Note: Photo to follow whenever I return for a visitIf you love history as I do, then I suggest that you visit the Lakes Region Historical Society in Antioch. It's located in a very unusual locality but quite convenient, Antioch's Old Grade School Building at Main Street and Depot Street.It's locally referred to as The School House Museum". It...more
While in Antioch, it's always fun to visit the Pickard Factory Outlet Store and Museum.. This is a real outlet store that is located on the factory premises. This is where you are able to purchase "high quality seconds and closeout products at a 40%-60% discount of retail value".In their advertisements, they say that "China dealers say that...more
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350 West Highway 173, Antioch, Illinois, 60002, United States
Good for: Families
My friend Mickey had been telling me about this darling Gourmet Restaurant and Tea Services in Antioch; thus, we dropped in so I could see what it was all about.It is a delightful establishment that serves Breakfast, Lunch, and Gourmet Dinners. In addition, they conduct Two Tea Services.It has recently become a B.Y.O.B. [Bring Your Own Bottle] for...more
Allan and I often drove to Antioch to go to the wonderful Italian Restaurant called DiMarco's Restaurant It was written up several times in Chicago Magazine as one of the finest Italian restaurants in the Chicago suburbs. So, I was shocked this last time I visited Antioch and realized that it was no longer open. Instead, a new Italian Restaurant...more
Another relatively new restaurant in Antioch is called Oliverii North Trattoria-Pizzeria. It is one of four restaurants [Trattoria Oliverii in Northbrook, Il, Ristorante Bottaio in Libertyville, IL, and Ristorante Abruzzo in Deerfield, IL].Oliverii North is open Monday-Saturday from 11:00 am until 10"00 pm and on Sunday from 12:00 pm until 9:00...more
Allan and I were in Antioch about three weeks ago so that he could pick up his new contact lenses. We were very hungry and so when we saw a sign for a new place that sells BBQ, we decided to give it a try. So off to find Herm's BBQ we went.We had a little difficulty finding it because it's on Depot Street and somewhat out of the way.It's a very...more
After lunch on that November afternoon, Mickey and I decided that we would break down and go to the fudge place called Something Sweet and Gourmet. What a great decision that turned out to be. They make their fudge daily, and because of all the fresh quality ingredients, their store has earned a much deserved reputation for excellence.This store...more
I don't think that I have ever been so surprised as I was when I happened upon the relatively new Rugan's. First off, it is quite unique, bing a wine bar, Martini bar, Ale House, and Gourmet Tapas Bar They have live entertainment on Thursdays, and specials on all other days.Antioch, or at least the Antioch I used to know when I lived here, would...more
When we lived in Antioch, there was no rail service [it had ended in 1965 and did not return until 1996].
So, I was pleasantly surprised when Metra opened a new suburban passenger rail line called the North Central It was the first new rail line in 70 years. Antioch is the end of that line from Chicago Union Station.
Because this was such a successful project, they even expanded services. The train makes stops in 10 communities as well as a trasfer stop at O'Hare International Airport, Remote Parking Lot F. The length of the trip one way is 53 miles.
There are some drawbacks to this situation. There is only weekday service [NO WEEKENDS]. However, to supplement its service, Pace bus offers transportation to another community with a Metra line at another station that has weekend service.
In addition, there is no agent at the Depot. The waiting room hours are from 5:00 am until 8:00 pm. Parking is $1.50 a day.
But at least for those who work south of Antioch [especially those who work in Chicago], this is a big step forward. It takes between 85-87 minutes from Antioch to Chicago and without the complications of driving during rush hour.
The first building that I photographed on my latest trip to Antioch this time was Antioch Floral right on Main Street. They have been serving the Antioch area for years. Over that time, they have changed the look of the building. I think that it is quite attractive, and the reason that I photographed it in the first place was because I found it...more
What a beautiful, elegant, unique store we discovered right there on Toft Street in Antioch! This store is very large and most delightful to visit. It is called Rustique, and their motto is "feels like home".It is divided into different rooms, one just as spectacular as the next. Of course, since it was November, their store was decorated for...more
I've always been fond of resale shops. I find the most interesting and beautiful items that I could never afford at retail prices. Thus, I was pleased to discover on this most recent visit to Antioch, Illinois that there is a very upscale resale shop called Rose of Sharon Boutique. After learning that Sharon Westbrook is the owner, I assume it was...more
There are many positives about Antioch, Illinois. It is small town with small town values. It has a vibrant downtown area. It is surrounded by many beautiful lakes which provide boating, swimming, and fishing for those who love the outdoors.But it also has some unique positives. One such positive, in my eyes, is The Antioch Theater. It provides a...more
The five photographs that appear on this page and representative of Antioch, Illinois They are all quite different, but when I think of Antioch, these are some of the sights I remember.1. Gazebo in front of Village Hall on the west side of Main Street [Route 83]. It is decorated to match the season. Note that I took this photo in the Fall. At...more
Antioch is located in Lake County, Illinois, which is about 50 miles NW of the Chicago Loop. To be exact, Antioch village is located in the northwest corner of Lake Count in the region which is called The Chain of Lakes. The really good thing about Antioch's location is that it is midway between Chicago and Milwaukee.I just recently discovered...more