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Woman Charged With Fatal Antioch Motorcycle Crash

A woman charged with hit-and-run for a motorcycle crash that left a man dead in north suburban Antioch early Wednesday has been ordered held on a $250,000 bond.


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Return Of Swimming Season Prompts Warning About Rip Currents

This past weekend marked the unofficial start of summer and the outdoor swimming season, and it was also marked by drownings and water rescues. Benjamin said part of the problem is that too many people think they’re better swimmers than they are.


A man drowned after trying to rescue a cat. (CBS)

Man Dies After Jumping Into Antioch Lake After Cat

A 46-year-old man died after he jumped into a north suburban lake after a cat.


File photo of a slot machine. (CBS)

Iowa Casino Doesn’t Have To Pay Antioch Grandmother $41M Jackpot Glitch

When an Illinois grandmother bet a quarter in an Iowa slot machine in 2011, she thought she’d hit it big. The screen said: “Bonus Award – $41797550.16.” But state officials later concluded the award was a computer glitch, and the Iowa Supreme Court ruled McKee didn’t hit any jackpot — no matter what the screen told her.


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Antioch Vote On Reopening Fire Station Still Undecided

Voters in the village of Antioch approved a property tax hike for more ambulance service by more than 300 votes, but in unincorporated Antioch Township, the tax increase was ahead by only 8 votes, with more votes to be counted.


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Man Killed, Woman Injured In Antioch House Fire

One man was killed and a woman was transported in serious condition after a house fire in Antioch Township Sunday morning, according to the Lake County Sheriff.


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Two Injured In Separate Snowmobile Crashes In Antioch

Both crashes occurred after 7 p.m. at Blarney Island, which is part of the Chain O’Lakes waterway system and located one mile off shore, according to the island’s website.


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.


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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.


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


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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


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Woman Injured In Antioch Residential Blaze

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


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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


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.


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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.


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.


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.


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.


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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.


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.