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Judging Woodstock’s Old Courthouse project

 As the project to breathe new life into the city-owned Old Courthouse and Sheriff’s House inches toward a final plan, taxpayers might feel a bit anxious about what’s next. Taxpayers […]

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Barndance under the stars

By Cheryl Wormley The sledding hill at Emricson Park is a happening place this summer. The community gathered on it July 4 for fabulous fireworks. And this Saturday, July 17, […]

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Anybody really know what speed limit is?

What is the speed limit [on McHenry Avenue] between Irving Avenue and Broadway Avenue? Going east towards Broadway, it’s 35 mph right at Irving Avenue. Now, going west from Broadway […]

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McHenry County welcomes POTUS

Why would President Biden come to McHenry County – a red county in a blue state – to sell his political agenda? In 2020, Biden predictably won Illinois and lost […]

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Slaughterhouse gets pass to open in Marengo

A slaughterhouse is being built in a Marengo senior community’s backyard, and Woodstock residents should pay attention! Woodstock is similar to Marengo in that there are areas where industrial meets […]

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Catching up on what I missed

By Cheryl Wormley It certainly takes awhile to catch up after being out of commission for more than a month. I was away from The Independent office for 32 days. […]

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2021 looking like a winner already

Six months in, what do you think of 2021? Considering where we were 12 months ago, the new year has to receive high marks, if only by contrast. Social and […]

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Fireworks! July 4 at Emricson Park

By Cheryl Wormley Are you ready for fireworks?  I am! And so are the Woodstock Fourth of July Fireworks Committee and the Mad Bomber, the fireworks company that has brightened […]

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Larry Lough

Larry Lough

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

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Susan W. Murray

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