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Seniors? Elders? Classics!

By Cheryl Wormley It’s a tradition. Our extended family gathers in Michigan for Labor Day weekend. Our hosts are my sister Lois and her husband, Russ, and we all find […]

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Calling teachers and their students

By Cheryl Wormley Teachers and students, The Woodstock Independent can be delivered to your school every Tuesday. Imagine being able to read about what’s happening in Woodstock every week.  Students, […]

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City looks to protect renters, not tax them

By Michael A. Turner Recently, signs stating “No Tenant Tax” have appeared in the city of Woodstock. The apparent reason for their appearance is due to a few landlords attempting […]

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T-Mobile contest winner was an obvious choice

 All that flattery Woodstock is hearing from T-Mobile could go to a small town’s head. In announcing our city as the winner of the wireless company’s first nationwide “Hometown Techover” […]

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With warmth, thought, and grace

By Cheryl Wormley In the last several weeks, two women whom I looked up to for years died. Charlotte Bingham died Aug. 14, and Jean Gould O’Connell died Aug. 22. […]

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Highly political decisions on vaccines; Ask citizen input on city reorganization; Restore lost positions to support city managers

Highly political decisions involved with vaccines I have been thinking a lot about your last week’s column [Declarations, Aug. 4, “Vaccinate, celebrate, summate”]. I was surprised and alarmed by your […]

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Let’s all choose to be part of the solution

 As of last Friday, McHenry County had only about 5 percent of medical/surgical beds available, according to numbers tracked by the Department of Health. Intensive care units reported about 73 […]

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