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Hearing shows signs of ‘TIF fatigue’

Six people got up to speak – one of them twice – in the final public hearing by City Council on Woodstock’s proposal for a new tax increment financing district. […]

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Will opposition surface to TIF2 plan?

Six local taxing bodies – and maybe seven – will make a recommendation next week on whether Woodstock should create a new tax increment financing district. The Joint Review Board, […]

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Benton Street Boardwalk Goes Over Estimate

Final costs for project total $61,000 A city-funded outdoor dining project ended up costing Woodstock over 20 percent more than estimated. Final expenses for the Benton Street Boardwalk totaled $61,115.52, […]

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Outdoor Dining Opens on Benton Street

Benton Street Boardwalk was paid for with city TIF funds An outdoor dining project funded by the city of Woodstock has opened just off the Square. The Benton Street Boardwalk, […]

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Council OKs Rules for Outdoor Dining Project

A fourth establishment will be added to the Benton Street Boardwalk after the Woodstock City Council finalized the rules for the controversial outdoor dining project. Benton Street Tap will join […]

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Lakewood Dissolves TIF District

Lakewood officials dissolved a tax increment financing district that was the subject of an agreement between the village and Woodstock School District 200. The intergovernmental agreement was immediately voided. When […]

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