Village of Palatine

January 31, 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 Receives Financial Award

The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) has awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting (CAFR) to the Village of Palatine. This certificate is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management.
The CAFR has been judged by an impartial panel to meet the high standards of the program, which includes demonstrating a constructive “spirit of full disclosure” to clearly communicate its financial story and motivate potential users and user groups to read the CAFR.
Mayor Jim Schwantz said, “This reflects the professionalism and commitment of our Finance Director Paul Mehring and all of his staff and the departments throughout the year.  They are all strong stewards of the public dollar.”

Annual Winter Curbside Brush Collection February 3

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.


Important Reminders About Our Coyote Neighbors

The Village continues to receive information regarding local coyote sightings. The Village does not remove coyotes, let trapped animals out of cages, or bring trapped animals to different locations.

Coyotes inhabit every available territory in Cook County, and between February and March coyotes breed and may become more territorial. Coyotes, however, tend to be wary of humans and tend to keep their distance. People should nonetheless remain alert if any wild animal is suspected to be near and take reasonable measures to ensure their safety.

A few practical steps we can take to coexist with coyotes include the following: 
  • Remove food from outdoor settings that might attract coyotes (including pet and bird food).
  • Respect coyotes as wild animals by not feeding or otherwise attempting to befriend them.
  • Support preservation of natural habitat.  
If you feel your are in immediate danger, please call 9-1-1.  Please click here for more information regarding coyotes.


Palatine Police Department joins 'Neighbors' by Ring

The Palatine Police Department has joined ‘Neighbors’ by Ring to provide real-time local crime, and safety information. The app aims to reduce crime in neighborhoods by connecting people, security cameras and law enforcement. Palatine residents can download the free app from either the iOS or the Android app stores, even if they do not own a Ring device or home security device. Once the app is downloaded, residents can join their neighborhood and use the app to monitor neighborhood activity; share crime and safety-related videos, photos, text-based posts; and receive safety alerts from their neighbors, Palatine Police and the Ring team.

The 'Neighbors' app for Palatine residents is free to download and available in the Apple store or Google play 

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 online today!.


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.


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.

School's Out Fun February 17


The fun never stops when you plan your day off of school with Palatine Park District! The School’s Out Fun series at Falcon Park Recreation Center gives your child a day filled with fun, games on the turf and in the gym, crafts, and more.

Sign up today to ensure you have a day off school filled with fun! Registration closes 3 days prior to  event.

Upcoming Community Events

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

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

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.

School's Day Out
Drop off: Salt Creek Sports Center, 647 Consumers Avenue
Pick up: Rose Park, 530 S. Williams Avenue
Monday, February 17 (Ultimate Ninjas), 9:00 a.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

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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