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Getting up to speed on city reorg plan

Dress for the job you want, not the job you have. Woodstock City Council has borrowed that concept in its recent discussions about the structure of city government, to wit: […]

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Back to school … and masks

By Cheryl Wormley In full disclosure, I have Grandma Brain. Jim and I have had the joy of hosting grandkids for Grandpa and Grandma Camp for the past three weeks. […]

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Teaching kids they can do hard things

I want to address what some parents said at a recent District 200 Board of Education meeting about why they don’t want their children to have to wear masks in […]

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City must be more responsive to historic preservation concerns; We need a freeze on new missiles, nuclear weapons – with inspections

City must be more responsive to historic preservation concerns I am contacting you to say that I support the rationale of the [Historic Preservation] Commission for not certifying the appropriateness […]

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Vaccinate, celebrate, summate

By Cheryl Wormley Weekly new COVID-19 cases in McHenry County were five times higher last week than the last week of June. Five weeks ago our county had just 19 […]

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With COVID-19, here we go again

If you’ve heard that COVID-19 has come back, don’t believe it. The fact is, it never went away. But you know what has come back? Masks. We had a couple […]

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COVID-19 at the Tokyo 2020/1 Olympics

“Most other competitions are individual achievements, but the Olympic Games is something that belongs to everybody.” – Scott Hamilton, U.S. Olympic gold medalist in figure skating “The best kids are […]

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So much to share this week

By Cheryl Wormley Some weeks, I struggle to come up with a topic for Declarations. Not so this week. In fact, I have three things vying for attention. Thanks, Sydney […]

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Visit ground floor of Woodstock city governance

Commission-level work is an important if largely ignored (by the public) function of city government in Woodstock. Volunteer members of more than a dozen advisory commissions do the dirty work […]

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Eight weeks in Woodstock

Hello, readers. My name is Sydney Wood, this summer’s Woodstock Independent intern. You’ve likely seen my byline already sometime this summer. If not, here I am, albeit over a month […]

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