Village of Palatine

October 6, 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 Fire Department

Palatine Fire Department
to Host Open House
Saturday, October 7


Join the Palatine Fire Department for their annual open house  on Saturday, October 7, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. located at Fire Station 84, 220 W. Illinois Avenue.

Families will be able to take a tour of the fire station as well as experience both the operations and equipment that helps keep citizens of Palatine safe. Children can take part in a variety of exciting and educational activities, including spraying a firehouse or dunking a firefighter. Meet your local firefighters, view educational demonstrations, and learn more about the services provided by the Fire Department to the community.


Blood Drive

Palatine Board of Health to Host Blood Drive
Thursday, October 19 


The Palatine Board of Health is hosting a blood drive on Thursday, October 19, 2017 from Noon to 6 PM 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. 


Curbside Leaf Collection

Curbside Leaf Collection Begins Monday, October 16


There will be two regular leaf collections scheduled between Monday, October 16 and Thursday, November 9 for each Palatine residence. All raked leaves must be put into the street and ready for pickup no later than 7:00 a.m. on scheduled days.

Raked leaves cannot be placed into the street before 4:00 p.m. the day prior to collection. There is only one pass down each street during scheduled collection days. Leaf collection is a two-step process with crews collecting leaves with a machine before the sweeper does the final cleanup of leaf debris. Street cleanup is longer than leaf pickup due to the slower pace of the sweeper. 

November 13 is the final leaf pickup opportunity for all Village residences. All zones must have have the final collection of leaves out on the street by 7:00 a.m. Crews will start the final pickup on Monday and continue throughout the week until all leaves have been collected. 

Visit our website for more information regarding curbside leaf pickup.


10th Annual Scarecrows on Parade


The scarecrow decorating contest was sponsored by Home Depot and hosted by the Palatine Beautification Commission in conjunction with the 2017 Rotary Oktoberfest. Any Palatine family, business, non-profit organization, school affiliate, sports affiliate, homeowners association, faith or civic group were invited to participate in this event.

Participants dropped off and completed the final touch-ups on their scarecrows at Slade Street and Brockway Street on Saturday, September 16, 2017. Scarecrows were judged and awards were given for the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners for the best decorated scarecrows. A big thank you to our award sponsors; Photos Hot Dogs, Palatine Inn Restaurant and Elite Salon and Spa. All of the participating scarecrows will remain on display along the rail walk fence through October.   

Let us know you're interested in joining the fun for next year by calling the Public Works Department at (847) 705-5200!
1st Place Winner
1st Place Winner
2nd Place Winner
2nd Place Winner
2rd Place Winner
3rd Place Winner
Scarecrows on Parade
Trick-or-Treat Hours
Letter's To Santa

Upcoming Community Events

Palatine Summer Farmers' Market

Palatine Train Station Parking Lot
137 W. Wood Street
Every Saturday through October 28, 7 AM to 
1 PM

Palatine High School Presents 'Almost, Maine'
Palatine High School
1111 N. Rohlwing Road
Thursday, October 5, 7 to 10 PM
Friday, October 6, 7 to 10 PM
Saturday, October 7, 7 to 10 PM

Salt Creek Rural Park District Harvest Hayride & Bonfire
Twin Lakes Recreation Area
1200 E. Lake Drive
Friday, October 13, 6 to 9 PM

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

Detour Through Spring

Temporary Road Closure of Central Road 


The Cook County Highway Department has scheduled the temporary closure of Central Road between Roselle and Ela Roads for maintenance. The anticipated dates of closure are from Thursday, September 28 to Spring 2018. A posted detour will use Ela, Algonquin, and Roselle Roads.


Employment Opportunities


Seasonal Snow Plow Driver
Public Works

Part-Time Police Clerk
Police Department

Part-Time Desk Assistant 
Police Department

Inspector 2 - Part-Time Plumbing Inspector
Community Services

School Crossing Guard
Police Department

Next Village Council Meeting


October 9 
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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