Back in the day, Antioch was a popular vacation destination for Chicagoans who wanted to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. Among those enjoying a break from city life was gangster Al Capone, who had a summer home here – a nice getaway during the busy Prohibition era.
Antioch is located just south of the Wisconsin border, within the Chicago metropolitan area. Residents and visitors enjoy nearby lakes for fishing and boating as well as the village’s parks, golf club and community pool.
Antioch also has a vibrant downtown business district with eateries, boutiques and antique shops. The community hosts free weekly concerts during the summer and an annual Taste of Summer event with food tastings.
Home to an active performing arts scene, the village has a community theater featuring live entertainment. The Antioch Fine Arts Foundation promotes area arts with a gallery, exhibits, art classes and workshops as well as special events.
Students in Antioch attend schools within the Antioch Community Consolidated School District 34, which includes seven elementary schools and Antioch Community High School.
The village is situated along Metra’s North Central Service Line and near a number of major state highways including Route 83 and Route 173.