Village of Palatine

June 1, 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.

Palatine Fire Dept. Vs. Palatine Police 

100 Club of Chicago

Come watch Palatine Police Officers & Palatine Firefighters battle it out on the ice for the “100 Club of Chicago”!

June 9, 2018, at 2:00 pm, at West Rolling Meadows Ice Arena.

The 100 Club of Chicago honors the men and women of Law Enforcement and the Fire Service, serving Cook and Lake Counties. For 52 years, the 100 Club of Chicago has supported families of fallen first responders, providing benefits exceeding $10 million. 

Besides providing immediate and long-term support to families of the fallen, the 100 Club of Chicago provides the following;
  • Within 24 hours of line of duty death, the surviving spouse receives a check for $15,000 to assist w/immediate unplanned costs.
  • Additional financial support to the family within several weeks of the fatality to help defray some of the family’s debt. 
  • Educational assistance to the spouse and post-secondary education for the children.
The 100 Club of Chicago is an Illinois nonprofit (501)(c)(3) charitable organization (all contributions are tax deductible within the limits of the law).

Tickets purchased at the door.

Mark your calendars and come cheer for your favorite team!
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

Palatine Public Library

Palatine Library Summer Reading Kick-off Party Adventures

Celebrate Palatine Library’s Summer Reading Program (Reading Takes You Everywhere) with an exciting selection of games and activities, including BINGO, and face painting. Stop by the craft station where you can make your own dragon to take home. This event is all ages on Saturday, June 2, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Chris Fascione brings stories to life through an interactive performance combining comedy, mime, juggling, and storytelling. Tickets for the Juggling Funny Stories performance are available May 26 for valid District cardholders only. For more information, please call (847) 358-5881, x132 or visit the Palatine Public Library website.

Click it or Ticket

Click It or Ticket Campaign Reminds People to Buckle Up or Pay the Price

Between May 18 and May 29, the Palatine Police Department participated in the annual Click It or Ticket high-visibility seat-belt enforcement campaign, bringing awareness to area residents and writing 204 citations for seat-belt violations in the process. The campaign, which coincided with one of the busiest holiday weekends of the year, sought to stress the importance of seat-belt use through enforcement and community outreach.

Illinois’ seat-belt use rate is 93.8 percent, but unbelted occupants disproportionately account for over half of those killed in traffic crashes. This Click It or Ticket campaign aims to change the behavior of the millions of people who still don’t buckle up. Thousands of lives could be saved each year if every vehicle occupant was properly restrained when traveling on the road.

The following is a summary of the Memorial Day mobilization in the Village of Palatine:

  • 204 seat belt citations
  • 2 DUI arrests
  • 7 child safety citations
  • 4 speeding citations
  • 6 uninsured motorists
  • 35 other traffic citations
  • 161 illegal use of cell phone while driving citations
  • 12 suspended/revoked/no valid driver’s license arrests
  • 2 felony arrests
  • 6 drug arrests
  • 4 warrant 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.

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.

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

Pre-Fishing Derby Seminar
Twin Lakes
1200 E. Twin Lakes Dr.
Saturday, June 2, 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Pre-registration is required.

Student Horse Show
Palatine Stables
1510 W. Northwest Highway
Sunday, June 3, 10:00 a.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 Library: StoryWalk
® Project
Hamilton Reservoir
1037 N. Smith Street
Wednesday, June 6, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Sounds of Summer, Palatine Concert Band

Fred P. Hall Amphitheater
256 E. Palatine Road
Wednesday, June 6, 8:00 p.m.

Teen Battle of the Bands
Fred P. Hall Amphitheater
256 E. Palatine Road
Monday, June 11, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Rain location is Cutting Hall Performing Arts Center, 150 E. Wood Street

* 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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