Irving Avenue Slated for New Truck Weight Restrictions

Irving Avenue Slated for New Truck Weight Restrictions

The city of Woodstock was expected to enact weight restrictions on Irving Avenue after holding a public hearing on the proposal. The city-led Pavement Management Task Force, which examines the condition and maintenance of Woodstock’s streets, recommended certain...
State Board Approves Hospital Changes

State Board Approves Hospital Changes

Centegra Health System can move forward with plans to permanently discontinue some services at its Woodstock hospital after receiving approval from a state board. At a meeting Nov. 14 in Bolingbrook, the Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board approved an...
City Council Will Stream Its Meetings

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...
City Nixes Landlord Registration Plan

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...
Board Holds Hearing on Centegra Applications

Board Holds Hearing on Centegra Applications

Centegra Health System’s plans for its Woodstock hospital were front and center at a hearing before a state regulatory board at the Woodstock Opera House Oct. 2. The Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board held the hearing to gather testimony about four...
Council Approves Sales Tax Hike

Council Approves Sales Tax Hike

The sales tax in Woodstock will increase next year after the City Council approved a 1-point hike. The council voted 6-1 Sept. 19 to approve a home-rule sales tax in Woodstock, which will bring the total rate on most purchases to 8 percent starting Jan. 1, 2018. The...
Mayor Cites ‘Opportunities’ at State of the City

Mayor Cites ‘Opportunities’ at State of the City

The city of Woodstock has plenty of opportunities for economic growth despite recent setbacks, Mayor Brian Sager told local business leaders. The Woodstock Chamber of Commerce and Industry hosted its annual State of the City address Sept. 21, which included a...
Woodstock Launches Health Care Campaign

Woodstock Launches Health Care Campaign

Public hearing on Centegra set for Oct. 2, city’s meetings begin Sept. 18 As a public hearing on cuts at Centegra Hospital-Woodstock moves forward, the city of Woodstock is pushing to replace services that appear set to be eliminated. In a press release issued Sept....
City Wants Hearing on Hospital Changes

City Wants Hearing on Hospital Changes

After Centegra files application with state board, officials request public hearing   The city of Woodstock has asked for a hearing on Centegra Health System’s plans to discontinue some services at its hospital in Woodstock. The city submitted a request Aug. 21 to the...

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