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Incumbents win City Council, Board of Education seats; gender balance of council maintained; Bull Valley Home Rule referendum defeated

Incumbents in Woodstock won re-election Tuesday night, and women filled the two City Council seats that are being vacated by the only two females currently on the council. Three members […]

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Local government only as good as your vote

Every election is important, but this election on April 4 is one you should really relate to. While campaigns for president and governor get more attention and greater voter turnout, […]

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Help in preparing for low-key April election

Odds are that if you read newspaper editorials like this one, you’re a voter. Overwhelming odds. And readers of newspapers like The Independent trust their local publications to look out […]

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What would Home Rule mean to Bull Valley?

Voters in the April 4 consolidated election will decide whether the village of Bull Valley becomes a Home Rule community. What is Home Rule?  Illinois Home Rule is the constitutional […]

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10 candidates contest three city council seats

Woodstock City Council will have at least two new members after next April’s consolidated election, and voters will have plenty of options in filling three council seats on the ballot. […]

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About that election; no, not that one

Now is the perfect time to get involved in the election. No, not the one on Tuesday this week. The one next spring. While results of the general election this […]

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Larry Lough

Larry Lough

Larry Lough is editor of The Independent and reports local news.

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Janet Dovidio

Janet Dovidio has been a freelance correspondent for The Independent for eight years.

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Susan W. Murray

Susan W. Murray wrote for The Independent, covering various beats, from 2005 to 2008.

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