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City Council Reviews Street Maintenance Report

The city of Woodstock should spend more on street maintenance, focus first on repairing roadways that aren’t in the worst condition and use restorative sealant and other technologies to prolong the lifespan of its streets, according to a pavement management taskforce report discussed at the Woodstock City Council Sept. 20.

Development, Marketing Highlight State of the City

The city of Woodstock is focused on economic development and marketing efforts, officials said during the annual State of the City luncheon and address hosted by the Woodstock Chamber of Commerce & Industry Sept. 22.

Wonder Lake Man Arrested After Nail Gun Attack, Police say

Wonder Lake Man Arrested After Nail Gun Attack, Police say

A traffic dispute between two Wonder Lake men escalated into an attack with a nail gun, Woodstock police said.

WHS Graduate Winds Down Career with Obama Administration

WHS Graduate Winds Down Career with Obama Administration

A passion for politics sparked by two internships led to a 5-year path to the White House for Laura Miller, a 2007 graduate of Woodstock High School. Currently the Director of Online Engagement in the Office of Digital Strategy, she started out working for Jack Franks while she was a senior in high school.

Spanish Exchange Students Tour Woodstock

Spanish Exchange Students Tour Woodstock

The first half of a two-way exchange between Woodstock and Teruel, Spain, kicked off this month with a 10-day visit from 15 Spanish students who toured Woodstock, Chicago and the greater Chicagoland area while staying with local host families.

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Woodstock Woman Ignites Wood-fired Pizza Business

Woodstock’s Lisa Foss is burning it up with her new business, a mobile wood-fired pizza party truck based in Woodstock that can cook on-site.

WMTC Lights up Opera House with "Joseph"

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, will be brought to life on the Woodstock Opera House stage.

Sixth-Grade Project Seeks to Make School Cool

Sixth-grade students at Northwood Middle School worked together to help solve a real world problem at their school: a lack of air conditioning.

Woodstock Ale Fest Returns for Third Year

Woodstock Ale Fest, a fundraiser featuring beers from dozens of craft breweries, will return to downtown Woodstock Saturday, Oct. 1.

School District 200 Releases 2016-17 Enrollment Figures

Woodstock District 200’s official student enrollment declined slightly this year.

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Thunder Volleyball Sets up Win Against Marengo

The Woodstock North varsity volleyball team dropped a sluggish first set but came back to seal a victory over the Marengo Indians Sept. 22, winning the final two sets by scores of 25-17 and 25-22.

Blue Streaks Travel to Dixon, Lose 18-7

The Woodstock High School football team lost 18-7 at Dixon Sept. 23, bringing the Blue Streak’s record to 3-2 overall

Hurricanes Top Hilltoppers on Senior Night

Marian Central picked up a comfortable 28-15 victory at home Sept. 23 over ESCC rival Joliet Catholic.

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Woodstock Man sets Half-Marathon World Records

Salacnib "Sonny" Molina secured three spots in the Guinness Book of World Records.

Fundraiser to Benefit Woodstock North Grad

Shane Zieman, a 2013 graduate of Woodstock North High School, was preparing to return to Illinois State University to pursue a biology major when he learned the news that would change his life forever.

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Sixth-Grade Project Seeks to Make School Cool

Sixth-grade students at Northwood Middle School worked together to help solve a real world problem at their school: a lack of air conditioning.

School District 200 Releases 2016-17 Enrollment Figures

Woodstock District 200’s official student enrollment declined slightly this year.

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