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  • 8 Antioch students hospitalized for taking pills return to classOct 30, 2013 12:00 AM
    Eight of 10 students hospitalized Tuesday for coming into contact with prescription medication at Antioch Upper Grade School were back in class Wednesday. An ninth student remains hospitalized Wednesday, but not for injesting the hydrocodone, authorities said. The 10th student, who brought the drugs to school, was advised to not return until the investigation is completed.

  • Jeremy A. Betancourt

    Antioch teen involved in fatal street race told to follow rules at treatment center or return to jail Oct 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    An Antioch Township man awaiting trial for his role in a drag race that killed a friend was given one last chance to follow the rules of a Lake Villa behavioral health center or go to jail. Jeremy Betancourt, 17, was warned by Lake County Judge George Bridges that his bond will be increased if he continues to break the inpatient counseling centerís rules banning use of cellphones and social media.

  • Michael R. Dawson

    Antioch Township man pleads guilty in street-racing death Oct 10, 2013 12:00 AM
    An Antioch Township man involved in a crash that killed an Antioch girl pleaded guilty to aggravated street racing Thursday, authorities said.

  • Matthew Mathis

    Antioch police: Intoxicated man on road also had Ecstasy Oct 2, 2013 12:00 AM
    A man caught urinating on the road in Antioch was arrested by police after he was found in possession of Ecstasy. Matthew J. Mathis, 23, of the 24000 block of Nicklaus Way in unincorporated Antioch Township, faces up to 15 years in prison after he was charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance following his arrest on Sept. 28 at 2:45 a.m., Antioch Police Chief Craig Somerville said.

  • Michael R. Dawson

    Teen pleads not guilty in fatal street racing crashSep 26, 2013 12:00 AM
    An Antioch Township teen pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges that he was involved in an illegal street race that killed an Antioch girl. However, a defense attorney for Michael Dawson, 19, held a closed-door meeting with prosecutors and Lake County Judge Victoria Rossetti to review a possible plea agreement that would, most likely, put Dawson behind bars.

  • Michael Axtell

    Trial delayed for Antioch-area man charged in girlfriendís death Sep 26, 2013 12:00 AM
    The trial for an Antioch Township man accused of killing his longtime girlfriend nearly one year ago has been postponed for a third time. Michael Axtell, 42, remains held in Lake County jail in lieu of $3 million bail on three counts of first-degree murder for the slaying of his 40-year-old ex-girlfriend, Tammy Stone. The new trial date is Jan. 6.

  • Jeremy A. Betancourt

    Antioch-area teen involved in fatal drag racing crash back in jail Sep 16, 2013 12:00 AM
    An Antioch-area man accused of killing a teenage girl in a June street racing crash is back behind bars after his bail was increased by a Lake County judge Monday. However, Jeremy Betancourtís bail could be reduced again on Wednesday if his defense attorney is successful in placing him in another behavioral treatment facility.

  • Antioch lifts community alert regarding suspicious man Sep 9, 2013 12:00 AM
    The Antioch Police Department has issued an “all clear” regarding a suspicious man seen speaking with a female runner on the Antioch High School cross county team Friday. Police Chief Craig Somerville said the driver of the white van flagged down several people — including the runners — in an effort to locate a business. He has been cleared of suspicion of wrongdoing.

  • Possible plea in fatal crash: Sep 4, 2013 12:00 AM
    Attorneys said a plea deal may be near for a man accused of drag racing that eventually led to the death of a 16-year-old Antioch girl.

  • Fairfield Road to close next month Aug 26, 2013 12:00 AM
    The Lake County Division of Transportation will be closing Fairfield Road to through traffic from Petite Lake Road to Route 132 beginning at 6 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 5 for 14 calendar days.

  • Joel Wittkamp crashed into this tree in Antioch Township in February.

    Cops: Teen likely driving 100 mph-plus in fatal crashAug 13, 2013 12:00 AM
    An inexperienced teenage driver likely was traveling at more than 100 mph when he struck a tree in a fatal crash in February in Antioch Township, according to a Lake County sheriff's office investigation. “Use it as an example to maybe find some greater good to prevent it from happening to someone else,” Deputy Chief Brian Keller said Monday.

  • Jeremy A. Betancourt

    Arraignment delayed for Antioch teen in fatal street racing crash Aug 1, 2013 12:00 AM
    The arraignment hearing for an Antioch Township teen accused of killing a teenage girl in a June street racing crash has been delayed until Sept. 25, authorities said Thursday. Jeremy Betancourt, 17, of the 41000 block of North Circle Drive in unincorporated Lake County near Antioch, was not in court after checking himself into a Streamwood behavioral health center nearly two weeks ago for depression and chemical dependency, defense attorney Jed Stone said.

  • Antioch Rescue Squad auction Jul 30, 2013 12:00 AM
    The Antioch Rescue Squad will host its annual fundraiser auction from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4, at Williams Park, 741 Main St., Antioch.

  • Michael Dawson

    Prosecutor wants driverís probation revoked Jul 25, 2013 12:00 AM
    An Antioch-area teen was on probation when he took part in a street race that killed an Antioch High School student in Gurnee, officials said Thursday. Michael Dawson, 19, pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges of reckless homicide and aggravated street racing in the June 24 drag race that killed Cynthia Perez, 16, of Antioch.

  • Jeremy A. Betancourt

    Antioch teen charged in fatal racing crash remains free on $100,000 bail Jul 16, 2013 12:00 AM
    Despite a second attempt to increase bail, it will remain the same for a 17-year-old Antioch Township boy charged with aggravated DUI in the death of a teenage girl during a street race in Gurnee last month. Lake County Judge Raymond Collins said Jeremy Betancourt can remain free on $100,000 bail but said it will be reviewed again when the former Antioch High School student completes treatment at a Streamwood behavioral health facility.

  •  Lizanda Van Rooyen of Alpine Amusement Co. plays air guitar at the Antioch Taste of Summer fest.

    Antiochís annual Taste of Summer runs Thursday through Sunday Jul 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    The Antioch Taste of Summer takes place from July 18 through July 21 in downtown Antioch. It features food and music from a variety of bands.

  • Jeremy A. Betancourt, 17, of Antioch

    Bail lowered for Antioch teen charged in fatal drag race Jul 9, 2013 12:00 AM
    Bail was lowered Tuesday for a 17-year-old Antioch Township man charged with reckless homicide in the death of a teenage girl killed when he lost control of his car while drag racing last month in Gurnee. Lake County Judge Raymond Collins ordered Jeremy Betancourtís bond lowered from $250,000 to $100,000, despite prosectors filing an additional charge of aggravated driving under the influence.

  • Antioch Rescue Squad in hot water over advertisingJul 3, 2013 12:00 AM
    The village of Antioch and the Antioch Rescue Squad, which recently severed a relationship after 73 years again are at odds. The village issued a cease and desist order involving what it said were misleading and illegal claims involving emergency service.

  • Trial for monk accused of luring teens in Antioch pushed back Jun 18, 2013 12:00 AM
    The trial of a monk accused of trying to lure teenage girls into his car in Antioch has been pushed back to September. In the meantime, a Lake County prosecutor says monk Thomas Chmura, 57, has been compliant with court-ordered restrictions while free on bond.

  • Michael Axtell

    Man charged in girlfriend’s slaying rejects plea deal Jun 3, 2013 12:00 AM
    An Antioch Township man accused of murdering his longtime girlfriend rejected a plea agreement Monday that would have put him in prison for 20 years. Now, Michael Axtell, 41, is scheduled to go to trial later this month on first-degree murder charges in the death of Tammy Stone, 40, at their Antioch home in October, 2012.

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