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IDOT says Route 47 Project is Moving Forward

The reconstruction of Route 47 through Woodstock is moving forward, according to the Illinois Department of Transportation. The second part of the three-phase project to widen the highway has been […]

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City Posts Proposed Budget

The city of Woodstock will have slightly lower budgeted expenditures and slightly higher revenues in the next fiscal year if the City Council approves the budget presented to them March […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Mayoral Candidate Drops Out of Race

Allen Stebbins has withdrawn from the race for Woodstock mayor, cutting the field of candidates in that election to three. Stebbins, a graphic designer, said he dropped out of the […]

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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.

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Tricia Carzoli

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

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