Village of Palatine

May 25, 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.

American Flag

Village Hall Closed in Observance of the Memorial Day Holiday

Village Hall will be closed on Monday, May 28 
and will reopen on 
Tuesday, May 29 at 8:00 a.m. 

Memorial Day Parade

The American Legion Post 690 is sponsoring a Memorial Day Parade and other related activities on Monday, May 28 beginning at 10 AM with a service at Hillside Cemetery on Smith Street in Palatine immediately followed by a parade. The parade will start at 10:15 AM at Cornell Avenue and Smith Street. The route will be north on Smith Street, east on Robertson Street, south on Brockway Street and then east on Wood Street to the Veterans Memorial in Community Park. Following the parade at 11 AM there will be a short program at the Veterans Memorial and then another ceremony at the Legion Memorial in Towne Square at 150 W. Palatine Road beginning at 12:15 PM. The parade will include color guards of the Legion, Auxiliary and Sons of the American Legion.  For more information, please click here.

Holiday Refuse Collection for the Memorial Day Holiday

All refuse collections for the Village of Palatine are scheduled for pickup one day later during the week of Memorial Day.

If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact the Environmental Health Division at (847) 359-9090 or visit the Village of Palatine website for more information.

Click it or Ticket

Click It or Ticket this Memorial Day Holiday

As summer kicks off and travel increases, the Palatine Police Department is partnering with the Illinois Department of Transportation to remind motorists to Click It or Ticket. The national seat-belt enforcement campaign will take place May 18 through 29, concurrent with one of the busiest travel and holiday weekends of the year. Click It or Ticket enforces seat-belt and car-seat use to keep all motorists safe.  As the Memorial Day weekend approaches, Palatine Police want to make sure people are doing everything they can to stay safe in the unfortunate event of a crash.

Illinois has a 93.8% observed seat belt usage rate, but a disproportionate number of fatalities involve unbelted motorists and passengers. Of the 1,093 traffic deaths in 2017, where restraint use was known, 54% of those killed were not wearing seat belts.

Seat belt use drops even more in the evening hours between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. That’s why one focus of the Click It or Ticket campaign is nighttime enforcement.  Palatine Police will be taking a no-excuses approach, writing citations day and night. Motorists caught not buckled up will be ticketed, and those caught driving impaired will be arrested.  Seat belts save lives, and every vehicle occupant—front seat and back, child and adult—needs to remember to buckle up, every trip, every time.

For more information on the Click It or Ticket, click here.  The Click It or Ticket mobilization is made possible through federal highway safety funds administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation.

Lock your Vehicle

"Lock it or Lose it" Follow-Up

On April 19, 2018, the Palatine Police Department put out the “Lock it or Lose it” post due to some residents leaving their cars unlocked and falling victim to “sticky finger thieves”. Unfortunately, it has happened again!  In twelve hours, the Palatine Police Department took six reports where criminal(s) entered seven UNLOCKED vehicles overnight. A number of personal items were taken, including an I-Pod. This time, the target neighborhoods were within a four block radius of Plum Grove Road and Helen Road. Burglary to motor vehicle is a very common crime, but it is also one of the easiest crimes to prevent. Lock it or lose it. Avoid being the next victim by following three easy steps:

• Lock your car(s)!
• Remove or hide valuables; including spare change.
• Illuminate your home and driveway at night.

The Palatine Police Department wants to remind you to LOCK your car before you LOSE any of your possessions. 

If you have any information related to above mentioned crimes, please contact the Palatine Police Department (non-emergency number) at 847-359-9000. 
Call 9-1-1 to report any suspicious person(s) or activity.

green bike

Bike Scavenger Hunt

Participants get a chance to explore Palatine like never before on this AMAZING family-friendly event.  Meet on Saturday, June 2 at 9 a.m. at the Palatine Public Library (700 N. North Ct.).  A great way to get outdoors for some exercise while solving clues along the way with your teammates! Play some games at the destinations and learn a little about your hometown. Participants ride at their own pace in groups of 2-6 people. Each team uses their smart phones to take photos of their team at each locale, do some quick googling to solve some of the clues, or as a lifeline to phone-a-friend for more clue support. Bonus points are earned for Most Comical, Most Artistic, Most Clever, etc. and winners will take home some cool prizes too. Additional bike parking is available in the library's west parking lot.   For more information, please click here

Recycling Made Easy

Knowing what can and can not be recycled may lead to confusion and frustration.  Follow the guidelines below to help make sorting an easy experience.  For additional information, click here.

Recycling Guidelines

Free Trees from MWRD

Free Trees from the MWRD

The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) recently started the Restore the Canopy program, which offers free tree saplings to residents of Cook County, regardless of whether they reside in the MWRD's service area. Every Wednesday between 9 AM and 12 PM from March through October, people can pick up a bur oak, pin oak, and/or swamp white oak at any of the MWRD's six water reclamation plants (Calumet in Chicago, Egan in Schaumburg, Hanover Park, Kirie in Des Plaines, O'Brien in Skokie, or Stickney in Cicero). Trees are available either bare-rooted or potted.
For more information about this program, please visit the MWRD’s website or call the MWRD Public Affairs Office at (312) 751-6633.
Vehicle Stickers
Vehicle Stickers and Animal Licenses
Vehicle stickers and animal licenses are now available for purchase.

Residents are encouraged to purchase both the vehicle stickers and animal licenses online to avoid delays, both are due annually before July 1. Follow the online instructions and the vehicle stickers and animal licenses will be mailed to you. 

You may purchase in person, at the Finance counter, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday at Palatine Village Hall, 200 E. Wood Street, Palatine, IL 60067 or by mail (only checks will be accepted). 

To avoid penalties and citations, vehicle stickers must be purchased and affixed to vehicles by June 30. Late fees will be charged beginning July 1.

Upcoming Community Events

Paint Night, Sunflower Plaque
Palatine Hills Golf Course
512 W Northwest Hwy
Friday, May 25, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Seminar for Journeys to Hope: The Road Home
St. Phillip's Episcopal Church
342 E. Wood Street
Sunday, June 3, 10:00 a.m. to 11 a.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 Customer Service Rep.
Village Manager's Office

Management Analyst
Planning and Zoning

Next Village Council Meeting

Monday, June 4
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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