Housing Sales, Prices up in Woodstock Area

The housing market in Woodstock appears to be strengthening, according to property sales data and local real estate agents. Through the first six months of 2017, 208 single-family homes in 60098 sold at an average price of about $230,000, figures from the Multiple...
Rockford Artist, Woodstock Designer Collaborate on Mural

Rockford Artist, Woodstock Designer Collaborate on Mural

Mark J. Adamany follows a maxim, adapted slightly from a fellow artist and cleaned up for print: “It’s only a bleeping mural.” The Rockford artist can’t take himself, or his work, too seriously. Not when he spends months and months painting in the scorching sun, or...
Benton Street Boardwalk Goes Over Estimate

Benton Street Boardwalk Goes Over Estimate

Final costs for project total $61,000 A city-funded outdoor dining project ended up costing Woodstock over 20 percent more than estimated. Final expenses for the Benton Street Boardwalk totaled $61,115.52, according to Paul Christensen, Woodstock’s finance director....

Distillery to Add Outdoor Service for Tour Groups

A local distillery plans to add outdoor service and tastings to its offerings. Wondertucky Distillery & Bottling Co., 315 E. South St., will be allowed to host outdoor seating and on-site consumption of its products after the City Council modified the distillery’s...
Council Members Differ on Tax Increase

Council Members Differ on Tax Increase

Following a public hearing on the matter, city officials differ on whether or not to implement a home-rule sales tax in Woodstock — and if so, how much the city should charge. The City Council is considering increasing  Woodstock’s sales tax on general merchandise....
Residents Weigh in on Sales Tax Increase

Residents Weigh in on Sales Tax Increase

The condition of Woodstock’s infrastructure, taxes and business climate dominated discussion at a public hearing on a possible increase to the city’s sales tax. Opinion was divided during the Aug. 1 hearing before the City Council, which stretched for about an hour...
Memorializing Woodstock’s Forgotten Children

Memorializing Woodstock’s Forgotten Children

  In Oakland Cemetery, there is a plot, peaceful and undisturbed, wide open and unmarked. A hundred years ago, wooden crosses may have marked the spot, which sits behind the mausoleum, adjacent to rows of timeworn headstones. But today, there is nothing. It’s the...
Annexation Boundary Shifts for Woodstock, Bull Valley

Annexation Boundary Shifts for Woodstock, Bull Valley

Woodstock could gain acreage and Bull Valley could gain access to city water and sewer services under the terms of a deal approved by both municipalities last month. A 20-year boundary agreement between the city of Woodstock and the village of Bull Valley would allow...

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