School officials in the Antioch area want more money for bricks. An organization of local residents wants more money for brains.
Each side will be looking for a mandate from voters in a referendum this November on whether to issue $32 million in bonds to build a new high school. On one side is the board of Antioch Community High School District 117, which wants to build a new high school approximately in the middle of the Lake Villa-Antioch-Lindenhurst triangle. The new facility would be air-conditioned and have more classrooms, library and cafeteria space than the existing school at Illinois Highways 173 and 83 in Antioch. It also would have a swimming pool, which the present school lacks.