Outsource Emergency Doctors, Other Staff

Centegra Health System will outsource some positions over the next few months, including 30 emergency room doctors. Medical directors, emergency department physicians, hospitalists and nurse practitioners are among 87 employees listed in a Worker Adjustment and...

City OKs Co-Working Study

A university will look into how the city-owned Old Courthouse could be used as a co-working space. The Woodstock City Council approved a contract for the first phase of a feasibility study to be conducted by Northern Illinois University’s Center for Governmental...

Wonder Lake Man Injured in Late-Night Stabbing

A Wonder Lake man was rushed to the hospital with a stab wound late Saturday night. At 11:07 p.m. Nov. 25, crews from the Wonder Lake Fire Protection District were dispatched to the 2800 block of Walnut Drive. Personnel from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office also...

Salsa Night Will Raise Money for Pageant Contestants

A Hispanic business group is hosting a fundraiser to raise money for the Miss Woodstock Scholarship Pageant, and the public is invited. Hispanic Connections Woodstock will hold its first-ever Salsa Night with Hispanic Connections from 8 to 11 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, at...

Irving Avenue Slated for New Truck Weight Restrictions

The city of Woodstock was expected to enact weight restrictions on Irving Avenue after holding a public hearing on the proposal. The city-led Pavement Management Task Force, which examines the condition and maintenance of Woodstock’s streets, recommended certain...

CCH Has New Fundraiser on Tap

Local businesses have long partnered with Christmas Clearing House by providing places for volunteers to collect donations. This year, they’re helping out in a new way, selling products to benefit the holiday charity. Public House of Woodstock, 101 N. Johnson St.,...

State Board Approves Hospital Changes

Centegra Health System can move forward with plans to permanently discontinue some services at its Woodstock hospital after receiving approval from a state board. At a meeting Nov. 14 in Bolingbrook, the Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board approved an...

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