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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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‘Competition keeps the windows washed’

The Woodstock Independent will celebrate its 35th anniversary April 23. This week and for the next two, I will share some thoughts about lessons learned, being blessed with family and […]

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Trust the Torch

By Cheryl Wormley Trust is earned. It can’t be purchased or negotiated. Trust develops over time as a person, business, or institution proves over and over again that it is […]

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We catch up with the kudos for summer in Woodstock

Volunteer extraordinaire Jackie Speciale was most deservedly named Woman of the Year 2021 by Woodstock’s Professional & Business Women. Her many activities in Woodstock certainly are, as the club recognized, “committed to […]

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Calling teachers and their students

By Cheryl Wormley Teachers and students, The Woodstock Independent can be delivered to your school every Tuesday. Imagine being able to read about what’s happening in Woodstock every week.  Students, […]

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News, advertising earn 26 statewide awards for staff

Staff Report news@thewoodstockindependent.com Staff members of The Woodstock Independent have won 26 awards in a statewide contest sponsored by the Illinois Press Association. The newspaper won 17 awards in the news-editorial competition, […]

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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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