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Look for better ways to get ‘famous’

Have you broken any laws lately? If you drive, you probably went a few miles over the speed limit, nothing that would cause your name to show up among Woodstock […]

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Join the fun – volunteer

By Cheryl Wormley Woodstock has a tradition of residents volunteering to make things happen. Back in the ’60s, Woodstock was named an All-America city because of the efforts of a […]

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Your View: Letters to the Editor

Support needed change in mental health funding The mental health needs of our community are growing, and funding through property taxes cannot keep pace with the demand. In December, the […]

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Agriculture needs a stable workforce in 2024

Finding and affording labor are among the top challenges Illinois farmers, suppliers and processors tell me they face in 2024. From locating qualified truck drivers to haul grain, to sourcing […]

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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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Woodstock has special status

This is Cheryl Wormley’s space and always will be, no matter who writes the Declarations column. Readers of The Independent are accustoming to seeing Cheryl’s picture on this page to […]

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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.

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

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