Village of Palatine

November 16, 2018

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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.

Buckle Up Illinois

Increased Patrols Planned for Busy Thanksgiving Week

As millions of motorists hit the road to celebrate Thanksgiving, Illinois law enforcement will be working around the clock to make sure holiday travelers are buckled up and driving safely. The Palatine Police Department is partnering with the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), the Illinois State Police and nearly 200 local police and sheriff’s departments to remind motorists to Click It or Ticket and Driver Sober or Get Pulled Over.  

The goal is simple: Prevent motor vehicle crashes and resulting injuries. Correct seat belt use is the most effective way to protect vehicle occupants in a crash. According to IDOT, the statewide seat belt usage rate is 95.2 percent, yet unbuckled occupants make up a disproportionately large number of fatalities, representing more than 50 percent of people killed in motor vehicle crashes.

The Palatine Police Department is joining in this national effort to save more lives by strongly enforcing seat belt and impaired driving laws. Statistics show that nighttime driving comes with an increased risk for injury or death. Evening hours account for a higher percentage of alcohol-related crashes, a higher percentage of fatalities and a lower percentage of occupants wearing seat belts. From November 16th through November 26th, the Palatine Police Department will institute uniformed saturation patrols dedicated to identifying and arresting impaired drivers, as well as strictly enforcing seat belt violations, speeding and cell phone usage while driving.  Additionally, Palatine Police will set up seat belt enforcement zones throughout the Village to enforce the use of seat belts.

The Palatine Police Department wants to wish everyone a happy and safe Thanksgiving Holiday.  Please do your part by driving responsibly and calling 9-1-1 to report unsafe or erratic driving.  The Click It or Ticket/Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement effort is made possible by federal highway safety funds administered by IDOT.

Holiday Tree

Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony

Join us in Towne Square for the Village of Palatine's Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony on Saturday, November 17 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  This event features Santa and the Mayor of Palatine!  Enjoy cookies, hot chocolate, festive music, and take pictures with Santa.

Palatine Police Collecting
Winter Coats & Clothing through November 30

The Palatine Police Department is collecting new and gently used coats and winter clothing for all ages. Drop off is the in the Palatine Police Department Lobby, 595 N. Hicks Road.

You may drop off clothing in the large collection box in our front lobby anytime now through Friday, November 30 at noon.  The clothing will benefit the P.A.T.H. Program here in Palatine.  

Toys for Tots

Toys For Tots Drive Now Through December 13

Please consider helping a child enjoy the holiday by donating to the 2018 Toys for Tots Holiday Drive now through Thursday, December 13.

Toy collection boxes are located in Village Hall at 200 E. Wood Street, Palatine Police Department at 595 E. Hicks Road, and Fire Station #85 at 39 E. Colfax Street.

Holiday Used Book Sale,
this Weekend!

Friends of Palatine Library will hold a Holiday Used Book Sale Friday, November 16 through Sunday, November 18. Choose from like-new, donated items including books for a wide-array of genres, CDs, and DVDs suitable for gift giving. Antique books prior to 1950, comic books, graphic art, and more for sale at reasonable prices! Come early to check out the great selection and discount pricing that the sale offers. Free Admission. 

Sale hours: 
Friday, November 16, 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 17, 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 18, 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m

All items are half price! All proceeds from the sale benefit Palatine Public Library District. The Friends group funds the Summer and Winter Reading Programs, 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Program, and other projects which have included furniture, new collections, and more. For more information, please visit  Friends of the Palatine Library.
Book Sale

Holidays on the Town, Tonight Starting at 5:00 p.m.

Holidays on the Town

The holiday season is fast approaching, and the Downtown Palatine Business Association is helping area residents kick it off with the very popular, Holidays on the Town event on Friday, November 16, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. in downtown Palatine!

The DPBA Holiday Trolley will whisk attendees around to the 24 participating businesses- quaint shops, storefronts and restaurants - in Palatine's historic downtown. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres and wine tastings will be offered at select locations, in addition to raffles, product and service demonstrations, special giveaways and other seasonal offers.

A Holidays on the Town Passport is required to participate in the event, and to ride on the Holiday Trolley. Passports are available for pre-purchase at any of the participating locations, and on the night of the event for $5. For more information, visit Downtown Palatine Business Association.

Turkey Trot

Turkey Trot

The Palatine Park District to host the 38th annual Turkey Trot at Harper College (1100 W. Algonquin Road) on Thanksgiving morning.  The event includes a 2 mile run at 8:30 a.m., a 5 mile run at 9:00 a.m., and a Drumstick Dash for children (up to 10 years old) at 10:00 a.m.  

Please visit the Palatine Park District for more information.  


Village Hall Closed in Observance of the
Thanksgiving Holiday

Village Hall will be closed on Thursday, November 22 and Friday, November 23 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. We will resume normal business hours on Monday, November 26 at 8 a.m.

Upcoming Community Events

Paint Night 
Palatine Hills Golf Course
512 W Northwest Highway
Friday, November 16, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Palatine Winter Farmers' Market
Palatine Train Station Parking Lot
137 W. Wood Street
Saturday, November 16, 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Salt Creek Park District Craft Fair
Salt Creek Sports Center
647 S. Consumers Avenue
Saturday, November 17, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Palatine Jaycees Christmas Tree Sale
Palatine Aquatic Center
340 E. Palatine Road
Friday, November 23, 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 24, 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 25, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 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 19
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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