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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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Welcome, Julia and Emily

By Cheryl Wormley “The Independent is the sum total of the people working on it.” I’ve said that lots of times and in lots of different ways in the past […]

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Celebrating a 35-year anniversary with you

As Ann Marie Lipinski, former editor of the Chicago Tribune, watched the exodus of experienced journalists when a hedge fund bought the newspaper last year, she mourned. “The scale of […]

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I worked at The Woodstock Independent

By Cheryl Wormley This is Part II of a three-part column series about what it took to start The Woodstock Independent 35 years ago. Last week’s column ended with the […]

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Top Writers

Larry Lough

Larry Lough

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

Janet Dovidio

Janet Dovidio

Janet Dovidio has been a freelance correspondent for The Independent for eight years.

Susan W. Murray

Susan W. Murray

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

Tricia Carzoli

Tricia Carzoli

Tricia Carzoli is a freelance writer and photographer that on community news.

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