Village of Palatine

October 26, 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.

Letters to Santa

Fire Fighter Blood Donor Challenge

The Palatine Fire Department is hosting a Fire Fighter Blood Donor Challenge today from 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Palatine Fire Station (Station 84) located at 220 W. Illinois Avenue in Palatine. 

All participating donors will receive a commemorative t-shirt in appreciation for their efforts. Sub sandwiches and refreshments will be provided as well as a free coupon to Papa John’s for a large pizza with 1 topping to all donors. The blood drive will be conducted by Vitalant (formally known as Lifesource), Chicagoland’s Blood Center.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Vitalant at (877) 543-3768 or visit Vitalant. You can also go to any Vitalant Donor Center and use the Palatine Code 363C. Appointments are encouraged but walk-ins are always welcome.
FD Blood Drive

Palatine Police Taking Back Unwanted Prescription Drugs on October 27th


This Saturday, October 27th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Palatine Police Department, in partnership with Mariano's and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), will give the public an opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills and patches for disposal to the Palatine Police Headquarters located at 595 N. Hicks Road. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

Last spring, Americans turned in nearly 475 tons (949,046 pounds) of prescription drugs at more than 5,800 sites operated by the DEA and almost 4,700 of its state and local law enforcement partners. Overall, in its 15 previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners have taken in almost 10 million pounds—nearly 5,000 tons—of pills.

To ensure a quick and safe transaction, please do the following;

  • MedicationAll medication should be sealed in clear plastic zip-lock bag(s).
  • SyringesAlthough the DEA does not accept Syringes, Palatine Police will accept Syringes for disposal. Syringes must be capped and packaged separately from medication.
  • Liquids: WILL NOT be accepted.

This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Survey on Drug Use and Health shows year after year that the majority of misused and abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including someone else’s medication being stolen from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazards.

For more information about the disposal of prescription drugs or about the October 27th Take Back Day event, go to DEA Take Back or call the Palatine Police Department at 847-359-9000.

Political Sign

Political Sign Regulations

The following summarizes the Village's political sign regulations:

Political Signs on Private Property:
- Must have property Owner’s permission.
- Signs may be installed within 30 days of Election Day and must be removed within 48 hours after the Election.  
These time restrictions do not apply to private residential property.
- Property Owner will be responsible for any violations.
Political Signs within the Public Right-of-Way:
- Signs may be installed within 72 hours prior to Election Day (signs may be installed no earlier than Saturday, November 3, 2018).
- Signs must be removed within 24 hours after the Election (signs shall be removed by the end of Wednesday, November 7, 2018).
- No sign may be placed in a boulevard landscaped area, median landscaped area, decorative planter, asphalt or brick paver area.
- No sign may be attached to any lamp post, utility pole, tree, public structure or building, ground sign or other permanent structure.
- Candidate will be responsible for any violations.

General Restrictions:
- All signs shall be limited to a maximum area of 8 square feet and a maximum height of 4 feet.
- All signs shall provide a minimum setback of 1 foot from any curb, shoulder or sidewalk.

Please be aware that the Village will remove any signs that are illegal or deemed to create safety concerns for pedestrians or motorists. 


Palatine Park District Halloween Party

Palatine Parks Halloween Party

Join Palatine Park District for a jack-o-lantern gym with activities for the wee ones, challenging carnival games for the school-age children, plus a craft table and ghoulish goodies for the whole family!  Goody bags will be handed out to the first 500 children. There are no refunds or exchanges for this event.

Online registration will close for this event at 11:59pm on Friday, October 26. All day of registrations will be processed in person at the door.

The Halloween party takes place 9:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, October 27 at the Community Center, 250 E. Wood Street.  

Annual Leaf Collection Program

Leaf Collection

The Public Works Department began its annual Curbside Leaf Collection Program on Monday, October 15, 2018. Each single-family residence has two scheduled pickups. A final pickup for all zones will begin on Monday, November 12, 2018. Please click here to look up your scheduled collection days. All raked leaves must be placed into the street and ready for pickup no later than 7:00 a.m. on scheduled days, but no earlier than 4:00 p.m. on the day prior to collection.

For collection guidelines or more information, visit our website or call Public Works at (847) 705-5200.

Palatine Library STEAM Fair


The Palatine Public Library District invites everyone to discover, problem solve, and engage in critical thinking on Saturday, November 3, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Main Library’s first-ever STEAM Fair! Over 20 local businesses and organizations are bringing exciting activities that highlight subjects in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math. Pick up a map when you arrive to collect stamps and take home a bag of goodies. Welcome to everyone. For more information, please call 847-358-5881, x132.

Palatine Farmers' Market is Year Around!

Palatine Farmers' Market

Enjoy more than 30 vendors showcasing their wares, products, and services at the Summer Farmers' Market in the Metra Station parking lot every Saturday through October 27.

The Palatine Farmers' Market is a premier market in the Northwest Suburbs for its fresh picked produce and fresh baked breads, cookies and pies offered every Saturday. Locally harvested fruits, vegetables, micro greens, garlic, fresh eggs and meats, amish butter, gourmet cheeses, spices, condiments, coffee, pickles, pet treats, flowers, vegan burgers, gluten-free granola and mini-donuts are available. Additional items offered include hand-crafted soap, pottery, and knife sharpening. 

Master Gardeners are also on hand to answer landscaping questions. The atmosphere is friendly and offers music from local musicians, occasional face painters and balloon artists. 

The smaller Winter Farmers' Market will offer 15 vendors inside the Metra Train Station beginning Saturday, November 3, from 8:00 a.m. until noon. Visit the Palatine Sister Cities website to view the various services, entertainment and products available.

Upcoming Community Events

Family BINGO Night, Halloween Themed
Twin Lakes
1200 E. Twin Lakes Drive
Friday, October 26, 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

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

Saturday, October 27, 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Harley-Ween Open House
City Limits Harley-Davidson
2015 N. Rand Road
Saturday, October 27, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

Palatine High School Craft Fair
Palatine High School
1111 N. Rohlwing Road
Saturday, November 3, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Turkey Shoot
Twin Lakes
1200 E. Twin Lakes Drive
Saturday November 3, 12:00 p.m.

Palatine Jaycees Fall Back Brew Fest
Palatine Family Aquatic Center Parking Lot
340 E. Palatine Road
Saturday, November 3, 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Coffee and Codes
Village of Palatine, Meeting Room B
200 E. Wood Street
Tuesday, November 6, 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

District 211 Foundation/Realtors Against Homelessness Fundraiser
Stonegate Banquet Centre
2401 W. Higgins Road
Wednesday, November 7, 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

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

Employment Opportunities

PEMA Volunteer

Seasonal Snow Plow Driver
Public Works

Next Village Council Meeting

Monday, November 5
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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