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Old Courthouse: Expecting the unexpected

Five years ago this month, the Woodstock City Council was wrestling with how to move forward with the Old Courthouse and Sheriff’s House. Sound familiar? You can read about the […]

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Local street analysis goes high tech

Woodstock City Council hopes to resume its “enhanced street maintenance program” in 2022 and will review a plan for the work in July. While the council will have a workshop […]

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Reusable shopping bags back!

When Woodstock enacted a bag fee Jan. 1, 2020, it was a pre-emptive strike. The Illinois Legislature had appeared to be on the verge of creating a statewide fee for […]

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Street work takes different turn

How much and how fast to improve city streets – and how much to spend – are decisions the Woodstock City Council will tackle in the coming weeks. After putting […]

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