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Web of government agencies burden on Illinois taxpayers Illinois’ shocking number of types of government and units of government is a tax crisis. In all, Illinois taxpayers are funding 45 […]

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First, elect better people

Regarding your opinion piece “We can do it, we should, starting now” (Dec. 8, TheIndependent). I’m not convinced that “We can do it.” The column suggests reducing the number of government […]

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Attempted abduction considered ‘unfounded’

Woodstock Police say a report of an attempted child abduction Thursday morning was considered to be “unfounded” after they investigated. Detectives said later in the day that they had interviewed […]

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10-year prison term for house burglary

A Woodstock man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to residential burglary, a Class 1 felony.  McHenry County Judge Robert Wilbrandt handed down the term […]

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Two arrested on weapons charges in Woodstock

Staff Report news@thewoodstockindependent.com Woodstock police arrested two people and confiscated two loaded handguns Tuesday night in the parking lot of a fast-food restaurant. Police said they arrested Marquise Murray, 18, […]

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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

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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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