Dominiak, Macek and Yost for Antioch trustee
Four candidates are seeking three four-year seats on the Antioch village board. Incumbents Mary C. Dominiak and Ed Macek face challengers Christina Wojciechowicz and Daniel Yost on April 2.
Dominiak, retired from teaching and marketing jobs, runs for a third term. Macek, a financial representative, has served Antioch for 30 years as former Antioch police commissioner, volunteer paramedic and past president of the Antioch Rescue Squad. He seeks a second term. Wojciechowicz is an operational manager of a logistics company and previously served as a Lake County juvenile mediation representative and Cub Scout leader. Yost is an employee benefit consultant, current Antioch police pension board member and president of the Neuhaven Homeowners Association.
Attracting and retaining businesses, keeping the budget in the black, infrastructure and downtown parking are current issues facing the board. All four candidates say grants and incentives are good to revive old buildings and strike interest in downtown. Wojciechowicz says two recent $200,000 incentives were too steep. Macek and Wojciechowicz say the permit process should be easier for prospective business owners. Dominiak states business owners like openness with the village and vows to continue that effort. Nearby villages are offering incentives and Yost would like Antioch to be competitive.
Dominiak says the village has a lot of momentum and wants to continue serving its residents. Macek says he will keep looking at ways to save money. They are both endorsed. Yost is also endorsed for his current board experience at the homeowners association and for his ideas to get residents involved. If elected, Wojciechowicz promises to be a good communicator, get things accomplished and make Antioch more family-friendly.