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Company D, 1st Battalion, 178th Infantry members attend the Illinois Army National Guard deployment ceremony at Elgin Community College June 3. Army Specialist Nathan Speciale, third from right, listens to speakers.
Soldiers from Woodstock’s Company D deployed overseas for about 400 days ByTriciaCarzolinews@the woodstockindependent.com  On June 3, approximately 50 members of Company D, 1st Battalion 178th Infantry Regiment were part of […] Subscribe or Login to continue reading this quality article by The Woodstock Independent …
City settles with Public House
Back in city control, it’s full steam ahead on finding new tenant ByEileenMillardandSusanW.Murraynews@the woodstockindependent.com  The Public House was a fixture in Woodstock for more than 20 years, first at 201 […] Subscribe or Login to continue reading this quality article by The Woodstock Independent Start…
By Susan W. Murray Ten years in the making, the Food Shed Co-op opened on Wednesday, May 15. Festivities kicked off at 9:00 a.m. with music and speeches, followed by […] Subscribe or Login to continue reading this quality article by The Woodstock Independent Start a free trial, then pay only $6 per month afte…
Unusual support pillars made of oversized fieldstones.
A few of Woodstock’s captivating front porches By Eileen Millard news@thewoodstockindependent.com  Woodstock’s founding in 1844 means that we have a wealth of older homes from the late 1800s and early…
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Former Judith Svalander Dance Theatre company member Nicole Ouimette reminisces about a nighttime performance of The Nutcracker where she used the windowsill as a barre and watched the snow coming down and the lights out in the Square while patrons “dressed to the nines” to watch their performance.
Opera House offers public tours to showcase history, reveal renovation plans By Tricia Carzoli news@thewoodstockindependent.com When Nicole Ouimette, former company dancer with Judith Svalander Dance …
Rob Mecklenburg retires from teaching, begins new career By Caryl Dierksen news@thewoodstockindependent.com Like many young men, Rob Mecklenburg dreamed of becoming a major league baseball player. He …
The Land Conservancy of McHenry County preserves a one-acre cemetery GlendaMaki The land Conservancy of McHenry County  The Land Conservancy of McHenry County  has permanently preserved Queen Anne Cem…
Sherri Warren as Mrs. Lovett.

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Audience favorite opens June 21 with a nine-performance run By Eileen Millard news@thewoodstockindependent.com Woodstock’s Theatre 121 is bringing the…
Creative Living tickets on sale now
Full season of six speakers is on the schedule for 2024-25 season ByEileenMillard news@thewoodstockindependent.com The Woodstock Fine Arts Association…
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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After occupying her spot at 124 Cass Street since Groundhog Day 2017, Annette Gatt is closing up shop at the end of June. Silver Prairie Natural Soap will continue as an online business after Gatt and her family move to Austin.
Plus two new vendors join Farmers’ Market By Susan W. Murray news@thewoodstockindependent.com With the hum of cicadas in the background, business is also buzzing in Woodstock as June heats up. [&helli…
City settles with Public House
Back in city control, it’s full steam ahead on finding new tenant By Eileen Millard and Susan W. Murraynews@the woodstockindependent.com  The Public House was a fixture in Woodstock for more tha…

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Woodstock Community Unit School District 200 Special Olympics athletes and coaches pose June 10 following a State Walk during summer school through Creekside Middle School and Prairiewood Elementary School.
District 200 athletes brought back 19 awards By Kevin Lyonsnews@thewoodstockindependent.com  The Woodstock Community Unit School District 200 team brought back 19 awards, including nine gold, four sil…
WHS 4×8 medals at boys state track
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