Village of Palatine

December 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.

Happy New Year

Holiday Hours - Village Hall Closed 1/1 

The Village of Palatine wishes everyone a happy and safe holiday season! As a reminder, Village Hall will be closed Tuesday, January 1, resuming normal business hours Wednesday, January 2 at 8:00 a.m.

Holiday Waste Collection Schedule 

Please note the following changes to the garbage collection schedule for single family homes due to the upcoming holidays:

Monday's garbage collections on New Year's Eve (December 31) will remain the same.

Tuesday's garbage collections on New Year's Day (January 1) will be collected one day later on Wednesday.

Wednesday's garbage collections on January 2 will be collected a day later on Thursday.

Please note the holiday waste collection schedule previously published in the Village's Fall Newsletter was incorrect and we apologize for any inconvenience.

For more information regarding refuse collection, contact the Environmental Health Division at (847) 359-9090. 

Drive sober

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over
this Holiday Season

The holidays are a time for family, friends and coworkers to come together in celebration. Wherever you are — at an office party, a family member’s home or out at a bar — it is essential that you make the lifesaving choice to drive sober when the party ends. To help spread the message about the dangers of impaired driving, the Palatine Police Department is partnering with the Illinois Department of Transportation, the Illinois State Police and nearly 200 police and sheriff’s departments across the state. The goal is simple: Get impaired drivers off the roads and help save lives.

This high-visibility enforcement campaign, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over, runs December 17 to January 2. Law enforcement will show zero tolerance for drunk or drugged driving. We aim to drastically reduce impaired driving on our roads through an increased number of state and national messages about the dangers of impaired driving and more officers enforcing live-saving seat belt, speeding and distracted driving laws.

The Palatine Police Department has joined in this national effort to save more lives by having extra uniformed police officers on the streets conducting saturation patrols dedicated to identifying and arresting impaired drivers, as well as strictly enforcing speeding, cell phone and seat belt violations.  Officers will be looking for, and ticketing, individuals who aren’t buckled up. It is the law in Illinois to wear your seat belt, no matter where you are seated in the vehicle.  In addition, Palatine Police will conduct a Roadside Safety Check from the late evening hours on December 21st through the early morning hours on December 22nd in the area of Algonquin and Roselle Roads.  According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the midnight to 3:00 a.m. time frame is the deadliest time on Illinois roads.  This time frame also has the lowest occupant restraint use involving motor vehicle fatalities.

Sadly, statistics show much work must still be done to end impaired driving. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that 10,874 people were killed in the United States in drunk-driving crashes in 2017. That’s one person killed every 48 minutes. In Illinois in 2017, alcohol-impaired motor vehicle crashes claimed 349 lives. 

This is why the Palatine Police Department is committed to reminding drivers that impaired driving is not only illegal, it is a matter of life or death.  Alcohol-impaired driving isn’t the only risk on the road. Drug-impaired driving is also on the rise. If drivers are impaired by any substance — whether alcohol or drugs — they should not get behind the wheel. 

Party with a Plan
If you plan to drink, plan for a sober driver to take you home. Is it your turn to be the designated driver? Take that role seriously, your friends are relying on you.
  • Remember, it’s never OK to drive impaired by drugs or alcohol.
  • Designate a sober driver, use public transportation, use a ride share service, or opt to spend the night.
  • If you see an impaired driver on the road, call 9-1-1.
  • Have a friend who is about to drive impaired? Take the keys away and help them get home safely. They’ll thank you later.
The Illinois Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over and Click It or Ticket campaigns are funded with federal highway safety dollars and administered by IDOT in partnership with the Palatine Police Department and law enforcement throughout the country.

Nurses Lending Closet

The Nurses Lending Closet, organized by the Palatine Nurses Club, loans home healthcare equipment free of charge to residents of Palatine Township for a period of 3-6 months with a possible extension. Items available for loan include: wheelchairs, walkers, commodes, bath chairs, crutches, canes and other small items.  

The Nurses Lending Closet is located in the lower level of Village Hall, 200 E. Wood Street, Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (excluding major holidays).  
For more information, please call 847-934-3016.

Fir Tree

Brush Collection

Residents with additional brush to dispose of may store it until our annual winter curbside brush collection, which will begin on February 4, 2019.  For more information, please call Public Works at (847) 705-5200.

Yard Waste Collection

Christmas trees and wreaths may be placed at the curb on your regular collection day throughout December and January.  Curbside yard waste collection will resume the week of April 1, 2019.  For any questions, please contact the Environmental Health Division at 847-359-9042

Upcoming Community Events

Palatine Winter Farmers' Market
Palatine Train Station Parking Lot
137 W. Wood Street
Saturday, January 5, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Chocolate Galore
Twin Lakes
1200 E. Twin Lakes Drive
Wednesday, January 9, 5:00 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.

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

PEMA Volunteer

Next Village Council Meeting

Monday, January 7
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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