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Problems in growth plans for Woodstock community; Local businesses step up to help local organizations

Problems in growth plans for Woodstock community Mayor Sager’s pro-growth prognostication for Woodstock’s future (“Is the City Poised for Growth?” TheIndependent, April 14, 2021) echoes that of former Mayor Cornue almost […]

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2020 election results still being challenged

Before we put McHenry County’s 2021 consolidated election in the books, let’s remember the 2020 election still isn’t over. That’s right. Republican candidate Jim Oberweis still hasn’t conceded the 14th […]

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Memories of Memorial on South Street

By Cheryl Wormley If you have driven or walked on South Street past Woodstock High School, you’ve seen wrecking crews dismantling a mostly brick building that served the health needs […]

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Voters don’t vote; counters can’t count

Would it be a McHenry County election with some unnecessary drama? But how could it happen in a consolidated local election, when almost nobody votes (less than 10 percent turnout)? […]

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Vaccination sites expand, waiting for you

For the past year, The Independent has been tracking new cases of and deaths from COVID-19 in McHenry County. You can find the latest numbers on Page 3 of this edition. Those […]

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Baby chicks, daffodils, and community

By Cheryl Wormley A couple of weeks ago, The Independent published its annual spring Home, Farm and Garden section. Editor Larry Lough asked me to write a column about what he calls […]

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Backing Bob Kristensen for re-election to WFRD Board; Endorsement for Pat Burke for WFRD Board of Trustees; Supporting Dale Morton for MCC Board of Trustees; Coming through pandemic is about showing respect

Backing Bob Kristensen for re-election to WFRD Board I write to support Bob Kristensen’s re-election to the Board of Trustees, Woodstock Fire/Rescue District. The WFRD provides financial oversight and strategic […]

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Larry Lough

Larry Lough

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

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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.

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Tricia Carzoli

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

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