City OKs Co-Working Study

City OKs Co-Working Study

A university will look into how the city-owned Old Courthouse could be used as a co-working space. The Woodstock City Council approved a contract for the first phase of a feasibility study to be conducted by Northern Illinois University’s Center for Governmental...
Square Lights up for Holiday Season

Square Lights up for Holiday Season

A record-setting crowd of revellers descended on the Woodstock Square on a mild evening to ring in the holiday season at the annual Lighting of the Square Nov. 24. About 5,000 people attended the event, according to an estimate from the city of Woodstock. That’s a...
Debs Historical Marker Unveiled on Square

Debs Historical Marker Unveiled on Square

A historical marker commemorating labor leader Eugene Debs’ imprisonment in Woodstock was unveiled to a crowd of about 50 during a presentation Oct. 21 at the Old Courthouse and Sheriff’s House, 101 N. Johnson St. “When I think of Debs, I think of forgiveness,” said...
Debs Marker to Be Dedicated Oct. 21

Debs Marker to Be Dedicated Oct. 21

A plaque for Eugene V. Debs, the influential labor leader who was imprisoned in Woodstock in 1895, will be dedicated during a ceremony Saturday, Oct. 21, at the Old Courthouse and Sheriff’s House, 101 N. Johnson St. The marker from the Illinois State Historical...
Mystery Dinner, Book to Benefit Courthouse

Mystery Dinner, Book to Benefit Courthouse

Friends of the Old Courthouse is raising money for restoration Friends of the Old Courthouse will launch two fundraising efforts this month when they host a murder mystery dinner and take orders for a keepsake coffee table photo book. Tapping into the Halloween...

Teachers Union to Cover City’s Cost for Debs Plaque

A local teachers union is covering the city of Woodstock’s expense for a marker recognizing a famous labor leader. McHenry County Federation of Teachers Local 1642 has donated $1,500 to help pay for a plaque from the Illinois State Historical Society commemorating...

City Wins Grant to Establish Co-Working Space

The city of Woodstock will launch a pilot co-working center in August with the help of a grant. The co-working center at Stage Left Cafe, 125 W. Van Buren St., will be open weekly from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays beginning Aug. 7. The concept of co-working is a centered...
Woodstock Sculptor’s Work to Be Displayed at Courthouse

Woodstock Sculptor’s Work to Be Displayed at Courthouse

Throughout the month of June, the work of nearly 20 artists will be on display at the Old Courthouse Art Center. The center’s Summer Solstice Art Exhibition includes work in several mediums including stained glass, quilts, paper landscapes, a wide variety of...

Tibetan Artist’s Exhibit at Old Courthouse Extended

The work of a contemporary artist featured in October’s Orson Welles Creative Arts Festival has been so well-received his gallery exhibit has been extended. Tashi Norbu, a world-renowned Tibetan painter and sculptor, was one of the featured artists in a gallery...
Council Passes Resolution on Courthouse Ownership, Use

Council Passes Resolution on Courthouse Ownership, Use

The Woodstock City Council formalized its support for retaining long-term city ownership of the Old Courthouse property by approving a resolution Dec. 6 outlining possible future uses for the historic buildings and stating the city’s intention to own at least part of...

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