New Development Approved for Highway 14

New Development Approved for Highway 14

Plans are moving forward for a new commercial complex with a drive-thru on Highway 14 after the Woodstock City Council backed the development at its Sept. 5 meeting. Chicago-based Troutman and Dams LLC wants to build a 10,400-square-foot, multi-unit complex in front...
New Cafe Coming to Woodstock Train Depot

New Cafe Coming to Woodstock Train Depot

The Woodstock train depot will reopen soon when a new cafe featuring gourmet coffees, sandwiches and to-go meals moves into the space. Bryson Calvin, who owns Main Street PourHouse, plans to open Church St. Cafe by the end of July. The cafe at 90 Church St. will offer...

City Cuts Property Tax, Mulls Sales Tax Hike

Woodstock shoppers might pay more in sales tax in exchange for a property tax cut. The Woodstock City Council voted unanimously March 7 to reduce the city’s property tax levy 10 percent, a move that will lower the tax bill on a $150,000 house by about $94 and cut the...
City Council Extends Contract for Lobbyist

City Council Extends Contract for Lobbyist

The city of Woodstock will have a lobbyist for another year after the City Council voted 6-1 to approve a contract extension for its Springfield-based legislative advocate. Joyce Nardulli will receive $60,000 from the city of Woodstock over the course of the one-year...
Woodstock Mulling Downtown Mural

Woodstock Mulling Downtown Mural

A proposal for a downtown mural highlighting Woodstock’s entertainment bona fides received a warm reception from city officials. The Woodstock City Council discussed the mural during its Nov. 15 meeting, when graphic designer Michael Stanard, owner of Woodstock’s One...

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