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Two people seriously injured when ATV hits tree

Two people were seriously injured late Friday when an all-terrain vehicle crashed into a tree northeast of Woodstock. Medical helicopters were called to fly the victims out for treatment after […]

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In market for a former fire station?

Last week’s opening of a countywide shelter in McHenry for homeless people has left two empty buildings in Woodstock looking for new life. The Shelter of Hope, a 10,500-square-foot, 70-bed […]

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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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After OFAC, services will continue

Woodstock’s homeless assistance center, operating in the former city fire station at South and Throop streets for the past four years, will close this week. A news release from the […]

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Fire stretches district resources

Woodstock Fire/Rescue District had a rare occurrence last week: an actual working structure fire. “We don’t have those too often,” Capt. Brendan Parker said of the blaze in the 800 […]

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