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By Cheryl Wormley Thirty-six years ago tomorrow Denise Graff Ponstein and I sat at desks in an office on the second floor of the building on the southeast corner of […]

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‘Oh, I get The Independent’

By Cheryl Wormley “What do you say to people who say they get The Independent and you know they are talking about the one that comes free the third week […]

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We’re going on the record here

With readers of The Woodstock Independent as our witness, we hereby resolve, in the year 2023, to … Because journalists believe in transparency, this editor invited each contributor and staff […]

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Think Christmas Parade, and more

By Cheryl Wormley I know it isn’t even Halloween. But since this issue of The Independent is being delivered to every mailbox in ZIP code 60098, I want to tell […]

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Once a month is not enough

By Cheryl Wormley It’s the third Wednesday of September, so this week’s issue of The Independent was delivered by mail to everyone within the 60098 ZIP code – 14,000 homes […]

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Judges cite ‘Excellent job’ by The Independent: Newspaper wins top two awards in statewide contest

Staff Report news@thewoodstockindependent.com Judges from the Alabama Press Association liked what they saw from The Woodstock Independent in the annual newspaper contest sponsored by the Illinois Press Association. The Independent […]

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Newspaper staff wins 31 awards in state contest

Staff Report news@the woodstockindependent.com  Staff members of The Woodstock Independent have won more than 30 awards in the annual statewide contest sponsored by the Illinois Press Association. Eleven of the […]

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Eight weeks getting to know Woodstock

When applying for summer internships back in January of this year, I came across an email for students who wanted to work with small localized papers. Fast forward to May, […]

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Larry Lough

Larry Lough is editor of The Independent and reports local news.

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Susan W. Murray

Susan W. Murray wrote for The Independent, covering various beats, from 2005 to 2008.

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