For Immediate Release
Press Release- Emergency Curfew Order Lifted
Antioch, IL. – Thursday, August 27, 2020
The Antioch Police Department extends our thanks to the entire community for their overwhelming show of support and the level of cooperation exhibited during last night’s emergency curfew, issued by Mayor Hanson. As most can understand, decisions that affect people’s lives can be some of the most difficult to make. One must carefully balance the impact to individuals with what is best for the safety of the entire community. Adding to the level of difficulty in making these decisions is the rate in which the information and circumstances evolve. Yesterday, based upon the best information available, there was reason to believe the Village was identified as a potential target for a large-scale social unrest event, which led to Mayor Hanson’s decision to impose the emergency curfew.
The Department continues to monitor all available information and current trends in an attempt identify and evaluate potential risks. After much careful consideration, based on the best information available at this time, Mayor Hanson, in collaboration with the police department, has made the decision to lift the emergency curfew order. We ask the community to understand that situations such as these are often extremely fluid, and as a result, this decision is subject to reversal should a new need for an emergency curfew arise.
Although the curfew is lifted, we want to reassure our community that the Department continues to respond appropriately in order to keep Antioch safe. We encourage our residents, businesses, and guests to remain vigilant in remaining aware of suspicious activity.
On behalf of our entire Antioch community, the Antioch Police Department would like to extend our deepest thanks to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office and the Illinois State Police for the valuable assistance they provided in helping keep the Village safe during these events.