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Woodstock taking new approach to issuing video gambling licenses

Mayor Mike Turner was hesitant to guess how many local businesses would be offering video gambling five years from now. But he is sure it will be more than 25. […]
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How many video gambling outlets are in Woodstock's future now that the City Council has lifted the “artificial cap” of 25 and plans to decide permits on a case-by-case basis? (Independent file photo)

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For ‘faith and moral excellence’: St. Mary parish honors two 2021 Women of Inspiration

Parishioners at St. Mary Catholic Church in Woodstock selected two recipients for their 2021 Catholic Women of Inspiration awards. Kriss Liebetrau represents the English-speaking community, while Miriam Castaneda is honored […]
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Woodstock in the comics: Local artist Chester Gould used city as inspiration for Dick Tracy adventures

By Heather Vosburgh news@thewoodstockindependent.com The Dick Tracy Museum is gone, but the police detective from the comics pages lives on in a display at the Woodstock Public Library. The museum […]
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Local lawyer wins honor from bar

For commitment to and participation in local service groups and community events, attorney Jim Campion of Woodstock has received the McHenry County Bar Association’s 2021 Distinguished Service award. The award […]
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Home sales in Wonder Lake are no exception to the boom seen elsewhere. “The biggest bonus of shopping in Wonder Lake,” agent Kim Keefe said, “is that you can typically get more for your money.” (Independent photo by Ken Farver)

Wonder of the Wonder Lake market: Average price for homes jumps 17 percent

In the second half of June, Kim Keefe served as the agent for four home sales in Wonder Lake. The three transactions in which the agent with Keefe Real Estate […]
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Learning the ropes: Cowboy dreams lead teen to trade cleats for spurs

As a sports-minded family, Tim and Cas Creighton have always supported their sons’ interests. “We’ve always encouraged them to try what they want,” Tim Creighton said. With three sons, the […]
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Braelan Creighton dismounts at a full gallop on his way to tie a goat at at the National Little Britches Final Rodeo in Guthrie, Okla.

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