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City Council Will Stream Its Meetings

Woodstock City Council meetings soon will be available to watch online. Beginning this winter, each of the council’s twice-monthly meetings will be livestreamed and archived to the city’s website. The City Council approved a contract Oct. 3 with web video company...

As Ambulances Bypass Hospital, WFRD Looks at Budget

Chief: Don’t be afraid to call 911 Service cuts at Woodstock’s hospital could cost the Woodstock Fire/Rescue District hundreds of thousands of dollars in additional equipment and personnel. About 44 percent of Woodstock-area ambulance transports in September bypassed...

Board Postpones Decision on Closing Dean

A proposal to close an elementary school was put on hold after board members asked for more information and community members pushed to keep the school open. Woodstock School District 200 administrators presented the Board of Education with a plan Oct. 10 to close or...

Downtown Mural Officially Unveiled at Ribbon-Cutting

“Woodstock on Film and on the Stage” is complete After three months of painting, a mural highlighting Woodstock’s arts and entertainment heritage is complete. “Woodstock on Film and on the Stage,” a 118-foot mural running along a pedway on Main Street, was officially...

City Nixes Landlord Registration Plan

A landlord registration program will not move forward as proposed after Mayor Brian Sager and members of the Woodstock City Council said they wouldn’t support it. More than 100 people gathered at a City Council meeting Oct. 3, many of them to voice opposition to a...

Authorities Investigating Death of 3-Year-Old

The recent death of a 3-year-old girl from Woodstock is being investigated by authorities. Police and emergency crews responded to the 500 block of Central Parkway in Woodstock at 10:48 a.m. Sept. 29, according to Woodstock Fire/Rescue District Chief Michael Hill. A...

Woodstock to Have New Nature Area

MCCF donates 77 acres near 14 and Lily Pond Road Woodstock will soon add a new conservation area that features oak trees dating back to the 1830s. The 77-acre parcel, located near Highway 14 and Lily Pond Road, was purchased by the McHenry County Community Foundation...

D-200 Drawing up Plans to Close Dean

District officials say they won’t make mono- and dual-language schools Woodstock School District 200 will consider ways to close Dean Street Elementary School, but officials won’t move forward with a plan to separate schools by language program. School board members...

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