Welcome to Antioch Township

We are very proud of our multipurpose building that was built to serve as much more than just a township hall. This project was envisioned by the late Rep. Tim Osmond,and Supervisor Steve Smouse as a way to share property and assets, to build a building that not only would serve as an administrative center for both, but serve the community and seniors in the area as well.

Antioch Township multipurpose building

Ceremonial Ribbon Cutting

Illinois State Representative JoAnn Osmond and Antioch Township Supervisor Steve Smouse take part in a ribbon cutting event to kickoff the upcoming youth football season.

Ceremonial Ribbon Cutting

New Township Officials

Back: Trustee Peter Grant, Trustee Tom Shaughnessy, Trustee Steve Turner, Supervisor Steve Smouse, Trustee Judy Davis, and Highway Commissioner Mark Ring
Front: Township Clerk Anita Merkel Dyer

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Antioch Township Transit Services

Understanding the growing needs of transportation for seniors and the disabled, yet realizing the high costs of such a program. Antioch, Grant, and Lake Villa Townships have come together in a joint effort to serve their residents with the Township Transit Program.

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From the Desk of Steve Smouse, Township Supervisor: (April 2014)

Four days until spring at this writing. It sure does not feel like spring after this winter! I never thought I would be of an age to say “remember when”, but I remember the winter of 1978-79 when Antioch received 105 inches of snow, we almost made it!

That being said, we need to prepare for the aftermath of a winter such as this. Flooding similar to last year could follow if the snow melts quickly, or if we have larger than normal rainfall. If you were impacted by last year’s flooding, make sure you are prepared this year. As usual, we will have bags and sand available if this happens.

Happy Spring and stay safe.

Steve Smouse
Antioch Township Supervisor


From the Desk of Steve Smouse, Township Supervisor: (March 2014)

Spring begins this month. Let’s hope that Mother Nature gets the memo, and we can put winter behind us! As we move forward let's keep in perspective that we all need to work together to secure prosperity for all. As Thomas Jefferson said when he retired from the presidency in 1809," The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only legitimate object of good government."

Steve Smouse
Antioch Township Supervisor


From the desk of Antioch Township Supervisor Steve Smouse (January 2014)

Another year is passing and they continue to go faster and faster. A recent picture in the newspaper showed me with dark hair in a 1992 Arbor Day event labeled as a picture from the past, it doesn't seem that long ago. As we move forward let's keep in perspective that we all need to work together to secure prosperity for all. As Thomas Jefferson said when he retired from the presidency in 1809, "The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only legitimate object of good government."

Happy New Year!

Steve Smouse
Antioch Township Supervisor


From the desk of Antioch Township Supervisor Steve Smouse (December 2013)

It's hard to believe that the holidays are just around the corner so it is the time of year that we need to adjust to winter weather. Keep tabs on older relatives and neighbors to make sure that they are coping with winter. Get used to driving in winter mode so that you will be safe and you can avoid unsafe drivers on the road with you. Keep in the spirit of the holidays and do a good deed for someone who is in need even if they don't know that it was you who cared. In the long run all of these things will make you feel better and be a better person for doing so. One never knows how powerful kindness really is.

Steve Smouse
Antioch Township Supervisor


From the desk of Antioch Township Supervisor Steve Smouse (November 2013)

After a beautiful summer and glorious early autumn, it seems that cold weather will actually be returning. I’d like to remind our senior citizens that the Township has some wonderful transportation-options for them. The Tri-Township Transit runs on Tuesdays and Thursdays to the Antioch Walmart. Call 847-365-7433 to schedule a pick up. The fare is just $1.00 each way!

The Township is also participating in the Northwest Demonstration Project with Pace. Stop in at the Township office to get more information and fill out a registration form.

The Senior flu shot clinic was a great success. Let’s stay healthy this winter!

The Eagle Scout pavilion project at Thelen Park is just about complete. Congratulations to Anthony Goeckner for his dedication and commitment!

Happy Thanksgiving to all!

Steve Smouse
Antioch Township Supervisor


From the desk of Antioch Township Supervisor Steve Smouse (October 2013)

I'm trying to complete my summer projects while it is still summer, it usually doesn't happen but we can try. This is a good time to check your furnace and other systems in the house along with your vehicle to make sure that everything is ready for winter. Also make sure you have new batteries in your smoke detectors and flashlights for winter emergencies. We want everyone to be informed in case of emergencies so on Monday, September 23 at 7:00 PM our Antioch Township Public Safety Director Bob Wonderling will give our second program on public safety at the Antioch Library. He will speak on the subject of emergencies in your home and how to prepare to evacuate if necessary. Everyone is welcome, there is no charge. Antioch Township continues to provide necessary services such as these programs using volunteers which for many years in our community have provided top notch services without burdening the tax payers with constant increases to their tax bills. See you next month. 

Steve Smouse
Antioch Township Supervisor


From the desk of Antioch Township Supervisor Steve Smouse (September 2013)

Summer is over and the kids are back in school. Please be cautious near the school buses.


The Township recently hosted the Secretary of State‘s Super Senior Mobile Unit. It was a great success, and plans are underway to have another in January 2014!

The Township will be offering a FREE flu shot clinic in October. Details to follow. For more information call Anita, or Liz at 847-395-3378.

There are still openings for the Senior Holiday luncheon to be held at the Township Center on December 3. Call Today to reserve your seat...and don’t forget to bring a wrapped gift for our grab bag. Minimum gift price $10.00.

Please keep safe and enjoy autumn in all its glory!

 

Steve Smouse
Antioch Township Supervisor


The Township office has an updated supply of Lake County Highway and Bike Trail maps available for residents.


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Improved Web Site for Communication

We hope you enjoy the launch of our new web site. Please feel free to contact us for information and suggestions. Contact Us

Look through our site and also feel welcome to visit our building at 1625 Deep Lake Road.