Village of Palatine

January 17, 2020

Welcome to the Village of PalatinE-Newsletter

The Village of Palatine wishes to share community news, events and information
important to the residents it serves. 
The Village of Palatine will release a weekly
PalatinE-Newsletter keeping our subscribers informed of the happenings within the Village of Palatine.

Village Hall Offices Closed on Monday, January 20

Village Hall will be closed on Monday, January 20, 2020 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.  Village Hall will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, January 21 at 8:00 a.m.

Please note, the regularly scheduled Village Council meeting on Monday, January 20, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. will still be held.


Village of Palatine Receives Award for Advancing Solar Energy Growth

The Village of Palatine has been awarded a bronze designation from the national SolSmart program, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office, for taking the initiative to encourage solar panel installations throughout the community.  This program designation will contribute towards promotion of sustainable energy and will help drive economic development by encouraging solar companies to do business in the Village. 

Steps taken by the Village will help residents and businesses get affordable, clean and reliable electricity through solar energy. The city has streamlined their permitting process, trained staff on best solar practices and provided educational handouts regarding solar panel installations on their website. SolSmart awarded points based on the city's commitment to reducing barriers to solar energy development by making it easier and faster to go solar. As a SolSmart Special Recognition Award winner, The Village of Palatine joins an exclusive and diverse group of communities across the U.S. who have not only satisfied the minimum  requirements, but exceeded the high standards established by the SolSmart Criteria Advisory Committee.

"We are honored to receive the SolSmart bronze designation and Special recognition award for our initiative to promote solar energy use within our community. We are committed to streamlining our processes to encourage growth in solar panel installations and to attract solar companies to do business in the Village," said Harry Spila, Director of Community Services at the Village.


New Internet Purchase/Exchange Zone

Buying or selling something from a stranger? The Palatine Police Department welcomes citizens to use their newly created "Internet Purchase Exchange Zone" in  support of a safer venue for residents to exchange goods sold through online sites, such as Craigslist, Facebook, Offer Up, etc.

A large sign designates a well-lit area on the west side of the main police station parking lot that is under 24-hour video surveillance. This new exchange zone provides a safer area to reduce the risk of criminal activity.

Have your meet up location at the Palatine Police Headquarters front parking lot, 595 N. Hicks Road, and tell them to meet you by the sign. 


Resolve to Make Your Home Safer in 2020. Ring in Fire Safety!

If you’re like the majority of Americans, you’re starting off the new year with a resolution to improve
your fitness and health. As you eat better and exercise more often, consider one additional step to
maintain your good health: Fire Prevention.

The Palatine Fire Department is urging Palatine residents
to make 2020 a healthier and more fire-safe year.

Most people say they feel safest at home, but U.S. Fire Administration data shows that 83 percent of all fire deaths in the U.S. actually happen in homes. 

Follow this safety information to ring in fire safety this year:

  • Make sure that your home is protected by working smoke alarms. Half of all home fire deaths happen at night, when people are sleeping. Install a smoke alarm on every level of your home, in every bedroom and outside all sleeping areas. Make sure that everyone in your home knows how to get outside and where to meet if the smoke alarm sounds.

  • A smoke alarm with a dead or missing battery is the same as having no smoke alarm at all. Resolve to test all of your smoke alarms monthly to make sure that they are working. Replace your smoke alarms when they are 10 years old or if they don’t make a sound when you test them.

  • Cooking is the main cause of home fires and home fire injuries. While you’re preparing healthier meals, remember to make safety the first ingredient. Stay in the kitchen when you are cooking at high temperatures, like frying, broiling or boiling.

For more fire safety information visit our website or the National Fire Protection Agency.

The Palatine Fire Department wishes everyone a happy and safe 2020!


Getting Your Credit Report

The Palatine Police Department would like to remind everyone to check their credit report on a regular basis. The Federal Trade Commission offers an easy to follow explanation of how to check yours at no cost, and what to expect of the information you will need to take a look at yours. For more information visit the Federal Trade Commission website


Bring the family and enjoy and evening of FROZEN fun activities inside! The night will include a variety of winter themed crafts and games along with a visit from a very special Frozen Queen. All children must be accompanied by an adult for this event. To register visit the Palatine Park District website.


Winterfest - Salt Creek Park District

Saturday, January 18, 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Snow or no snow, bring the family out to enjoy a day of winter fun at Twin Lakes. 

The Free Spirit Sled Demo Team will be performing sled demonstrations and have huskies to meet and greet. There will be live owls and alpacas from the Stillman Nature Center! Snow shoe demonstrations presented by L.L. Bean.  Bring your own ice skates (weather dependent).  Inside the clubhouse will be winter-themed food and drink available for purchase.  Be sure to dress warm, as this is mainly an outdoor event. To register visit the Salt Creek Park District website.


2020 Temporary Census Jobs

Would you like to help the Palatine Community and make a little extra income? The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting thousands of people across the country to assist with the 2020 Census count. These temporary positions feature competitive wages, flexible hours, weekly pay and paid training. Support your community and be a part of history. Apply online today or call 1-855-JOB-2020. 

Upcoming Community Events

Frozen Frenzy - Salt Creek Park District
Twin Lakes
1200 E. Twin Lakes Drive
Friday, January 17, 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Pre-registration is required.

Parents Night Out - Pajama Party
Rose Park
530 S. Williams Avenue
Friday, January 17, 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Pre-registration is required.

Palatine Winter Farmers' Market
Palatine Train Station Parking Lot
137 W. Wood Street
Saturday, January 18, 8:00 a.m. to Noon

School's Day Out
Drop off: Salt Creek Sports Center, 647 Consumers Avenue
Pickup: Rose Park, 530 S. Williams Avenue
Monday, January 20 (Adventure Island Water Park), 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, January 21 (Bowlero), 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Pre-registration is required.

School's Out Fun
Falcon Park Recreation Center
2195 N. Hicks Road
Monday, January  20, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, January 21, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Registration closes 3 days prior to each event

Knights of Columbus Spaghetti Dinner
St. Theresa Church - Lower Dolan Center
455 N. Benton Street
Saturday, January 25, 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

3rd Annual Ice Fishing Derby
Twin Lakes
1200 E. Twin Lakes Drive
Saturday, February 1, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Pre-registration is required.

Quest Academy Admissions Open House
Quest Academy
500 N. Benton Street
Sunday, February 2, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

* Palatine community groups are welcome to submit public events to our event calendar by filling out an 
event calendar request

Next Village Council Meeting

Monday, January 20
7 PM, Council Chambers

*To view current and past agendas and packets or to view videos of the council meetings, please click here.

Village of Palatine

Village of Palatine

200 East Wood Street
Palatine, Illinois
(847) 358-7500

Monday through Friday

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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