Another exciting summer in Antioch is winding down into what I expect to be an exciting fall in our village!
Our village staff worked tirelessly to put on events throughout the summer, such as the It’s Thursday concerts at the bandshell. This year, we kicked off the Thursday night concerts by partnering with 95 WIIL Rock radio to put on a show that brought several thousand people to Downtown Antioch. The Royal Bliss show was more fun than we could have imagined. I don’t have any details to share right now, but I can tell you that our staff is already working on next summer’s concerts!
New this year, the village started our Food Truck FEASTival, held on the second and fourth Sunday of June through September. Our staff has worked to bring a variety of food trucks into Antioch for each event. In addition to the FEASTival, we also hosted Sunday children’s concerts at the bandshell on the second Sunday of June, July, and August.
We have not only been busy with events, but the village has also been busy moving forward with our downtown redevelopment. At the end of July, the village broke ground with the environmental work at the village-owned property at Main Street and Orchard Street (the former Pittman Property site). This work sets the stage for the spring construction of a new park!
You can follow the progress of our downtown redevelopment on the Village of Antioch Facebook page, @enjoyantioch, or on our village website, www.antioch.il.gov. You can also follow my weekly updates on my Facebook page,
Mayor Scott Gartner