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Celebrate! Perseverance landed safely

By Cheryl Wormley Perseverance, NASA’s newest Mars rover, landed on the Red Planet!  Given all of the cancellations and postponements of key events in so many of our lives the […]

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Whither Wonderful Winter Wonder-Whine

“The problem with winter sports is that – follow me closely here – they generally take place in the winter.” – Dave Barry “A lot of people like snow. I […]

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Your View: Letters to the Editor

More thanks for help with Christmas Clearing House We would like to add to the list of people who were thanked in the Christmas House ad [TheIndependent, Feb. 17]. Isabel […]

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Declarations: ‘It’s so beautiful’

By Cheryl Wormley This is going to be a “rah, rah, Woodstock” column. For more than 35 years, my husband, Jim, and I have taken at least a week this […]

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Groundhog Day too consistent with pandemic

Groundhog Days 2021 brought us a special coincidence – maybe even irony – amid the coronavirus pandemic. The sameness of the day-to-day routine that trapped Phil Connors on Groundhog Day […]

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Your view: letters to the editor

Wanting the chance for coronavirus vaccination Re: Vaccines for the Hearthstone elderly With the vaccines soon to be distributed, I wish to point out that a significant number of elderly […]

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Editorial: Assess, adapt, reassess

Starting Back in June we lamented that Woodstock was stuck in the restrictive Phase 2 as part of the Northeast Region in the governor’s five-phase Restore Illinois plan to combat […]

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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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