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‘$12 million for the entire project’: City Council gets ‘best estimate’ for Old Courthouse, Sheriff’s House completion

Final price tag is $12 million for restoration and renovation of the Old Courthouse and Sheriff’s House for new civic and commercial uses. “This is our best estimate,” city Finance […]
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‘This is a big deal! ‘Today’ show will profile Woodstock Friday morning about the ‘Hometown Techover’ news

Winning the nationwide T-Mobile ‘Hometown Techover’ contest? $3 million Media exposure for Woodstock’s winning? Priceless Woodstock will be featured on NBC’s Today Show on Friday morning, the day after T-Mobile […]
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New signs for these times, Part 2: ‘Help wanted’ signs indicate ‘long COVID’ for restaurants

Restaurants were “the first casualties of the pandemic” said Krista Coltrin, Woodstock’s Economic Development coordinator. Beginning March 21, 2020, Illinois restaurants were closed to indoor dining by state order. When […]
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Malory Scordato and Craig Degel opened the doors of Americano at 116 Catalpa Lane. (Independent photo by Ken Farver)

Just like downtown: Have a drink, pick up food at Woodstock’s Americano market

Growing up in small-town Kentucky, my brother and I were quick to notice anything unusual in food presentation at our house, be it a leaf of lettuce under the cottage […]
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Streaks suffer homecoming defeat against conference opponent Kaneland

Despite the added hype of a pre-game pep assembly and parade, the Woodstock Blue Streaks fell to the Kaneland Knights 42-7 on homecoming last Friday. The Knights took control early, […]
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Blue Streaks junior Adriane Perry carries the ball last Friday during the Woodstock High School homecoming game. Woodstock lost to conference foe Kaneland 42-7. (Independent photo by Ken Farver)

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