Village of Palatine

June 29, 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.

Vehicle Sticker

Deadline for Vehicle Stickers Approaching!

Purchase the 2018/2019 Vehicle Stickers by Saturday, June 30 to avoid penalties and/or late fees. Vehicle Stickers may be purchased online by 11:59 p.m. on June 30, or in person at the Finance Counter by 5p.m. on Friday, June 29. Late fees will be assessed beginning July 1.    

Village Hall

Village Hall Closed in Observance of Independence Day

Village Hall will be closed Tuesday, July 3 and Wednesday, July 4 in observance of the 4th of July holiday. Village Hall will resume regular business hours on Thursday, July 5.


Holiday Scheduled Garbage Collection

Regular Wednesday refuse collections for the Village of Palatine are scheduled for pickup one day later during the Independence Day holiday week.  Monday and Tuesday Collection days are not affected.

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.

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

Palatine Police begins July Fourth Crackdown on Drunk Drivers & Seat Belt Law Violators

The Palatine Police Department announced its plans for July Fourth traffic enforcement with a focus on drunk and unbuckled drivers. The crackdown will run from June 25 through July 8 to encompass the Independence Day holiday, an all-too-often deadly time on Illinois roads. 

Palatine Police will join the Illinois State Police and more than 150 local police and sheriff’s departments for the increased statewide enforcement effort.  Extra uniformed police officers will conduct saturation patrols dedicated to identifying and arresting impaired drivers, as well as strictly enforcing speeding, seat belt, and distracted driving violations.  Additionally, the Palatine Police Department will conduct a Roadside Safety Check from the late evening hours on Friday, June 29 through the early morning hours on Saturday, June 30 in the area of Algonquin and Roselle Roads.  According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the midnight to 3:00 am time frame is the deadliest time on Illinois roads, and also has the lowest seat belt use involving motor vehicle fatalities.

This Fourth of July, designate a sober driver and don’t let friends or family members drive drunk.  Other important tips include:
Give your designated driver your keys before you go out.
If you are drunk or impaired by marijuana or other drugs, call a taxi, take mass transit, use your favorite ride-sharing service, or call a sober friend or family member to get you home safely.
Promptly report drunk drivers to law enforcement by pulling over and dialing 911.
Make sure everyone in your vehicle wears their seat belt. It is your best defense against an impaired driver.

The Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over and Click It or Ticket campaign is funded by federal traffic safety funds administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation. The crackdown runs concurrently with a media campaign reminding motorists that impaired driving has “Life or Death” consequences.
Hometown Fest
American Hat

Palatine Jaycees Hometown Fest

The 61st annual Palatine Jaycees' Hometown Fest will be held Friday, June 29 through Wednesday, July 4 in Community Park, 262 E. Palatine Road.  Don't miss carnival rides, live entertainment, food vendors, business expo, and craft fair.  Proceeds from Hometown Fest benefit Palatine by funding community projects, community grants, high school scholarships, and more.

Friday, June 29, 1:00 p.m. to midnight
Saturday, June 30, 11:00 a.m. to midnight

Parade at 11:00 a.m.

Sunday, July 1, noon to 10:00 p.m.
Monday, July 2, 1:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Tuesday, July 3, noon to midnight

Fireworks at dusk.
Wednesday, July 4, noon to 5:00 p.m.

Please visit Palatine Jaycees for more information.


Firework Safety Reminders

The Palatine Fire Prevention Division reminds residents that all fireworks, including the so-called 'safe' variety, are illegal in the Village of Palatine. Illegal fireworks classified as 'Approved Consumer Fireworks' include sparklers, cones including showers of sparks, fountains, repeaters/cakes, mines, comets, tubes, shells, fancy florals and parachutes.

'Prohibited Consumer Fireworks' are those that are illegal to use and possess in Illinois, but are legal in some neighboring states. These include sky lanterns, all hand-held fireworks, bottle rockets, firecrackers of any size or type, sky rockets, roman candles, chasers, buzz bombs, helicopters, missiles, pinwheels, and planes.

Tips for enjoying firework displays:

  • Resist temptation to get close to the actual firing site. The best viewing is from a quarter mile away.
  • Pets have sensitive ears, and the noise associated with firework displays can be uncomfortable for dogs, especially. The best choice is to leave dogs at home.
  • Although it rarely happens, it is possible firework components might fall to the ground without exploding. The public should take caution and not touch these fireworks and call 9-1-1 immediately.

Have a safe and enjoyable 4th of July by participating only in public firework displays that are conducted by trained professionals.

Traffic Alert:

Traffic Alert
South-bound Quentin Road between Dundee and Lake Cook Roads will be closed starting Monday, July 16, 2018, through Friday, August 10, 2018. The Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways (CCDOTH) will be performing repairs to the bridge over Salt Creek. A detour will be posted to direct traffic east on Lake Cook Road, south on Rand Road to Hicks Road, then west on Dundee Road. North-bound traffic will remain open during this project.
For more information, please contact CCDOTH at (312) 603-1601.

Hometown Pride Awards, Nominate Today! 

Nominate properties in Palatine for the annual Hometown Pride Awards! The Village of Palatine Beautification Commission is hosting the 2018 Hometown Pride Awards to honor residential and business properties that display attractive landscaping and have exceptional curb appeal. Judges evaluate entries based on overall appearance, design, maintenance, color, and diversity. To enter, submit one 4"x6" photo taken within the last 30 days and a nomination form to the Public Works Department. Nominations must be received by Friday, July 20, 2018, and judging will take place on Monday, July 23, 2018. 

Upcoming Community Events

Palatine Summer Farmers' Market
Palatine Train Station Parking Lot
137 W. Wood Street
Saturday, June 30, 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Bike Palatine Club, 4th of July Parade
Near Wood & Cedar Street
Saturday, June 30, 10:00 a.m. 

Bike Palatine Club, Bike Parking for Fireworks
Community Center Tennis Courts
250 W. Wood Street

Tuesday, July 3, 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Sounds of Summer, Johnny Russler and the Beach Bum Band

Fred P. Hall Amphitheater
256 E. Palatine Road
Friday, July ,8:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

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

Employment Opportunities

Inspector 2, Part-Time Plumbing Inspector
Community Services

Neighborhood Services Inspector
Community Services

Part-Time, On-Call Crossing Guard 

Police Officer

Deadline is August 7, 2018 by 3:00 p.m.

Next Village Council Meeting

Monday, July 16
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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