Authentic Antioch

It’s “Tickets, Please!” for the North Pole Express!

North Pole Express Tickets

Kelly Anderson, left, with her nine-year-old Maltese, Zoey, Parks and Recreation staffer Toni Galster, Vayda Vaughn, 3, and her mother Bridget Vaughn listen to the ringing as conductor Cindy Zinaveah unpacks the bells for this year's North Pole Express.

SOLD OUT! It’s never too early to start ringing Christmas bells at the opening of ticket sales for this year’s North Pole Express Read More

Bargain-Hunting Bibliophiles at APLD


The Taylor family's five-year-old triplets, Joe, left, Samantha, and Jack, along with their father, Mike, take their bargain hunting for children's books to new heights at the annual Antioch Library Friends Used Book Sale.

Bargain-hunting bibliophiles gathered at the annual Antioch Library Friends Used Book Sale Read More

Buttrick Gets Resealed

Buttrick’s Mill got a coat of weather sealant applied in time to take on the upcoming winter Read More

Antioch Township Keeps ‘Em Down on the Farm

Down on the Farm Making New Friends

Evelyn Fallstrom, 7, discovers the way to a sheep's heart is through the four parts of its stomach during the second annual "Down On the Farm" get together.

Down on the Farm Take Me to Your Leader!

Reid Leukhardt, 2, exclaims "Take me to your leader!" to his new wooly friends as mother, Ryan, observes during the second annual "Down On the Farm" get together.

It’s that time of year again! Time to think about returning to school and time for a last fling, the second annual “Down on the Farm” event, held at the Antioch Township Hall, 1625 Deep Lake Rd., Lake Villa, on Friday, Aug 21. Read More

West Nile Virus Detected in Lake County

From Lake County IL:

Mosquitoes Test Positive for West Nile Virus in Lake County

A mosquito pool (or batch of mosquitoes) sampled July 16 in Gurnee has tested positive for West Nile virus. The mosquito pool is the first confirmed indicator of the disease’s presence in Lake County in 2015. Read More

LRHS Opens Civil War “A Nation Mourns” Exhibit

The Civil War: A Nation Mourns

The Exhibit Entrance

The Civil War: A Nation Mourns

A Variety of Clothing and Accessories on Display

The Civil War: A Nation Mourns

The Civil War: A Nation Mourns

The Lakes Region Historical Society (LRHS) opened another in their series of Civil War exhibits, “Ladies Attire of the Civil War–A Nation Mourns” at the Meeting House, 977 Main St. in Antioch, on Thursday, July 16. Read More

Lions Defeat Chickens, 1800-0

Lions Chicken BBQThe Annual Lions Chicken BBQ

Antioch Lions Ron Taylor, left, and a nearly-obscured-by-smoke Bill Mellen heave to a rack of birds during the annual Lions Chicken BBQ.

The Antioch Lions Club, with assistance from Antioch firefighters, held their annual Chicken BBQ at Williams Park, 741 Main St., on Sunday, July 26. The popular event was a success again this year, keeping area residents well fed. Read More

Orchard St. Extension Closed

Orchard St. Extension ClosureThe Orchard St. Extension Will Be Closed Till Further Notice

Depot St., one block north of Orchard St., serves as an alternate route during the closure.

The Orchard St. extension from Main Street to Depot St. is closed for repairs until further notice. Depot St. serves as an alternate route east.

Repair work involves the pipe (culvert) that carries water from Sequoit Creek under the roadway. Read More

Beat the Heat, Wet Your Feet

Aqua Center Heat WaveAqua Center Heat Wave

A Parks and Recreation lifeguard keeps a vigilant eye over the children's area on a crowded day at the Antioch Aqua Center.

Aqua Center Heat Wave Aqua Center Heat Wave

Last week's heat wave sent residents, young and old, to the Antioch Aqua Center for a bit of relief.

The hottest weather yet to hit the Village this summer caused many to seek a bit of relief and fun at the Antioch Aqua Center in Williams Park, 741 Main St., this past week. Read More