Serving as a suburb to the City of Chicago, Antioch is both a convenient and a beautiful place to live in Illinois. At the law office of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard, P.C., our experienced personal injury lawyers have been serving clients in Antioch and surrounding areas for decades. We are proud to fight on behalf of Antioch residents who have been unjustly harmed in accidents that could have been prevented.
If you have been involved in an accident and suffered an injury that you believe was caused by another’s error, our Antioch personal injury lawyers want to help. Please reach out to our team by phone or online to schedule a free consultation and learn more about your rights and options.
Our Personal Injury Practice Areas
If you have been injured and are facing losses in the form of medical bills, lost wages, property damage expenses, disability, and long-term costs, you need to talk to our lawyers about your legal right to compensation. When you hire our injury lawyers, we will work quickly to establish fault and causation, prove damages, and hold the responsible party liable.
Our trusted legal team is made up of skilled negotiators and litigators who have a long track record of success in a wide range of personal injury claims. Our law firm’s personal injury practice areas include:
- Motor vehicle accidents, such as car accidents, truck accidents, and motorcycle accidents
- Bicycle accidents and pedestrian accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Birth injuries
- Nursing home abuse
- Premises liability claims, such as slip and fall accidents, negligent security claims, etc.
- Defective products
- Wrongful death
Please do not hesitate to reach out to us for a free consultation if you have been hurt in any accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence.
Antioch is a small village outside of Chicago, with a population of less than 20,000. Most of the people who live in Antioch are married couples, many of whom ─ about 42 percent of the total number of households ─ have children under the age of 18 at home. The Village of Antioch is best known for its many outdoor parks and lakes. The official website of the Village of Antioch describes the village as being “authentic by nature.”
Prior to incorporation, which occurred just before the Civil War, Antioch was inhabited by members of the Potawatomi Indian Tribe. Around 1830, the tribe started to leave the area. However, many of the early influences of the Potawatomis can still be found today. For example, Highway 83 was once the Muquonago Trail.
Founded by a congregation of the Church of Christ, Antioch was named after a city of the same designation that served as a center of early Christianity in Turkey. In 1892, Antioch was incorporated as a village. As farms and businesses established themselves, so did the presence of visitors and tourists, mostly fueled by the building of the rail line to Chicago.
The town was almost completely rebuilt in 1905 due to a fire that destroyed most of what had been established. During the rebuilding phase, a public water system was installed, and shortly thereafter, a volunteer fire department was established.
While there are a number of employers within Antioch, including Walmart, District 34, Antioch Community High School, and Jewel Osco, most Antioch residents work outside the village, many commuting to Chicago on a daily basis.
That being said, the village is quickly growing, with more residents and businesses moving in. The economy has changed from one that primarily depends on agriculture ─ there were once over 1,700 farms ─ to one that is based on commercial development ─ there are now a handful of dairies in operation.
Points of Interest
Whether you are visiting or live in Antioch, you’ll find plenty to do. Two of the biggest attractions are outdoor recreation and the arts. Loon Lake serves as the home of an annual fishing tournament, where fishers from all over the world gather once per year in an attempt to catch the Batman fish. For those who don’t fish, kite flying during the warmer months of the year and skiing and snowmobiling during the colder ones are popular. The outdoor opportunities in the village are numerous.
There is also a thriving arts scene. The Antioch Fine Arts Foundation offers art classes, regular exhibits, workshops, and other events. In addition to exhibitions of art, musical presentations are common.
Outside of nature and the arts, other things to do in Antioch include dining opportunities, a visit to the public library, and a visit to the Antioch farmers’ market.
Important Places in Antioch
For those who live in Antioch, knowing where important buildings are, such as hospitals, courts, and government centers, is crucial. Here’s a list of a few places to know:
There are numerous hospitals and medical centers in Lake County ─ most are outside of Antioch. Options include:
- Centegra Health System/Northern Illinois Medical Center in McHenry, IL
- Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, IL
- Condell Acute Care Centers in Gurnee, IL
- Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington, IL
Antioch is served by the 19th Judicial Circuit Court of Lake County, IL, which is located in Waukegan. If you have questions about what you need to do to file a personal injury lawsuit with the court, please reach out to our law firm directly.
The Village of Antioch is governed by a board of trustees, as well as a mayor (currently Mayor Lawrence M. Hanson). Meetings are open to the public and are held at Village Hall, 874 Main St.
Reach Out to Our Antioch Injury Lawyers Today
If you live in Antioch and have been injured, it’s important that your hire a lawyer who is familiar with cases like yours and the area in which your claim will be pursued. At Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard, P.C., our personal injury lawyers in Antioch can provide you with the skilled representation that you deserve.
To learn more, please contact our law office directly or send us a message online. The consultation is free.