Village of Palatine

February 16, 2018

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.

Presidents' Day

Village Hall Will Be Closed in Observance of Presidents' Day

Village Hall will be closed on Monday, February 19 in observance of Presidents' Day. Village Hall will resume regular business hours on Tuesday, February 20 at 8:00 a.m. 

Brush Pickup

Curbside Brush Pickup Has Been Postponed Until Further Notice

The Village's planned curbside brush collection has been suspended until further notice due to the the recent snow events

Once details for the brush collection have been determined, information will be shared on the Village's website, Facebook page, and through the PalatinE-Newsletter. The Village apologizes for any inconvenience this may have caused. 


Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training Class

The Palatine Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) in conjunction with the Palatine Fire Department would like to promote the upcoming Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Class.

CERT training prepares you to know what to do for your family, neighbors and community in the event of a natural or man-made disaster. Take an active role in emergency preparedness for your home, your neighborhood, your workplace, and your community. Learn to solve problems, improve communities, connect with others, and save lives
Register through Harper College here. Tuition is $59. Upon successful completion, the class participants may qualify to volunteer with PEMA. If you become a PEMA volunteer $35.00 is refunded.

For any questions and additional information, please visit the PEMA webpage.


Important Reminders About Our Coyote Neighbors 

Recently the Village has received an increased number of phone calls regarding coyote sightings. The Village does not remove coyotes, let trapped animals out of cages, or bring trapped animals to different locations. Please see our webpage for more information regarding our coyote neighbors.

Coyotes inhabit every available territory in Cook County, and between February and March coyotes breed and may become more territorial. A coyote will defend its territory against other canine it determines to be encroaching, particularly if the animal is smaller, such as a fox or small pet dog. A coyote may attempt to scare off, injure or kill the pet.

Coyotes, however, are generally wary of humans and prefer to keep their distance. Although some coyotes use areas around human development, a majority avoid areas of active human presence. People should nonetheless remain alert if any wild animal is suspected to be near and take reasonable measures to ensure their safety.
A few practical steps we can take to coexist with coyotes include the following:

  • Remove food from outdoor settings that might attract coyotes, including pet food, bird food, and cleaning and putting away the grill at night.
  • Respect coyotes as wild animals by not feeding or otherwise attempting to befriend or tame them.
  • Support preservation of natural habitat.

If you feel you’re in immediate danger, please call 9-1-1. To learn more about coyote behavior, visit the Urban Coyote Research Project

Citizen Police Academy

Palatine Citizen Police Academy
Accepting Applications

The Palatine Police Department is now accepting applications for the spring session of the Citizen Police Academy that will run from February 21 through April 25 on Wednesday evenings from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. 

The Citizen Police Academy is a unique opportunity for participants to gain insight into the world of law enforcement as well foster positive relationships with the officers who serve in their community. Numerous members of the department will be instructing during the eight week academy with classroom lectures and hands on experience.  The topics to be covered will include:

• Use of Force
• Shoot Don’t Shoot Scenarios
• Crime Prevention
• Vehicle Stops
• Neighborhood Based Policing
• SWAT Operations
• Gangs
• K-9 Demonstration
• Animal Control
• Crime Scene Investigation

The goal of the Citizen Police Academy is to educate citizens regarding the law enforcement profession and to strive to work cooperatively with the residents of Palatine to make our community a safe place to live and work.

Applicants must be at least 25 years of age and reside in Palatine.  Class size is limited and spots fill quickly.  Please fill out the application and address it to the Palatine Police Department as shown below.  If you should have any questions, contact Commander Larry Canada at (847) 359-9009.

Palatine, IL Police Department
595 N. Hicks Rd.
Attn:  Commander L. Canada
Palatine, IL 60067

Upcoming Community Events

American Legion Holds Lent Fish Fry Dinner Fundraiser
American Legion Post 690
122 W. Palatine Road
Friday, February 16, 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Friends of the Palatine Library Used Book Sale
Palatine Library
700 N. North Court
Friday, February 16, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Paint Night - Eiffel Tower 
Salt Creek Rural Park District - Twin Lakes
1200 E. Twin Lakes Drive
Friday, February 16, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Parents Night Out
Salt Creek Rural Park District - Rose Park
530 S. Williams Avenue
Friday, February 16, 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Palatine Winter Farmers' Market
Palatine Train Station
137 West Wood Street
Saturday, February 17, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Palatine Township Senior Center's 18th Annual Caring Hearts Gala

The Cotillion
360 S. Creekside Drive
Saturday, February 17, 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Schools Day Out 
Salt Creek Sports Center
647 Consumers Avenue
Monday, February 19, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Field Trip to Funtopia
Tuesday, February 20, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Field Trip to Laser Quest & Movie

Mother Daughter Spa
Salt Creek Rural Park District - Twin Lakes
1200 East Twin Lakes Drive
Friday, February 23, 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

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

Employment Opportunities

Part Time Police Assistant
Police Department

Public Works Seasonal - Summer Help
Public Works Department

Public Works Seasonal - Forestry
Public Works Department

Engineering Intern
Public Works Department

Next Village Council Meeting

Tuesday, February 20
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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