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Still lucid after all these years

Rest assured, dear readers. The Independent’s editor has maintained his mental faculties … so far. During a recent annual exam, the medical folks decided it was finally time they tested […]

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Use us to talk to Woodstock

When we hear from readers with complaints – about anything – we often tell them they should write a letter to the editor. If readers call with compliments – about […]

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Newspaper staff wins 31 awards in state contest

Staff Report news@the woodstockindependent.com  Staff members of The Woodstock Independent have won more than 30 awards in the annual statewide contest sponsored by the Illinois Press Association. Eleven of the […]

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When newspapers ruled the news

When you rip up floors and tear out walls of an old building, you find surprises. They usually come in two forms: trouble or treasure. During recent interior demolition of […]

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Round and round we will go

Several times a week, my daily five-minute commute between home and the office takes me through the intersection of Calhoun and Madison streets. Some days it’s four times – twice […]

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Summer’s first real dilemma

By Larry Lough With July 4 less than two weeks away, Woodstock faces a dilemma – a true dilemma, in which both outcomes have a downside Do we hope for […]

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Declarations: System working; just be patient

During a visit to Madison in late January 2020, I walked the commercial area east of the University of Wisconsin campus while Jordan, our younger golden retriever, was seeing his […]

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Declarations: A hot and (very) dry summer

By Larry Lough September brought several days of rain that the drought-stricken Woodstock area desperately needed. Lack of rain in July and August had left a lot of Woodstock lawns […]

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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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