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You have reasons to vote, no reason not to

Next week’s primary election ballot does not include anyone seeking the Democratic nomination for McHenry County sheriff. Democrats also failed to field a candidate for sheriff in 2018. And 2014. […]

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Celebrating a 35-year anniversary with you

As Ann Marie Lipinski, former editor of the Chicago Tribune, watched the exodus of experienced journalists when a hedge fund bought the newspaper last year, she mourned. “The scale of […]

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An appreciation for what’s in front of us

Woodstock has made a lot of good friends from other places lately. For example, Mike Guzman of Houston, Texas, and his buddy, Bryan Stenstrup of Orlando, Florida. And Javier Rueda […]

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Even problems of perception are problems

Downtown Woodstock has a parking problem. Even with its nearly 1,400 parking spaces within a few blocks of the Square, the city has a problem. That problem, some city officials […]

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Getting up to speed on city reorg plan

Dress for the job you want, not the job you have. Woodstock City Council has borrowed that concept in its recent discussions about the structure of city government, to wit: […]

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Everyone should join the war on plastic bags

Let’s think of Woodstock’s three-month-long experience last year with a single-use bag fee as a rehearsal. Now that we have experimented with encouraging shoppers to carry reusable bags, let’s do […]

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Top Writers

Larry Lough

Larry Lough

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

Janet Dovidio

Janet Dovidio

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

Susan W. Murray

Susan W. Murray

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

Tricia Carzoli

Tricia Carzoli

Tricia Carzoli is a freelance writer and photographer that on community news.

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