Village of Palatine

January 24, 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.

Annual Winter Curbside Brush Collection February 3, 2020

The Public Works Department will conduct its annual winter curbside brush collection starting on Monday, February 3, 2020.

Please have all loose brush set out at the curb by 7:00 a.m. Crews will make only one pass down each street. If brush amounts are excessive, it may take all week to finish the collection.
For collection guidelines, please visit the Village website or call Public Works at (847) 705-5200.


Citizen Police Academy Begins March 4

The Palatine Police Department is now accepting applications for the spring session of the Citizen Police Academy that will run from March 4th through May 6th on Wednesday evenings from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 

The Citizen Police Academy is a unique opportunity for participants to gain insight into the world of law enforcement and develop relationships with the officers who serve in their community. Numerous members of the department will be instructing during the ten-week academy with classroom lectures and hands on exercises.  The topics to be covered will include:

  • Use of Force
  • Shoot Don’t Shoot Scenarios
  • Crime Prevention
  • Vehicle Stops
  • Neighborhood Based Policing
  • SWAT Operations
  • Gangs
  • K-9 Demonstration
  • Crime Scene Investigation

The goal of the Citizen Police Academy is to educate citizens regarding the law enforcement profession and to strive to work cooperatively with the residents of Palatine to make our community a safe place to live and work.
Applicants must be at least 25 years of age and reside in Palatine.  Class size is limited and spots fill quickly. To apply visit the Palatine Police website, fill out the application and mail to Palatine Police Department, 595 N. Hicks Road, Palatine, IL 60067, Attn: Commander L. Canada or drop it off at the Palatine Police Department

If you have any questions, contact Commander Larry Canada at (847)359-9009.

Scholarships for High School Seniors

The Palatine Historical Society is offering its annual scholarships to high school seniors living in the Palatine Township. All applications and required forms must be submitted by March 31, 2020. Scholarships will be awarded on May 20, 2020 at the general membership meeting. 

For more information and to apply visit the Palatine Historical Society website.


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!

Salt Creek Park District Sweetheart Balls


The Salt Creek Park District is hosting their annual Sweetheart Balls on:

  • Friday, February 7 (Mom & Son) 
  • Saturday, February 8 (Daddy Daughter) 
  • Friday, February 14 (Jr. Sweetheart) 

Experience a magical night for both parents and their children. Each night will have activities that include dinner/dessert, games, dancing and memories that will last a lifetime. Fills quickly, so register early!

Register online today at the Salt Creek Park District.


Census Day is April 1, 2020

Make Sure Illinois Counts

Every 10 years, a census is taken of all persons living in the United States. It is important  that every Illinois resident be counted so our state population accurately reflects our needs.

The 2020 Census can help our community plan for a variety of resident needs including new roads, schools and emergency services. It helps determine how billions of dollars in Federal funding is distributed to states and communities every year. It determines how many representatives our State gets in Congress and is used to redraw district boundaries.

Beginning mid-March households will receive an invitation in the mail to respond. Every household will have the option of responding online, by mail or by phone.

Taking part is everyone's civic duty. Completing the census is a way to participate in our democracy and say "I Count"!

For more information visit the Census 2020 website.

Upcoming Community Events

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.

Palatine Winter Farmers' Market
Palatine Train Station Parking Lot
137 W. Wood Street

Saturday, February 1, 8:00 a.m. to Noon

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.

Clayson's Kids Day
Clayson House Museum
224 E. Palatine Road
Sunday, February 9, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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

Employment Opportunities

Customer Service Rep
Community Services

Part-Time Police Assistant

PEMA Volunteer

Next Village Council Meeting

Monday, February 3
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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