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An ariel view of the McHenry County Fairgrounds shows all the fair has to offer.
The McHenry County Fair runs July 30 to Aug. 4 in Woodstock By Tricia Carzolinews@the woodstockindependent.com  It’s county fair time in Illinois. McHenry County Fair begins in less than a […] Subscribe or Login to continue reading this quality article by The Woodstock Independent …
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A proposed solar energy farm at Route 14 and Lily Pond Road is on hold pending a new setback requirement.
Council amendment adds solar farm setbacks along arterial roads By Eileen Millardnews@the woodstockindependent.com  Changing attitudes about the best use of land along arterial roads leading into Woodstock resulted in a […] Subscribe or Login to continue reading this quality article by The Woodstock Independent …
Reagan Kelly, a Marian Central Catholic graduate and Woodstock resident, can answer to many adjectives.  In the sport of track and field though, it does not get much more prestigious […] Subscribe or Login to continue reading this quality article by The Woodstock Independent …
Remodeling project at the AmericInn heads toward the finish line By Susan W. Murray news@thewoodstockindependent.com Quietly, so you might not yet have noticed it, the former Best Western at 990 […] Subscribe or Login to continue reading this quality article by The Woodstock Independent …
Food Shed Co-op now accepting EBT and Link Match
e customer purchases using Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Their goal is to make fresh, local, and organic foods available to all. SNAP, fo…
Customer Rebecca York purchases greens from Broadview Farm and Gardens owner Delicia Brown, who is one of several Woodstock Farmers Market vendors that contribute their remaining fresh products to Woodstock Food Pantry each Tuesday.
Woodstock Farmers Market vendors, local businesses, groups support food pantry By Janet Dovidio news@thewoodstockindependent.com  The Woodstock Food Pantry’s (WFP) inventory was strongly supported by …
Brownie Girl Scout Troop 828 celebrates cookie sale success with a spring full of fun activities By Janet Dovidio news@thewoodstockindependent.com  The 15 Brownie Girl Scouts of Troop 828 just complet…
Gavers Community Cancer Foundation Barndance set to break $10 million dollars-raised mark  By Tricia Carzoli news@thewoodstockindependent.com Gavers Community Cancer Foundation Barndance is almost syn…
Jazz on the Square musicians, including Colleen Gilmartin, jam June 21 at State Left Café. 
The monthly jazz night is held on the third Friday of each month at 8 p.m.

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Take a peek at the monthly Jazz on the Square at Stage Left Café By Amanda Burr news@thewoodstockindependent.com On June 21, Stage Left Cafe came aliv…
Illinois Commerce Commission Chair Doug Scott presides over a commission meeting in Chicago in late January. (Capitol News Illinois photo by Andrew Adams)
 By ANDREW ADAMSCapitol News Illinoisaadams@capitolnewsillinois.com CHICAGO — State regulators are again considering massive electric utility spending plans that would affect the state’s climate goals – and 5.4 million electric customers’ […] Subscribe or Login to continue reading this quality article by The Woodstock Independent…
Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza – the state’s chief financial officer – is swarmed by reporters for her reaction to Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s proposed budget moments after leaving the House of Representatives chambers. (Capitol News Illinois photo by Andrew Adams)
By ALEX ABBEDUTO, COLE LONGCOR  and JERRY NOWICKICapitol News Illinoisnews@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD – The annual process of negotiating the state budget kicked off Wednesday with Gov. J.B. Pritzker proposing a $52.7 […] Subscribe or Login to continue reading this quality article by The Woodstock Independent …

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AmericInn owner Bob Patel stands with 14-month-old daughter Noor in the hotel’s newly remodeled lobby.
Remodeling project at the AmericInn heads toward the finish line By Susan W. Murray news@thewoodstockindependent.com Quietly, so you might not yet have noticed it, the former Best Western at …
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Henry Patel, left, and his son, Nishank, opened Alfredo’s Pizza and Pasta in April, the second location for the restaurant.
Alfredo’s Pizza and Pasta opened on N. Seminary in April By Susan W. Murraynews@thewoodstockindependent.com When Nishank Patel was a student at Northern Illinois University, his part-time job was answ…
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Lifelong Woodstock resident Mark Piekos takes over as the executive directory of the McHenry County Economic Development Corp.
The McHenry County Economic Development Corp. has chosen lifelong Woodstock resident Mark Piekos as its new executive director. Piekos, 36, has served since 2021 as manager of the Illinois Small [&hel…

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By Kevin Lyons District 200 Woodstock D200 Education Foundation Board members are still active over the summer and have a few events planned where they hope to raise funds and […] S…
Marian Central Salutatorian Michaela Johnson
Speech delivered by Marian Central Catholic High School Salutatorian Michaela JohnsonMay 24, 2024 Reverend fathers, sisters, members of administration and faculty, honored guests, parents, friends, an…

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