Village of Palatine

February 22, 2019

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 Rescheduled
to 2/27

Due to the anticipated severe weather, the State of the Village presentation has been rescheduled from Wednesday, January 30 to Wednesday, February 27.  All Palatine residents are invited to join the Palatine Area Chamber of Commerce 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.

Village Hall

Wood Mulch Delivery Program

The Public Works Department will begin scheduling appointments for its annual wood mulch delivery program on Friday, March 1, 2019. Deliveries will take place on April 5, April 12, and April 26 (all Fridays) every half hour from 7 a.m. until 2 p.m. to residents’ driveway aprons. This program is only available to single-family residences within Village limits. The cost is $14 per cubic yard, with a 3 cubic yard minimum order size and a maximum of 10 cubic yards. Appointments are on a first-come, first-served basis and fill quickly. Please call Public Works at (847) 705-5200 Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., starting on March 1st to schedule an appointment.
For smaller amounts of mulch, residents may visit the mulch bins at the Village’s holding site at 550 N. Smith Street. Please bring your own shovel and containers. There is no charge to pick up your own mulch.

Palatine Firefighters Memorial Ceremony

On Saturday, February 23, the Palatine Fire Department will host a brief ceremony to recognize the service and sacrifice of three Palatine volunteer firefighters who died in the line of duty. On this day in 1973, volunteer firefighters John Wilson, Richard Freeman and Warren Ahlgrim lost their lives fighting a fire in the Ben Franklin store in downtown Palatine. The early morning fire started in the basement of the retail store and quickly spread throughout the building. Wilson, Freeman, and Ahlgrim were on the first hose line and died while fighting the fire in the basement. The Palatine Fire Honor Guard will step off from Station 85 at approximately 8:45 a.m. and march to the Palatine Firefighters Memorial. The ceremony will begin with the arrival of the Honor Guard at approximately 9 a.m. Members of the Palatine Fire Department Honor Guard will present a wreath and perform a brief bell ceremony honoring the three firefighters that paid the ultimate sacrifice 46 years ago.

Palatine Fire Department

Winter Brush Collection Update

Due to the recent snowfalls, the Public Works Department will delay its annual winter curbside brush collection.  Crews will begin picking up brush on Monday, March 4, 2019. Please have all loose brush set out at the curb by 7:00 a.m.
For collection guidelines, please visit the Village website or call Public Works at (847) 705-5200.
Palatine Police

Citizen Police Academy

The Palatine Police Department is now accepting applications for the spring session of the Citizen Police Academy that will run from March 6th through May 8th on Wednesday evenings from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The Citizen Police Academy is a unique opportunity for participants to gain insight into the world of law enforcement as well as foster positive relationships with the officers who serve in their community.

Numerous members of the department will be instructing during the ten week academy with classroom lectures and hands on exercises. The topics to be covered will include:

  • Use of Force
  • Shoot Don’t Shoot Scenarios
  • Crime Prevention
  • Vehicle Stops
  • Neighborhood Based Policing
  • SWAT Operations
  • Gangs
  • K-9 Demonstration
  • Animal Control
  • Crime Scene Investigation

The goal of the Citizen Police Academy is to educate citizens regarding the law enforcement profession and to strive to work cooperatively with the residents of Palatine to make our community a safe place to live and work.

Applicants must be at least 25 years of age and reside in Palatine. Class size is limited and spots fill quickly. Please fill out the application which is located on the police department website and mail it to the address below or drop it off at the Palatine Police Department.

If you have any questions, contact Commander Larry Canada at (847) 359-9009 or Sergeant Angelo Calanca (847) 963-6244.

Palatine Park District's Indoor Sail Away Movie Night

Coast into “Hotel Transylvania 3” by the cut of your jib in your very own sail boat at Birchwood Recreation Center, 435 W. Illinois Avenue, Palatine, on Friday, March 1. Indoor Sail Away Movie is an event for the whole family from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Each family supplies their own cardboard box for each child to create a boat they can “float” in to enjoy “Hotel Transylvania 3.”
While families may bring their own decorations, Palatine Park District will provide goody bags full of decorative materials. Paint and permanent markers will not be allowed. Boat designing will begin at 6:00pm, followed by the feature presentation screening at 7:00pm. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Adults are encouraged to bring blankets or chairs to view the movie. Concessions including pizza, popcorn, candy, water, and pop will be available for purchase. Outside food is not permitted.
Registration is $5.00 per child and $1.00 per adult 18 and over – children under one are free. Space is limited and pre-registration is required by Wednesday, February 27 at 7:00pm. Registration may be completed in person at Community Center, Birchwood Recreation Center, Falcon Park Recreation Center, or online at Regardless of age, all participants, including adults and children under 1, must be registered.

For more information about Indoor Sail Away Movie, contact Special Interest Coordinator Lisa Schroeder at 847.496.6347 or

Upcoming Community Events

Parents Night Out - Valentine's Day Celebration
Rose Park
530 S. Williams Ave.
Friday, February 22, 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Palatine Winter Farmers' Market
Palatine Train Station Parking Lot
137 W. Wood Street
Saturday, March 2, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Knights of Columbus Lenten Fish Fry
St. Thomas of Villanova
1201 E. Anderson Drive
Friday, March 8, 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. 

Family BINGO Night - St. Patrick's Day Theme
Twin Lakes

1200 E. Twin Lakes Drive
Friday, March 8, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Candidate Forum - Hosted by League of Women Voters of the Palatine Area
Palatine Public Library
700 N. Court
Saturday, March 9, 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Clayson's Kids Day
Clayson House and Museum
224 E. Palatine Road
Sunday, March 10, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Greg Athnos presents "Bach, the Man Who Made all the Wrong Decisions"
Christ Lutheran Church
41 S. Rohlwing Road
Sunday, March 10, 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 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

Maintenance Worker I/II
Public Works

Next Village Council Meeting

Monday, March 4
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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