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Fire/rescue calls at record high in ’18

For the first time ever, calls to the Woodstock Fire/Rescue District last year exceeded 5,000. That means call volume has more than doubled – 107 percent – since 2000, Capt. […]

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School board race is no contest

Voters had to choose from among 10 candidates in 2017 for four seats on the Board of Education for Woodstock School District 200. The choices will be easier in 2019. […]

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Woodstock Fire & Rescue

New contract helps fire district

After working four months without a contract, firefighters have ratified a new 3-year contract with the financially strapped Woodstock Fire/Rescue District. The district’s board approved the contract just hours later […]

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Woodstock Fire/Rescue honored for call

On their way last Sept. 9 to a training session with the McHenry County Sheriff’s SWAT team, two tactical EMS personnel heard a call that diverted them just before 7:30 […]

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The Woodstock Independent City Fireworks

Midweek blast planned July 4

Woodstock’s traditional fireworks display – reliably set on the Fourth of July – will come on a Wednesday this year. Fireworks provider this year is the Mad Bomber Fireworks Productions, […]

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The Woodstock Independent: Woodstock's Homeless

Council hears homeless complaints

Woodstock has a target date for opening a countywide facility for the homeless west of the city – October 2019. For everybody concerned, it can’t come soon enough. Mayor Brian […]

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Unruly homeless to get attention

Unruly homeless to get attention

New ordinances will give Woodstock police new tools to address “inappropriate behavior” by the homeless this summer, Mayor Brian Sager promises. “I don’t want to say ‘aggressive,’” the mayor said […]

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