CHICAGO (CBS) — Officials in north suburban Antioch were waiting to see if voters have given them the nod to reopen a fire station that has been closed since the end of last year.
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.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Colder And Blustery Sunday Night
Antioch Fire Chief John Nixon said the First Fire Protection District is funded by the village and township equally, so there’s no reopening Station 3 without the approval of both.
There are still 32 mail-in ballots uncounted, and more could come in over the next couple days.READ MORE: 5 Killed, 19 Wounded In Chicago Weekend Shootings
“Right now, we’re just holding our breath, with positivity, but still uncertainty,” he said. “it is a little stressful. The overall outcome, though, is very pleasing.”