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  • 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.

  • Sign up for garden plot Apr 1, 2013 6:00 PM
    Space is available at the community garden for Antioch and Antioch Township residents who want to grow their own crops. Plots are $25 annually for a 10 foot-by-20 foot area. Double plots are $50.

  • Antioch mayor defends “indecisiveness” accusation from opponent Mar 22, 2013 6:11 PM
    Antioch mayoral challenger Mary Gaborek said indecisiveness by her opponent shows a lack of leadership for the village. She said incumbent Larry Hanson has taken too long to make major decisions, resulting in Antioch lagging behind other towns. Hanson denies the allegation and said his track record shows issues are being addressed.

  • Former Antioch Rescue Squad chief: I took the fall Mar 19, 2013 9:08 AM
    Retired Antioch Rescue Squad Chief Wayne Sobczak said he was the "sacrificial lamb" when punishment was handed out in the wake of misconduct allegations involving the squad last year. In his first public statements about the controversies, Sobczak said squad officials were victims of political sabotage, but added that he and the rest of the squad are still loved by the community.

  • Police: Lake County woman killed by ex-boyfriend Mar 16, 2013 10:59 AM
    A Lake County woman who obtained an order of protection this week against her ex-boyfriend was killed by him before he took his own life, authorities said. Diane Kephart, 61, was attacked by Paul Neff of Mundelein in the driveway of her parents' Antioch Township home, police said. "This is a very tragic day," Sheriff Mark Curran said.

  • Editorial: With second chance come obligations Feb 22, 2013 9:46 AM
    A Lake Zurich cop and the Antioch Rescue Squad got second chances this week. A Daily Herald editorial's message: don't blow it.

  • Investigators look at speed, weather in fatal crash Feb 20, 2013 5:12 PM
    Lake County Sheriff investigators say they are looking at speed and weather in trying to determine the cause of a single-vehicle crash that killed two teens in Antioch Township this week. Lake County Chief Deputy Coroner Orlando Portillo said Wednesday autopsies will not be done on Wittkamp and his passenger, Ashley Seay, 17, of Lindenhurst. Authorities said the teens were pronounced dead at the scene.

  • Lakes, Antioch high schools mourn the deaths of two students in crash Feb 19, 2013 6:30 PM
    Tim Staples was watching television with his family in the living room of their Antioch Township house when he noticed headlights in his front yard Monday night. "Your instincts just know something's wrong," Staples said. A 2007 black Chevrolet TrailBlazer had veered off Wilmot Road and struck a tree on his property, killing a Lakes High School and an Antioch High School teen.

  • Antioch Rescue Squad contract extension comes with a warning Feb 19, 2013 5:29 AM
    It's now or never for the Antioch Rescue Squad. Antioch village officials agreed to extend a new 91-day contract to the troubled Antioch Rescue Squad but said it had better get its act together.

  • Antioch Township men charged in drug arrest Feb 18, 2013 7:06 PM
    Two men were charged with drug offenses last week after Lake Villa police using a search warrant said they found a marijuana-growing operation at their home in Antioch Township. Christopher N. Jansen, 45 and Rusty Meyers II, 20, face charges after police found 10 marijuana plants, 163 grams of marijuana and several items of drug paraphernalia in the home where they live, police said.

  • Mark Ring: Candidate Profile Feb 22, 2013 6:09 PM
    Candidate information for Mark Ring, running for Antioch Township Highway Commissioner (4-year Term)

  • Anita Merkel Dyer: Candidate Profile Feb 22, 2013 6:09 PM
    Candidate information for Anita Merkel Dyer, running for Antioch Township Clerk (4-year Term)

  • Brent Bluthardt: Candidate Profile Feb 22, 2013 6:09 PM
    Candidate information for Brent Bluthardt, running for Antioch Township Board (4-year Terms)

  • Peter Grant: Candidate Profile Feb 22, 2013 6:09 PM
    Candidate information for Peter Grant, running for Antioch Township Board (4-year Terms)

  • Steve Turner: Candidate Profile Feb 25, 2013 2:49 PM
    Candidate information for Steve Turner, running for Antioch Township Board (4-year Terms)

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