Village of Palatine

April 20, 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.

Drop it and drive

Don't Let One Text or Call Wreck it All: Drop It and Drive!


April is national Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and the Palatine Police Department is partnering with the Illinois Department of Transportation to remind motorists that if they drive with a phone in one hand, they can expect a ticket in the other.

With traffic fatalities on the rise in Illinois and across the country, the Palatine Police Department is committed to reducing easily preventable crashes caused by distractions such as texting or talking on a cellphone. 

Texting while driving distracts the driver visually, manually and cognitively, putting everyone on the road at risk. Sending or receiving a text takes a driver’s eyes off the road for an average of 4.6 seconds, the equivalent of driving blind at 55 mph for the length of an entire football field. 

Motorists can expect to see increased patrols and enforcement zones across Illinois as part of the April 16-30 distracted driving enforcement. Palatine Police will be ticketing drivers who text or use their cellphones while driving. 

Not giving driving your full attention can have deadly consequences. Don’t let one text or call wreck it all: Drop It and Drive!

The Illinois Drop It and Drive program is funded with federal highway safety dollars administered by IDOT.


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.



Vehicle Stickers

Vehicle Sticker Renewal Forms Mailed April 30


As a reminder to residents, vehicle sticker renewal forms will be mailed on Monday, April 30 and available for purchase on Tuesday, May 1, 2018.

Vehicle stickers cannot be purchased prior to May 1 and must displayed no later than July 1, 2018. Please see our website after May 1 to purchase your vehicle sticker online. 


spring flowers

Annual Spring Clean-Up Week is Fast Approaching


Residents looking to de-clutter and get organized this season may want to take advantage of Palatine's annual Spring Clean-Up Friday, May 4 through Wednesday May 9, 2018. 


During this time garbage bags and other refuse items may be placed at the curb throughout the weekend in advance of scheduled collection days without ordinance violations.  Refuse will be collected only on the regular collection day.


All refuse placed at the curb must be prepared according to standard specifications. 


Palatine Police

Palatine Police Unclaimed Property Auction


Join us for the 2018 Palatine Police Property Auction on Saturday, May 5 at the Palatine Police Station (595 N. Hicks Rd.). Bicycles, jewelry, personal electronic devices, misc. sports equipment and more will be available. All items will be on display for viewing at 9:00 a.m. with the auction beginning promptly at 9:30 a.m. Cash and personal checks, with a valid form of ID, will be the accepted forms of payment. 

Parking is limited; follow the access drive along the south side of the police facility through the open gate. The auction will take place at the police garage entrance toward the rear northeast corner of the building. 

Please contact the Palatine Police Property Department at 847-359-9024 with any questions regarding the auction.

Upcoming Community Events

Girls on the Town
Downtown Palatine
Brockway and Slade Streets
Friday, April 20, 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. 

Paint Night (birds)
Twin Lakes
1200 East Twin Lakes Drive
Friday, April 20, 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.


Palatine Winter Farmers' Market
Palatine Train Station
137 W. Wood Street
Saturday, April 21, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 


Walpurgisnacht! in Palatine
Camp Reinberg
1801 N. Quentin Road
Friday, April 27, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.


Spring Indoor Garage Sale
Salt Creek Rural Park District - Salt Creek Sports Center
647 Consumers Ave.
Saturday, May 5, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m

* 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 are currently available.

Next Village Council Meeting


Monday, May 7
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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