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...
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...

Debs to Be Recognized With Marker at Sheriff’s House

Eugene V. Debs’ connection to Woodstock’s Sheriff’s House will be recognized by the Illinois State Historical Society despite concerns the influential labor leader’s politics could scare away donors. The Woodstock City Council approved the purchase and installation of...
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...
Council Discusses Keeping Courthouse

Council Discusses Keeping Courthouse

City officials support retaining long-term public ownership of the Old Courthouse and Sheriff’s House as Woodstock continues to restore the historic property and search for new uses for the old buildings. A report discussed by the Woodstock City Council Nov. 15...

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