Happy Snow Day, Antioch!
I think days like this bring out the inner child in all of us. As a kid, there was nothing quite as exciting as an unexpected snow day! I hope that if you have had to go out in this weather, it was for fun. The roads have been a bit rough all day today. I wanted to give a shout-out to our snowplow drivers at the Antioch Public Works Department. Our plow drivers have been out since early this morning making sure our village streets were safe for travel. Thank you, Antioch PW for all that you do! In addition to the Antioch Public Works Department, the men and women of the Antioch Police Department have also been out in force today. Even with rough road conditions, these officers haven’t missed a beat. I am grateful for their dedication to our community. Our village has an outstanding team of dedicated employees.
Do you have your Winter Wine Walk tickets yet? We’re only about a week away from the 2024 Winter Wine Walk! I’d suggest getting tickets now before they’re gone. If you don’t have a chance to buy tickets, Star 105.5 will be giving away tickets all this next week on the Star Morning Show with Joe and Tina! The 2024 Winter Wine Walk is next Saturday, January 20th. Tickets are $45 per person. The Wine Walk will have about 30 stops and roughly 50 types of wine to try! To purchase tickets, you can: 1) Call the Antioch Parks Department at 847-395-2160, 2) Email the Antioch Parks Department at firstname.lastname@example.org, 3) Shop online at: https://secure.rec1.com/IL/village-of-antioch/catalog/index/50a643b5eaeb74a176c021e092fc9413?filter=c2VhcmNoPXdpbmU=
At our Village Board meeting this past Wednesday, the board re-approved the Final Plat for Phase IV of the Clublands development. This is exciting to see move forward! Having a developer looking to invest in building 347 owner-occupied single family homes in Antioch is a fantastic endorsement of our village. It’s become a lot less common to see major developments like this anywhere in Chicagoland. This area was first approved for development by the village board back in 2007, but then Neumann Homes went bankrupt and the development stopped. It’s great to see continued growth in our village. In addition to new homes, I’m excited to hear about more businesses looking to locate or expand in our village. Also at our last board meeting, the Village Board approved an economic incentive agreement with Raymond Kia. This will not only help the Raymond Auto Group expand its presence in our community (and sell more cars). This development has also sparked the interest of other businesses to locate within our community. Several have already signed letters of intent to locate to this new development. I can’t wait to share more information when it becomes available.
Also at our last Village Board meeting, the village adopted a resolution making Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day a village holiday. In observance of the holiday, all village offices will be closed on Monday, January 15th.
The Antioch Chamber of Commerce has partnered with the Antioch Junior Women’s Club for a night of laughs in February. The annual Comedy Night and silent auction will be held on Saturday, February 3rd at the Antioch VFW Hall. The event will raise funds for Open Arms Food Pantry, Save-A-Pet, Midwest Veteran’s Closet, AAHAA-Antioch Area Healthcare Accessibility Alliance, A Safe Place, Antioch Junior Woman’s Club, and the Antioch Chamber of Commerce. Tickets are $45 each, or a table for 8 for $320. More information and a link to purchase tickets are available at: https://cm.antiochchamber.org/events/details/comedy-night-dinner-with-stand-up-comedian-2-3-24-8040
The Antioch Parks Department Sweetheart Luau Dance is coming up on Saturday, February, 10th at Northbridge Church. This is a chance for you to share a fun-filled evening with your little girl(s)! To purchase tickets, call the Antioch Parks Department at 847-395-2160, email the Antioch Parks Department at email@example.com, or visit https://secure.rec1.com/IL/village-of-antioch/catalog/index/0b872891ab9552d0d737834f3c313e52?filter=c2VhcmNoPXN3ZWV0aGVhcnQ%3D&fbclid=IwAR3O9-Q-vGP5DEPVvnm3wP5AFMcoJzf6QAW7X48Hs-xBDIk9xXWIVmCBcMw
I hope you have a great weekend! Enjoy the snow! 😊
Scott J. Gartner
Upcoming Village Events:
January 20. 2024, 12n – 4 p.m. – 2024 Village of Antioch Winter Wine Walk
February 10, 2024, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. – 2024 Village of Antioch Sweetheart Luau Dance