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Congressional musical chairs: Latest map will give Woodstock new rep

Two-term U.S. Rep. Lauren Underwood is still in the 14th Congressional District. But Woodstock is not. Although the district of the Democrat who has represented Woodstock for three years was […]
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Starting with the 2022 congressional election, Woodstock will be in the far north end of the 11th District (in light blue), one of four districts that will have a part of McHenry County.

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Groundhog Days to seem familiar in 2022: Friday-to-Wednesday schedule leading to mid-week observance

A year after the Groundhog Days Committee scaled back the regularly scheduled events because of COVID-19, plans are underway for nearly a weeklong celebration. Groundhog Days Committee Chairman Rick Bellairs […]
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‘Jazzy holiday splendor’: Theatre 121 offers holiday cheer on Opera House stage with ‘Elf – The Musical’

By Lydia LaGue news@thewoodstockindependent.com “The best way to spread Christmas Cheer is singing loud for all to hear.” A line made famous in the 2003 movie “Elf ” has now […]
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Arts Briefs: ‘Art of the Land’ art show; ‘American History Through Folk Music’: ‘In the Mist’ photo exhibit; Community Choir

Land Conservancy to host ‘Art of the Land’ art show The 13th annual Art of the Land art show and fundraiser of The Land Conservancy of McHenry County will be […]
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The new enclosed patio at Napoli Pizza was recently completed on the west end of the restaurant, 135 W. Washington St. (Independent photo by Ken Farver)

New and improved: Napoli adds enclosed patio; Sparrow’s Nest gets a facelift

As any old house owner knows, remodeling can entail unpleasant surprises, delays, cost overruns, frustration, or headaches – and sometimes all of them. But remodeling also sends a signal of […]
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Woodstock High School holiday concert to combine music, art

The Woodstock High School orchestra, choir, and band students will present holiday performances with a unique stage decoration. Parent volunteer and “music mom” Kim Sites arranged for the Woodstock Public […]
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This portrayal of the Opera House by Jim Pearson will be on loan from the Woodstock Public Library to the holiday concert stage Sept. 7 for two performances by music students at Woodstock High School. (Courtesy photo)

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