Village of Palatine

January 11, 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.

State of the Village Address

All Palatine residents are invited to join the Palatine Area Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, January 30 for an opportunity to engage with leadership from the Village of Palatine, including Mayor Jim Schwantz. The meeting will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. in the Council Chamber of Village Hall, 200 E. Wood Street. Learn about what is on the horizon for the Village in 2019, as well as an update on the status of our business community. For more information visit the Palatine Chamber of Commerce.

Snow Plows

Information on Snow Plowing in the Village

The Village of Palatine Public Works Department is responsible for 167 center lane miles of snow and ice control within the Village. The 167 miles are divided into 11 sections with two trucks that are typically assigned to each section or route in a plowing event. Public Works is also responsible for plowing the commuter parking lots, Fire Stations, Police Headquarters and Village Hall parking lots.

Depending on the type of snow and amount of snowfall, it can take approximately seven hours to clear a typical route which is 15 miles. Major streets are plowed first such as Northwest Highway, Palatine and Hicks Roads, followed by secondary and residential streets, including cul-de-sacs. The Village is not responsible for the plowing of State and County Roads such as Quentin, Roselle, Rand, Dundee, Algonquin, Euclid, Route 53 and Hicks Road (north of Dundee Road and south of Northwest Highway). 

Damaged Mail Boxes/Parkways

If a curbside mailbox or parkway is damaged by a Village snowplow, call the Public Works Department at (847) 705-5200. The Village will either repair the box and/or parkway, or bring out a temporary mailbox so residents can receive mail delivery. Keep in mind, the Village is not responsible for mailboxes damaged during snow plowing if the boxes do not meet code. For frequently asked questions, visit our webpage.

Palatine Park District

Palatine Children’s Chorus Host Winter Welcome Nights on January 14 & 16

Join the Palatine Children’s Chorus on Monday, January 14 or Wednesday, January 16 at 6:30 p.m. for their free “Welcome Nights.” Welcome Nights will be held at Palatine Park District’s Community Center in Room 1B, located at 250 E. Wood Street in Palatine.

Palatine Children’s Chorus (PCC) welcomes all children ages 4-18 who love to sing! During the Welcome Nights participants and parents can meet directors, learn more about the chorus, and participate in voice evaluations. This is not an audition. All children who attend Welcome Nights will be welcomed into the PCC family.

Singers from throughout the Northwest Suburbs enjoy a variety of musical experiences in Sing with Me (ages 4-5), Do Re Mi (ages 6-7), Treble (ages 8+), Intermezzo, Concert, and Honors Choirs. PCC safely nurtures children’s voices, introduces all age groups to a variety of music, and offers each level appropriate and safe vocal instruction and music education. PCC’s traveling choirs have performed all around the world, including Hawaii, Montreal, England, Austria, Venice, Spain, Ireland, Carnegie Hall in New York City, and other locations. Additionally, the choirs have performed for the Chicago Cubs, White Sox, Joffrey Ballet, and at the Illinois State Fair.

For more information on the Palatine Children’s Chorus, visit or contact Cultural Arts Coordinator Ashley Schiavone at 847.496.6237 or


Clerk’s Office Accepts U.S. Passport Applications

To better serve our community, we’ve extended the hours for accepting passport applications to Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., no appointment necessary. To ensure a complete and quick processing experience, please review the information below.

Requirements for Passport Processing:

1. Completed DS-11 Passport Application (use black ink ONLY)
2. Citizen Documentation: 
    - Original or Certified Copy of Birth Certificate with Parents’ Names
    - Original Certificate of Naturalization, or
    - U.S. Passport Book or  U.S. Passport Card
3. Identification (valid Driver’s License or State ID)
4. 2" x 2" Passport Color Photo
5. Expired U.S. Passport Book or Card

Children under the age of 16 must appear with both parents and submit an Original/Certified Birth Certificate.

Passport Fees: 
Payment must be made in the form of a personal check or money order, payable to the US Department of State.
  • Adult U.S. Passport Book (age 16 and above) $110; U.S. Passport Card $30  
  • Child U.S. Passport Book (age 15 and under) $80; U.S. Passport Card $15
  • Expedite Fee (additional) $60
  • Overnight Mailing Fee (optional) - $15.89
  • Facility Execution Fee (per application) - $35  (Payable to the Village of Palatine in the form of cash, check or credit card)

Passport Book Delivery Times: 
  • Routine Service: 4 - 6 weeks 
  • Expedited Services: 2 - 3 weeks

For additional information regarding a U.S. Passport Book or U.S. Passport Card, please visit the Village of Palatine passport services webpage or visit the US Department of State website at You may also call the Village of Palatine Clerk’s office at (847) 359-9051.

Upcoming Community Events

Clayson House Kid's Day
Clayson House
224 E. Palatine Road
Sunday, January 13, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Parents Night Out, Pajama Party
Rose Park
530 S. Williams Avenue
Friday, January 18, 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Palatine Winter Farmers' Market
Palatine Train Station Parking Lot
137 W. Wood Street
Saturday, January 19, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 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

Next Village Council Meeting

Monday, January 21
7 PM, Council Chambers
Please note, the January 14 meeting is cancelled.

*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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