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  • Antioch-area ambulance service supporters gear up for tax hike push Mar 4, 2015 5:33 AM
    Supporters of a new tax to pay for ambulance service in the Antioch area have intensified their educational effort as they ask a second time for voter approval. “You're not going to vote `Yes' for a tax increase unless you know what it's for,” said Matt Tabar, a First Fire Protection District commissioner.

  • Town hall meets on ambulance question Feb 26, 2015 5:12 PM
    Town hall meetings to discuss funding ambulance service in Antioch and Antioch Township will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, at Fire Station 3, 24675 Grass Lake Road, and on Thursday, March 19 at Fire Station 1, 835 Holbek Drive. On April 7, voters in those areas will be asked to create a new tax to provide funding for ambulance services.

  • Antioch Rescue Squad at center of ambulance donation flap Feb 9, 2015 5:30 AM
    When the Antioch Rescue Squad gave away three used ambulances and other emergency equipment it no longer needed last year, it refused a request to make a donation to the nearby Antioch Fire Department, Antioch fire officials said. Instead, it donated the vehicles and equipment to agencies outside the Antioch and Antioch Township communities that supported the ARS for 75 years.

  • Antioch Fire Department invites residents to ‘Coffee at the Firehouse’ to meet, discuss issues Jan 30, 2015 1:52 PM
    Antioch Fire Department officials are inviting community members to join them at their kitchen table each week to get to know each another. Deputy Chief Chris Lienhardt said the aim of the new “Coffee at the Firehouse,” which begins Saturday, Jan. 31, is allowing residents and firefighters to meet and exchange ideas.

  • Police overtime, Easter egg hunt cut from Antioch budget Dec 29, 2014 7:45 PM
    Police overtime and the village’s annual Easter egg parade and hunt are among the spending cuts Antioch officials are making in response to an anticipated budget shortfall caused by the cost of ambulance service. The moves were approved by the village board this month and announced Monday by Village Administrator Jim Keim.

  • Lake County voters can decide ballot questions seeking more tax money Nov 3, 2014 9:51 AM
    Some Lake County voters will decide Tuesday if they want to pay more for proposals such as an upgraded recreation center, an expanded high school and public safety operations. In addition, voters will determine if Barrington and Lake Zurich should receive greater municipal powers pertaining to taxes and other issues.

  • Endorsement: Yes for ambulance service in Antioch, Antioch Township Oct 17, 2014 1:01 AM
    The Daily Herald recommends voters in Antioch and Antioch Township vote yes to provide funds for ambulance service.

  • Antioch fire referendum meeting: Oct 7, 2014 5:54 PM
    The village of Antioch and the First Fire Protection District of Antioch will host a town-hall meeting Thursday, Oct. 9, at 7 p.m. at fire station #1, 835 Holbeck Drive.

  • Antioch voters to decide whether to fund rescue services Oct 6, 2014 12:08 PM
    Officials have said publicly since May that a new funding method is needed for ambulance and rescue services in Antioch and Antioch Township. Voters in those areas will be asked in Nov. 4 ballot questions if they will support creation of a new property tax rate dedicated to funding ambulance and rescue services.

  • Antioch town-hall meeting: Sep 30, 2014 4:03 PM
    The village of Antioch and the First Fire District of Antioch will host a town-hall meeting Wednesday, Oct. 1, at 7 p.m. at fire station #2, 700 Deep Lake Road.

  • Plethora of questions on Lake County ballots in November Aug 29, 2014 1:04 PM
    Residents in Antioch, Antioch Township,the Grayslake area, Lake Zurich, the Round Lake area and Wauconda will face local tax-related questions on ballots when they vote Nov. 4.

  • Child struck by car near downtown Antioch Jun 14, 2014 8:42 PM
    A child was struck by a car on the 300 block of Ida Avenue Saturday night, according to Antioch Fire Department Chief John Nixon. The child, whose condition was not immediately known, was taken to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville.

  • Seven hurt in Antioch collision May 29, 2014 7:03 PM
    Seven people were taken to local hospitals after a multivehicle crash Wednesday night in Antioch, authorities said Thursday.

  • Former Antioch-area firefighter pleads guilty to sex assault charges Apr 11, 2014 2:14 PM
    A former Antioch-area firefighter pleaded guilty in Lake County court to one count of sexual assaulting a teen he allegedly represented as a modeling manager. Matthew Bielecki, 44, of Antioch Township, was sentenced to 13 years in prison Friday.

  • Police: Antioch Township volunteer charged with battery Apr 11, 2014 7:06 PM
    A 67-year-old Antioch Township emergency services volunteer has been arrested for inappropriately touching a female member of the Antioch Rescue Squad, authorities said Friday. Robert Wonderling, of Lake Villa, was charged with misdemeanor battery, authorities said.

  • Proposal for new Antioch-area fire and rescue operation, tax levy to fund it Mar 23, 2014 7:01 AM
    Antioch-area officials say they will streamline the area's emergency services by creating a new unified fire and rescue operation, and ask residents to help fund it. The proposal could be launched within two months. “The methodology that is used here (now) is just unsustainable,” Antioch Fire Chief John Nixon said.

  • Antioch Rescue Squad dropped as ambulance provider in Antioch Township Mar 19, 2014 4:22 PM
    The Antioch Rescue Squad faces an uncertain future after the First Fire Protection District of Antioch announced it will not renew its emergency management service contract with the volunteer organization in May, cutting ties with the squad after 75 years.

  • Antioch Township blaze leaves woman homeless Feb 3, 2014 9:55 AM
    A house fire in Antioch Township early Sunday morning has left a woman homeless, authorities said. Antioch Fire Department Deputy Chief Chris Lienhardt said the woman was treated at an area hospital, but the extent of her injuries was unknown.

  • Commission studying Antioch-area fire, rescue services with goal to streamline protection Dec 22, 2013 8:00 AM
    Residents in Antioch and Antioch Township have what might be considered an embarrassment of riches when it comes to emergency protection. That’s because four fire or rescue agencies provide services to about 28,000 residents over a 37-square-mile area. A new committee has been formed to streamline the system and make it less confusing. “The overall goal is to deliver the highest quality fire and medical services to the community of Antioch and Antioch Township,” Antioch Fire Chief John Nixon said.

  • Antioch Township man sentenced to periodic jail time in fatal street race Nov 20, 2013 4:44 PM
    Michael Dawson, 19, of Antioch Township, was sentenced to 18 months periodic imprisonment and 30 months of probation Wednesday by Lake County Judge Victoria Rossetti for his role in a street race that left a 16-year-old Antioch girl dead.

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