Articles filed under Antioch Township

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Plea deal offered to Antioch teen in Gurnee street racing crash Mar 18, 2014 2:47 PM
    A plea agreement has been offered in the case involving an Antioch-area teen charged with killing a friend during an illegal street race in Gurnee last June. The defense attorney for Jeremy Betancourt, 18, met behind closed doors Tuesday with Lake County Judge Victoria Rossetti and prosecutors to try to resolve the case before it goes to trial March 31.

  • Tests requested by Antioch-area man charged in girlfriend’s death Feb 6, 2014 2:30 PM
    Defense attorneys for an Antioch Township man accused of killing his girlfriend are asking for more testing of tissue samples before taking the case to trial. Michael Axtell, 42, remains held in lke County jail in lieu of $3 million bond. Judge Victoria Rossetti set a status date of March 15 to see if the tissue testing was complete.

  • Attorney wants probation in fatal crash Feb 6, 2014 4:49 PM
    The defense attorney for an Antioch-area teen who was charged in an illegal street race that left one person dead said his client should be sentenced to probation, not prison, because “extraordinary circumstances” exist in the case.

  • 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.

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