Village of Palatine

August 3, 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.


Police Officer Openings

The deadline is approaching!  The Police Department is accepting applications for the position of Police Officer until August 7, 2018 at 3:00pm. Click here for more details.

Recycling Event

Thank You for a Successful Electronics Recycling Event

The Village of Palatine, Palatine Park District and Harper College would like to thank everyone who participated in the Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County's (SWANCC) Electronics Recycling Event held at Harper College on 7-21-18.  A special thanks to the Palatine and Harper Police Departments, Palatine Public Works Department staff, Palatine Emergency Management Agency volunteers, Palatine Board of Health members, Palatine Community Services Department staff, Palatine Park District Department of Parks and Planning staff and the Palatine Cool Cites Team volunteers for making this event a success.  A total of 414 vehicles attended, resulting in the collection and recycling of 42,121 lbs. of televisions and other electronics for recycling.  For info on additional electronics recycling events visit SWANCC.

CERT Training Classes Offered by Harper College

Take an active role in emergency preparedness for your home, your neighborhood, your workplace, and your community. Learn to solve problems, improve communities, connect with others and save lives.  Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training topics include setting up treatment areas, HAZMAT and fire safety, light search and rescue, disaster psychology, medical techniques, and more. Beyond assisting in critical emergencies, CERT members are encouraged to take an active role in ongoing emergency preparedness projects within their communities. Attendees will conclude training by participating in a mock disaster and, upon successful completion, receive a FEMA Certificate of Graduation.   

The next Class will start Monday, September 10 - October 1 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Palatine Police

Citizen Police Academy Accepting Applications

The Palatine Police Department is now accepting applications for the fall session of the Citizen Police Academy that will run from August 29th through October 31st on Wednesday evenings from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  The Citizen Police Academy is a unique opportunity for participants to gain insight into the world of law enforcement as
well as foster positive relationships with the officers who serve in their community.  

Numerous members of the department will be instructing during the ten week academy with classroom lectures and hands on exercises. The topics to be covered will include:

  • Use of Force
  • Shoot Don’t Shoot Scenarios
  • Crime Prevention
  • Vehicle Stops
  • Neighborhood Based Policing
  • SWAT Operations
  • Gangs
  • K-9 Demonstration
  • Animal Control
  • Crime Scene Investigation

The goal of the Citizen Police Academy is to educate citizens regarding the law enforcement profession and to strive to work cooperatively with the residents of Palatine to make our community a safe place to live and work.
Applicants must be at least 25 years of age and reside in Palatine.  Class size is limited and spots fill quickly.  Please fill out the applicationand mail it to the address below or drop it off at the Palatine Police Department.  If you should have any questions, contact Commander Larry Canada at (847) 359-9009.

Palatine, IL Police Department
595 N. Hicks Rd.
Attn:  Commander L. Canada
Palatine, IL

Traffic Alert:


The Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways has delayed the start date of this project. South-bound lane closure and detour route will be in effect from Monday, July 30, 2018, through Friday, August 24, 2018. For more information, please contact CCDOTH at (312) 603-1601.

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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.
Traffic Alert

Sixteen Candles
Sixteen Candles
8/24 at 9:30 p.m.
7th Heaven
7th Heaven 
8/25 at 9:30 p.m.
American English
American English
8/26 at 4:30 p.m.

Downtown Palatine Street Fest
August 24 - 26, 2018

The Village of Palatine will host the annual Palatine Street Fest on Friday, August 24 through Sunday, August 26, 2018. 

Join us for live entertainment, food and family fun! Headlining bands will include Sixteen Candles, 7th Heaven and American English.

For more information on Street Fest, visit the official websiteEventbrite, or Facebook

Street Fest

Upcoming Community Events

Turtle Trek Race
Twin Lakes
1200 East Twin Lakes Drive
Friday, August 3, 6:30 p.m.

Palatine Summer Farmers' Market
Palatine Train Station Parking Lot
137 W. Wood Street
Saturday, August 4, 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Palatine Jaycees Host Free Yoga Session in Park to Promote Peace
Towne Square Park 
150 W. Palatine Road
Sunday, August 5, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Legacy of Slavery Discussion Series
St. Philip's Episcopal Church
342 E. Wood Street
Sunday, August 5, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

Sounds of Summer,  Allegro Community Chorus
Fred P. Hall Amphitheater
256 E. Palatine Road
Wednesday, August 8, 8:00 p.m.

POC's 3rd Annual Golf Outing, 'Golf & Glam'
Makray Memorial Gof Club
1010 S. Northwest Highway, Barrington, IL
Thursday, August 9, 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Sounds of Summer,  American English
Fred P. Hall Amphitheater
256 E. Palatine Road
Friday, August 10, 8:00 p.m.

Back to School Bash, Free!
Gradepower Learning
764 W. Euclid Avenue
Saturday, August 11, 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Paint Night, Red Poppy
Twin Lakes
1200 East Twin Lakes Dr.
Friday, August 17, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Pre-registration required.

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

Employment Opportunities

Police Officer

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

Next Village Council Meeting

Monday, August 6th
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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