Village of Palatine

July 14, 2017

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.

Garbage Pickup

No Additional Garbage Pickup Scheduled

No additional garbage collection due to recent storms has been scheduled at this time. If there are any changes to the schedule, information will be posted on the Village website and through the PalatinE-News to inform residents.

If residents need to dispose of excess garbage and bulk items that are not included as part of the regular weekly collection, they will need to contact Groot at (800) 244-1977 to schedule a special pickup at an additional cost.

For weekly garbage collection, an unlimited amount of bagged garbage (not to exceed 50 lbs per bag) may be placed at the curb. Please visit the Village website for more information on refuse disposal guidelines.

Solicitors for Electric Supply Companies

Solicitation for Electric Supply Companies

Recently residents have reported an increased number of solicitors going door-to-door regarding electric supply to Palatine residents. Currently, the Village of Palatine does not endorse or refer residents to any electric supplier. 

As of May 2017, the Village contract with Constellation Energy ended and residents were informed that their new supplier would be ComEd. Residents are encouraged to review options for electric rates, however the Village is not in contract with any supplier at this time.

The Village advises all residents to be careful in opening their door to strangers. Solicitors licensed by the Village of Palatine will have an ID badge issued by the Palatine Police Department and it will be worn at all times and on display for inspection upon request. 
Soliciting in the Village of Palatine will be allowed with a license issued by the Palatine Police Department. Solicitors are to follow the soliciting hours instructed by the Palatine Police Department. Hours are restricted Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Residents may post a “No Solicitors Invited” card here.
Residents should be aware that the Village of Palatine does not employ solicitors to represent the Village for electric supply or other types of solicitation of sales and/or product and services. Residents should not open their doors to anyone who cannot present ID, and should call the non-emergency number (847) 359-9000 if there is any question as to the validity of the ID being presented by the solicitor. 

Also, residents should not allow solicitors inside their home and should be careful of solicitors who request to inspect yards or other entryways to your home. Additionally, giving access to private information such as billing/account numbers/financials should be avoided. You may also call the company that is being represented by a solicitor to gather more information regarding products and services being sold by a solicitor.

Finally, if there is any suspicious behavior such as but not limited to soliciting outside allowed hours, intimidation/bullying, forcible entry, and/or misrepresentation on the part of the solicitor, residents are encourage to call 9-1-1 immediately. Providing the name of the company and dates on the badge is also helpful to police in tracking solicitors that are not in compliance with the Village ordinance. 

For more information, please click the link here to be directed to our website.

2017 Hometown Pride Award

Hometown Pride Awards

The 2017 Hometown Pride Awards will honor residential and business properties in Palatine that display exceptional landscaping and curb appeal. Residential homes and businesses will be judged on overall appearance, design, maintenance, color, and diversity. Only the front of the properties visible from the street will be judged. 

Nomination forms and one 4" x 6" photograph (or digital photo) taken within the last 30 days can be mailed or dropped off at the Department of Public Works, C/o Hometown Pride Awards, 148 W. Illinois Avenue, Palatine, 60067, or emailed to Elias Koutas at

The deadline to submit nominations is Friday, July 21. Judging will take place on Monday, July 24. Winners will be notified by mail shortly thereafter. You may download a nomination form or fill out an online application for submission. Visit for more information on the Hometown Pride Award.

2017 Street Fest

2017 Palatine Street Fest

August 25 - 27, 2017

The Village of Palatine will host the annual Palatine Street Fest on Friday, August 25 through Sunday, August 27, 2017. 

Join us for live entertainment, food and family fun! Headlining bands will include Sister Hazel, Wedding Banned, and 7th Heaven.

Check out our Street Fest website and Facebook page for a full line-up of bands, participating food vendors, and non-profit organizations, and schedule activities for kids and family. 

Upcoming Community Events

Palatine Summer Farmers' Market

Palatine Train Station Parking Lot
137 W. Wood Street
Saturday, July 15, 7 AM to 1 PM

Palatine Township Health & Happiness Fair
Palatine Township
721 S. Quentin Road
Wednesday, July 19, 9 AM to 1 PM

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

2017 Summer Newsletter

Village Summer Newsletter

Check out the Village of Palatine upcoming events in our Summer newsletter here!

Next Village Council Meeting

July 17
7 PM, Council Chambers

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

Employment Opportunities

School Crossing Guard
Palatine Police Department

Building Inspector
Community Services Department

Technical Support Specialist
Information Technology Department

Palatine Police Officer
Palatine Police Department

Palatine Firefighter
Palatine Fire Department
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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