Village of Palatine

July 28, 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.


Palatine Police Department

Now Accepting Applications for the Citizen Police Academy


The Palatine Police Department is accepting applications for the Citizen Police Academy. The fall session will be held from September 6 through October 25. The Citizen Police Academy is a unique opportunity for participants to gain insight into the world of law enforcement as well foster positive relationships with the officers who serve their community.  

The eight week course will be taught by numerous members of the police department and will include classroom lectures and hands-on experience.  Topics to be covered include:

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

The goal of the Citizen Police Academy is to educate citizens regarding the profession of law enforcement and to work cooperatively with Palatine residents in making our community a safe place to live and work.

Applicants must be at least 25 years of age and residents of Palatine. Class size is limited and spots fill quickly.  If interested, please fill out an application and mail to the following: 

Palatine, IL Police Department
595 N. Hicks Rd.
Attn:  Commander L. Canada
Palatine, IL
60067

For more information and questions, visit our website or contact Commander Larry Canada at (847) 359-9009.
Electronics Recycling Event - Saturday, August 5

Village Electronics Recycling Event
Saturday, August 5


The Village of Palatine and the Palatine Park District will host an electronics recycling event sponsored by the Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County (SWANCC). This event will be held at Village Hall (200 E. Wood Street) and the Palatine Park District Community Center (250 E. Wood Street), on Saturday, August 5, from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.

Residents from Palatine and other SWANCC member communities are eligible to participate. Electronics will not be accepted from non-SWANCC residents, businesses, schools or institutions. Identification will be checked for verification of residency. See list of acceptable items.


Blood Drive

Village Hosts Blood Donation Drive
Thursday, August 17 


The Palatine Board of Health is hosting a blood drive on Thursday, August 17, 2017 from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Palatine Village Hall, 200 E. Wood Street, in Community Room B. The blood drive will be conducted by LifeSource.


The blood donation takes approximately 10-15 minutes, and the entire process from registration to post-donation refreshments takes about one hour. For more information about the donation process or to schedule an appointment to give blood, please contact LifeSource at 877-543-3768 or visit lifesource.org. Walk-ins are welcome. 

If residents cannot make the August 17 blood drive, the Village will host another blood drive on Thursday, October 19, from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Scarecrows on Parade

10th Annual Scarecrows on Parade


Enter the 10th annual scarecrow decorating contest as part of the Palatine Rotary Club's 2017 Oktoberfest Festival. Home Depot in Palatine will provide 20 scarecrow skeletons, so don't wait!

Call the Palatine Public Works Department at (847) 705-5200 to reserve your scarecrow today!

Scarecrow Skeleton Pick Up:
Monday, August 21
Public Works Department 
148 W. Illinois Ave.
Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 2:30 PM

Judging and Award Ceremony:
Drop off skeletons at the corner of Brockway and Slade Streets by 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 16. Judging will take place at 12:00 p.m.

The award ceremony will be held at 12:30 p.m. in the Oktoberfest Main Tent.
*All participating scarecrows will remain on display along the rail walk fence. 

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.

Kids Zone will host a variety of activities for kids and their families such as games to win prizes, bounce houses, face painting, balloon artist, magicians, and various demonstrations featuring live reptiles, K-9, Martial Arts, dancers and theater. 

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

Upcoming Community Events

Palatine Summer Farmers' Market

Palatine Train Station Parking Lot
137 W. Wood Street
Saturday, July 29, 7 AM to 1 PM

Ghost Walk of Palatine
Durty Nellies
180 N. Smith St.
Sunday, July 30, 7 PM to 9 PM

Partners for Our Communities Fundraising Event
Makray Memorial Golf Club
1010 S. Northwest Hwy.
Thursday, August 3, 1 PM to 7 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


August 7
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


Police Officer
Palatine Police Department

School Crossing Guard
Palatine Police Department


Building Inspector
Community Services Department

Village of Palatine

Village of Palatine

200 East Wood Street
Palatine, Illinois
60067-5332
(847) 358-7500


Monday through Friday

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

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