Debs Historical Marker Unveiled on Square

Debs Historical Marker Unveiled on Square

A historical marker commemorating labor leader Eugene Debs’ imprisonment in Woodstock was unveiled to a crowd of about 50 during a presentation Oct. 21 at the Old Courthouse and Sheriff’s House, 101 N. Johnson St. “When I think of Debs, I think of forgiveness,” said...
Debs Marker to Be Dedicated Oct. 21

Debs Marker to Be Dedicated Oct. 21

A plaque for Eugene V. Debs, the influential labor leader who was imprisoned in Woodstock in 1895, will be dedicated during a ceremony Saturday, Oct. 21, at the Old Courthouse and Sheriff’s House, 101 N. Johnson St. The marker from the Illinois State Historical...

Teachers Union to Cover City’s Cost for Debs Plaque

A local teachers union is covering the city of Woodstock’s expense for a marker recognizing a famous labor leader. McHenry County Federation of Teachers Local 1642 has donated $1,500 to help pay for a plaque from the Illinois State Historical Society commemorating...

Debs to Be Recognized With Marker at Sheriff’s House

Eugene V. Debs’ connection to Woodstock’s Sheriff’s House will be recognized by the Illinois State Historical Society despite concerns the influential labor leader’s politics could scare away donors. The Woodstock City Council approved the purchase and installation of...

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