Village of Palatine

February 7, 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.

State of the Village Address

All Palatine residents are invited to join the Palatine Area Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, February 19 for an opportunity to meet with Village of Palatine leadership and regional business owners. Hear from Mayor Jim Schwantz and learn what is on the horizon for the Village in 2020, as well as the many accomplishments of 2019. The meeting will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. in the Council Chamber of Village Hall, 200 E. Wood Street. For more information visit the Palatine Chamber of Commerce.

Social Security Launches New Campaign to Fight Scammers

The Social Security Administration launched a new Public Service Announcement (PSA) campaign to continue warning people about the ongoing nationwide telephone impersonation scheme.

The PSAs feature a message from Social Security Commissioner Andrew Saul. Social Security and its Office of the Inspector General (OIG) continue to receive reports about fraudulent phone calls from people falsely claiming to be Social Security employees. The scammers mislead victims into making cash or gift card payments for help with purported identity theft, or to avoid arrest for bogus Social Security number problems.

“I want every American to know that if a suspicious caller states there is a problem with their Social Security number or account, they should hang up and never give the caller money or personal information. People should then go online to to report the scam call to Social Security,” said Commissioner Saul.

To view the PSAs please click on the following link:


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!.


Census Hiring Event

Would you like to help the Palatine Community and make a little extra income?

The Palatine Public Library, 700 N. North Court, is hosting a Census 2020 hiring event:
  • Monday, February 10, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 
  • Tuesday, February 18, 3:15 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.

A representative from the Census will be in Meeting Room 3 and laptops will be available for those who want to apply. These temporary positions feature competitive wages, flexible hours, weekly pay and paid training.

Support your community and be a part of history. For more information visit 2020 Census
 or call 1-855-JOB-2020. 

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

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

League of Women Voters 100th Anniversary Proclamation
Palatine Village Hall
200 E. Wood Street
Monday, February 10, 7:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.

Engage PACC!
Durty Nellies
180 N. Smith Street
Wednesday, February 12, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

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

Saturday, February 15, 8:00 a.m. to Noon

Knights of Columbus Blood Drive
St. Thomas of Villanova - Rowley Center
1202 E. Anderson Drive
Sunday, February 16, 7:45 a.m. to 1:15 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 Cool Cities Meeting on Recycling
Palatine Village Hall
200 E. Wood Street
Wednesday, February 19, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Mother Daughter Spa
Twin Lakes
1200 E. Twin Lakes Drive
Thursday, February 20, 6:00 p.m to 7:15 p.m.

Parents Night Out
Rose Park
530 S. Williams Avenue
Friday, February 21, 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Paint Night (Wooden Heart with Flowers)

Twin Lakes
1200 E. Twin Lakes Drive
Friday, February 21, 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m
Pre-registration required.

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

Employment Opportunities

Environmental Health Seasonal - Summer Help
Community Services

PW Seasonal - Forestry
Public Works

Engineering Intern
Public Works

PW Seasonal - Summer Help
Public Works

PEMA Volunteer

Next Village Council Meeting

Monday, February 10
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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