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Conservation foundation adds Hartland Township protected property: Purchase of 40 acres adjacent to Brookdale gets grant funding

Staff Report news@thewoodstockindependent.com More than 1,875 acres of contiguous land in Hartland Township is now permanently protected from development. The McHenry County Conservation Foundation announced last week it had bought […]

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‘A grassroots thing’: Conservation outreach to Latino community creates an even wider audience

By Heather Vosburgh news@thewoodstockindependent.com Music from the Grupo Enigmez, tacos from Teresita Tacos, and a hike through Pleasant Valley Conservation Area in Woodstock celebrated Latino Conservation Week. The coalition group […]

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Our trees and how they care for us

By Nancy Shevel Trees provide enjoyment and beauty to our landscapes and community. Studies have shown that hospital patients recover faster if their room offers a view of trees! Conversely, […]

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Capital campaign to help fund new grocery store Food Shed Co-op’s campaign to raise $1.75 million in two months is underway through Oct. 15 to finance construction of a new […]

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‘Legacy will be here forever’

By Lydia LaGue The Land Conservancy of McHenry County is celebrating its 30th year, while continuing to work toward the future. Executive Director Lisa Haderlein explained how TLC first came […]

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House infrastructure bill has Woodstock rail yard Engineering costs of $4 million to move the rail yard of Metra’s northwest line from Crystal Lake to Woodstock has made the first […]

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