Village of Palatine

December 22, 2017

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important to the residents it serves. 
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Happy Holidays from the Village of Palatine

Village Hall Offices Closed
December 25 and January 1

The Village of Palatine wishes everyone a happy and safe holiday season! As a reminder, Village Hall will be closed on Monday, December 25 and Monday, January 1. Village Hall will resume normal business hours on the following day at 8:00 a.m.

Holiday Refuse Collection

Waste Collection Schedule During the Holidays

Waste collection during the holidays will be one day later.  Residents with regularly scheduled Monday collection will be on Tuesday, Tuesday will be on Wednesday, and so on for each of the holiday weeks. For more information regarding refuse collection, contact the Environmental Health Division at (847) 359-9090 or visit our webpage

Palatine Safest City

Palatine Voted Top 25 Safest Cities has voted Palatine as one of the safest cities to live in Illinois, receiving a Safety Score of 90.17. The methodology in determining the safest city is done by ranking of a calculated “Safety Score” for major US cities. The higher the Safety Score, the safer the data show the city to be.

This safety score relies on different factors such as FBI reports of crimes occurring in the city over a single year as well as the number of law enforcement officers compared to the population.  Demographic metrics that are correlated to crime have a small impact on the safety score, such as population density, population trends, unemployment rate, medium income, and education level, etc. See for a report on Palatine’s Safety Score.
Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

Keep Your Holidays Merry and Bright:

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

This holiday season, the Palatine Police Department will work around the clock to keep drivers and passengers safe as they search for impaired drivers. Now through January 2, the Palatine Police Department is partnering with the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), Illinois State Police and local law enforcement agencies throughout Illinois in a year-end "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" enforcement campaign.

The holidays are a special time, full of excitement and endless festivities. Too often, these celebrations bring higher numbers of impaired drivers to the roads, endangering other motorists. Drunk and drug-impaired driving is deadly. Last year, 37,461 people were killed in motor vehicle traffic crashes in the United States. Of those killed, 28 percent (10,497) died in crashes in which a driver had a blood-alcohol concentration (BAC) over the limit of 0.08.

The Palatine Police Department has joined in this effort to save more lives by having extra uniformed Palatine police officers on the streets conducting saturation patrols dedicated to identifying and arresting impaired drivers, as well as strictly enforcing speeding, cell phone and seat belt violations.  Officers will be looking for, and ticketing, individuals who aren’t buckled up. 

In addition, the Palatine Police Department will conduct a Roadside Safety Check from the late evening hours on December 22nd through the early morning hours on December 23rd in the area of Algonquin and Roselle Roads.  According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the midnight to 3:00 a.m. timeframe is the deadliest time on Illinois roads.  This timeframe also has the lowest occupant restraint use involving motor vehicle fatalities.

Impaired driving offenders often serve jail time, lose their driver’s license, are charged higher insurance rates and pay unanticipated expenses ranging from attorney fees, court costs, car towing, repairs and lost wages. The ultimate cost of impaired driving is causing a traffic crash that injures or kills. Driving impaired by alcohol, drugs or both is a deadly choice that too often carries deadly consequences. The choice should always be simple: Never drive impaired. The "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" enforcement effort is made possible by federal highway safety funds administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation.

Let’s all work together to make our roadways safe this holiday season!

Upcoming Community Events

Winter Camp
Salt Creek Rural Park District - Rose Park
530 S. Williams Ave.
December 27 through December 29
January 3 through January 5

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

Employment Opportunities

No job openings currently available.

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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