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With taxes, you have to make your own luck

How did Woodstock get so lucky, people might think. We get $57 million from the Build Illinois fund for the widening and improvement (upgraded lighting and landscaping) of more than […]

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Tax rebate checks begin going out this week: Income, property tax rebates were part of budget package

By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois phancock@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD – Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced Monday that Illinois taxpayers would soon start receiving rebates of their income and property taxes, either in […]

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Tax levy freeze to be put to test

“How long can we continue to do this?” Mayor Brian Sager asked rhetorically during a budget workshop of the Woodstock City Council. He was talking about the council’s decade-long practice […]

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D-200 debt plans avoid tax increases

Recent proposals for solving the $160 million bond debt of Woodstock School District 200 avoid property tax increases, which was the wish of more than 79 percent of respondents to […]

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How do you want to pay for streets?

After paring six options down to three for a long-term plan to improve Woodstock’s streets, the City Council now has a tougher decision: How do we pay for it? How […]

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