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The Woodstock Independent: TurnKey Digital

Historic building new home for TurnKey Digital

When Wonder Lake resident Rob McClurg decided to combine his background in information technology with his experience as a business consultant to found TurnKey Digital, part of his plan was […]

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The Woodstock Independent Outdoor Dining

‘We love outdoor dining’

Northern Illinois denizens will attest, through chattering teeth, that the window of nice weather near the 42 North latitude line is a short one. As soon as warm, sunny days […]

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Look for new vendors at summer market

Woodstock’s Farmers Market is in its 36th year, but don’t think you won’t find anything new at the twice-a-week summer sales on the Square. The final winter market of the […]

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Homless in Woodstock Series

Gradual process takes deadly toll

Part of the conundrum facing communities that want to “solve” homelessness is that the problem does not have a single cause. Moreover, a combination of two or more factors often […]

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Woodstock Square Event & Banquet

‘Short-term’ parking plan approved

Activities with big crowds will continue in March at Woodstock Square Event and Banquet center, 333 E. Judd St., thanks to a temporary parking-and-restrooms fix approved by the City Council. […]

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Prognostication

Groundhog delivers cold news

Groundhog Day’s frigid single-digit temperatures were not enough to keep the crowds away. Surprisingly, despite the cold, the Woodstock Square was full of people bundled up, many warmed by hot […]

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Groundhog Day Button

The button is back

New button to commemorate Groundhog Days 2018 When Groundhog Days Chairman Rick Bellairs and committee members Pam Moorhouse and Craig Krandel appeared at the Woodstock City Council Meeting Jan. 16, […]

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New Music School Opens on Dean Street

Dave Dalton has a priority when it comes to teaching music lessons. “No. 1, I want to make it fun,” he said. Dalton opened Woodstock School of Music Aug. 1, […]

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Benton Street Boardwalk Goes Over Estimate

Final costs for project total $61,000 A city-funded outdoor dining project ended up costing Woodstock over 20 percent more than estimated. Final expenses for the Benton Street Boardwalk totaled $61,115.52, […]

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