Articles filed under Antioch Township

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  • Antioch teen charged in fatal racing crash remains free on $100,000 bail Jul 16, 2013 7:14 PM
    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.

     
  • Antioch’s annual Taste of Summer runs Thursday through Sunday Jul 15, 2013 1:04 PM
    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.

     
  • Bail lowered for Antioch teen charged in fatal drag race Jul 9, 2013 6:48 PM
    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 Betancourt’s 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 advertising Jul 3, 2013 2:11 PM
    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 5:44 PM
    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.

     
  • Man charged in girlfriend’s slaying rejects plea deal Jun 3, 2013 1:49 PM
    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.

     
  • 14 cows wander into Lindenhurst subdivision May 31, 2013 4:05 PM
    Fourteen cows wandered from their farm in Antioch Township and ended up two miles away munching on a Lindenhurst subdivision garden.

     
  • Antioch, Superior sign six-month rescue contract May 31, 2013 2:26 PM
    Antioch officials have hired Superior Air-Ground Ambulance Service to handle emergency rescue calls in the village for the next six months. Superior replaces Antioch Rescue Squad, which severed its long — and recently strained — relationship with the village last month. Antioch Rescue Squad will continue to respond to emergency calls in Antioch Township.

     
  • More charges filed against former Antioch EMT May 23, 2013 4:15 PM
    A former Antioch-area volunteer firefighter and emergency medical technician already facing charges of having sex with an underage girl, pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges involving a second victim. Matthew Bielecki, 40, of the 43000 block of Mary Avenue in Antioch, shook his head in shock as each of the new 29 counts of sex-related crimes were described to him by Lake County Judge James Booras.

     
  • Antioch Rescue Squad, village splitting up May 22, 2013 11:38 AM
    Antioch Rescue Squad, which became embroiled in controversy about a year ago, and Antioch village government are ending their longtime marriage. Village officials say they were surprised to learn the rescue squad declined a six-month extension. “After all the village has done to support ARS as it worked its way through sex scandals, alcohol and drug abuse, ARS slapped its partners in the face,” the Antioch mayor said.

     
  • Antioch Rescue Squad event May 16, 2013 3:57 PM
    Antioch Rescue Squad plans several activities to celebrate National Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week, May 19 to 25.

     
  • Antioch Rescue to staff vacant station this summer May 9, 2013 5:30 AM
    The Antioch Rescue Squad plans to begin staffing an unused fire station to better serve the Chain O' Lakes and Antioch area during the busy summer months. In addition, officials said squad members for the first time will be paid a stipend for uniforms, fuel and training to help offset some of their personal costs of volunteering.

     
  • Road condition is a Grim story May 1, 2013 5:00 AM
    An Antioch letter to the editor: There is a very well-known shortcut in Antioch Township that conveniently allows vehicle operators to bypass traffic congestion at the Rts. 173/83 intersection in Antioch.

     
  • Fox Lake-area businesses struggle with flooding Apr 23, 2013 7:47 PM
    Homeowners aren't the only ones in Fox Lake affected by flooding. Officials estimate more than 25 businesses — many of them waterside marinas or taverns — were hit hard by water from the swollen Chain O' Lakes. How much the widespread flooding has cost Lake County residents, business owners and communities is being determined. Officials are scrambling to compile damage assessments.

     
  • Predicted rain raises flooding concerns in Lake County Apr 15, 2013 5:57 PM
    With flood water already covering some roads and creeping into some yards in northern Lake County, emergency management professionals hope the rain forecast for later this week takes a detour. "We're watching with concern the forecast that calls for as much as four inches of rain Wednesday," through Friday, said C. Kent McKenzie, emergency management coordinator.

     
  • Fox River and Chain-area residents watching, waiting Apr 12, 2013 5:50 PM
    Officials in Fox Lake and other areas on the Chain O' Lakes are watching water levels and scanning weather reports, bracing for the start of spring flooding in the area. However, a new forecast indicates less rain in coming days, easing flooding concerns. "Right now, it looks like we may just skirt by," said C. Kent McKenzie, Lake County Emergency Management coordinator.

     
  • Minor flooding expected but storms next week could mean trouble Apr 11, 2013 6:03 PM
    Flood watches and warnings remained in effect for parts of Lake County on Thursday. Flooding of yards and roads was expected in portions of Antioch and Cuba townships and areas in McHenry County.

     
  • Flooding possible in Lake County, meteorologists say Apr 11, 2013 12:12 PM
    Flooding along the Des Plaines River, the Fox River and the Chain O' Lakes system in Lake County is possible this weekend because of expected rain, officials announced Wednesday. The National Weather Service issued flood watches and warnings for parts of the county.

     
  • Water sample kits available locally: Apr 3, 2013 5:07 PM
    A test program offered by the Lake County Health Department gives private well owners a convenient way to have their drinking water tested. For the first time, water sample kits are available in specific municipalities and townships with substantial populations that rely on private water wells.

     
  • Antioch Township murder trial on track to begin April 29 Apr 2, 2013 1:55 PM
    The trial of an Antioch Township man accused of murdering his ex-girlfriend could begin April 29. Michael Axtell, 41, is charged with three counts of first-degree murder in the October 2012 death of Tammy Stone, 40. Axtell has pleaded not guilty to the charges and is held in Lake County jail on $3 million bond. Lake County Assistant State's Attorney Eric Kalata and defense attorney Katherine Hutch told Judge Victoria Rossetti on Tuesday that both sides are prepared to go to trial.

     
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