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‘$12 million for the entire project’: City Council gets ‘best estimate’ for Old Courthouse, Sheriff’s House completion

Final price tag is $12 million for restoration and renovation of the Old Courthouse and Sheriff’s House for new civic and commercial uses. “This is our best estimate,” city Finance […]
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‘This is a big deal! ‘Today’ show will profile Woodstock Friday morning about the ‘Hometown Techover’ news

Winning the nationwide T-Mobile ‘Hometown Techover’ contest? $3 million Media exposure for Woodstock’s winning? Priceless Woodstock will be featured on NBC’s Today Show on Friday morning, the day after T-Mobile […]
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New signs for these times, Part 2: ‘Help wanted’ signs indicate ‘long COVID’ for restaurants

Restaurants were “the first casualties of the pandemic” said Krista Coltrin, Woodstock’s Economic Development coordinator. Beginning March 21, 2020, Illinois restaurants were closed to indoor dining by state order. When […]
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Malory Scordato and Craig Degel opened the doors of Americano at 116 Catalpa Lane. (Independent photo by Ken Farver)

Just like downtown: Have a drink, pick up food at Woodstock’s Americano market

Growing up in small-town Kentucky, my brother and I were quick to notice anything unusual in food presentation at our house, be it a leaf of lettuce under the cottage […]
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Byrne Fest lifts up every runner: Streaks dedicate race, start line to former coach

Woodstock High School hosted the annual Ryan Byrne Festival this past weekend at Emricson Park. The flighted cross-country race began with a tribute to the coach who originated the race […]
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The family of the late Woodstock High School coach Marty Sobczak attended the Byrne Fest, where he was honored with a brick on the start line. (Independent photo by Vicky Long)

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