Dial-A-Ride to Expand Service Area

Dial-A-Ride to Expand Service Area

Users of a local public transit service will have more destination options when an intergovernmental agreement kicks in expanding McHenry County Dial-A-Ride. The village of Richmond and the townships of Richmond and Chemung are slated to become part of the bus system,...
Council Approves Contract for Opera House Carpet

Council Approves Contract for Opera House Carpet

The Woodstock Opera House will get a facelift next year when a project to replace the carpeting in the historic building gets underway. The Woodstock City Council approved a $39,250 contract Nov. 21 with Pennsylvania-based Bloomsburg Carpet Industries to make...
Centegra to Outsource Emergency Doctors, Other Staff

Centegra to Outsource Emergency Doctors, Other Staff

Centegra Health System will outsource some positions over the next few months, including 30 emergency room doctors. Medical directors, emergency department physicians, hospitalists and nurse practitioners are among 87 employees listed in a Worker Adjustment and...
City OKs Co-Working Study

City OKs Co-Working Study

A university will look into how the city-owned Old Courthouse could be used as a co-working space. The Woodstock City Council approved a contract for the first phase of a feasibility study to be conducted by Northern Illinois University’s Center for Governmental...
Square Lights up for Holiday Season

Square Lights up for Holiday Season

A record-setting crowd of revellers descended on the Woodstock Square on a mild evening to ring in the holiday season at the annual Lighting of the Square Nov. 24. About 5,000 people attended the event, according to an estimate from the city of Woodstock. That’s a...
District 200 Determines 2017 Property Tax Levy

District 200 Determines 2017 Property Tax Levy

Tax levy and rate drop, property values expected to rise to $810 million Taxable values for properties in Woodstock School District 200 are again expected to rise this year. District officials estimate the equalized assessed value of properties within the district’s...
Grocery Store Has New Owner

Grocery Store Has New Owner

  An independent grocery store is under new management after a Woodstock man purchased the business. Armando Escutia bought Shop Fresh Market, 330 N. Eastwood Drive, in early September, less than a year and a half after the grocery store opened in May 2016. Before...

Salsa Night Will Raise Money for Pageant Contestants

A Hispanic business group is hosting a fundraiser to raise money for the Miss Woodstock Scholarship Pageant, and the public is invited. Hispanic Connections Woodstock will hold its first-ever Salsa Night with Hispanic Connections from 8 to 11 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, at...
Irving Avenue Slated for New Truck Weight Restrictions

Irving Avenue Slated for New Truck Weight Restrictions

The city of Woodstock was expected to enact weight restrictions on Irving Avenue after holding a public hearing on the proposal. The city-led Pavement Management Task Force, which examines the condition and maintenance of Woodstock’s streets, recommended certain...
CCH Has New Fundraiser on Tap

CCH Has New Fundraiser on Tap

Local businesses have long partnered with Christmas Clearing House by providing places for volunteers to collect donations. This year, they’re helping out in a new way, selling products to benefit the holiday charity. Public House of Woodstock, 101 N. Johnson St.,...

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