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Old Courthouse

Old building, new ideas

At 161 years old, the former McHenry County Courthouse has some aging problems. “It really needs a lot of work,” Woodstock City Planner Nancy Baker said as she began an […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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