Woodstock Old Courthouse and Sheriff's Office

The Woodstock Old Courthouse and Sheriff's House
The Woodstock Old Courthouse and Sheriff's House

In November 2010, the city of Woodstock agreed to accept the Old Courthouse and Sheriff's House as a donation with the then-stated goal of "bringing the property up to code and working with a private entity to take over."

Since then, the city has rehabbed it to make it more attractive to potential sellers. But it's been several years of time, effort and work.

In May of 2014, the city's search for a private owner for the historical landmarks on the Square ended and resulted in two very different proposals.

Story highlights

July 2014: Woodstock City Council unsure on two proposals for Square landmarks

May 2014: Investors propose different futures for Woodstock landmarks

Oct. 2013: Old Courthouse's interior renovation is next up for Woodstock

Oct. 2012: Old McHenry County sheriff's garage about to be history

May 2012: Courthouse future high on list in Woodstock

Dec. 2011: Woodstock looks to Old Courthouse's future

Nov. 2011: Woodstock gets courthouse via auction

Nov. 2010: Woodstock OK's Old Courthouse deal

Northwest Herald's take

Lyons: Sense of history battles dollars and cents - Kevin Lyons

Oliver: What's old can be new with creativity, vision - Joan Oliver

Oliver: Cautious optimism for old courthouse project - Joan Oliver

Reader takes

Sager: Old Courthouse represents Woodstock's past, future - Brian Sager

Track record dismal - Letter to the Editor

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