Antioch

Billy Varner (Lake County Jail booking photo)

Antioch Man Who Fled State After Killing Wife, Mother Pleads Guilty

A north suburban man pleaded guilty to first-degree murder and will likely spend the rest of his life in prison for the deaths of his wife and mother.

10/20/2014

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Driver Arrested After Showing Convict’s ID To Cop

A routine traffic stop last week in Antioch proved that even an inmate in the Illinois Department of Corrections has to worry about identity theft.

06/25/2014

Billy Varner (Lake County Jail booking photo)

Trial Delayed In Brutal Double Murder In Antioch

Billy Varner, 55, is charged with first-degree murder for allegedly killing his wife with a machete and then suffocating his mother last October

05/14/2014

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Teen Pleads Guilty To DUI In Drag Race That Killed Antioch Girl

Under a negotiated deal approved by Judge Victoria Rossetti, Jeremy Betancourt pleaded guilty to aggravated driving under the influence of marijuana, a Class 2 felony, while other charges against him, including aggravated street racing and reckless homicide, were dropped

03/28/2014

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Woman Injured In Antioch Residential Blaze

Firefighters got creative following a residential fire early Sunday in north suburban Antioch.

02/02/2014

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Antioch Police Make Arrest In Serial Vehicle Burglaries

A 22-year-old Antioch man was arrested for allegedly burglarizing vehicles in the Oakwood Knolls subdivision in Antioch last weekend

12/26/2013

Billy Varner (Lake County Jail booking photo)

Man Pleads Not Guilty To Killing Wife With Machete, Suffocating Mom

A north suburban man accused of nearly decapitating his wife with a machete and later suffocating his elderly mother will spend the rest of his life behind bars if he is convicted their murders.

12/05/2013

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Antioch Man Shot Himself To Get Sympathy, Reported It As Drive-Dy: Police

A north suburban Antioch man who allegedly shot himself in the arm and then told police he was injured in a drive-by shooting earlier this week was charged with three felony offenses on Wednesday, including aggravated unlawful use of a firearm.

11/28/2013

Thomas M. Chmura (Credit: Antioch Police)

Trial Date Set For Monk Charged With Child Abduction

Thomas Chmura, 57, is charged with four counts of child abduction, related to his alleged offering of rides to a number of girls whose ages ranged from 11 to 14 in April.

11/07/2013

Billy Varner (Lake County Jail booking photo)

No Bail For Man Charged In Vicious Slayings Of Wife, Mother

An Antioch man was ordered held without bond Tuesday morning, accused of brutally killing his wife and mother in the apartment they all shared, then fleeing the state.

11/05/2013

Billy Varner (Credit: Antioch Police)

Man Charged In Antioch Double Murder

Billy Varner, 54, was arrested in Williston, N.D., after walking into a church, armed with a shotgun, and committing a robbery.

11/04/2013

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Students Sickened By Medication At Antioch School

About 10 students at a north suburban school were hospitalized after a student gave out a prescription medication to friends, causing some to become sick.

10/29/2013

Billy Varner (Credit: Antioch Police)

Man Wanted For Questioning In Antioch Homicides

Police in north suburban Antioch said they are searching for a 54-year-old man in connection with a “suspicious death” Monday evening.

10/29/2013

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Man Dies After Falling In Suburban Lake While Boating With Daughter

Described by a family friend as “a jack of all trades,” and a lover of water sports – from jet skiing to boating – 47-year-old Dave Azooz spent a lot of time on Lake Marie, just outside Antioch.

09/18/2013

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Crews Searching For Man In Lake Near Antioch

Emergency crews are searching for a man who went into the water in Lake Marie near north suburban Antioch Tuesday night but never surfaced after the boat he and his daughter were on had engine problems.

09/17/2013

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Students On Board In 2-Bus Accident In Antioch

Two Antioch Upper Grade School school buses fully loaded with children to take home were involved in a collision with each other Tuesday.

09/11/2013

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Antioch Police Warn Of Luring Attempts Near High School

Two Antioch High School students reported a man in his 60s calling out to them to stop and come to his location, in separate incidents.

09/09/2013

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Man Attempts To Lure Girl In Antioch

A man attempted to lure a teenage girl Friday in north suburban Antioch.

09/07/2013

Michael Dawson (left) and Jeremy Betancourt (right) were allegedly drag racing in Gurnee, when Betancourt's car went airborne and rolled over in a ditch, killing a 16-year-old girl riding in the back seat. Betancourt faces reckless homicide charges. (Credit: Gurnee Police)

Police: 16-Year-Old Girl Killed In Crash During Drag Race

A teenage drag race turned tragic Monday night when one of the cars went airborne and rolled over, leaving a north suburban girl dead, three other people injured and both drivers in jail facing felony charges.

06/25/2013

Thomas M. Chmura (Credit: Antioch Police)

Monk Accused Of Attempted Kidnapping Taken Into Custody Again

Thomas Chmura is accused of attempting to abduct an Antioch girl. His bond was revoked when he reportedly was caught in the presence of children at his Benet Lake, Wisc. complex. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.

05/06/2013

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