Authentic Antioch

Ted And Vicki Axton Playground Dedication

Check out the front page of the June 28 HiLiter in Antioch-Trevor, Lindenhurst-Lake Villa-Fox Lake, and Richmond-Johnsburg.

Rob Hardman, the son-in-law of Ted and Vicki Axton, uses a pair of giant scissors to cut the ribbon signifying the end of a giant project at the reopening and dedication of the Ted and Vicki Axton Playground located in Centennial Park, 601 Anita St., in Antioch, on Sunday, June 25. Others in the photo, left to right, are Northbridge Church Pastor Mark Albrecht, Northbridge Church Pastor Dawn Hayman, Antioch Parks board member Ron Horton, Antioch mayor Larry Hanson, and, obscured behind Hanson, Antioch trustee Jerry Johnson.

The newly reopened and dedicated Ted and Vicki Axton Playground located in Centennial Park, 601 Anita St., in Antioch, stands open and ready for business--and play.

Dignitaries on hand for the reopening of the Ted and Vicki Axton Playground in Centennial Park included, left to right, Northbridge Church Pastor Dawn Hayman, Junior Miss Antioch Adalia Tate, Little Miss Antioch Adriana Thornton, Miss Antioch Jessica 'J-La' Lamberty, Northbridge Church Pastor Mark Albrecht, Antioch trustee Jerry Johnson, Mayor Larry Hanson, Antioch Parks board member Ron Horton, Parks and Recreation event organizer Toni Galster, and the Axton's son-in-law and expert ribbon cutter, Rob Hardman.

The huge, wooden, castle-like maze at the east end of Centennial Park on Anita St. has been officially dedicated as the Ted Read More

Antioch Firefighters Turn Up The (Griddle’s) Heat

Firefighter Jim Robinson, left, gets a hand flipping flapjacks, in fact, six hands, from Antioch 2017 Queens, Miss Antioch Jessica 'J-La' Lamberty, Junior Miss Adalia Tate, and Little Miss Adriana Thornton at the Antioch Firefighters Association annual pancake breakfast at Fire Station #1, 835 Holbek Dr., on Sunday, June 25.

Check out this week's HiLiter editions, page 6, in Antioch-Trevor, Lindenhurst-Lake Villa-Fox Lake, and Richmond-Johnsburg.

Thousands of pancakes and sausages were once again served during this year’s Antioch Firefighters Association Read More

It’s Thursday, It’s Rockin’ at “The Shell”

Antioch's 2017 Queens, Miss Antioch Jessica 'J-La' Lamberty, Junior Miss Adalia Tate, and Little Miss Adriana Thornton warm up the crowd before the second It's Thursday concert.

Antioch's own Logan Ramey, 12, channels a bit of Elvis as the opening act at the second 'It's Thursday' concert held at The Shell.

The rock group Cover Kings Band perform at the second 'It's Thursday' concert held at The Shell on Thursday, June 22.

Antioch’s Queens, twelve-year-old Logan Ramey, and the Cover Kings Band entertained area residents at the second Read More

It’s Thursday Concert Series Kicks Off 2017 Season

J-La is featured on page 4 of the Antioch-Trevor, Lindenhurst-Lake Villa-Fox Lake, and Richmond-Johnsburg editions of the HiLiter!

The new Little Miss Antioch Adriana Thornton, 8, Lakes Area Community Band director Steve Porch, and 2017 Miss Antioch Jessica Lamberty greet the audience to kick off this year's It's Thursday concert series.

Pretty 2017 Little Miss Antioch Adriana Thornton, 8, made an appearance at this year's premiere of the It's Thursday concert series.

Featured vocalist Jessica 'J-La' Lamberty entertains the crowd with her rendition of 'Blue Moon' as Steve Porch conducts the Lakes Area Community Band.

Antioch's Pop Idol J-La singing her rendition of 'Edelweiss' from The Sound of Music with the Lakes Area Community Band's noted conductor Steve Porch accompanying on keyboard.

Backstage at 'The Shell'

Featured vocalist Jessica “J-La” Lamberty entertained the crowd with her singing as did the Lakes Area Community Band Read More

Bargain Hunting at the Arts and Crafts Faire


Shoppers Ellen Johnson, Kelsey Untch, and Paige Halvorsen, left to right, hunt for bargains in the Garden Sparrow Design booth during the Summer Arts and Crafts Faire.

The Summer Arts and Crafts Faire returned to Main St. and Depot St. in Antioch on Saturday, June 17. Read More

Antioch’s Farmers Market Is Open For Business

This year's Farmers Market on the northeast corner of Orchard St. and Main St. in Antioch is once again open for business. Read More

Summer Wine Walk Fun — Take the Wine Walk Poll!

Downtown Antioch was the scene of this year’s Summer Wine Walk on Saturday, June 3.

There was little whining Read More

The 4-H Club is “Making APLD Beautiful Again!”

The Chain O’Lakes 4-H Club paid a visit to Antioch to pool their horticultural skills, planting flowers and dressing up the Read More

“If you fill it, they will come” — Antioch’s Aqua Center Is Open!

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“If you fill it, they will come” was the operative phrase during the opening weekend of the Antioch Aqua Center in Williams Park Read More

Antioch Selects Its Royalty for 2017 / Now 73 photos!

The front page of the Antioch-Trevor, Lindenhurst-Lake Villa-Fox Lake, and Richmond-Johnsburg HiLiterfeatures the new Miss Antioch Read More