Village of Palatine

December 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.

Toys for Tots Holiday Toy Drive

Toys for Tots Holiday Toy Drive Success!

A big thank you to our very generous community members and businesses for their support in this year’s holiday toy drive. Thank you to the many fire and police volunteers who hauled boxes of toys to and from the Village Hall, and the Palatine Police and Fire Benevolent Association for organizing both the toy and monetary donations to the Marine Corp Toys for Tots Foundation.

Their hard work and support each year make this program a success. This year, several businesses made sure to give support in both large monetary and toy donations. A special thank you to the following businesses and organizations for their very generous support and care for this special program serving the needs of our community children during the holidays. 

  • Walmart 
  • Target
  • 5 Below 
  • American Legion 
  • District 15 Administration and Schools
  • District 211 Administration and Schools
  • Eickhorst Family Chiropractic

Lastly, to the community members and businesses that took time to drop off toys and/or host a toy drive box, we cannot express enough gratitude for all your help in making this program a success year after year. Children will be delighted to find presents under their tree this year and it is with your help that this is made possible.

Village Snow Plowing

Information on Snow Plowing in the Village

The Village of Palatine Public Works Department is responsible for 167 center lane miles of snow and ice control within the Village. The 167 miles are divided into 11 sections with two trucks that are typically assigned to each section or route in a plowing event. Public Works is also responsible for plowing the commuter parking lots, Fire Stations, Police Headquarters and Village Hall parking lots.

Depending on the type of snow and amount of snowfall, it can take approximately seven hours to clear a typical route which is 15 miles. Major streets are plowed first such as Northwest Highway, Palatine and Hicks Roads, followed by secondary and residential streets, including cul-de-sacs. The Village is not responsible for the plowing of State and County Roads such as Quentin, Roselle, Rand, Dundee, Algonquin, Euclid, Route 53 and Hicks Road (north of Dundee Road and south of Northwest Highway). 

Damaged Mail Boxes/Parkways

If a curbside mailbox or parkway is damaged by a Village snowplow, call the Public Works Department at 847-705-5200. The Village will either repair the box and/or parkway, or bring out a temporary mailbox so residents can receive mail delivery. Keep in mind, the Village is not responsible for mailboxes damaged during snow plowing if the boxes do not meet code. For frequently asked questions, visit our website

Proper Placement of Mailbox

Protect Your Mailbox During the Winter

During the winter, mailboxes are occasionally damaged during snow plowing operations. If a Village snowplow hits a properly installed mailbox that meets Village Code, the Public Works Department will repair or replace the mailbox and/or post at no cost to the homeowner.

The Village is not responsible for mailboxes damaged by non-Village vehicles and total liability is limited to the cost of replacing a standard metal mailbox and/or a standard pre-treated wooden post. 

Proper placement and mounting of a mailbox can help prevent snowplows from striking it. According to the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) regulations, mailboxes should be placed so that the front of the mailbox is set 6 to 8 inches back from the curb or the edge of the pavement. There should also be 41 to 45 inches of space from the bottom of the mailbox to the top of the curb or road. 

Residents who believe their curbside mailbox was damaged by a Village snowplow may call the Public Works Department at 847-705-5200, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Please note, damage must be reported upon noticing it. See our webpage for information regarding mailboxes and snow plowing operations within the Village. 

Upcoming Community Events

Palatine Jaycees Christmas Tree Sale
Palatine Park District Family Aquatic Center
340 E. Palatine Road
Friday, December 15, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday, December 16, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sunday, December 17, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Palatine American Legion Santa Breakfast
American Legion
122 W. Palatine Road
Saturday, December 16, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Palatine Winter Farmers' Market
Palatine Train Station
137 W. Wood Street
Saturday, December 16, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Parents Night Out - Sports Night
Salt Creek Rural Park District - Rose Park
530 S. Williams Avenue
Friday, December 15, 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Paint Night - Holiday Tree
Salt Creek Park District - Twin Lakes
1200 E. Twin Lakes Drive
Friday, December 15, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

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

Employment Opportunities

None posted at this time.  

Next Village Council Meeting

January 8
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
(847) 358-7500

Monday through Friday

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

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