Village of Palatine

October 27, 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.


National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

National Prescription Drug
Take Back Day 
Saturday, October 28


The Palatine Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) are hosting a 'National Prescription Drug Take Back Day' on Saturday, October 28, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Palatine Police Headquarters located at 595 N. Hicks Rd. 


Bring your pills and patches to our drop-off location. This service is free and anonymous, and no questions will be asked. 

To ensure a quick and safe transaction, please do the following:

  • Place all medication in a clear sealed ziplock bag(s).
  • Syringes will be accepted by the Palatine Police Department at this event. Syringes must be capped and packaged separately from the medication.
  • Liquids will not be accepted.

This initiative addresses a vital public safety health issue. Medicines stored in home cabinets are susceptible to diversion, misuse, and even abuse. The rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdose due to these drugs. 

Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. Additionally, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing unused medicine, such as flushing down the toilet and throwing away in the trash, pose potential safety and health issues.

For more information about the disposal of prescription drugs or about the National Take Back Day event, visit the DEA website or call the Palatine Police Department at (847) 359-9000.


2018 Proposed Budget

The Village of Palatine's Proposed 2018 Budget


The Village of Palatine's proposed 2018 Operating Budget & Capital Investment Plan will be reviewed during the Special Meeting of the Village Council's Business Finance & Budget Committee on Saturday, October 28, 2017.

The Village will present the proposed 2018 Operating Budget & Capital Investment Plan during a Special Meeting of the Village's Business Finance & Budget Committee on Saturday, October 28 at 8:30 AM in the Council Chambers of the Village Hall (200 E. Wood Street).  The official Public Hearing for the proposed budget will be held on November 20, with the adoption of the final 2018 Budget scheduled to occur on December 4, 2017.  Click on Proposed 2018 Budget to review the document.



Curbside Leaf Pickup

Curbside Leaf Collection Continues until November 9


Curbside leaf collection began October 16 and is scheduled through November 9 for Palatine residences. Each residence will have two opportunities for curbside leaf pickup. Visit our website to view a collection map for scheduled pickup dates.

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.


Looking for Santa's Helpers

Looking for Santa's Helpers!


Help Mayor Schwantz and Santa Claus light the Annual Holiday Tree on Saturday, November 18! Kids should submit a one-page letter to Mayor Schwantz by November 6 about the importance of the season. 

Send your letter to:

Tree Lighting, Village of Palatine
200 E. Wood Street
Palatine, IL 60067


Happy Halloween

Village of Palatine
Trick-or-Treat Hours 
Tuesday, October 31
3 p.m. to 7 p.m.


Halloween Safety Tips for All


  • Make sure children are accompanied by an adult or responsible teenager when they go trick-or-treating.
  • Instruct children not to eat anything until they are home and treats have been examined by an adult. Do not allow children to eat homemade sweets or foods they receive.
  • Check wrappers for signs of tampering and alert police if you find any suspicious treats.
  • Make sure costumes fit week and allow for good visibility. Remember, using face paint makes it easier for children to see than wearing a mask.
  • Tell children to trick-or-treat in their own neighborhood and stay on well-lit streets. The best time to trick-or-treat is during daylight hours.
  • Remind children not to go inside any home, garage, or yard.If children are going out to be out after dark, make sure they carry a flashlight. Reflective clothing or tape on costumes can also help young people to be more visible.
  • Costumes should be short enough to prevent tripping.
  • Know which friends your children will be with and what route they will be taking. 
  • Leave porch lights on so children will know it’s okay to visit a home
  • Teach children to use sidewalks and watch out for traffic.
  • Keep costumed children away from pets. A pet may not recognize the child and could become frightened.

Upcoming Community Events

Family Bingo Night
Twin Lakes
1200 E. Twin Lakes Drive
Friday, October 27, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.


Palatine Summer Farmers' Market

Palatine Train Station Parking Lot
137 W. Wood Street
Saturday, October 28, 7 a.m. to 
1 p.m.


'Trunk' or Treat!
Thrive VIneyard Church
845 E. Glencoe Street
Saturday, October 28, 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Knights of Columbus Pancake Breakfast
St. Thomas of Villanova - Rowley Center
1201 E. Anderson Drive
Sunday, October 29, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Hurricane Maria Rock n' Roll Relief Concert
Durty Nellies
180 N. Smith Street
Sunday, October 29, 5 p.m.

Ghost Walk of Palatine
Durty Nellies
180 N. Smith Street
Sunday, October 29, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

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

Employment Opportunities


Seasonal Snow Plow Driver
Public Works

School Crossing Guard
Police Department

Next Village Council Meeting


November 6 
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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