Susan Handelsman Points Out $47 Million New Woodstock TIF Cost Worth Only $34 Million

Here is what Seneca Township resident Susan Handelsman, an ardent Tax Increment Financing District opponent, presented in Public Comment at Monday’s Woodstock Joint Review Board meeting. Analyze TIF as a Promised Annuity beginning Payment in 23 years.. (Woodstock TIF 2 … Continue reading

Woodstock Tax Increment Financing District Hearing Yields No Substantive Discussion by Joint Review Board

At three o’clock representatives from the following tax districts who would be negatively affected by the proposed 562 acre, 536 structure Woodstock TIF District met at City Hall: McHenry County College Woodstock School District 200 Woodstock Fire Protection District Dorr … Continue reading

Democrat Lauren Underwood Has Congressional Campaign Office on Woodstock Square

Congressman Randy Hultgren’s Democratic Party challenger Lauren Underwood, has opened a campaign office on the Woodstock Square next to Starbucks. When a Friend of McHenry County Blog walked in and took the photo below, he was asked to leave. The … Continue reading

Arrest for Business Burglary in Woodstock

A press release from the Woodstock Police Department: Arrest – Burglary to Business On Saturday, September 22nd, 2018, at approximately 6:00 A.M., the Woodstock Police Department responded to the Church Street Cafe, located at 90 Church Street, Woodstock, in reference … Continue reading

Congressman Randy Hultgren’s Woodstock Town Hall Meeting

This election cycle Democrats have had the reputation of disrupting Republican Congressional Town Hall Meetings. That did not occur at Republican Congressman Randy Hultgren ‘s Monday night Town Hall Meeting at the McHenry County Administrative Center. Hultgren opponent Lauren Underwood’s supporters for … Continue reading

Cold Case Arrest for 1990s & Early 2000’s Sexual Assaults of Juveniles

A press release from the Woodstock Police Department: Arrest – Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault of a Child On January 1st, 2018, the Woodstock Police Department’s Investigations Division was made aware of several alleged Criminal Sexual Assaults perpetuated by the same … Continue reading

Woodstock Police Seek Help in Fatal Hit and Run

A press release from the Woodstock Police Department: Seeking Information – Fatal Hit and Run The Woodstock Police Department continues to seek information regarding a vehicle in connection with a fatal hit-and-run that happened on Thursday, March 30th, 2017. Daniel P. Anderson, … Continue reading

Sheriff’s Department Nabs 21-Year Old Woodstock BB Gun Robber

A press release from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Department: Aggravated Robbery Arrest Jacob Hawley, 21, of Woodstock, was arrested Friday and charged with Aggravated Robbery and Residential Burglary after an incident that occurred in the 13000 block of South Street … Continue reading