Articles filed under Antioch Township

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  • 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.

  • Antioch, fire district will again seek tax for ambulance service Dec 5, 2014 5:30 AM
    Antioch village and fire officials again will ask voters to approve a tax to raise $1.5 million per year to fund ambulance service. The question failed last month and in response the department this week reduced staffing. "We only asked for what was necessary that's why the question is the same," said Fire Chief John Nixon.

  • Antioch food pantry seeks sponsors Nov 26, 2014 3:23 PM
    Open Arms Mission Food Pantry is seeking sponsors for children in need of Christmas gifts this season.

  • No to ambulance tax may mean cuts in Antioch area Nov 5, 2014 5:24 PM
    The decision by voters in Antioch and Antioch Towsnhip to deny establishing a property tax levy for ambulance service has village and fire officials scrambling to determine what happens next. "Antioch has become a cultural anomaly to have a core service that was not funded in any way by tax money," Village Administrator James Keim said. "People are astoujdnded by that fact."

  • Voters turn down Antioch rescue squad ballot issue Nov 4, 2014 10:02 PM
    Voters in Antioch and Antioch Township have rejected a proposal to raise taxes to fund a rescue squad at the Antioch Fire Department, according to unofficial tallies late Tuesday.

  • 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.

  • After 69 years of pain, Purple Heart comes home Aug 1, 2014 3:31 PM
    John Trinca, a World War II veteran from the Antioch Township, has been haunted by a failed promise he made 69 years ago to a fellow soldier he barely knew. On Sunday, a lost Purple Heart will be returned to the son of Pvt. Thomas Bateman during a ceremony at the College of Lake County. “It means a closure of 69 years of pain — to see a guy die on your shoulder,” Trinca said.

  • Conservation club hosts youth event Jul 20, 2014 3:30 PM
    The Northern Illinois Conservation Club hosts an event for kids aged 5 to 17 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, at its headquarters a half-mile south of Route 173 and a quarter-mile east of Route 83 in unincorporated Antioch Township.

  • Antioch Twp. man avoids prison in fatal street racing crash Jun 30, 2014 5:52 PM
    Jeremy Betancourt won't go to prison for having marijuana in his system when he rolled his car and killed a passenger during an illegal street race one year ago, but he was sentenced Monday to spend every night of the next 30 months in the Lake County jail.

  • Project to honor past, present Antioch-area military personnel Jun 18, 2014 5:23 AM
    The Lakes Region Historical Society wants to ensure Antioch-area residents who have served or are serving in the military will never be forgotten. The group is launching a project to record the names of local residents who have served in the U.S. armed forces. “The main point is we want to remember our service people before it's forgotten,” said Paul I. Hettich, chairman of the historical society.

  • Antioch Fire Department takes over Antioch-area ambulance calls May 10, 2014 8:00 AM
    For the first time since 1938, the Antioch Rescue Squad is not contracted to provide ambulance service on fire or rescue calls in the Antioch area. The contract between the controversial volunteer rescue squad and the First Fire Protection District of Antioch ended at 5 a.m. Friday, officials said.

  • 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.

  • Guilty plea in Gurnee street racing death Mar 27, 2014 8:08 PM
    An Antioch Township teen pleaded guilty to aggravated driving under the influence Thursday in connection with a 2013 street-racing crash that left a 16-year-old girl dead. Jeremy Betancourt, 18, faces up to 10 years in prison, a spokeswoman for the Lake County state’s attorney’s office said.

  • Editorial: Lessons in agency’s bid to regain trust Mar 25, 2014 5:00 AM
    The Antioch Rescue Squad's uncertain future should be a lesson to any group -- government and otherwise -- that loses sight of the right way to conduct itself in the community and breaches the public's trust.

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