Village of Palatine

March 23, 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.


Yard Waste Collection


Bagged Yard Waste and Bundled Brush Collection Begins April 2


Weekly bagged yard waste and bundled brush collection will begin on Monday, April 2. All yard waste must be placed in two-ply brown paper bags and bags shall not exceed 60 pounds. Bundles shall not exceed 4 feet in length or 2 feet diameter. Weekly collection of bagged yard waste and bundled brush collection is available the first full week of April through the second full week of December. Please do not place yard waste at the curb for collection prior to April 2. Click here for more information on curbside collection and yard waste collection.

Village Hall

"School Safety: A Shared Responsibility"


The Village, along with representatives from School District 15 and School District 211, will be making a presentation on school safety on Thursday, April 12. The presentation will be held at Palatine High School at 7:00 p.m.  The evening’s format will include a presentation by the Palatine Police Department as well as smaller group discussions by both School Districts.



Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

St. Patrick’s Day "Click It or Ticket" Enforcement Results


The Palatine Police Department conducted both day and night enforcement from March 16, 2018, through March 19, 2018, reminding motorists to buckle up and not drive impaired during the “Click it or Ticket” and “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” mobilization. 

The Palatine Police Department joined other state and local law enforcement agencies across Illinois to reduce highway fatalities by cracking down on unbuckled motorists and impaired drivers.

Throughout the weekend, Palatine Police officers hit the streets on dedicated saturation patrols.  These saturation patrols emphasized the hours of midnight to 3:00 a.m. which have proven to be the deadliest on Illinois roadways.  Additionally, a roadside safety check was set up in an effort to make sure motorists were driving responsibly.

The following is a summary of the St. Patrick’s Day mobilization in the Village of Palatine:

  • 53 seat belt citations
  • 2 child safety citations
  • 8 speeding citations
  • 2 uninsured motorists
  • 11 other traffic citations
  • 5 illegal use of cell phone while driving citations
  • 3 suspended/revoked/no valid driver’s license arrests
  • 7 drug arrests
  • 1 warrant arrest
  • 4 other felony/misdemeanor/ordinance arrests

This law enforcement mobilization was funded by federal traffic safety funds through the Illinois Department of Transportation and is part of the nationwide “Click it or Ticket” and “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaigns.  Should you witness erratic or impaired driving, please call 9-1-1.  Let’s all do our part to make Illinois roadways as safe as they can be.



Village Blood Drive

Community Blood Drive Being Held Thursday, April 26


The Palatine Board of Health is hosting a Community Blood Drive on Thursday, April 26, 2018 from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Palatine Village Hall, 200 E. Wood Street, in Community Room B.

The blood drive will be conducted by LifeSource.The donation itself 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. Click here to view flyer.


Severe Weather Safety

Be Ready and Make a Plan for Severe Weather


Thunderstorms can develop quickly and occur with little to no warning. Heavy winds and lighting caused by storms can cause extended power outages, uprooted trees, landslides, and downed or broken utility lines. Additionally, heavy rains can also cause flash floods.

Familiarize yourself with the following terms to stay alert and prepared:

  • Tornado Watch: Conditions are favorable for the development of tornadoes.
  • Tornado Warning: A tornado has been reported by spotters, or National Weather Service (NWS) meteorologists have determined that one is about to form in the next several minutes. Go to a substantial shelter immediately.
  • Severe Thunderstorm Watch: Conditions are favorable for the development of severe thunderstorms containing large hail and damaging wind.
  • Severe Thunderstorm Warning: Large hail and/or damaging wind has been reported by spotters, or is about to develop. Go to a substantial shelter immediately.

During the Storm:

  • Avoid handling or being near metal, electrical equipment, telephones, bathtubs, water faucets or sinks because electric currents from lightning can through wires and pipes.
  • If you are outside, take cover in a stable facility. Avoid taking shelter under trees.
  • Tune in to local TV/radio channels for emergency advisories and instructions.
  • Avoid walking through water that has seeped into your home; it may contain hazardous materials.
  • If you are asked to evacuate your home, follow instructions given to you by emergency personnel.
  • Call the Public Works Department to report fallen trees, tree limbs, clogged catch basins or flooded streets at (847) 705-5200.
  • Avoid downed power lines and broken gas lines; report them to 911.

After the Storm:

  • Assess your immediate environment.
  • Report fallen trees, flooded streets, or damaged public utilities to the Public Works Department at (847) 705-5200.
  • Stay tuned to local weather stations for updated information. 

Make a Plan:

Make a severe weather plan before you need it! Your family may not be together when a disaster strikes so it is important to plan in advance. To find out how, click here.



Fire Hydrant Flushing

Fire Hydrant Flushing Begins in April


The Public Works Department will begin opening or "flushing" fire hydrants throughout the Village beginning the first week of April and will continue for up to two weeks.

This process moves water through the pipelines at a fast rate to clean the lines, clear stagnant water, and ensure water delivered to homes is of the highest quality. Residents who perceive this as wasting water can be assured that the department only flushes lines when deemed necessary as part of protecting public health by providing safe, high quality, consumable water.

Upcoming Community Events

Palatine Jaycees Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Oak Park
455 N. Clark Drive
Saturday, March 24, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Flashlight Egg Hunt
Salt Creek Rural Park District -Twin Lakes
1200 E. Twin Lakes Drive
Wednesday, March 28, 7:45 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Pre-registration is required. 

Palatine Jaycees Membership Information Night Mixer
Tap House Grill
56 W. Wilson Street
Thursday, March 29, 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Lunch with the Bunny
Salt Creek Rural Park District - Twin Lakes
1200 E. Twin Lakes Drive
Friday, March 30, 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
or 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Family Paint Night
Salt Creek Rural Park District - Twin Lakes
1200 E. Twin Lakes Drive
Friday, March 30, 6:30 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


Technical Support Specialist
Information Technology


Public Works Seasonal - Summer Help
Public Works Department

Public Works Seasonal - Forestry
Public Works Department

Engineering Intern
Public Works Department

Next Village Council Meeting


Monday, April 2
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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