Dial-A-Ride to Expand Service Area

Dial-A-Ride to Expand Service Area

Users of a local public transit service will have more destination options when an intergovernmental agreement kicks in expanding McHenry County Dial-A-Ride. The village of Richmond and the townships of Richmond and Chemung are slated to become part of the bus system,...
Council Approves Contract for Opera House Carpet

Council Approves Contract for Opera House Carpet

The Woodstock Opera House will get a facelift next year when a project to replace the carpeting in the historic building gets underway. The Woodstock City Council approved a $39,250 contract Nov. 21 with Pennsylvania-based Bloomsburg Carpet Industries to make...
City OKs Co-Working Study

City OKs Co-Working Study

A university will look into how the city-owned Old Courthouse could be used as a co-working space. The Woodstock City Council approved a contract for the first phase of a feasibility study to be conducted by Northern Illinois University’s Center for Governmental...
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...
Resident Starts Push to Bring Backyard Hens to Woodstock

Resident Starts Push to Bring Backyard Hens to Woodstock

A Woodstock woman may ruffle some feathers as she seeks to allow backyard chickens within city limits. Like many area municipalities, the city of Woodstock does not allow residents in nonagricultural areas to keep chickens in their yards, treating them like other...
City Council Expands Park Ordinance

City Council Expands Park Ordinance

City officials say amendment is tied to homelessness issue A new amendment to Woodstock’s City Code could be used to regulate the activities of people who are homeless and others who use public amenities such as benches or picnic tables for extended periods of time....
City OKs Work at Homeless Assistance Center

City OKs Work at Homeless Assistance Center

The city of Woodstock will use grant money to pay for a new bathroom in the Old Firehouse Assistance Center despite worries from officials over bad behavior near the property. The center at 120 W. South St. provides services and assistance to people who are homeless....
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...
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...

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