The transition to Spring is upon us! As the Township moves forward, we look to ever increasing service to our community while using our tax dollars wisely.
General and emergency assistance continues to grow as many people need a helping hand. Plans to continue to improve Township roadways will result in safe travel for everyone.
The Tim Osmond Sports Park has become a destination for many people as well as our organized sports teams and the expanded parking area has been well received.
We continue to support our Township transit programs, including our medical bus in cooperation with AAHAA. I continue to represent Antioch Township as a member of the steering committee for Ride Lake County West which along with Lake County and PACE offer much needed transportation services to our residents through local and federal grant programs. Last year the program provided over three thousand trips for Antioch Township residents. I will also continue the township larvicide program treating our Township catch basins to keep them free from mosquitoes. This is what Township government is, not complex and Together we can to great things. Happy Spring!
Steve Smouse, Antioch Township Supervisor
- Efficient and effective
- Intergovernmental agreements and cooperation
- Local townships employ a larger share of part time employees and have lower benefit costs.
Myth: Combining services will save money and offer greater efficiencies. As well, the claim "duplication of services" virtually never exists. Local governments have specific geographical area of responsibilities.
Smaller Governments are More Efficient
In Illinois, the data shows that smaller local governments, including townships, drive greater efficiency, despite theories to the contrary. Local democracy is simply less expensive.
Pet Lost and Found
Antioch Township is also proud to partner with the Lake County Health Department's Lost and Found Pet Service! People who have lost their pets in Lake County can submit photos for posting. People who have found pets and want to return them to their owners can also submit photos.
Antioch Township is pleased to announce a new partnership with Nicasa.
Antioch Township Supervisor, Steve Smouse and Township Trustee Peter Grant met today with Bruce N. Johnson, Chief Executive Officer of Nicasa to join forces in assisting at-risk families in Antioch Township.
More information is available on the Nicasa website.
Share the Road!
We're seeing more and more bicyclists on the roads in Antioch Township. Safe riding requires both the cyclists and motor vehicle drivers know the rules of the road.
Ensure your safety by making certain you're familiar with the rules, have proper safety equipment, and working headlights, taillights, and reflectors.
Passport applications are now being accepted at the Township Offices. An appointment is required.
Call (847) 395-3378, today, to schedule your appointment and get more information. Passport applications take between 4 and 6 weeks to process, so don't procrastinate!
As part of a new clothing and textiles community-wide recycling program, Solid Waste Agency of Lake County has bins placed throughout Lake County.
The recycling project is the culmination of research done by SWALCO officials on how much of the county's textiles end up getting thrown out versus re-purposing them.
Marianne Rampale, SWALCO director of community outreach, said that 85 percent of unwanted clothing and textiles end up in landfills, like the one located in Grayslake. She added that the average person throws away 70 pounds of textiles each year.
"I knew the number would be high, but I didn't know that it would be this high" Pampale said of the amount of textiles that can now avoid that fate and instead be recycled via one of the 13 bins that are located at sites such as park districts, city hall offices, fire stations, and public works facilities in Fox Lake, Grayslake, Round Lake, Round Lake Beach, Round Lake Park, Vernon Hills, Warren Township, Wauconda, and Zion"
"The recycling bins are just the first tier of the program," Rampale said. Tier 2 will ask of organizations such as libraries, schools, and community groups to help with the collection of these items by holding one day, week long, or permanent textile and clothing drives that can be dropped off at SWALCO or picked up by SWALCO officials.
"Ninety-five percent of what we collect well be re-purposed and recycled." Rampale said. "It's such a win-win for our community and our planet."