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Fire district OKs revenue enhanced budget

When the Board of Trustees approved a 2020-21 fiscal year budget last week, it appropriated an additional $150,000 for an “administrative position” at the WFRD, likely a deputy chief, a […]

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Firefighting challenge? ‘We’re ready’

How would the Woodstock Fire/Rescue District deal with fire in a new five-story apartment building? What about dozens of homes built only 6 feet apart in a new housing addition? […]

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WFRD plan ‘truly a team effort’

Six goals with objectives and tasks to achieve them are part of a new four-year strategic plan for the Woodstock Fire/Rescue District. The 34-page document was approved last week by […]

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Woodstock Man Charged With Arson in House Fire

Blaze damaged home on Raycraft Road A Woodstock man was arrested in connection with a house fire which took place in unincorporated Woodstock last month. Carl K. Rice, 28, faces […]

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As Ambulances Bypass Hospital, WFRD Looks at Budget

Chief: Don’t be afraid to call 911 Service cuts at Woodstock’s hospital could cost the Woodstock Fire/Rescue District hundreds of thousands of dollars in additional equipment and personnel. About 44 […]

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Board Holds Hearing on Centegra Applications

Centegra Health System’s plans for its Woodstock hospital were front and center at a hearing before a state regulatory board at the Woodstock Opera House Oct. 2. The Illinois Health […]

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Bike Night Emphasizes Safety, Family, Fun

A PTO-organized event at Mary Endres Elementary School taught bicycle safety while having fun. “We like to bring kids and family together at the school and promote healthy activities,” Mary […]

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