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With taxes, you have to make your own luck

How did Woodstock get so lucky, people might think. We get $57 million from the Build Illinois fund for the widening and improvement (upgraded lighting and landscaping) of more than […]

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Before campaign storm, calmly get prepared

With just under eight weeks before a most consequential election, the campaign is unusually quiet locally. Labor Day has traditionally been the semi-official start of the fall campaign. But the […]

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Get involved in local deal with our public art

Some evidence to the contrary, we have plenty of summer remaining. Sure, students are back in class, high school football will be seriously underway this coming Friday, and we’ve had […]

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You can help Woodstock Police fight crime

Denial is a distinctly human trait, and a potentially dangerous one. Whether they say it with words or in actions, people are inviting trouble when they express the belief that […]

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Look forward to the finish

Many people in Woodstock have circled March 31, 2023, on their calendars – some eagerly, others anxiously. That is the date construction manager Bulley & Andrews is scheduled to deliver […]

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Community comes together again

Not everyone agreed with the decision by the city of Woodstock to continue its July 4 fireworks display on schedule just hours after a mass shooting at an Independence Day […]

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That was fun! Let’s plan to do it again

Woodstock put the “public” in public art in a big way with its new downtown mural, “Made in Woodstock,” which was created by Chicago artist Mauricio Ramirez – and several […]

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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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