Village of Palatine

September 15, 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.


Beautification Commission

Decorations Welcome the Autumn Season in Palatine


The Village of Palatine would thanks the Beautification Commissioners, student volunteers from Palatine and Fremd High Schools, and other who donated their time and talents to install corn stalks in Downtown Palatine. The fall decorations add a festive touch to the autumn season and to this weekend's Oktoberfest celebration.

Scarecrows on Parade

 10th Annual Scarecrows on Parade!


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 1:00 p.m.


The award ceremony will be held in the Oktoberfest Main Tent.


*All participating scarecrows will remain on display along the rail walk fence. 

Palatine Rotary Oktoberfest

Rotary Club of Palatine

Oktoberfest Celebration
September 15 - 17


The Oktoberfest celebration is held in downtown Palatine at the corner of Smith and Slade Streets (next to the Metra Station). Free admission, authentic German music, food and
activities for all ages!


Raffles will be held to support local charities and community projects.

Friday, September 15, 5 PM to Midnight

  • Opening Ceremonies, 5 PM
  • Phenix performs, 6 PM
Saturday, September 16, Noon to Midnight
  • Oktoberfest Family Bike Ride, 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM (11:15 AM - 11:30 AM - Free registration for Oktoberfest Family Bike Ride hosted by the Bike Palatine Club)
  • Family Day, Noon to 3:30 PM 
  • Face Painting by Positive Strokes
  • Birdhouse Construction by Home Depot
  • Introduction to K-9 Dog Unit by the Palatine Police Department
  • Display of Fire Response and Rescue Vehicle by the Palatine Fire Department
  • Announcement of Scarecrow Winner & Poster Winner, 12:50 to       1 PM
Performances by Local Organizations:
  • Palatine High School Orchestra, Noon to 12:45 PM
  • Sundling Sound, 1:05 to 1:35 PM
  • Vest Dance Troupe German Dance Group, 1:45 to 2:05 PM
  • Bonnie Lindholm Dance, 2:10 to 2:50 PM
  • JP Woods Martial Arts, 3 to 3:40 PM
  • Die Musikmeisters performs, 3:30 PM
  • Phenix performs, 8 PM
Sunday, September 17, Noon to 6 PM
  • Die Musikmeisters performs, 12 PM
  • Johnny Wagner performs, 3:30 PM
To view a complete schedule of event or for more information, visit Palatine Rotary or email oktoberfest@palatinerotary.com.
Railway Closures

Railroad Crossing Closure at Baldwin Road Continues


The temporary closure at the railroad crossing on Baldwin Road will remain through Thursday, September 21, until 5:00 p.m. This closure is necessary in order to perform routine maintenance and ensure continued safety along the Metra Northwest line. A posted detour will include Dundee, Ela, and Palatine Roads.


Citizen Alert

September is National Preparedness Month


September is National Preparedness Month. To get alerts for emergencies and other important community news, sign up for Citizen-Alert. The emergency notification system enables the Village to provide you with critical information quickly in a variety of situations, such as severe weather occurrences, critical road closures, missing persons, and potential evacuation of buildings or neighborhoods.

Upcoming Community Events

Palatine Summer Farmers' Market

Palatine Train Station Parking Lot
137 W. Wood Street
Saturday, September 9, 7 AM to 
1 PM

Quest Academy Storytelling Night
West Campus Amphitheater
530 N. Plum Grove Rd.
Friday, September 22, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

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

Employment Opportunities


Inspector 2 - Part-Time Plumbing Inspector
Community Services

School Crossing Guard
Palatine Police Department

Next Village Council Meeting


September 18 
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
60067-5332
(847) 358-7500


Monday through Friday

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

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