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Lights of ‘compassion and patience’

BySusanW.Murray The Empire State Building, the Eiffel Tower, … Woodstock’s Old Courthouse Center? On March 21, which was World Down Syndrome Day, landmarks on six continents were bathed in blue […]

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Community liking new ‘vibe’ at Hearthstone

When the Woodstock Moose Lodge had its regular charity burger night in late February, funds raised were given to Hearthstone Communities. Those dollars, more than $1,800, couldn’t do much to […]

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What do you want our city be in 2044?

Just call Woodstock “The City That Plans.” You can see proof via the Comprehensive Plan link on the city’s homepage, woodstockil.gov. Open that link and prepare to be impressed – […]

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City branding tools have citizens talking

Comments on social media have not been especially kind to the new “branding” tools rolled out recently by the city of Woodstock. As Deputy Mayor Darrin Flynn said at last […]

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Prudent proposal for that location

In case there was any question that 10-acre property on Clay Street north of the train station is a former industrial site, the city is still negotiating with developer Chicago […]

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Local development quandary

Plans for 320 single-family detached homes and duplexes on Woodstock’s east side have finally made an appearance on the tentative schedule for City Council meetings. Lennar, the nation’s second largest […]

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Top Writers

Larry Lough

Larry Lough

Larry Lough is editor of The Independent and reports local news.

Janet Dovidio

Janet Dovidio

Janet Dovidio has been a freelance correspondent for The Independent for eight years.

Susan W. Murray

Susan W. Murray

Susan W. Murray wrote for The Independent, covering various beats, from 2005 to 2008.

Tricia Carzoli

Tricia Carzoli

Tricia Carzoli is a freelance writer and photographer that on community news.

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