Full Text:1985 15" snow, -27 ° weather. Ira Lee found not guilty in Steve Feldt murder. Hornsby's store closes. Opera House public restroom idea dies. Salmonella outbreak in five state area; 50 cases at Memorial Hospital. County airport study reports 9 possible sites. Illinois requires front seat belts be fastened. Clay Street School reopens. Mexico City earthquake; 3,000 die. $987,500 bond issue referendum to enlarge library wins 1,630 to 1,257. School referendum for tax rate increase loses. High school graduates 253. Alco Discount opens in old Hornsby's building on Rt. 47. Liquor license suspended for Punjabi Lounge on Lake Ave. Turkeys: 88$ per lb. 1986 Industrial Fuel Injection (now SUMA) builds at Davis & Castle Rds. City stops spraying mosquitos. Ackemann's closes. City's $1.35 million renovation of Square streets mostly done; coal vaults filled, new sidewalks & lighting, repair brick streets. State widens Rt. 47 to 3 lanes & installs curbs from Rt. 14 to Ware Rd. Westwood School reopens as kindergarten. 1987 Woodstock Independent newspaper begins publishing in April. Build addition to Presbyterian Church. 8 new board members for Oakland Cemetery. Viet Nam memorial dedicated at County Government Center. 19 days of over 90° weather. First Woodstock Mozart Festival is 2 weekends. City gets computer system. City library completes $1.5 million addition & renovation. Holmstrom & Green law offices vacate Benton St. State Bank merges with Suburban Bancorp. 2 children drown in Walden Oaks' pond. Mary Lou West dies in house fire on S. Tryon. City bans alcohol at all parks. Landmark Pharmacy on Square closes. Complete last phase of Square renovation- new concrete bricks for Main & Benton Sts.; cost $350,000. 1988 Woodstock's innovative per bag garbage pickup & recycling begins; blue bins were distributed in Dec. Begin cleanup of soil and ground water at Die Cast site. Defenders operate recycling in city building at Throop & Washington. Woodstock's old landfill on Davis Rd. put on USEPA Superfund list. Drought May to July; no fireworks due to fire danger. Raymond and Ruth Ritter murdered and 2 children attacked in Aug. Arrest warrant for Richard Church, who fled. Knuth's Office & Sports Supply on Main St. gutted by fire Sept. 1st, reopens in Woodstock Square Mall. Joey T's restaurant moves to former Knuth site in Dec. United Auto Workers Local 922 strikes Woodstock Die Cast concerning benefits. 1989 District 200 realigns attendance boundaries; builds addition to Northwood Elementary for special ed. Memorial Hospital's move to site near McHenry County College is objected to by City and withdrawn. Alco Discount closes. 2 motel sites on south Rt. 47 approved. Special for women's haircuts $8.95. Tapestry Restaurant opens on south end of Benton St. County takes option on site at Dunham & Brookdale Rds. to test for landfill siting. Many objectors for any site in the county. College to expand and McHenry Co. Government Center begins major expansion; new jail, more office space, more parking; $25-$27 million. Opera House $79,000 exterior renovation is complete. District 200 has 3,997 students. Enhanced 911 surcharge of 50$ on telephone bill is approved by McHenry County voters, 12,142 yes, 6,427 no. Name, address, phone number will appear on dispatcher's screen. Committee recommends new high school. Crop yields predicted to be above normal. City donates $100,000, Oscar Mayer $50,000 to purchase site for National Guard armory on Rt. 14 west of town. 1990 Old church building on NE corner of Calhoun & Jefferson burns. Woodstock Die Cast closes its doors; 757 jobs gone. First Annual Dick Tracy Days celebration; parade and activities. City approves hospital campus project for SW corner of Doty Rd. and Rt. 14. City initiates DARE program in grade schools to combat drug use. City votes to design upgrade for Southside Wastewater Treatment Plant. School referendum loses. 1991 Baghdad, Iraq is attacked by airplanes and missiles of U.S and coalition forces on January 17; The Gulf War (Desert Storm) begins. Locals encourage support for the troops. Rain in early June ended drought but still hot and dry in July.