Village of Palatine

September 28, 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.

Car Seat Check Event Happening Today!

At the Palatine Police Department (595 N. Hicks Road) from 9:00 a.m. to noon.
Car Seat Check

District 1 Residents' Advisory Meeting

Councilman Tim Millar will be hosting a District 1 Residents' Advisory Meeting at 7 PM on Wednesday, October 3 (in the Council Chambers of the Palatine Village Hall).  The meeting will provide residents of District 1 an opportunity to learn more about our district and the Village of Palatine.  Mayor Schwantz and Staff will also be on hand to help present and answer questions. 


The meeting agenda is as follows and will conclude with an open dialogue to answer any additional questions or address additional topics. 



          1.  Welcome and Introductions
      2.  Police and Fire Department Update
       3.  Economic Development Update
       4.  Financial Update
       5.  Infrastructure and Capital Projects 
       6.  Open Discussion


The Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police, Partnering with Metra, is Coordinating the 5th Annual Illinois Rail Safety Week


The Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police (ILACP) has asked the Governor of the State of Illiois to declare September 23 to 29 as Illinois Rail Safety Week in order to promote vehicle and pedestrian safety around railroad tracks and trains.  Governor Rauner issued a proclamation and the ILACP is coordinating the fifth, statewide Illinois Rail Safety Week in partnership with Metra, along with support from state, county, and local law enforcement agencies, railroads, schools, and various private sector agencies.
In addition, Operation Lifesaver has declared the same week as National Rail Safety Week, and the ILACP is proud to be part of the national effort.  In Illinois during 2017, there were 86 collisions at public highway-rail crossings involving motor vehicles or pedestrians, which resulted in 24 injuries and 21 fatalities.  Additionally, there were 41 trespasser incidents that resulted in 26 injuries and 15 fatalities when people trespassed onto railroad property.  During 2017, Illinois ranked 2nd in the nation in collision fatalities and 8th in the nation in trespasser fatalities.  
To promote rail safety awareness and education, the Palatine Police Department will be participating in Illinois Rail Safety Week.  Enforcement details are planned throughout the week at various railroad grade crossings and the Palatine commuter station to cite both drivers and pedestrians who disobey the laws associated with railroad grade crossings and railroad property.  Palatine police officers will also be distributing literature to the public that contains information on how to be safe around trains and train tracks.
Please remember, not only is it against the law to stop your vehicle on railroad tracks, it is also against the law to stop your vehicle anywhere within  the highway-rail grade crossing.  Highway-rail grade crossings are typically marked by white stop lines located on the pavement in advance of the crossing, and if not marked by white stop lines, the highway-rail grade crossing extends from protective gate arm to protective gate arm.
According to Illinois Operation Lifesaver, more than 84 percent of all collisions occur at crossings with active warning devices (flashing lights, gates, and ringing bells).  For more information, please visit Illinois Rail Safety Week,  or contact the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police.


Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) System Test

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will conduct a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System and Wireless Emergency Alerts on Wednesday, October 3, 2018. The test will consist of text messages being sent at 1:18 PM and 1:20 PM. FEMA is conducting the test to assess the operational readiness of the infrastructure for distribution of a national message and determine whether improvements are needed.
Station 84

Palatine Fire Department Open House

The Palatine Fire Department will be hosting their annual open house on Saturday, October 6 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Station 84 (220 W. Illinois Avenue). Families are invited to tour the Station and get up close with the equipment. There will be a variety of fun and exciting activities for kids too. This is a great opportunity to meet your local firefighters, witness live educational demonstrations, and learn more about the services the Fire Department, and other groups/services, provide the Palatine community.

Kiwanis Club of Palatine

Palatine Kiwanis Peanut Days 

Kiwanis members and supporting groups will be on Village streets and at various retail stores on Friday, September 28 and Saturday, September 29.  Palatine Kiwanis will be collecting donations to support service projects and to make monetary donations to youth and civic groups in the area.  The primary focus of the Palatine Kiwanis is to serve children, seniors, veterans, the needy and the disabled.  As a ‘Thank You’ for donations, a small bag of their famous Kiwanis Peanuts will be offered. 

Click  here  to view the 2018 Fall Palatine Newsletter.

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Upcoming Community Events

Family Paint Night (Owls)
Twin Lakes 
1200 East Twin Lakes Drive
Friday, September 28, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 

Pre-registration is required.

Palatine Summer Farmers' Market
Palatine Train Station Parking Lot
137 W. Wood Street

Saturday, September 29, 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Palatine Jaycees 4th Annual Fit Family Field Day
Falcon Park Recreation Center
2195 N. Hicks Road
Saturday, September 29, 12:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Knights of Columbus Council 4977 Blood Drive
St. Thomas of Villanova Activity Center
1201 E. Anderson Drive
Sunday, September 30, 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Harvest Hayride & Bonfire
Twin Lakes
1200 E. Twin Lake Drive
Friday, October 12 and Saturday, October 13
Times vary, 
Pre-registration is required.

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

Employment Opportunities

Seasonal Snow Plow Driver
Public Works

Next Village Council Meeting

Monday, October 1
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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