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You got a beef with video gambling? You can get some at the new parlor in Woodstock

One year after lifting the lid on video gambling permits in Woodstock, the city has not been swamped with requests. But a few more local businesses are offering gambling terminals […]
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External signage to promote video gambling at Corned Beef Factory, 460 S. Eastwood Drive, is allowed for the first 60 days of the new business. After that, city code prohibits it. (Independent photo by Larry Lough)

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The art of Woodstock: Arts Commission wants public input on future projects throughout city

By Lydi LaGue news@thewoodstockindependent.com With the Benton Street mural under their belt, members of the Woodstock Arts Commission are moving steadily forward with more initiatives. At its monthly meeting July […]
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Florida Georgia Line concert in Woodstock sells out in 7 hours

Staff Report news@diannethewoodstockindependent-com-2 If you’re thinking about getting tickets for the Florida Georgia Line concert Aug. 13 in Woodstock, you’re too late. “There were 10,000 tickets available,” city marketing manager […]
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‘We knew it was going to be good’: Woodstock Folk Festival back on the Square for a musical Sunday

By Julia Eastham news@thewoodstockindependent.com Music filled Woodstock Square and Stage Left Café Sunday afternoon as Woodstock’s Folk Festival had its first in-person concert since 2020. The concert opened with Tricia […]
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‘It’s like walking through the Garden of Eden’: Kolze’s Corner Gardens celebrates 25 years in Woodstock

Huntley resident Cindy Spalding spent a recent rainy Wednesday morning walking through Kolze’s Corner Gardens with her parents, Lee and Larry Oelsen of Sycamore. Spalding has been shopping at Kolze’s […]
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In late July, owner Deb Corcoran moved The Peacock Shoppe from Ridgefield to 120 N. Benton St. on the Woodstock Square. “There’s a lot more foot traffic,” she said of her new downtown location. (Independent photo by Ken Farver)

‘In the thick of it’: The Peacock Shoppe struts into The Woodstock Square

After more than a month of ferrying carloads of merchandise to Woodstock from her Ridgefield store, Deb Corcoran opened the door to The Peacock Shoppe at 120 N. Benton St. […]
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Marian AD job comes full circle for Cody O’Neill

For Marian Central Catholic High School alumnus Cody O’Neill, his new position as Marian’s athletic director feels “a bit like coming home.” “Everything has come full circle,” O’Neill said. The […]
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Cody and Kelsey O’Neill pose with, then 2-year-old daughter Emersyn, in 2021. O’Neill was recently named the new athletic director at Marian Central Catholic High School, his alma mater. (Independent file photo)

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