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Local taxing units get bonus as original TIF expiring

Steady growth and development in the Woodstock area has allowed local taxing units to cut their tax rates while increasing property tax levies. And those government units will get a […]
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This is TIF2, the new tax increment financing district of the city of Woodstock that is replacing the original TIF, which will expire Dec. 31.

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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 former Gas Depot at 131 Washington St. will be the new home of Frisbe & Lohmeyer Insurance when contractor Durango Custom Builders completes work in early December. (Independent photo by Ken Farver)

Worth the wait: Frisbie & Lohmeyer to move into renovated gas station in early December

You might say that Kent Frisbie and Luke Lohmeyer have a thing for gas stations. For nearly 50 years, what is now Frisbie and Lohmeyer Insurance occupied a former Shell […]
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Promoting problem solving: New creation key to Marian Central Business Club

A Marian Central Business Club member has created a new product. “Senior Matt Cotting, who plans to study aerospace design and technology in college, is our resident 3-D printing guru,” […]
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Marian Central Business Club members are (from left) Matthew Cotting, Robert Eschenbacher, Brian Pascente, and Jack Newton. (Courtesy photo)

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